Location: Global


/ Science

21 Aug 2015


Our understanding of the human brain has long been hampered by our inability to observe its activity in detail, but now scientists have developed advanced imaging techniques that could unlock our understanding of brain behaviour

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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


/ Good Business, Social Enterprise

14 Aug 2015


Non-profit organisation InsightSTEM provides a host of explorative learning techniques to help people become more comfortable with science, technology, engineering and mathematics – and not a text book in sight

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/ Youth

12 Aug 2015


Today is the fifteenth International Youth Day – a United Nations initiative to raise awareness of youth issues worldwide. To mark the day we've rounded up five of our favourite stories about inspirational young people


/ Technology

11 Aug 2015


“Potentially the biggest business opportunity in the history of mankind” – this is how one IT engineer describes the internet of things. With up to 30 billion connected ‘things’ likely to be in use by 2020, how will it adjust our economic and social landscape?


/ Economics & Innovation

06 Aug 2015


A team of students has developed a prototype system that allows frequent flyers to fill their spare luggage capacity on planes with products that charities need


/ 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

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/ Arts, Science

31 Jul 2015


A new study has found that musical training in adolescents can improve language and memory skills and even extend the brain’s development time


/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

30 Jul 2015


No holiday planned this year? With summer now in full swing you may think it's too late, but there are plenty of simple ways to get away from it all. We round up our favourite Positive Travel articles on short breaks to give you some inspiration


/ Environment, Sustainable Development

29 Jul 2015


Diversifying away from palm oil is a challenging issue, but one that’s vital to ensure the longevity of the environment, our health and the economy, says Bhavani Shankar

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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


/ Science

15 Jul 2015


Looking back at ten years of writing about the science of human goodness for Greater Good, Jeremy Adam Smith discovers that the bad and good – and the inner and outer – go hand in hand


/ 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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/ #OwnTheMedia

08 Jul 2015


Positive News is now the world's first crowdfunded global media cooperative; owned by its readers and journalists, following the success of its #OwnTheMedia campaign


/ 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