Location: Global

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/ Economics & Innovation

25 Jul 2014

 

Harriet Lawrence reviews Fairtrade pioneer Francisco Van der Hoff Boersma's book, which details the founding principles of what is now a global phenomenon

 
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/ Blogs, Positive Travel Blog

23 Jul 2014

 

New research suggests that actively seeking out the unfamiliar through travel can help the creative process, explains Aaron Millar, who visits a town in the Nevada desert where cowboys gather to recite poetry

 
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/ Sport

15 Jul 2014

 

With more sportspeople coming out about their sexuality and increasing tolerance from fans, Ben Whitford looks at how the global sporting community is responding to the need for equality

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Positive Perspective

14 Jul 2014

 

Developments in finance, energy and technology are shifting us from centralised, growth-at-all-costs economics, towards a more democratic, collaborative, interactive and ecological model, based on asking what kind of society we actually want, argues Sam Friggens

 
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/ Media, Positive Perspective

10 Jul 2014

 

The media should drop its claims of impartiality and instead use its influence transparently to facilitate positive changes in society, argues Tom Lawson

 
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/ Education

09 Jul 2014

 

In thousands of schools around the world, children between the ages of five and 12 take lessons from a newborn baby. The result? Increased emotional intelligence, understanding and empathy towards classmates, and less bullying and aggression

 
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/ Sport

09 Jul 2014

 

All the attention may be on Brazil this summer, but in Denmark a version of football that requires cooperation between teams is being pioneered. Will Simpson reports from the first ever Three-Sided Football World Cup

 
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/ Science

08 Jul 2014

 

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a ‘self-healing’ plastic that could one day allow objects from cracked mobile phone screens to meteor-battered space probes to automatically repair themselves

 
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/ Community

07 Jul 2014

 

The latest news, efforts and success stories from the world of campaigning

 
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/ Culture

04 Jul 2014

 

Debbie So reviews Time on Our Side, a book that advocates a shorter working week

 
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/ Positive Psychology

01 Jul 2014

 

Taking charge of our life stories brings more joy than amassing the tick-box list of items commonly associated with happiness, says Chris Johnstone

 
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/ Conservation, Environment, Positive Perspective

24 Jun 2014

 

We're already aware of the problems the natural world faces, it's time the conservation community shares what's being done about it, says Tom Lawson

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Positive Perspective

18 Jun 2014

 

Contrary to some perceptions, co-operative businesses are flourishing more than ever in the UK. Following a research project into the potential of the co-operative model, Rob Harrison proposes why it could offer an alternative to capitalism

 
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/ Positive Perspective

17 Jun 2014

 

A new world requires new stories, but people will only listen to them when they themselves are included in the storyline. This requires a ‘gear-shift’ in conversations about radical action argues Simon Hodges

 
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/ Positive News blog

12 Jun 2014

 

By cultivating our intrinsic values we can build society around what matters most to us, says Seán Dagan Wood

 
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/ EcoHustler

11 Jun 2014

 

Drug addicts should be cared for, not condemned, says Matt Mellen, who believes adopting more considerate attitudes will pave the way for a sustainable future

 
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/ Environment, Positive Perspective

08 Jun 2014

 

We take a look at the initiatives saving the underwater world this World Oceans Day

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

22 May 2014

 

Drones are not usually thought of as a tool for good, but entrepreneur and airborne logistics activist Andreas Raptopoulos thinks otherwise, Danielle Batist reports

 
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/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

21 May 2014

 

Health, career, spiritual practice: there are many facets to a happy life. Caroline Sylger Jones chooses five very different retreats to reignite all aspects of your inner glow

 
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/ Technology

20 May 2014

 

According to a new UN study, mobile phones are causing a reading revolution in developing countries, Anna Bevan reports