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/ Arts

13 Aug 2015

 

Ikon Gallery in Birmingham have launched one of their most ambitious projects to date, transporting the entire contents of photographer Vanley Burke’s Nechells flat into the gallery space and inviting everyone to explore

 
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/ Arts, Science

31 Jul 2015

 

A new study has found that musical training in adolescents can improve language and memory skills and even extend the brain’s development time

 
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/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

30 Jul 2015

 

No holiday planned this year? With summer now in full swing you may think it's too late, but there are plenty of simple ways to get away from it all. We round up our favourite Positive Travel articles on short breaks to give you some inspiration

 
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/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

20 Jul 2015

 

Five years ago Francesca Cassini, 59, didn’t even own a passport and was nervous traveller. She has just returned from a 23 day Peru odyssey, visiting some of the most sacred sites on our planet. The journey transformed her body, her self-esteem and how she views getting older

 
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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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/ Body & Mind, Health, Positive Perspective, Sport

14 Jul 2015

 

Fed up with the depressing imagery surrounding aging, photographer Alex Rotas decided to document an altogether different side to growing old

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia, Media, Positive Perspective, Wellbeing

11 Jul 2015

 

Understanding how we digest the news has the power to stop us becoming passive media consumers and benefit our wellbeing, argues psychologist Matt Hersh

 
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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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/ #OwnTheMedia, Media

08 Jul 2015

 

Since its inception last year, the Constructive Journalism Project has worked with hundreds of staff reporters, freelance writers and students to bring more solutions-focused elements into conventional reporting. Co-founder Danielle Batist shares some lessons learned

 
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/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

03 Jul 2015

 

Running the entire length of South America to help save wildlife simply wasn't enough for Katharine and David Lowrie. After circumnavigating their way around the continent, Naomi Tolley catches up with the couple as they sail home from Uruguay to the UK

 
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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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/ #OwnTheMedia, Media

16 Jun 2015

 

For 22 years Positive News has pioneered solutions-based journalism. As we set to hand ownership to our readers and journalists with the launch of our community share offer last week, we look back at our content and reveal our most viewed online stories

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia, Economics & Innovation, Media, Positive News blog

08 Jun 2015

 

Positive News is converting into a cooperative and invites readers to buy ‘community shares’ during a 30-day crowdfunding campaign

 
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/ Arts, Peace, Positive Perspective

05 Jun 2015

 

There is still little documentation of how art creates social and personal change. We must develop this language, argues Charlotte Onslow

 
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/ Culture, Politics, Positive Perspective

01 Jun 2015

 

As US-Cuba relations begin to be restored, a new musical education programme aims to show what the world can learn about sustainability and self-sufficiency from the small island state. Project organiser and researcher Denise Baden explains

 
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/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

29 May 2015

 

World record-holding adventurer Matt Prior has driven a taxi to Everest base camp and crossed Siberia on a WW2 motorbike. His latest challenge is a first-of-its-kind academy designed to inspire ordinary people with the spirit of exploration, challenge and self-discovery

 
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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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/ #OwnTheMedia, Media, Positive Perspective

18 May 2015

 

Editors may believe that negative news sells, but Denise Baden’s research indicates that it is having adverse effects on our wellbeing. This is an ethical issue, she says, and suggests that more constructive reporting could present a solution

 
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/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

13 May 2015

 

Seeking out people and organisations working towards environmental stability has always been at the heart of Emily Dunning's travels. She recounts her experiences, the lessons she has learned and the inspiration behind her new website Seek The Change

 
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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