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Can self-compassion improve wellbeing in teenagers?

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 06:00
New research suggests that treating oneself with kindness and mindfulness is more effective than improving self-esteem when facing the challenges of teenage years

Thought leaders call to build a sustainable economy

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 06:00
Leaders from diverse fields have united to call to make the UK economy work for people and the environment

Four ways music strengthens social bonds

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 06:00
Why would human evolution have given us music? New research says the answer may lie in our drive to connect with others

Closing the immunisation gap

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 06:00
This week marks the fourth annual World Immunization Week. Kylie Bull reports on how the increasing use of child vaccinations is saving lives in Kenya

How compassion and understanding can end the economy of shame

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 11:54
Could society move beyond the rhetoric of 'strivers' and 'skivers' and be rebuilt around understanding and compassion? The effects would be revolutionary, argues Elena Blackmore

Good Business: Heather Moore, Bee the Change

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 06:00
The UK's bee population is in trouble, having nearly halved over the last 25 years. Bee the Change, a social enterprise based in Bristol, is working to tackle the decline with a combination mentoring and educational courses for all ages

Germany tells firms to bring women into the boardroom

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 06:00
New quota will see women fill at least 30% of supervisory board seats

From quiet stillness comes positive action

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 06:00
‘Doing’ without ‘being’ has led humankind down a troublesome path, says Giles Hutchins. Now is the time to transform the way we exist in the world

Turning plastic bottles into boardshorts

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 06:00
A London-based surf brand wants to tackle increasing levels of plastic waste along the UK coastline by transforming it into beachwear

‘Stopping war and hate comes from each of us’ – Arun Gandhi shares lessons from his grandfather

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 06:00
Peace activist Arun Gandhi reflects on the enduring wisdom of his grandfather, the Indian spiritual and political leader Mahatma Gandhi

How voting ‘none’ in May could transform UK politics

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 06:00
There is an ‘unheard third’ of the UK who choose not to vote in general elections. But, argues Simon Pardoe, by turning up at the polls, even to vote 'none', they could help change the system that they seem so dissatisfied with