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Mozambique fish reserve brings benefits to marine life and economy

Tue, 04/08/2015 - 06:00
The creation of a fish reserve in northern Mozambique has brought tremendous benefits to both marine life and the local community

Tackling the psychological impact of earthquakes in Nepal

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 06:00
Call-in radio programme aims to reduce mental health problems caused by earthquakes

Musical training boosts language and memory skills, says study

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 06:00
A new study has found that musical training in adolescents can improve language and memory skills and even extend the brain’s development time

Ten ideas for short summer breaks

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 06:00
No holiday planned this year? With summer now in full swing you may think it's too late, but there are plenty of simple ways to get away from it all. We round up our favourite Positive Travel articles on short breaks to give you some inspiration

How using alternatives to palm oil could help create a more sustainable world

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 06:00
Diversifying away from palm oil is a challenging issue, but one that’s vital to ensure the longevity of the environment, our health and the economy, says Bhavani Shankar

A positive approach to social change

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 06:00
Focusing on what is wrong isn’t always the most effective way to bring about social change, says Graeme Stuart. Building on our strengths can create much better results – both for small, local improvements as well as for international issues such as climate change

Could the government stop rising inequality with alternative finance models?

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 09:22
Despite an increasingly loud conversation about inequality, its root causes remain intact. Stewart Lansley argues that the government has the power to tackle the issue if only it would consider new models of debt financing

New EU fund aims to help Africa prepare for natural disasters

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 06:00
The European Union has teamed up with African governments to fund local climate research centres and help the continent prepare for natural disasters

Embracing a new world view through a collective shift in consciousness

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 06:00
Mankind is currently experiencing an important shift in the evolution of consciousness, but up against so many global issues we need to embrace a new way of thinking fast, says Giles Hutchins

Gifted graduates putting the ‘social’ into social enterprise

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 06:00
Social enterprise Year Here encourages promising graduates into the social sector to apply themselves to the most pressing social issues of the day

BBC’s handheld computer initiative aims to inspire programmers of tomorrow

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 06:00
Back in the 1980s the BBC introduced the Model B – a computer designed to inspire the tech innovations of the future. Now, it’s releasing the micro:bit, a handheld device that could turn Britain into a digital powerhouse

A sacred journey through Peru

Mon, 20/07/2015 - 06:00
Five years ago Francesca Cassini, 59, didn’t even own a passport and was nervous traveller. She has just returned from a 23 day Peru odyssey, visiting some of the most sacred sites on our planet. The journey transformed her body, her self-esteem and how she views getting older

Restoration vs. preservation: the psychology of nature conservation

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 06:00
The dramatic growth of ecological restoration, from mass reforestation to the large-scale reintroductions of long-lost species, is providing a welcome cause for optimism among often overly-pessimistic conservationists, argues Marcus Nield

Tactical urbanism in Caracas – rebuilding the city with art and culture

Thu, 16/07/2015 - 06:00
A city of extreme contrasts, the capital of Venezuela is quite literally getting a new lick of paint and a whole lot more to bring communities together and increase wellbeing

The evolving science of human goodness

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 06:00
Looking back at ten years of writing about the science of human goodness for Greater Good, Jeremy Adam Smith discovers that the bad and good – and the inner and outer – go hand in hand

Scotland launches #MakeThingsLast campaign to reduce waste

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 13:55
Scotland’s environment secretary has challenged the nation to #MakeThingsLast with the launch of a social media engagement campaign to promote repairing, reusing and remanufacturing as part of a wider circular economy drive

In pictures: Elderly athletes show age is just a number

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 13:00
Fed up with the depressing imagery surrounding aging, photographer Alex Rotas decided to document an altogether different side to growing old

Film review: Udita ‘Arise’

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:03
An inspiring collection of tales depicting the self-determination inherent in garment factory workers, who are not just asking for change, but making it happen

The mindful media diet: how to consciously consume and digest the news

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 12:02
Understanding how we digest the news has the power to stop us becoming passive media consumers and benefit our wellbeing, argues psychologist Matt Hersh

How big cities are adopting slow living

Fri, 10/07/2015 - 12:13
Previously reserved for towns and cities with fewer than 50,000 people, the Cittaslow organisation’s slow city concept is now attracting interest from the world’s largest metropolises