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Positive News - 2017-09-25 - Original post - cached version

A book featuring portraits of women from around the world aims to challenge the narrow concept of beauty depicted by the mass media, and celebrate diversity

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Positive News - 2017-09-22 - Original post - cached version

The 2017 European Social Innovation Competition aims to reward startups from across Europe that are working to make the digital economy accessible to all

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Positive News - 2017-09-21 - Original post - cached version

E-cigarettes, legislation and cultural changes have led to record numbers of people successfully kicking the smoking habit in the UK, say UCL researchers

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Positive News - 2017-09-20 - Original post - cached version

Morning Gloryville aims to inject a modern twist to an ancient pagan tradition with an autumn equinox ceremony at the top of the Shard in London

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Positive News - 2017-09-19 - Original post - cached version

A social enterprise which works to tackle unsustainable consumerism and end stigma around addiction is showcasing work at this week’s London Design Festival

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Positive News - 2017-09-18 - Original post - cached version

From saving seeds to curbing food waste Raj Patel and Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz present 13 ideas for a fair and sustainable food system

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Positive News - 2017-09-15 - Original post - cached version

Less is more when it comes to helping garden wildlife, says the RSPB’s Morwenna Alldis, who offers four tips to help nature this autumn

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Positive News - 2017-09-14 - Original post - cached version

You have probably heard about the natural birth movement. But what about the natural death movement? Solen Lees explains the growing demand for ‘death doulas’

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Positive News - 2017-09-13 - Original post - cached version

Amid uncertainty about the movement of people to and from the UK following the EU referendum, an exhibition presents pivotal moments in the nation’s migration history

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Positive News - 2017-09-12 - Original post - cached version

The first ever Fixfest will celebrate a surge of interest in community repair groups across the globe

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Positive News - 2017-09-11 - Original post - cached version

Without knowing what a more fulfilling relationship with the natural world could look like, we won’t be able to reach it, writes Richard Louv. It’s time for a new, positive ecological vision

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Positive News - 2017-09-11 - Original post - cached version

From passive solar heating to ‘sit spots’, author Richard Louv suggests three ways we can experience more nature in our daily lives

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Positive News - 2017-09-08 - Original post - cached version

Canada has become the latest country to introduce a gender neutral ‘X’ option on passports

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Positive News - 2017-09-07 - Original post - cached version

A stretch of the Northumberland coastline which is known as an important site for Arctic terns and Atlantic puffins has been granted greater protection

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Positive News - 2017-09-07 - Original post - cached version

A Supreme Court ruling means that members of India's LGBT community are legally able to express their sexuality without discrimination

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Positive News - 2017-09-06 - Original post - cached version

When Sainsburys dropped the Fairtrade standard for its own-brand teas in June, it signalled the beginning of a difficult summer for the ethical accreditation scheme. But the thirst for ethical, traceable products remains. Pukka Herbs has opted for the Fair for Life certification – “much more...

Positive News - 2017-09-05 - Original post - cached version

Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon have scrapped laws that allow rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims

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Positive News - 2017-09-04 - Original post - cached version

The number of Zika transmissions in the Americas has dropped dramatically in the past year

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Positive News - 2017-09-04 - Original post - cached version

Scotland has been voted the most beautiful country in the world by readers of the Rough Guide travel guide

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Positive News - 2017-09-01 - Original post - cached version

You may not think of the buzz and whine of insects as musical, but the distinctive pitch of mosquito wingbeats could tell us how to fight malaria. Daniel A Gross meets the researchers who are pricking up their ears

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Positive News - 2017-08-31 - Original post - cached version

Katie Moss and Joseph Thomas explain why they chose to make a 10,000km journey from Vietnam to Nepal entirely by bicycle

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Positive News - 2017-08-30 - Original post - cached version

After decades of deforestation, a province in Pakistan has planted 1bn trees in two years

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Positive News - 2017-08-29 - Original post - cached version

Emojis are often blamed for destroying our ability to use language, but people have communicated using symbols for centuries. Are they simplifying the way we communicate, or actually adding nuance?

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Positive News - 2017-08-29 - Original post - cached version

We examine the popularity of different emojis around the world

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Positive News - 2017-08-29 - Original post - cached version

Decoding pictures is at the root of written language. What came before emojis?

