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Positive News - 2016-08-31 - Original post - cached version

Mark Constantine's journey to becoming co-founder of the globally successful Lush cosmetics brand was no easy route. A big loss led to the winning idea that good ethics makes good business sense

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Positive News - 2016-08-28 - Original post - cached version

When sociology professor Tracey Harris received a research grant to explore ‘tiny house’ living, she took her daughter and husband along for the adventure

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Positive News - 2016-08-25 - Original post - cached version

A group of Aymara women who support intrepid travellers embark on their own adventure

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Positive News - 2016-08-23 - Original post - cached version

As many as one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, but it is still not your average dinner table topic. More women are breaking the silence but what is it like for expectant fathers? Gareth Watkins shares his story

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Positive News - 2016-08-22 - Original post - cached version

How a group of women affected by domestic violence and displaced by Colombia's conflict united to build their own city

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Positive News - 2016-08-21 - Original post - cached version

Traditionally the preserve of religion and state, ritual is being reclaimed across society in newly creative ways. As a means to connect with others and with what is important, how can ritual enrich our lives – and shape our future?

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Positive News - 2016-08-19 - Original post - cached version

Kakuma refugee camp in north-west Kenya has been a place of celebration this week as residents cheer on their friends and family flying the flag for Team Refugee

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Positive News - 2016-08-18 - Original post - cached version

Photographer Leejiah Dorward reflects on his epic journey to capture soaring seabirds at the far edge of the Shetland Islands

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Positive News - 2016-08-17 - Original post - cached version

Are quotas the best way to improve gender diversity in positions of power?
Consensus can be tougher than conflict. We present a complicated issue to two thought leaders and ask them to respond to each other’s views.

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Positive News - 2016-08-16 - Original post - cached version

British culture has long been associated with hedonism, and alcohol-fuelled takeovers of our towns after dark are nothing new. But on the same streets, a quiet movement is building towards a different relationship with booze

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Positive News - 2016-08-15 - Original post - cached version

By recognising Brexit as a symptom, not the cause, Britain can address global issues through local solutions

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Positive News - 2016-08-12 - Original post - cached version

Ostracised throughout Europe for centuries, Roma immigrants are finding Glasgow more welcoming. Education and trust-building are at the heart of the city’s attempts at cultural integration

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Positive News - 2016-08-11 - Original post - cached version

The environmental movement has seen its share of ebbs and flows over the last 50 years. Martin Wright asks what role the media should play in shaping a better relationship with the planet

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Positive News - 2016-08-10 - Original post - cached version

Agile social enterprises are well placed to help smooth the way forward in our alien post-Brexit landscape

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Positive News - 2016-08-09 - Original post - cached version

Three ideas for your next adventure: an exotic escape that takes you closer to nature, green travel nearer to home, and arts and wellbeing in the Adriatic

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Positive News - 2016-08-08 - Original post - cached version

Eleanor Ross discovers there is far more to the Canadian Arctic than conventionally thought or reported

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Positive News - 2016-08-05 - Original post - cached version

As globalisation forces change among remote communities in the Arctic, a circus and a festival are helping people cope with despair and suicide – and keeping indigenous arts alive at the same time

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Positive News - 2016-08-04 - Original post - cached version

Although uncertain and scary, Brexit offers a thrill of progressive possibility

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Positive News - 2016-08-03 - Original post - cached version

Celebrate the sunshine with these food and drink-infused outdoor adventures

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Positive News - 2016-08-02 - Original post - cached version

Green energy could flourish in post-Brexit Britain, says long-time community energy campaigner and co-founder of Sharenergy, Jon Halle

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Positive News - 2016-08-01 - Original post - cached version

Hundreds of children in Benin have been freed in a significant victory against the damaging voodoo ‘convents’ in the country.

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Positive News - 2016-07-29 - Original post - cached version

Changing the way our food is produced, distributed and wasted can seem out of reach, but what we choose to consume has a major impact on both people and the planet. What does it really mean to eat sustainably?

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Positive News - 2016-07-28 - Original post - cached version

Working-class young people living outside of London have been overlooked in Brexit conversations. Empowering them could help shape the ‘new’ Britain, says youth charity worker Roxy Legane

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Positive News - 2016-07-27 - Original post - cached version

In Ruaha National Park, Tanzania, pastoral farmers share land with potentially dangerous predators, often leading to untimely deaths for livestock – as well as for wild animals, when humans intervene. PhD student Leejiah Dorward is interviewing farmers to gather data for the Ruaha...

