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/ Environment

03 Jul 2013


New research demonstrates we are more clued up about biodiversity than ever before, and we want companies and products to get on board too


/ Positive Psychology

01 Jul 2013


Positive psychologist Chris Johnstone reflects on the importance of mental resilience, a frame of mind that can be learned with flexible thinking practices

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/ Positive Products

24 Jun 2013


Rin Simpson rounds up some of the best buys for conscious shoppers. This month, she looks at must-haves for fabulous fashionistas


/ Arts, Culture

21 Jun 2013


Inflated ticket prices for ‘sold-out’ events could become a thing of the past, thanks to the growing popularity of a collaborative ticket-finding service

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/ Wellbeing

20 Jun 2013


New reports from the UN indicate that some of the poorest countries could be rid of extreme poverty in two decades


/ Arts, Culture

12 Jun 2013


A new online exhibition aims to share and amplify the voices, stories and art of Muslim women around the world

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/ Environment, Food

05 Jun 2013


Today is World Environment Day and the 2013 theme is anti-food waste. With up to 2bn tonnes of food discarded worldwide every year, Michelin-rated chef and SuperScrimpers’ star Dev Biswal gives his top tips for reducing waste


New food think tank addresses world’s ‘broken food system’


/ Environment, Food

05 Jun 2013


People around the world are dying of starvation while others are killed by obesity. This broken model needs fixing, says new organisation Food Tank

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/ Ideas worth spreading

04 Jun 2013


This month we consider two TED talks that explore vibrant, unconventional approaches to education


Cell therapy shows promise for acute leukaemia


/ Health

29 May 2013


A new type of ‘living drug’ has produced encouraging remission results in adults with aggressive leukaemia

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/ Democracy

27 May 2013


The last few months have seen significant changes to gay marriage laws around the world. Rachel England summarises the latest developments


/ Democracy

25 May 2013


Over 150 countries have voted in favour of a treaty that will prevent the sale of weapons to warlords, pirates and gangs

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/ Positive People, Wellbeing

15 May 2013


Paul Ellson talks to Bob Roth, director of the David Lynch Foundation, about transcendental meditation and the organisation's plans to one day set up ‘peace universities’ on every continent


Over one hundred countries agree to cut mercury pollution


/ Environment

25 Apr 2013


Health threats from mercury are set to be reduced thanks to the Minamata Convention, a treaty regulating the toxic metal

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/ Positive People

24 Apr 2013


When Hannah Brencher started leaving inspirational notes around New York, she had no idea of the positive effect she was having on strangers’ lives. Here, she talks to Lucy Purdy about the power of kind words and the fight against loneliness

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/ Wellbeing

20 Apr 2013


From the US army to Oxford University, the concept of mindfulness is being embraced in some surprising places. Nikki Allen discovers the growing popularity of a simple approach to helping people change how they experience life

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/ Wellbeing

20 Apr 2013


Billed a "social phenomenon" by its leading advocate, Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is changing the face of health and humanity. Naomi Tolley reports from London


/ Education

18 Apr 2013


A new breed of online courses offers in-depth learning for free, from anywhere in the world. Nicola Slawson tries one out and considers the effects Massive Open Online Courses will have on traditional education

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/ Positive Products

04 Apr 2013


Rin Simpson rounds up some good buys for the conscious shopper. This issue she looks at technology products

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/ Democracy

03 Apr 2013


Is the world as doomed as some media might have us believe? There are five major global issues, explains Dan Smith, and although the world is facing deep crises, significant progress on some of these key issues shows that there are ways forward