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/ Community, Positive Perspective

28 Jul 2015

 

Focusing on what is wrong isn’t always the most effective way to bring about social change, says Graeme Stuart. Building on our strengths can create much better results – both for small, local improvements as well as for international issues such as climate change

 
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/ Education, Technology

21 Jul 2015

 

Back in the 1980s the BBC introduced the Model B – a computer designed to inspire the tech innovations of the future. Now, it’s releasing the micro:bit, a handheld device that could turn Britain into a digital powerhouse

 
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/ Arts, Community, Culture

16 Jul 2015

 

A city of extreme contrasts, the capital of Venezuela is quite literally getting a new lick of paint and a whole lot more to bring communities together and increase wellbeing

 
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/ Community, Justice

14 Jul 2015

 

An inspiring collection of tales depicting the self-determination inherent in garment factory workers, who are not just asking for change, but making it happen

 
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/ Community, Culture, Lifestyle, Wellbeing

10 Jul 2015

 

Previously reserved for towns and cities with fewer than 50,000 people, the Cittaslow organisation’s slow city concept is now attracting interest from the world’s largest metropolises

 
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/ Education, Environment, Health

08 Jul 2015

 

A new study has discovered that children’s mental health and wellbeing improves if they are exposed to green spaces at school

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia, Community

06 Jul 2015

 

Greater self-esteem and a feeling of inclusiveness are just some of the psychological benefits to belonging to a virtual community, according to a new study

 
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/ Community, Technology

02 Jul 2015

 

The internet can sometimes seem rife with hate, harassment and conflict, but as Rachel England finds out, the kindness of strangers is putting it through rehab

 
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/ Positive People, Sport

19 Jun 2015

 

An all women's football team in Sudan are aiming to kick gender bias out of the sport

 
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/ Community, Innovation, Lifestyle, New Economics, Sustainable Development

17 Jun 2015

 

From Guernsey to the Seychelles, island communities are working to reinvent themselves. Lucy Purdy explores the new social and economic systems being developed offshore

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia, Education, Media

21 May 2015

 

Journalism students are learning to create inspiring stories and take a constructive approach to reporting on problems, through workshops being delivered at universities across the UK

 
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/ Community, Culture, Lifestyle, Wellbeing

12 May 2015

 

A growing network of Happy Cafes around the UK is helping to counteract the materialistic way of thinking that is damaging to both our mental wellbeing and the planet, says Stan Rosenthal, national coodinator for the Happy Cafe Network

 
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/ Health, Wellbeing, Youth

11 May 2015

 

Tradition, corruption and political negligence continue to stigmatise mental illness, but the new generation is transforming old taboos

 
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/ Community, Democracy

02 May 2015

 

Politics can be a divisive subject. But rather than arguing about our differences before the election, an event called Turn Up and Hold Hands is inviting people to take a moment to celebrate what unites us as human beings. Organiser Samantha Moyo explains

 
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/ Wellbeing, Youth

30 Apr 2015

 

New research suggests that treating oneself with kindness and mindfulness is more effective than improving self-esteem when facing the challenges of teenage years

 
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/ Community, Culture

28 Apr 2015

 

Why would human evolution have given us music? New research says the answer may lie in our drive to connect with others

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia, Peace, Positive People

17 Apr 2015

 

Peace activist Arun Gandhi reflects on the enduring wisdom of his grandfather, the Indian spiritual and political leader Mahatma Gandhi

 
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/ Community, Peace, Sustainable Development

08 Apr 2015

 

Palestinians in the Jordan Valley are reviving the ancient art of earth building, learning resistance from the Earth during a time of conflict

 
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/ Body & Mind, Community, Health, Wellbeing

02 Apr 2015

 

UK politicians have been urged to decriminalise the use and possession of most drugs after addiction rates in Portugal were cut by half following decriminalisation in the country almost 15 years ago

 
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/ Arts, Peace, Positive People

30 Mar 2015

 

Stone Flowers – a musical group comprised of war and torture survivors – is releasing its new album Ngunda, proving that something beautiful can come out of unimaginable violence