Wellbeing

 
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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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/ 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

 
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/ 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

 
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/ Wellbeing

07 Jul 2015

 

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

 
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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, 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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/ 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

 
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/ Community, Culture, Lifestyle, Wellbeing

12 May 2015

 

A growing network of Happy Cafes around the UK is helping to counteract the materialistic way of thinking that is damaging to both our mental wellbeing and the planet, says Stan Rosenthal, national coodinator for the Happy Cafe Network

 
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/ Health, Wellbeing, Youth

11 May 2015

 

Tradition, corruption and political negligence continue to stigmatise mental illness, but the new generation is transforming old taboos

 
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/ Wellbeing, Youth

30 Apr 2015

 

New research suggests that treating oneself with kindness and mindfulness is more effective than improving self-esteem when facing the challenges of teenage years

 
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, / Health

27 Apr 2015

 

This week marks the fourth annual World Immunization Week. Kylie Bull reports on how the increasing use of child vaccinations is saving lives in Kenya

 
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/ Body & Mind, Spirit

21 Apr 2015

 

‘Doing’ without ‘being’ has led humankind down a troublesome path, says Giles Hutchins. Now is the time to transform the way we exist in the world

 
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/ Arts, Health, Lifestyle, Spirit, Wellbeing

07 Apr 2015

 

The sense of awe on experiencing the beauty of nature, art and spirituality may boost our immune systems, according to a new study

 
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/ Body & Mind, Community, Health, Wellbeing

02 Apr 2015

 

UK politicians have been urged to decriminalise the use and possession of most drugs after addiction rates in Portugal were cut by half following decriminalisation in the country almost 15 years ago

 
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/ 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