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/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

23 Apr 2014

 

In a rare interview with a Japanese Shugendō monk, Aaron Millar learns about this extreme and uniquely eastern form of nature worship

 
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/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

11 Apr 2014

 

One problem, one solution, one week. A new volunteering travel initiative sets its sights on universal primary education

 
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/ Media

07 Apr 2014

 

A groundbreaking journalism project allows local citizens around the world to bolster their communities, learn new skills and break vital news stories that might otherwise go unnoticed

 
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/ Media

03 Apr 2014

 

The employment glass ceiling has long been off-limits to women in Saudi Arabia, but it’s hoped that this new appointment will strike within it a tiny crack that turns into an open door

 
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/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

26 Mar 2014

 

During six months of hitchhiking around Europe, Jamie Bowlby-Whiting puts his trust in the inherent goodness of the world, and it delivers

 
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/ Culture

25 Mar 2014

 

A raw food diet sounds like it would be good for you, but probably involves too much time and effort, right? Not so, Claudia Cahalane discovers on a raw food beginners’ course

 
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/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

12 Mar 2014

 

The 10 most ethical destinations to visit in the year ahead

 
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/ Media

24 Feb 2014

 

New freesheet puts a positive spin on life in Bradford, becoming the country’s first regional newspaper to focus on good news

 
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/ Media

18 Feb 2014

 

The first dedicated centre for constructive journalism plans to use extensive psychological research to help set a more positive global news agenda

 
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/ Culture

12 Feb 2014

 

Singer-songwriter Ruarri Joseph dishes up feisty folk with a side of solemn soul

 
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/ Arts, Environment

15 Jan 2014

 

Matt Mellen discovers how much we can learn from every minutiae of wildness around us as he reviews The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st-century Bestiary by Caspar Henderson

 
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/ Culture

10 Jan 2014

 

Nicola Slawson checks out a new pop-up restaurant experience offering vegan fine dining

 

Swedish cinemas adopt gender bias rating

 
 

/ Media

24 Dec 2013

 

Cinemas in Sweden will rate films against the Bechdel test, which ensures women are properly represented on the big screen

 
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/ Culture

20 Dec 2013

 

He’s known for his hair, his sex life and more recently, his encounter with Jeremy Paxman, but as Nicola Slawson finds during Russell Brand’s standup comedy show, there’s more to Britain’s famed lovable rogue than meets the eye

 
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/ Media

19 Dec 2013

 

Renowned news presenter Martyn Lewis CBE has become official patron of Positive News, the world’s first positive newspaper

 
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/ Positive Travel

13 Dec 2013

 

Ayahuasca, the hallucinogenic plant used in healing ceremonies by indigenous Amazonians, may offer more than just powerful visions. Matt Mellen heads into the jungle and discovers that it might also have a radical role to play in nature conservation

 
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/ Culture

11 Dec 2013

 

When Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries said that only attractive, cool people belong in his chain’s clothes, entrepreneur Mark Aink knew he had to respond. He did so by launching a range of t-shirts for people to set their own standards of beauty

 
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, / Culture, Sport

10 Dec 2013

 

Euphoric street parties have become an unprecedented part of normal life in Kabul following Afghanistan’s recent sporting successes in both cricket and football

 
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/ Positive Travel

14 Nov 2013

 

Where the Arctic Circle and the vast Russian borderlands meet, there's a land known to locals as one of the world's final frontiers. Remote, vast and untamed, Oulanka National Park in Finland is the ultimate adventure and nature travel destination – and it needn't cost the Earth to visit, writes Naomi Tolley

 
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/ Cathrine Gyldensted, Media, Positive Perspective

23 Oct 2013

 

When the US and Russia agreed a diplomatic response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, it was a constructive question from a journalist that initiated the breakthrough, says Cathrine Gyldensted