Recent political events have shown that the ‘doom and gloom’ news narrative no longer serves society. A more inspiring lens on the world is needed in order to heal division and empower people to bring about change, says Sean Dagan Wood
From downtown New York to remote corners of India, sport is being used to break social barriers and address issues from homelessness to addiction
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Stuck with family members and an expectation of joyfulness, Christmas can spark tension and arguments too. Jamie Catto suggests how to replace dysfunction and disconnection with empowerment
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Experimental psychologist at the University of Oxford, Elaine Fox, tells Lauren Razavi about her surprising research into the links between genes and happiness
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Fabian Hamilton is the shadow minister for peace and disarmament, the first post of its kind in UK parliament. Appointed in October by Jeremy Corbyn, we ask Hamilton how he will tackle his brief to reduce violence, war and conflict
The global divestment campaign, urging people to move their money out of oil, coal and gas companies, has gained momentum. Here are some key figures
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We revisit the divestment movement. What progress has been made?
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Frustrated with the way mainstream media ignores much of the progress being made in the world, researcher Jodie Jackson set out to uncover the power of positive news. She tells Danielle Batist what she has learned
After noticing signs of divisiveness and fear in recent weeks, Daianna Karaian came up with a plan to prevent society sinking into intolerance. Turning to a traditional symbol of welcome, she took guerilla action on the streets of London
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Consuming positive news can lead to an increased acceptance of others, a feeling of community and motivation to contribute to social change, new research shows
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Next week, clothes recycling charity Traid will be urging people to wear secondhand instead of buying new. Could instilling pride in wearing pre-owned clothes help avoid wasteful fast fashion?
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A campaign calling on advertisers to boycott newspapers that promote “demonisation and division” is also asking the public to lobby the advertisers in a positive, constructive way
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Meaningful travel is about more than being a responsible tourist; there are mental health benefits too
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