Positive Perspective

 
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/ EcoHustler, Positive Perspective

01 Sep 2015

 

The world’s wealthiest individuals spend a considerable sum on personal security, but as Matt Mellen asks, would they feel the need to if we lived in more equal times?

 
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/ Environment, Positive Perspective

27 Aug 2015

 

In 2011 Geoff Dalglish gave up all his worldly possessions to walk more than 10,000 miles and spread a message of treading lightly on the Earth. Here, he talks about his latest quest: a three year long water conservation pilgrimage starting next month

 
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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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/ Positive Perspective

23 Jul 2015

 

Mankind is currently experiencing an important shift in the evolution of consciousness, but up against so many global issues we need to embrace a new way of thinking fast, says Giles Hutchins

 
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/ Conservation, Environment, Positive Perspective

17 Jul 2015

 

The dramatic growth of ecological restoration, from mass reforestation to the large-scale reintroductions of long-lost species, is providing a welcome cause for optimism among often overly-pessimistic conservationists, argues Marcus Nield

 
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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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/ #OwnTheMedia, Positive Perspective

03 Jul 2015

 

Journalist Nicola Slawson explains how Positive News inspired her to think differently about her dream career

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia, Positive Perspective

01 Jul 2015

 

Crowdfunding for tech start-ups, smart inventions and even movies isn’t anything new, but what about the impact of crowdfunding on journalism? Khari Johnson explains how this revolutionary idea has the power to change the world as we know it

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia, Positive Perspective

30 Jun 2015

 

With over 800 new co-owners of Positive News and more than £155,000 raised so far, it seems that crowdfunded and crowd-owned media appeals to many. Dave Boyle asks whether this model could revive rapidly declining traditional media outlets

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia, Positive Perspective

24 Jun 2015

 

A constant stream of negative news led Jodie Jackson to study positive psychology. From both her academic work and personal experience, she argues that we need to turn our attention to solutions-focused news, for the benefit of ourselves and the wider world

 
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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, Positive Perspective

12 Jun 2015

 

The recent surge in fossil fuel divestment campaigns has not only given people a voice against the industry, but has boosted support for more sustainable alternatives. The same can happen with excessive negativity in the media, argues Tom Lawson

 
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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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/ Agriculture, Environment, Food, Positive Perspective

02 Jun 2015

 

Cutting meat and dairy consumption will help the world to meet its 2050 carbon emission targets, says Giles Crosse. The problem can be tackled, but only if the world’s governments stop ignoring the issue and subsidising cheap agricultural products

 
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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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/ #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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/ Democracy, Politics, Positive Perspective

07 May 2015

 

Poverty is not inevitable, says Common Cause director Karen Snow. Either we remain indifferent, or we do something to help those below the line help themselves

 
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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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/ Democracy, Politics, Positive Perspective

16 Apr 2015

 

There is an ‘unheard third’ of the UK who choose not to vote in general elections. But, argues Simon Pardoe, by turning up at the polls, even to vote 'none', they could help change the system that they seem so dissatisfied with