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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For those shocked by the election result, anger and blame may be convenient ways to make sense of it. But Charles Eisenstein, who predicted Trump’s victory, says that in this time of uncertainty there is an opportunity for empathy to drive a new political story
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We meet the photographer who captured a young Kurdish-Syrian superhero at a refugee camp in Greece
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With both youth depression and youth unemployment on the rise, calls are growing for a different kind of learning. Could ‘positive education’ enhance not just wellbeing, but academic performance too?
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Both Trump and Clinton’s presidential election campaigns have spent huge sums on advertising – up to $1m per day. What if this went to grassroots community groups working year-round on solutions instead?
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The Hole in the Wall experiment, carried out in the slums of India by education professor Sugata Mitra in 1999, suggested that children, without direction, will seek out new knowledge. More than 15 years on, primary school teacher Sarah Leonard explains why she embraces his approach
We met students from around the world who attend ‘positive education’ institutions. Their thoughts capture how the model could rewrite the rules around learning
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From India to the Netherlands, 3 schools and colleges where learning is not about academic achievement alone
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Though it has been characterised by negativity, the US presidential election race has also brought women’s rights sharply to the fore. Does it show that sexist rhetoric will no longer be tolerated?
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From heartfelt outpourings on social media to colourful flashmobs with a sartorial twist, this year’s US presidential election has prompted a slew of women's rights campaigns. We list three of our favourites
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Trump is trying to win votes from Hindu Americans but a group of young people have launched an ad campaign of their own, appealing to immigrant family members who might be considering voting for him
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Research reveals that England’s children have less positive attitudes to reading than other countries, while a third of adults don’t read for pleasure – and this could be affecting wellbeing. Could charities and public figures help make reading appealing again?
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