Positive Perspective

 
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/ 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

 
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/ Peace, Positive Perspective

10 Apr 2015

 

Peace is no longer a utopian ideal, says Peace in the City director Ella Matheson, who explores the idea of a government department focused solely on promoting peace and harmony

 
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/ Body & Mind, Positive Perspective

10 Mar 2015

 

Compassion and creativity can triumph over hatred and injustice when people listen intimately to their instincts, says Sonya Likhtman

 
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/ Positive Perspective

20 Feb 2015

 

The volatile situation in the Middle East is cause for concern, but widespread anti-Semitic scaremongering is not indicative of Britain’s real feelings towards the Jewish population, claims Thomas Scotto

 
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/ Environment, Positive Perspective

17 Feb 2015

 

Let go of fear and the brakes on our lives are released, says Polly Higgins

 
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/ Peace, Positive Perspective

02 Feb 2015

 

The UK government spends £37bn on the arms industry every year. What if that was invested in green energy instead, asks Andrew Smith

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Positive Perspective

16 Jan 2015

 

Do we really make choices as consumers, or are we merely victims of pre-determined constructs? Laurence and Alison Matthews explain how shoppers can take back the power through ‘framespotting’

 
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/ Blogs, Positive Perspective

13 Jan 2015

 

The traditional hero narrative in stories has wreaked havoc with the world’s delicate balance, says Greta Rossi. Now it’s time to reclaim the original intention of the heroic tale, for the benefit of ourselves and the planet

 
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/ Democracy, Positive Perspective

10 Dec 2014

 

David Cameron has imposed strict blanket measures on the growing number of British jihadis that want to return to the UK, but is this the most effective way of dealing with a potentially dangerous problem?

 
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/ Positive Perspective

21 Nov 2014

 

Rather than compartmentalising our knowledge and perception, to fully experience reality and build a sustainable society we should open ourselves to the interconnectedness of all of the web of life, argues author Giles Hutchins

 
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/ Positive Perspective

20 Nov 2014

 

Being able to trust can create a powerful foundation for reframing how we see the world and taking more purposeful actions in our lives, discovers Jini Reddy at the Findhorn New Story Summit

 
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/ Community, Culture, Democracy, Peace, Positive Perspective, Wellbeing

19 Sep 2014

 

As UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon urges nations to “demand the right of peoples to peace,” millions plan to gather in diverse celebrations

 
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/ Cathrine Gyldensted, Media, Positive Perspective

12 Sep 2014

 

By learning from dispute resolution techniques, journalists can develop a new framework for political debates that would challenge those in power to see others' viewpoints, collaborate and come up with solutions

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Positive Money, Positive Perspective

08 Sep 2014

 

Ben Dyson talks about the progress made by Positive Money in sparking the debate about monetary reform over the past four years

 
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/ Community, Environment, Positive Perspective, Renewable Energy

29 Aug 2014

 

Local people taking control of energy generation in their area is the key to a sustainable future, argues Clare Martynski

 
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/ Democracy, Peace, Politics, Positive Perspective

20 Aug 2014

 

The role of the Arab league and the US, and the lessons that can be learned from the Northern Ireland peace process, are key to reaching peaceful coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians, says Vijay Mehta

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Positive Perspective

14 Jul 2014

 

Developments in finance, energy and technology are shifting us from centralised, growth-at-all-costs economics, towards a more democratic, collaborative, interactive and ecological model, based on asking what kind of society we actually want, argues Sam Friggens