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How helping others could be the key to fighting addiction

Wed, 22/06/2016 - 12:56

New research into positive social connections could help drug and alcohol addicts stay sober and change the way we treat addiction

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How travel can set us free

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 09:34

Aaron Millar chats with Bruce Poon Tip, bestselling author, award-winning travel company founder and friend of the Dalai Lama, about his new book, Do Big Small Things, which challenges people to leave their comfort zones both at home and abroad

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Historic Bosnian mosque reopens under banner of reconciliation

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 09:18

A historic mosque in Bosnia's Serb region that was destroyed in the war has reopened in a ceremony encouraging religious tolerance among divided communities

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For Jerusalem’s young men, parkour is freedom

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 13:52

In a city where violence is commonplace and local people – young Arab men in particular – are viewed with suspicion by the authorities, Genevieve Belmaker finds one group using parkour to not only improve their fitness, but find a sense of freedom

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Lifeboat volunteering: making waves, saving lives

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 08:24

Safety on the river Thames is in the hands of volunteers like Matt Allchurch. When the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) needs him, he swaps his day job as an architect for a shift at Teddington: the highest tidal point on London's famous waters

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Saharan solidarity: the North African refugees keeping corruption at bay

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 12:49

Unlike many refugee settlements, where food supplies often end up on the black market or in the hands of politicians, the Bojador camp in Algeria is self-governed by its Sahrawi inhabitants. For ten years the solidarity system has managed to keep corruption largely at bay, Kenza Yousfi investigates how

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Doing time: how we can all be freed from our own personal prisons

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 11:32

Though we may not be locked up in a cell, we are all prisoners to something, argues former convict Brett Moran. But we can be freed

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True riches: rethinking our relationship with stuff

Fri, 10/06/2016 - 13:34

In a society where worth sometimes seems defined by our ability to purchase, Lucy Purdy considers whether possessions can be positive

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Why fast fashion needs slowing down to cut out modern slavery

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 15:31

Slow fashion pioneer and social entrepreneur Safia Minney is on a mission to eradicate slavery in fast fashion. In this extract from her new book, Slow Fashion: Aesthetics Meets Ethics, she highlights how businesses and consumers alike can help change the industry for the better

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Shared senses: how sighted travellers are helping blind adventurers explore the world

Wed, 08/06/2016 - 17:26

Traveleyes’ tours challenge sighted travellers to guide blind fellow holidaymakers. We hear from sighted guide Joan Stead and visually impaired traveller James Barratt as they experience an African safari together

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