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Matt Prior Adventure Academy: Be alive, don’t just exist

Fri, 29/05/2015 - 11:04
World record-holding adventurer Matt Prior has driven a taxi to Everest base camp and crossed Siberia on a WW2 motorbike. His latest challenge is a first-of-its-kind academy designed to inspire ordinary people with the spirit of exploration, challenge and self-discovery

Why variety is the spice of emotional life

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 06:00
A new study finds that cultivating a diversity of emotions – positive or negative – can make us happier and healthier

Positive news is not the absence of bad news

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 13:52
Editorial: By giving attention to what is life-enhancing, Positive News offers a different lens on the world

Positive news is not the absence of bad news

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 11:54
Editorial: By giving attention to what is life-enhancing, Positive News offers a different lens on the world

Social enterprise Petit Miracles upcycles both furniture and lives

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 06:00
Social enterprise Petit Miracles offers a new lease of life to furniture, and to the long-term unemployed people responsible for renovating it

Londoners given first chance to see major environmental event EARTHtalks

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 06:00
Organisers of Austrian event EARTHtalks plan to live-stream the event in London for the first time, opening up the climate conversation to a wider and more diverse audience

Constructive journalism taught in UK universities for the first time

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 09:39
Journalism students are learning to create inspiring stories and take a constructive approach to reporting on problems, through workshops being delivered at universities across the UK

How constructive journalism could help solve the ethical dilemma of overly negative news

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 13:17
Editors may believe that negative news sells, but Denise Baden’s research indicates that it is having adverse effects on our wellbeing. This is an ethical issue, she says, and suggests that more constructive reporting could present a solution

New energy storage invention set to change the future of the renewables industry

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 06:00
For a long time the progress of renewable energy has been hampered by its transient nature: neither the sun nor wind is ‘on’ 24/7. But now Elon Musk’s new energy storage invention is set to change the renewables landscape as we know it

Riding the waves of change around the world

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 10:49
Seeking out people and organisations working towards environmental stability has always been at the heart of Emily Dunning's travels. She recounts her experiences, the lessons she has learned and the inspiration behind her new website Seek The Change

Action for Happiness’ Happy Cafes spread positivity around the UK

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 06:00
A growing network of Happy Cafes around the UK is helping to counteract the materialistic way of thinking that is damaging to both our mental wellbeing and the planet, says Stan Rosenthal, national coodinator for the Happy Cafe Network

Young people are changing face of mental health in Lebanon

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 06:00
Tradition, corruption and political negligence continue to stigmatise mental illness, but the new generation is transforming old taboos

Regardless of the election result, we are all responsible for alleviating poverty

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 15:32
Poverty is not inevitable, says Common Cause director Karen Snow. Either we remain indifferent, or we do something to help those below the line help themselves

Calls to make London the world’s first National Park City

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:32
A former geography teacher has launched a campaign to make London the world’s first National Park City

A moment of reflection before the election: turn up and hold hands

Sat, 02/05/2015 - 11:19
Politics can be a divisive subject. But rather than arguing about our differences before the election, an event called Turn Up and Hold Hands is inviting people to take a moment to celebrate what unites us as human beings. Organiser Samantha Moyo explains

A moment of reflection before the election: why I’m asking you and your parliamentary candidates to turn up and hold hands

Sat, 02/05/2015 - 06:00
Politics can be a divisive subject. But rather than arguing about our differences in the run up to the election, an event called Turn Up and Hold Hands is inviting people to take a moment to celebrate what unites us as human beings. Organiser Samantha Moyo explains

MyMP campaign puts politics in the hands of the people

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 06:00
A new campaign sees election candidates from all parties – and none – making a committed effort to changing the political playing field in favour of those who rely on it the most: the public

Can self-compassion improve wellbeing in teenagers?

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 06:00
New research suggests that treating oneself with kindness and mindfulness is more effective than improving self-esteem when facing the challenges of teenage years

Thought leaders call to build a sustainable economy

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 06:00
Leaders from diverse fields have united to call to make the UK economy work for people and the environment

Four ways music strengthens social bonds

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 06:00
Why would human evolution have given us music? New research says the answer may lie in our drive to connect with others