Economics & Innovation

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Wellbeing

06 Jul 2015

 

You’re busy, “crazy-busy” even, so why would taking more breaks and wandering off for walks during the working day help you become less busy and more successful? Because, when done properly, less is more says Christine Carter

 
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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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/ Economics & Innovation, Technology

01 Jul 2015

 

A new origami paper battery, which is powered by bacteria and costs five US cents (3p), could revolutionise the diagnosis of diseases in developing and remote areas

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics

30 Jun 2015

 

Craftivists are putting their needlework skills to the test by sending hand-sewn handkerchiefs to Marks & Spencer board members in a bid to make the company a living wage employer

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

29 Jun 2015

 

A new kind of shop is aiming to transform the future of retail by lending rather than selling items and fostering more meaningful connections with the things we use

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia, Economics & Innovation

23 Jun 2015

 

From breweries to newspapers, the co-operative model is thriving today. Rin Hamburgh takes the temperature of the UK co-operative economy

 
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/ Agriculture, Conservation, Environment, Technology

18 Jun 2015

 

Seed banks provide a treasure trove of genetic diversity. The challenge, say scientists, is bringing together existing banks and ensuring their financial security so as to conserve the world’s crop history before it is lost forever

 
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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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/ Positive Perspective, Science

15 Jun 2015

 

The discovery of the oldest stone tools to date could change our understanding of human evolution, says Matt Pope

 
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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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/ Food, Health, Social Enterprise

04 Jun 2015

 

Shift Design aims to make positive changes to people’s behaviour through meaningful action and social enterprise. One project, Box Chicken, aims to revolutionise the way young people in London view fast food

 
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/ Blogs, New Economics

03 Jun 2015

 

What does the new economy look like? How can organisations the world over become generative rather than extractive? And what does that mean for society? Greta Rossi travelled to transformational learning space Schumacher College to find out

 
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/ Body & Mind, Science

27 May 2015

 

A new study finds that cultivating a diversity of emotions – positive or negative – can make us happier and healthier

 
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/ Social Enterprise

26 May 2015

 

Social enterprise Petit Miracles offers a new lease of life to furniture, and to the long-term unemployed people responsible for renovating it

 
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/ Innovation, Renewable Energy, Technology

14 May 2015

 

For a long time the progress of renewable energy has been hampered by its transient nature: neither the sun nor wind is ‘on’ 24/7. But now Elon Musk’s new energy storage invention is set to change the renewables landscape as we know it

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics

29 Apr 2015

 

Leaders from diverse fields have united to call to make the UK economy work for people and the environment

 
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/ New Economics, Politics, Positive Perspective

23 Apr 2015

 

Could society move beyond the rhetoric of 'strivers' and 'skivers' and be rebuilt around understanding and compassion? The effects would be revolutionary, argues Elena Blackmore

 
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/ New Economics

22 Apr 2015

 

New quota will see women fill at least 30% of supervisory board seats

 
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/ Environment, Innovation

20 Apr 2015

 

A London-based surf brand wants to tackle increasing levels of plastic waste along the UK coastline by transforming it into beachwear

 
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/ Democracy, Politics, Technology

13 Apr 2015

 

As we approach May’s general election, Mollie Malone, representative for youth-facing organisation Stand Up Be Counted, asks if politicians are doing enough to engage young voters