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/ Arts, Environment

15 Jan 2014

 

Matt Mellen discovers how much we can learn from every minutiae of wildness around us as he reviews The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st-century Bestiary by Caspar Henderson

 
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/ Positive Psychology

10 Jan 2014

 

The key to successfully dealing with change is preparation, explains our positive psychology columnist, Chris Johnstone

 
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/ Community

09 Jan 2014

 

A selection of photos from Survival International highlight some of the positive stories for tribal peoples last year

 
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/ Environment, Renewable Energy

07 Jan 2014

 

Shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) have been hitting the headlines for months, surrounded by debate on controversial extraction methods. But if the future of fracking is uncertain, what are the alternatives for a secure energy future?

 
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/ Environment

03 Jan 2014

 

Adam Weymouth talks to renowned environmentalist and co-founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben, about why investing in the future of the planet means divesting in the companies that are jeopardising it

 

Swedish cinemas adopt gender bias rating

 
 

/ Media

24 Dec 2013

 

Cinemas in Sweden will rate films against the Bechdel test, which ensures women are properly represented on the big screen

 
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/ Science

23 Dec 2013

 

As Nasa’s rover Curiosity seeks to answer the question ‘Is there life on Mars?’, scientists elsewhere have found the first evidence of a planetary body outside our solar system that was potentially capable of having once sustained life

 
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/ Justice, Peace & Democracy

17 Dec 2013

 

Global efforts to abolish the death penalty are making strong headway with just 1 in 10 countries conducting executions last year, according to Amnesty International

 
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/ Arts Review

16 Dec 2013

 

Amy Smith examines three key exhibitions that helped shape modern art this season

 
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/ Health

12 Dec 2013

 

Two recent breakthroughs in breast cancer prevention and treatment are giving many women new hope of leading healthy lives

 
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/ Culture

11 Dec 2013

 

When Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries said that only attractive, cool people belong in his chain’s clothes, entrepreneur Mark Aink knew he had to respond. He did so by launching a range of t-shirts for people to set their own standards of beauty

 
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/ Positive Travel Blog

06 Dec 2013

 

Observing wild animals is not only a breathtaking spectacle, it’s good for our wellbeing too. However, the impact on natural habitats isn’t always so positive. Aaron Millar outlines four destinations that balance tourism and conservation

 
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/ Peace & Democracy

02 Dec 2013

 

80% of countries around the world have increased gender equality since 2006

 
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/ Technology

28 Nov 2013

 

Innovative flat pack refugee shelters designed to improve living conditions for people living in temporary structures around the world are currently being put into use in Iraq and Ethiopia

 
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, / Peace, Peace & Democracy, Politics

27 Nov 2013

 

Iran has agreed to temporarily suspend its nuclear programme in exchange for the relaxation of sanctions, which could boost its stagnant economy by $7bn

 
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/ Peace & Democracy

26 Nov 2013

 

A new UN resolution means women will be given greater consultation during peace talks and calls for funding to promote women’s leadership

 
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/ Positive Products

19 Nov 2013

 

Rin Hamburgh rounds up this season’s must-haves for conscious shoppers

 
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/ Health, Justice

15 Nov 2013

 

Somali-born activist and former model Waris Dirie launches pioneering new centre in Berlin

 
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/ Health

11 Nov 2013

 

Nanoparticles containing a toxin found in bee venom can destroy HIV without harming healthy cells, scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine have discovered

 
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/ Ideas worth spreading

29 Oct 2013

 

Inspiring more women to reach the top of their professions and celebrating everyday positive leadership are the topics in our latest blog entry, which reviews the uplifting TED Talks series