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Arianna Huffington: ‘New science is validating ancient wisdom’

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 17:35
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

World favours happy words

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 13:18
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

Free Money Day set to stir up fresh thinking on economics

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 17:34
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?

How can we challenge power anew? Try family therapy

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 06:00
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

New regulations could see bankers pay for failings

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 12:13
Proposed regulations aim to make bankers more accountable for their actions, but will they have a tangible impact on crumbling financial systems?

Namibia proposes ‘zebra’ system for gender equal politics

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 06:00
A quiet gender revolution in Namibian politics is underway following a commitment to a gender equal parliament and a 'zebra' system that aims to create a male-female balance for ministerial roles

‘We need to ask who should be allowed to create money’

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 10:05
Ben Dyson talks about the progress made by Positive Money in sparking the debate about monetary reform over the past four years

Ireland tops new index of ‘good’ countries

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 06:00
With Ireland in first place, a new index has been created to measure the good that countries do for the rest of the world. Ben Whitford meets its founder, Simon Anholt, and finds out how it could encourage more altruistic and socially positive government policies

Good Business: Kirsty Kenney, Solarbox

Thu, 04/09/2014 - 06:00
Set to launch in October, Solarbox aims to revive London's iconic red phone boxes with solar and mobile technology. Co-founder Kirsty Kenney discusses the inspiration behind the idea and the ups and downs of starting a business while studying for a degree

Experts call for shorter working week

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 06:00
Two health and business professionals have joined growing calls for a reduced working week in order to improve employee wellbeing and business efficiency

Students call for shakeup of economics teaching

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 12:30
Mainstream economics teaching fails to address 21st century issues, say students from 41 protest groups around the world

Forced marriage made illegal in England and Wales

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 14:34
A new law has come into effect making it a criminal offence to force people into marriage, with those found guilty facing a possible seven years in jail

‘Community is the cornerstone of our energy future’

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 13:47
Local people taking control of energy generation in their area is the key to a sustainable future, argues Clare Martynski

The future of the NHS: what needs to change?

Thu, 28/08/2014 - 09:45
Since 1948 the NHS has provided publicly-funded healthcare based on equality. But with continuing funding cuts and privatisation threatening the service we ask a group of experts how it can have a secure long-term future that best serves the public

Sussex South Downs declared new UNESCO biosphere reserve

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 13:27
The Brighton and Lewes Downs have become the first place in the UK to be declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve in nearly half a century

New tax certification highlights responsible companies

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 12:07
The world’s first Fair Tax Mark has been launched in a bid to address the issue of tax transparency

Islamic and Jewish groups share Ramadan meal at Cairo synagogue

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 11:14
The Egyptian Alliance for Minorities, including Arab and Jewish members as well as other religious, ethnic and political groups, united in solidarity for a Ramadan meal at a synagogue in Egypt’s capital as violence erupted in nearby Gaza

French supermarket sells ‘ugly’ fruit and vegetables

Thu, 21/08/2014 - 13:33
Supermarket chain Intermarché in France has been selling ‘ugly’ fruit and vegetables to customers at a discounted rate to highlight the problem of food waste and provide customers with a cheaper shopping alternative

Peace in the Middle East: international co-operation and learning from Northern Ireland are key

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:32
The role of the Arab league and the US, and the lessons that can be learned from the Northern Ireland peace process, are key to reaching peaceful coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians, says Vijay Mehta

‘It won’t stop until we talk’: peace movement perseveres in Israel

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 10:50
Anna Behrmann talks to grassroots groups protesting for peace in Israel and the Palestinian territories, and discovers their defiant commitment to their cause, despite intimidation and the continuing crisis in the region