Location: Global

(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


/ Good Business

27 Oct 2014


Eulergy helps connect businesses and academics for social good. Founder Ben Byford tells Nicola Slawson about the positive potential of higher education and the importance of a cohesive ethos in a small company

2 (c) Peoples' Social Forum

/ Environment, Positive People

24 Oct 2014


Our economy is shooting itself in the foot, author and activist Naomi Klein warned an audience in Westminster this month, and a radical change in the way we approach the climate conversation is the only way to turn things around

(c) Mark Dixon

/ Blogs, Environment

20 Oct 2014


As organisations ranging from city councils to churches withdraw their investments in fossil fuels, Nicola Slawson looks at how a small US student campaign has become a global movement to tackle climate change

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/ Media, Positive People

15 Oct 2014


Journalists have a responsibility to reflect the world more accurately, believes Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. But as she tells Lucy Purdy, there is now a resurgence in human-centred stories and media that triggers positive change

Hub Islington, Social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, Akasha Innovation, Greta Rossi

/ Blogs, Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Social Enterprise

13 Oct 2014


Greta Rossi, co-founder and chief empathy officer of Akasha Innovation, examines a richer, more sustainable alternative to the traditional three Ps


/ 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

Statelessness in the Dominican Republic.

/ Campaigns round up, Community

08 Oct 2014


All the latest from the world of campaigning, including doctors divesting from fossil fuels, gender equality on the national curriculum and how you can help take over a national newspaper


/ Positive Psychology

06 Oct 2014


Inspiration opens our minds to new possibilities and helps us respond to concerns in constructive ways. Chris Johnstone explains how we can become inspired and inspire others too


/ Innovation, Technology

03 Oct 2014


Developing countries could reap the benefits of better “security hygiene” for just $35


/ 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


/ Agriculture, Community, Food, Innovation, Justice, Sustainable Development

25 Sep 2014


A new initiative will help farmers overcome intellectual property law restrictions on quality seeds

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/ Community, Culture, Democracy, Peace, Positive Perspective, Wellbeing

19 Sep 2014


As UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon urges nations to “demand the right of peoples to peace,” millions plan to gather in diverse celebrations

Arianna Huffington Office Portrait

/ Media, Positive People, Wellbeing

16 Sep 2014


As we count the costs of our increasingly hectic lives, a convergence of groundbreaking science and spiritual understanding is creating an opportune moment for a cultural shift in how we live, says the editor-in-chief of Huffington Post


/ Culture, Wellbeing

15 Sep 2014


The Pollyanna hypothesis, which claims that most people, regardless of cultural or sociolinguistic background, use positive words more often than negative words has been backed up by a new study


/ Community, Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Positive People

12 Sep 2014


Free Money Day next week prompts people to think about concepts of value and sharing by handing out their own money to strangers. How would society be transformed if our relationship with money was more conscious and heartfelt?

(c) Artur Czachowski

/ #OwnTheMedia, Cathrine Gyldensted, Media, Positive Perspective

12 Sep 2014


By learning from dispute resolution techniques, journalists can develop a new framework for political debates that would challenge those in power to see others' viewpoints, collaborate and come up with solutions

Commuters 2 (c) Flickr Member Rob Emes

/ Economics & Innovation, Health, Lifestyle

03 Sep 2014


Two health and business professionals have joined growing calls for a reduced working week in order to improve employee wellbeing and business efficiency

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/ Economics & Innovation, Education, Youth

02 Sep 2014


Mainstream economics teaching fails to address 21st century issues, say students from 41 protest groups around the world


/ #OwnTheMedia, Media

18 Aug 2014


Studies have shown how we are more likely to remember negative events than good ones, which may be a factor in the media’s focus on bad news. But good news does more than simply cheer us up; new research shows how it also affects behaviour and benefits society