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Friendship is just a phone call away for the elderly

Fri, 17/01/2014 - 15:42
Free phone service for the elderly aims to combat loneliness and will also offer confidential advice

Only the compassionate will survive

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 13:03
The phrase ‘survival of the fittest’ serves much of our understanding of how society has come to be, but the latest research is showing that it’s actually ‘survival of the most co-operative’ that holds most sway

Review: The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

Wed, 15/01/2014 - 14:51
Matt Mellen discovers how much we can learn from every minutiae of wildness around us as he reviews The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st-century Bestiary by Caspar Henderson

Record number of adults leave drug treatment free of dependency

Tue, 14/01/2014 - 07:53
A “record” number of adults in England are leaving drug treatment programmes free of dependency, according to Crime Prevention Minister Jeremy Browne

Good Business: Greta Rossi, Akasha Innovation

Mon, 13/01/2014 - 12:22
Nicola Slawson finds out how sustainability expert Greta Rossi is helping people to learn from nature and neuroscience in order to do better business

Balcombe fracking campaigners cleared over obstruction

Fri, 10/01/2014 - 20:07
Environmental campaigners celebrate as the first group of protestors charged during fracking protests in the summer are acquitted

Review: Asparagasm, the vegan fine dining experience

Fri, 10/01/2014 - 03:18
Nicola Slawson checks out a new pop-up restaurant experience offering vegan fine dining

Five keys to preparing for change

Fri, 10/01/2014 - 02:49
The key to successfully dealing with change is preparation, explains our positive psychology columnist, Chris Johnstone

Photo story: How 2013 was a year to celebrate for the world’s tribal peoples

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 06:35
A selection of photos from Survival International highlight some of the positive stories for tribal peoples last year

Plans afoot for Brighton’s first cat cafe

Wed, 08/01/2014 - 03:10
Brighton is the latest town to join a new wave of cat cafes opening or in planning around the UK, giving pet-less tenants a chance to make some furry friends

A future without fracking?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:49
Shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) have been hitting the headlines for months, surrounded by debate on controversial extraction methods. But if the future of fracking is uncertain, what are the alternatives for a secure energy future?

Pies and Principles: InSpiral Lounge (London) and The Robin Hood (Brighton)

Mon, 06/01/2014 - 07:40
Our choice of cafes and restaurants that put morals on the menu. This month we try a raw food feast and check out Britain’s only pub to pass on its profits to charity

Divesting in the future

Fri, 03/01/2014 - 07:00
Adam Weymouth talks to renowned environmentalist and co-founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben, about why investing in the future of the planet means divesting in the companies that are jeopardising it

Campaigners make final push for European ecocide law

Thu, 02/01/2014 - 07:00
Campaigners vow to continue fighting ecosystem destruction as a campaign to make ecocide a crime in Europe draws to a close

Food waste: we need action not blame

Tue, 31/12/2013 - 07:00
Tesco’s half-year figures for food waste gave a shocking insight into the problem of food waste in the UK. Supermarkets must take responsibility for their part in this, but progress is being made and consumers can act too, says Caspar van Vark

Yoga: reaching for social change

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 07:00
The benefits yoga has for body and soul are well-documented, but now it seems this ancient practice has much to offer societies around the world, too. Nicola Slawson discovers the groups stretching their local communities toward positive change