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Positive News - 2017-08-25 - Original post - cached version

How we describe something can transform how we view it. Lauren Bravo wraps her tongue around the small linguistic tweaks that can have a big impact

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Positive News - 2017-08-24 - Original post - cached version

Canada's largest national marine conservation area is to be created to protect a large, biodiverse area of Arctic water

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Positive News - 2017-08-23 - Original post - cached version

After his 18-year-old son’s suicide, Steve Mallen sees the world differently. Along with a growing number of mental health experts, he wants to reduce the rate of suicide across the world, and is aiming for zero. Simon Usborne finds out more

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Positive News - 2017-08-22 - Original post - cached version

From the northern lights emerging over a glacier lagoon, to the scars of a heart and lung transplant, a competition to showcase photographs that illustrate inspirational aspects of science has announced its shortlist. We pick our 12 favourite shots

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Positive News - 2017-08-21 - Original post - cached version

Love lattes, but worried about waste? Here are three projects putting leftover coffee grounds to good use

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Positive News - 2017-08-18 - Original post - cached version

Plunging solar and wind prices have led to the brokering of new green power deals, from India to Mexico. Martin Wright gets energised about renewables

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Positive News - 2017-08-18 - Original post - cached version

Is our fossil fuel fixation about to end? We dive into the data to take the temperature of renewable energy worldwide

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Positive News - 2017-08-18 - Original post - cached version

Stop Funding Hate is urging leading UK mobile phone providers to halt advertising in newspapers that ‘promote hate’

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Positive News - 2017-08-17 - Original post - cached version

All slaughterhouses in England will have to be fitted with CCTV cameras in a bid to improve animal welfare and enforce laws against cruelty

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Positive News - 2017-08-16 - Original post - cached version

Sex workers in Mozambique are providing health support to those at the margins of society. They face political and financial challenges, but against the odds they are helping thousands

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Positive News - 2017-08-15 - Original post - cached version

Claudia Marinaro, a scriptwriter for a play that deals with a conversion to Islam within an atheist Dutch family, explores how theatre can challenge prejudices

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Positive News - 2017-08-11 - Original post - cached version

Though an estimated 800 million women are menstruating as you read this, periods can be associated with silence and shame. We explore efforts to change this, from outlawing menstrual seclusion, to a campaign to introduce a period emoji

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Positive News - 2017-08-11 - Original post - cached version

Our pick of initiatives aiming to make menstruation sanitary products accessible to all

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Positive News - 2017-08-11 - Original post - cached version

NHS occupational therapist Mal Ure tells us how the service is working to improve patients’ media diets at the psychiatric ward where she works in Somerset

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Positive News - 2017-08-10 - Original post - cached version

Why are some people able to become happy, well-adjusted adults even after growing up with violence or neglect? Their life stories – from 1950s Hawaii to the orphanages of Romania – could provide answers that will help more children to thrive

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Positive News - 2017-08-10 - Original post - cached version

Young people in Tunisia face a very real risk of becoming radicalised. Many members of Les Scouts Tunisiens have friends and family who have left to fight for extremist causes, so the organisation wants to reverse the trend by promoting peace and tolerance

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Positive News - 2017-08-09 - Original post - cached version

Holly Cave wants to know why her pregnancy ended at nine weeks. There are no easy answers, but talking about miscarriage could help us change the way we think about it

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Positive News - 2017-08-08 - Original post - cached version

With the World Athletics Championships under way in London, a film and a photography exhibition document how sport is improving the lives of those with no country to call their own

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Positive News - 2017-08-07 - Original post - cached version

From glaring fabrication to masterful manipulation, fake news is a global problem. But society is fighting back. We meet the people separating fact from fiction

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Positive News - 2017-08-07 - Original post - cached version

In today's digital age, it can be difficult to know who or what to trust. Here are five organisations helping separate facts from fiction

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Positive News - 2017-08-07 - Original post - cached version

Though the shifting sands of modern media make investigative journalism challenging, it is still going strong. Here is our pick of five organisations that specialise in digging deeper

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Positive News - 2017-08-04 - Original post - cached version

From running while being pelted by rainbow-coloured paint, to splashing through open water alongside hundreds of swimmers, a new wave of exercise events puts taking part over times or techniques. We chart the rise and rise of mass participation sports

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Positive News - 2017-08-04 - Original post - cached version

A small district in Indonesia has become known as the ‘rainbow village’

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Positive News - 2017-08-04 - Original post - cached version

A digital platform has launched that seeks to harness consumer power to create a more democratic economy

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Positive News - 2017-08-03 - Original post - cached version

It’s half a century since the summer of love changed San Francisco forever. Today, big tech has moved in, while artists have moved out in search of cheaper cities. James Stewart visited to take the temperature of this famous hippy hotspot

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