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Professor Matthew Flinders advocates a politics of optimism to counter post-Brexit despair

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Positive News - 2016-07-21 - Original post - cached version

Open borders would accelerate the global economy and lift millions out of poverty, argues Dutch author and historian Rutger Bregman

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Positive News - 2016-07-20 - Original post - cached version

From a scarred, post-industrial landscape to thriving woodland packed with wildlife and economic opportunities alike: Meera Dattani laces up her boots to explore the National Forest Way

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Positive News - 2016-07-19 - Original post - cached version

Dr Estelle Lazer has spent the last three decades getting to know Pompeii’s dead. Now, new technology promises to reveal even more about the ancient population she has tirelessly worked to bring to life. Lorenza Bacino meets her

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Rutger Bregman is reimagining utopia. The 28-year-old Dutch historian and author says we have all the ideas we need, including the 15-hour work week, open borders and a universal basic income

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Positive News - 2016-07-12 - Original post - cached version

Published in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, the new issue of Positive News magazine reports on people, communities and organisations that are creating the building blocks for a thriving society

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Positive News - 2016-07-11 - Original post - cached version

Editor-in-chief Seán Dagan Wood introduces issue 86 of Positive News

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Positive News - 2016-07-10 - Original post - cached version

Meet our media moguls: In July 2015, we ran a community share offer and invited our readers to become co-owners of Positive News

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Positive News - 2016-07-08 - Original post - cached version

We meet seven people who, having fled their homelands, have found a new beginning in London. Photographing them in the place where they first felt safe or part of this country, we ask them about the moment the UK became home

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Positive News - 2016-07-08 - Original post - cached version

Employment is an integral tool for tackling refugees’ social and economic exclusion, says Matthew Powell - CEO of charity Breaking Barriers

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Positive News - 2016-07-07 - Original post - cached version

Typhoons, earthquakes, flooding – natural disasters are increasing in frequency and scale. Sue Adkins, international director at Business in the Community, tells us what businesses are doing to help NGOs, humanitarian aid agencies, governments and citizens when disaster strikes


Positive News - 2016-07-05 - Original post - cached version

South African schoolgirls are helping to create Africa’s first privately-funded satellite in an effort to reset the gender balance in maths and technology

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Positive News - 2016-07-04 - Original post - cached version

In early 2014, we reported on the UK passing a law requiring development agencies to consider gender equality when funding foreign aid projects. Two years later, campaigners say the legislation is having a big impact

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Positive News - 2016-07-01 - Original post - cached version

From architecture to healthcare; we look at new ways in which 3D printing is helping society to progress

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Positive News - 2016-06-30 - Original post - cached version

Lucy Purdy explores the human urge to leave our mark on the natural world

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Positive News - 2016-06-29 - Original post - cached version

Wales is to start measuring the proportion of workers with ‘good jobs’ by taking into account security of employment and wages

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Positive News - 2016-06-28 - Original post - cached version

Affordable housing designed by and for local people bucks the trend

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Positive News - 2016-06-27 - Original post - cached version

Two years after India was declared polio-free, the rest of the world looks set to follow its lead

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Positive News - 2016-06-24 - Original post - cached version

Social enterprises – organisations that use business means to provide social and environmental benefit – are set to receive a boost from the corporate world

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Positive News - 2016-06-23 - Original post - cached version

For Rio’s favela dwellers the story of the 2016 Olympics has been one of disbanded communities, demolished homes and broken promises of urban renewal. But, as Ben Whitford finds, the determination of one community offers hope for other ongoing struggles

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Positive News - 2016-06-22 - Original post - cached version

New research into positive social connections could help drug and alcohol addicts stay sober and change the way we treat addiction

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Positive News - 2016-06-21 - Original post - cached version

Aaron Millar chats with Bruce Poon Tip, bestselling author, award-winning travel company founder and friend of the Dalai Lama, about his new book, Do Big Small Things, which challenges people to leave their comfort zones both at home and abroad

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Positive News - 2016-06-20 - Original post - cached version

A historic mosque in Bosnia's Serb region that was destroyed in the war has reopened in a ceremony encouraging religious tolerance among divided communities

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Positive News - 2016-06-17 - Original post - cached version

In a city where violence is commonplace and local people – young Arab men in particular – are viewed with suspicion by the authorities, Genevieve Belmaker finds one group using parkour to not only improve their fitness, but find a sense of freedom

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