Wellbeing

 
Two members of the research team and the stone wall they helped build to preserve a forest in Ethiopia. Photo by Meg Lowman.
 

/ Conservation, Environment, Spirit

23 Mar 2015

 

A bottom-up approach to biodiversity that takes into account the values of local people is helping to protect hundreds of plant and animal species in Ethiopia

 
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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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/ Body & Mind, Democracy, Wellbeing

24 Feb 2015

 

Abortion legislation in some parts of the world may be relaxed to provide women with more rights and better healthcare

 
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/ Health, Science

06 Feb 2015

 

Since 1987 more than 500,000 US citizens have received hearts, livers, kidneys and other donated organs that have extended their lives, according to new research

 
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/ Health, Science, Technology

05 Feb 2015

 

Child amputees in the developing world are to sample the latest technology in custom-made prosthetics after a Canadian NGO receives more than £50,000 in government funding

 
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/ Body & Mind, Positive People, Wellbeing

30 Jan 2015

 

Can poems help in the struggle against depression? Rachel Kelly, who uses her own experience to help prison inmates, says that words really can heal

 
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/ Community, Wellbeing

14 Jan 2015

 

Cornwall has made a written declaration to restore compassionate action to the centre of its community

 
Stay Well At Home Service, Evesham, Britain
 

/ Wellbeing

24 Dec 2014

 

New research initiative will measure policymakers’ success by net happiness, not GDP

 
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/ Innovation, Technology, Wellbeing

18 Dec 2014

 

Is it possible to ‘hack’ your own happiness? Helen Parnham investigates how emerging technologies can improve wellbeing

 
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/ Community, Health

16 Dec 2014

 

Whether it is traders refusing to sell them food for fear of touching contaminated coins, or religious leaders turning them away from mosques and churches, Ebola survivors risk being marginalised. But grassroots groups in Africa are helping to nurture reintegration

 
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/ Body & Mind, Health, Innovation, Science, Wellbeing

11 Dec 2014

 

A paralysed man in Poland is slowly learning to walk again thanks to a breakthrough medical procedure

 
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/ Wellbeing

08 Dec 2014

 

Give homeless individuals a fair chance, says social justice coalition

 
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/ Lifestyle, Wellbeing

24 Nov 2014

 

European nations seen as best prepared to care for ageing populations

 
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/ Wellbeing

11 Nov 2014

 

Latest campaign from random-act-of-kindness group aims to help police officers appear less scary to children

 
(c) Flickr member Will Curran
 

/ Health

30 Oct 2014

 

A clinical trial involving nearly 300 men and women in one of China’s most polluted regions has found that daily consumption of a broccoli beverage helped excretion of benzene, a known carcinogen, and acrolein, a lung irritant

 
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/ Blogs, Community, Culture, Lifestyle

23 Oct 2014

 

Partying hard at 6am isn't a big deal in trendy east London, but as Nicola Slawson finds, it's an altogether different experience when you're fresh out of bed and raving on your way to work

 
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/ Blogs, Education, Lifestyle, Sustainable Development, Youth

14 Oct 2014

 

Catalyst is a leading five-day residential course for young people aged 18-25, hosted at Embercombe, a educational centre for sustainable living in Devon. Catalyst alumni Jasmine Irving reflects on her experience

 
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/ Lifestyle, Wellbeing

10 Oct 2014

 

Forget the Hunger Games, the Compassion Games are set to be the next trend du jour, as Lee Williams finds out during his 11-day undercover mission of kindness

 
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/ Environment, Innovation, Lifestyle, Social Enterprise, Sustainable Development, Technology

30 Sep 2014

 

In-built obsolescence may seem a forgivable quirk of the modern technology many of us love, but it has a force of its own, placing us on a wheel of consumer slavery. But there is another way, writes Lucy Purdy

 
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/ Environment, Wellbeing

23 Sep 2014

 

Nurturing a deeper, more interactive connection with nature is essential for the Earth's wellbeing and our own, says Jini Reddy, as she spends a week in Devon learning from indigenous traditions