/ Science, Wellbeing

02 Oct 2015


Being curious not only has the potential to improve our knowledgeable of the world around us, but recent research reveals it can improve our relationships, boost happiness and even make us healthier, says Emily Campbell


/ Health

30 Sep 2015


A small metal fish designed for use in cooking to increase iron uptake is proving a great success in Cambodia and is now set to be used further afield. Could the Lucky Iron Fish spawn an end to iron deficiency across the rest of Asia?

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/ Positive Perspective, Wellbeing

23 Sep 2015


Psychologist Juliana Breines outlines three scientifically-based strategies for bringing more kindness into your life

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/ Body & Mind, Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog, Wellbeing

10 Sep 2015


The sea has long enchanted human kind – perhaps through its unexplored mystery, awesome power and continual ability to provide useful resources. But Naomi Tolley meets one man who believes our connection runs deeper, and is using it as a focus for therapy


/ Environment, Health, Social Enterprise, Technology

04 Sep 2015


Cooking smoke kills hundreds of people a day, but one company has come up with a clever alternative – and a finance model to fund it – to help Bhutanese families cook up a better future


/ Body & Mind, Science

26 Aug 2015


Have you been told that you sleep too much? As well as giving the mind and body precious down-time, sleeping can also help us solve problems, according to new research

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/ Health

20 Aug 2015


Menstrual hygiene continues to be one of the most pressing issues facing women in developing countries. Here, Thorsten Kiefer looks at five innovative programmes around the globe that aim to raise awareness


/ Community, Health

18 Aug 2015


Close-knit communities have a significant advantage when it comes to tackling malaria, according to new findings which could be applicable to malaria prevention activities around the world


/ Education, Wellbeing, Youth

17 Aug 2015


A new study on mindfulness aims to find out how it can boost teenagers’ mental health


/ Health

05 Aug 2015


The goal to get HIV treatment to 15 million people by the end of 2015 has already been met, says the UN


/ Economics & Innovation, Wellbeing

03 Aug 2015


Call-in radio programme aims to reduce mental health problems caused by earthquakes


/ 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


/ Education, Environment, Health

08 Jul 2015


A new study has discovered that children’s mental health and wellbeing improves if they are exposed to green spaces at school


/ Wellbeing

07 Jul 2015


Active ageing is on the up in the EU, despite the economic crisis and austerity measures, a new report suggests


/ 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, 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


/ 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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/ 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