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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

The post 4 projects tackling period poverty appeared first on Positive News.

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

The post World Championships 2017: meet the Athlete Refugee Team appeared first on Positive News.

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

The post New online platform aims to harness the power of community to support ethical retail appeared first on Positive News.

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

The post 50 years after the summer of love, does...

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

Aaron Millar talks to some of the summer of love’s big characters about the 60s utopian dream and why it matters in current political times

The post Resparking a revolution: 1960s radical thinkers on why their ideals are more relevant than ever appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-08-02 - Original post - cached version

Mass sporting events bring people together in huge numbers all over the world. From country-wide dance routines for older people, to a giant annual water fight, here are our top 5

The post Running the numbers: 5 mass sporting events around the world appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-08-01 - Original post - cached version

Lori Lakin Hutcherson was shocked when she was unable to find a website dedicated to positive news about black people. So she started one

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Positive News - 2017-08-01 - Original post - cached version

Tribesmen in Kenya are using cricket to raise awareness about an endangered rhino

The post Maasai men stand up for the last male rhino of its kind appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-31 - Original post - cached version

Love can leave us feeling lost for words, but sometimes it's the limitations of our mother tongues that let us down. Here are 10 words from around the world for when 'I love you' just won't cut it

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Positive News - 2017-07-28 - Original post - cached version

From helping people exchange volunteer time for a roof over their head, to improving tenant-landlord relationships – we pick five projects that aim to revolutionise renting

The post A home run: 5 projects that aim to make renting fairer and more affordable appeared first on Positive News...

Positive News - 2017-07-27 - Original post - cached version

Local perceptions of a rare and once resented bird in north-east India are being transformed by an all-female team of campaigners

The post The all-women ‘army’ protecting Assam’s rare storks appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-27 - Original post - cached version

Is it possible to make a positive difference when we travel the world? The UN thinks so: it has declared 2017 the international year of sustainable tourism for development. But even if we’re committed to holidaying responsibly, how do we pack our principles when we go?

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Positive News - 2017-07-26 - Original post - cached version

In September 1992, Maddy and Tim Harland published the first issue of Permaculture magazine. On the publication’s 25th anniversary, we find out how far they – and the permaculture movement – have come

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Positive News - 2017-07-26 - Original post - cached version

The sale of petrol and diesel cars will end in the UK in 2040, with a new tax on diesel drivers to be introduced from 2020

The post New diesel and petrol cars to be banned from UK roads by 2040 appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-25 - Original post - cached version

Despite a seemingly gloomy present, the future of the US looks bright, believes Mike Males. Research suggests that young Americans are turning away from crime and drugs and towards tolerance and inclusivity

The post The kids are all right (and these surprising statistics prove it)...

Positive News - 2017-07-25 - Original post - cached version

A pack of wolves has become established in the Danish wilderness; one of several recent ‘rewilding’ successes across Europe

The post A pack of wild wolves roams Denmark for the first time in 200 years appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-24 - Original post - cached version

A new campaign sets out to end discrimination against Gypsy and Traveller communities, the ‘last respectable form of racism’

The post Campaign aims to end ‘the last acceptable racism’ – against Gypsies and Travellers appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-21 - Original post - cached version

From hip-hop that tackles toxic masculinity, to frank online discussions about mental health, a global movement is asking afresh: what does it mean to be a man?

The post Rewriting the man code: the new masculinity appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-21 - Original post - cached version

Ethiopian photographer Aida Muluneh challenges preconceptions about her country and continent with her bold, colourful images

The post The photographer whose colourful images of Africa cut through cliches of war and famine appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-21 - Original post - cached version

Los Angeles-based ‘gangsta gardener’ and community leader Ron Finley is determined to redefine ‘gangsta’ as being about building thriving communities, not machismo

The post The ‘gangsta gardener’ who believes masculinity is about being a conscious citizen of the planet appeared first on...

Positive News - 2017-07-21 - Original post - cached version

A community microgrid is helping New Yorkers exchange renewable power

The post NYC residents trade solar energy with their neighbours appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-21 - Original post - cached version

Solar energy is helping to save lives in Syria by providing a more reliable power supply

The post Syria opens its first solar-powered hospital appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

Football isn’t particularly known for its progressive thinking, but Ecotricity’s collaboration with Forest Green Rovers could shift the goalposts. Welcome to the most sustainable football club in the world – probably

The post Is this the greenest football club in the world? appeared first...

Positive News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

Business owner and former gang member Daniel Barnes describes turning his life around after a lack of positive male role models led him to violence and crime

The post “I am my own man now”: the former gang member turned business owner appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

Nathan Roberts, chief executive of A Band of Brothers, explains how the network's male mentors help young men become more emotionally expressive

The post ‘We provide young men with positive male figures. I trust all of these men with my life’ appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

For stay-at-home man Jack Morris, domestic life doesn’t make him feel any less masculine

The post “I’m a stay at home dad, and I couldn’t be happier” appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

Adrian Kowal, co-founder of Way of Nature UK, facilitates men’s retreats in the wilderness to help shed the ‘armour’ locking in suppressed emotions

The post “Men are looking for a safe container to be able to share our shadow side” appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

Ken Hermes works for the Lions Barber Collective, an international collection of barbers who raise awareness about preventing suicide

The post “I lost my father to suicide; now I help others” appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

Credit and debit card fees that are added to payments for goods and services will be axed from January, the government has announced

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Positive News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

North Sea cod has been certified as sustainable after stocks recover from the brink of near collapse

The post British cod is labelled sustainable for the first time in 20 years appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-18 - Original post - cached version

New technology and community engagement strategies have helped the city's police force cut gun crime

The post New York City records fewest shooting incidents in 25 years appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-18 - Original post - cached version

Babies born dangerously early could one day have a significantly higher chance of survival, suggests a trial of a new artificial womb

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Positive News - 2017-07-17 - Original post - cached version

Young people who are taking the latest HIV drugs have a near-normal life expectancy as a result of improvements in treatments, a study suggests

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Positive News - 2017-07-17 - Original post - cached version

Thousands of Farc guerrillas in Colombia have begun the process of becoming civilians again following a peace deal with the government

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Positive News - 2017-07-17 - Original post - cached version

Could riding the waves be the ultimate meditation? Professional surfer and author Sam Bleakley suggests what the oceans can teach us about our place in the natural world

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Positive News - 2017-07-14 - Original post - cached version

Since yesterday, 250,000 people have been lifted out of bone-crushing, one-meal-a-day, soul-destroying, unrelenting, extreme poverty, writes Dr Angus Hervey. It’s time to tell that story of progress

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Positive News - 2017-07-14 - Original post - cached version

The world’s most intricate imaging of the brain's internal wiring has been made by scientists at Cardiff University. It could provide unprecedented insight into the causes of conditions such as dementia, schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis

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Positive News - 2017-07-14 - Original post - cached version

People with claustrophobia and other anxiety conditions could find their journeys less stressful by using a Transport for London map that shows which stations and sections of its network are underground

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Positive News - 2017-07-13 - Original post - cached version

A lack of hygienic sanitation is a major issue in many parts of the world, but are resource-hungry western style toilets the only option? Not according to the company piloting a loo that's waterless, off-grid and able to charge your phone. Lina Zeldovich travels to Madagascar to witness the...

Positive News - 2017-07-13 - Original post - cached version

Martin Skelton owns Magazine Brighton, an independent shop that stocks Positive News. We ask him why he stepped away from a more conventional career to follow his passion for print

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