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What it takes to change a mindset

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 08:40

Billy Briggs meets the young women using education to empower each other and engage men in the gender equality debate, breaking new human rights ground in a conflict-plagued region

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Choosing happiness

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:35

As happiness organisations emerge from being unGoogle-able to forming an international movement, critics have dismissed their ability to deliver true contentment. But the continually expanding Action for Happiness has other ideas, and even His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a fan, writes John-Paul Flintoff

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Positive News relaunches in print as a magazine

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 08:31

After 22 years in newspaper format, Positive News is relaunching in print as a 'constructive journalism' magazine, following its crowdfunding success

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How one Yorkshire town beat flooding

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 02:25

A notorious flooding blackspot in Yorkshire has managed to stay dry by working with nature on a community-led defence scheme

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The dementia diaries

Sun, 31/01/2016 - 07:11

Innovative projects in the UK and the Netherlands give a home and voice to those who know the condition the best

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Sustainable safe havens for refugees

Sat, 30/01/2016 - 11:06

Matt Mellen and Jeya Lorenz propose an idea that could give refugees a more secure future and address other pressing issues

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The promise of renewal

Sat, 30/01/2016 - 01:21

Nature columnist Lucy Purdy searches for signs of life in the winter landscape

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#OwnTheMedia: A blueprint for reader-owned journalism

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 08:30

Positive News becomes the world’s first global media co-operative financed by crowdfunding

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New Rio museum looks to the future

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 07:45

A Museum of Tomorrow is at the centre of a £1.36bn facelift of Rio de Janeiro’s once-dingy port district

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Ethical hedge fund raises thousands

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 02:21

The Robin Hood co-operative is working the financial markets to help raise funds for projects working for the public good

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US police to learn compassion

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 02:13

More than a thousand Kentucky officers are to recieve compassion training as part of a scheme expected to be rolled out across the country

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Yosemite: A humbling perspective

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 01:52

Ahead of the 100th anniversary of America’s National Park Service, Aaron Millar walks deep into Yosemite and discovers the power of conservation’s birthplace

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Switch the light on

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 01:08

Editor-in-chief Seán Dagan Wood introduces issue 84, the first print edition of Positive News as a magazine

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One carefree night in Cape Town

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 12:36
Our new In Sight section showcases perspective-changing images. Here we visit a Cinderella in gangland South Africa

How to save the sharing economy’s soul

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 10:57

With the rise of slick corporate platforms such as Uber and Airbnb, the sharing economy has lost sight of its core values, argues Ed Mayo. Co-operative ownership might be the best way to help sharing platforms rediscover the power of collaboration

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After Paris, we need a public discussion on climate change

Thu, 14/01/2016 - 13:41

Now that the hype from the Paris climate talks has died down, it's up to ordinary people to keep the momentum going, say psychology researchers

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Making phones fixable and more fairly produced

Tue, 12/01/2016 - 13:34

Does the performance of the Fairphone 2 match its ethical credentials?

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Torture survivors find bravery in bread

Thu, 07/01/2016 - 16:57

How baking is helping torture survivors start a new life

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Want your resolutions to last? Pack your suitcase

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 14:40

Creative travel plans could ensure your pledges last beyond January

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The top 10 Positive News stories of 2015

Thu, 31/12/2015 - 12:56

A look back at the most read Positive News articles of the past year

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