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Hope for monarch butterfly after Mexican logging halted

Fri, 02/01/2015 - 09:30
As butterfly populations drop to an all-time low, activists and campaigners breathe a sigh of relief as one of the monarch’s biggest enemies – logging – is stopped

Growing motivation

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 07:00
Psychology columnist Chris Johnstone explores how cultivating motivation can increase our satisfaction in life

Top 10 Positive News stories of 2014

Wed, 31/12/2014 - 07:00
The most popular articles of the past year

New answers: rethinking education

Tue, 30/12/2014 - 07:00
Wellbeing and ‘peripheral’ subjects have long been sidelined in the UK education system. But as teachers and pupils struggle under increased pressure, calls for a radical rethink of the system are getting louder

New UK fund aims to end the need for aid

Mon, 29/12/2014 - 07:00
The government-backed Newton Fund will foster economic growth in developing countries through innovative partnerships and research collaborations

The fame game steals the spotlight from what matters

Fri, 26/12/2014 - 07:00
Let's put down the gossip magazines and turn our attention to local heroes, says Matt Mellen, because when you're in trouble, Kanye won't be there to help you

Researchers to grade government’s impact on national wellbeing

Wed, 24/12/2014 - 07:00
New research initiative will measure policymakers’ success by net happiness, not GDP

Pies and Principles: Paper and Cup (London) and Uncommon Ground (Chicago)

Tue, 23/12/2014 - 07:00
Our pick of restaurants and cafes that put morals on the menu. This month we visit Hackney's first 'recovery cafe' and America's greenest restaurant

Disused Welsh coal mine to become solar farm

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 07:00
The project is one of two by solar energy developer Conergy which will create enough electricity to power 3,200 UK homes

Waste-to-jet fuel partnership takes off

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 07:00
A new project, the first of its kind globally, will see rubbish otherwise bound for landfill turned into clean aviation fuel

Hacking happiness

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 07:00
Is it possible to ‘hack’ your own happiness? Helen Parnham investigates how emerging technologies can improve wellbeing

Alone in the wild

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 15:35
Jini Reddy travels deep into the French Pyrenees on a solo wilderness quest that promises respite from the emotional and physical distractions of modern life. Can she get by with only her thoughts and nature’s whisper for company?

A-Z across America

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 07:00
Kay Morris-Robertson thought she had everything she wanted when tragedy struck and changed her life forever. She tells Aaron Millar how she undertook an 80,000 mile journey of healing, travelling across all 50 states of America, from A to Z

Dialogue and trust helping to dissolve Ebola stigma

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 07:00
Whether it is traders refusing to sell them food for fear of touching contaminated coins, or religious leaders turning them away from mosques and churches, Ebola survivors risk being marginalised. But grassroots groups in Africa are helping to nurture reintegration

Arts review: winter 2014

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 07:00
Amy Smith rounds up the best art exhibitions to see this season

Growing underground: the food revolution happening beneath your feet

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 07:00
Just 33 metres beneath London’s streets a subterranean farm is taking root. Using the latest technology, micro-salad is being grown in a network of forgotten air raid shelter tunnels

Researchers a step closer to reversing spinal damage

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 07:00
A paralysed man in Poland is slowly learning to walk again thanks to a breakthrough medical procedure