Six things we learned making the Positive News podcast

Our first series challenged western wellbeing concepts and showed community solutions to mental health issues. Here are our highlights The post Six things we learned making the Positive News podcast appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


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What went right this week: the good news you should know about

Indonesia slashed its poverty rate, China supercharged renewables, and the ‘world’s most joyful museum’ won a top award, plus more The post What went right this week: the good news you should know about appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 18 hours ago

We want to know: what do forests mean to you?

Whether you are a tree hugger, forest bather or just love being in nature, what are the most meaningful experiences you’ve had with trees? The post We want to know: what do forests mean to you? appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 2 days ago

A new school teaches children from low-income families to be journalists

The founder of the UK’s first major Black children’s magazine has now opened a journalism school that champions diversity The post A new school teaches children from low-income families to be journalists appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 2 days ago

‘I had fun making my wrinkles’: the growing movement to embrace ageing

For years, women have been sold the idea that beauty is synonymous with youth. But many are now joyfully embracing ageing The post ‘I had fun making my wrinkles’: the growing movement to embrace ageing appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 3 days ago

Wanted: community conscious businesses looking to scale

For entrepreneurs in England who want to improve the world, there’s a new programme that’s looking for recruits The post Wanted: community conscious businesses looking to scale appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 4 days ago

The ball in his court: the coach on a mission to diversify tennis

As Wimbledon gets underway, we catch up with tennis coach Arum Akom, who is pushing for change in his beloved sport The post The ball in his court: the coach on a mission to diversify tennis appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 7 days ago

What went right this week: the good news that matters

Cities became ‘more liveable’, a new test improved cancer care for kids, and Europe smashed green energy records, plus more The post What went right this week: the good news that matters appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 8 days ago

The rising movement for better bread. Plus what else to expect in the new issue of Positive News

The new issue of Positive News magazine is out now. Highlights include London’s first all-female garage and how to inject awe into your life The post The rising movement for better bread. Plus what else to expect in the new issue of Positive News appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 9 days ago

UK election: how to mend politics, according to you

Ahead of the UK election, Positive News readers share their ideas for restoring faith and integrity in politics The post UK election: how to mend politics, according to you appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 10 days ago

Can a new government supercharge the UK’s clean energy revolution?

A pioneering green energy company believes a new government could put a clean energy revolution back on the cards in a simple, affordable way The post Can a new government supercharge the UK’s clean energy revolution? appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 11 days ago

What can we learn from ‘supercommunicators’?

We can work on having deeper conversations, says the author of a book about connecting in disconnected times The post What can we learn from ‘supercommunicators’? appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 14 days ago

What went right this week: the good news that matters

Scientists showed how to avoid a sixth mass extinction, humanity became ‘less negative’, and Sierra Leone banned child marriage, plus more The post What went right this week: the good news that matters appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 14 days ago

The innovations unleashing the power of design to create a more sustainable and fairer world

Is it possible to redesign everything we make to be in harmony with nature? These inspiring organisations say 'yes' The post The innovations unleashing the power of design to create a more sustainable and fairer world appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 15 days ago

Mere mortals: why politicians’ wellbeing matters and how to safeguard it

With many politicians reporting poor mental health, what can be done – to help them and democracy? The post Mere mortals: why politicians’ wellbeing matters and how to safeguard it appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 16 days ago

From kimchi to kefir: why ancient wisdom on food fermentation remains good for our gut

Historically, cultures around the world have improved their gut health by eating fermented foods. Guided by Rain Kuldjärv, food researcher and author, we chew over their enduring wisdom The post From kimchi to kefir: why ancient wisdom on food fermentation remains good for our gu … | Continue reading


@positive.news | 17 days ago

‘There’s a lot of space now for solutions.’ Meet the hosts of the Positive News podcast

The doctor and journalist who front the new Positive News podcast talk mental health solutions and why hope is a crucial strand of wellbeing The post ‘There’s a lot of space now for solutions.’ Meet the hosts of the Positive News podcast appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 18 days ago

We want to know: what would make you more likely to engage with politics?

With trust in politics at a record low, what needs to change? Constructive tweaks or nothing short of a complete overhaul? Tell us
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@positive.news | 21 days ago

‘No longer passive subjects’. Care-leavers tell their stories

Those behind a new anthology hope to create systemic change by sharing the stories of 100 people who have experienced the UK care system The post ‘No longer passive subjects’. Care-leavers tell their stories appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 21 days ago

What went right this week: the good news you should know about

A deal was sealed on a historic European nature law and LGBTQ+ rights in south-east Asia received a major boost, plus more good news The post What went right this week: the good news you should know about appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 21 days ago

Ecologists roped in to help hazel dormice bridge the gap

High level wildlife corridors are being strung up for hazel dormice in one of England’s ancient forests The post Ecologists roped in to help hazel dormice bridge the gap appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 23 days ago

From adversity to empowerment: eight refugee entrepreneurs – in pictures

London-based refugees turned entrepreneurs tell their stories, to mark Refugee Week The post From adversity to empowerment: eight refugee entrepreneurs – in pictures appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 24 days ago

Life after: Escaping gang violence

Cenia Elizabeth Muñoz, who fled gang violence in El Salvador, describes finding opportunity and hope in the UK The post Life after: Escaping gang violence appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 25 days ago

10 podcasts that are changing the world for the better

Positive News launched a podcast last week, but we’re not the only ones trying to inspire change over the airways The post 10 podcasts that are changing the world for the better appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 28 days ago

What went right this week: the good news you should know about

Scotland’s rainforests got a boost, the ozone layer breathed easier, and AI was deployed to improve heart health, plus more good news The post What went right this week: the good news you should know about appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 28 days ago

Portrait of Humanity: moving photos of beauty and resilience

A competition that captures the resilience, beauty and diversity of humanity has revealed its shortlist The post Portrait of Humanity: moving photos of beauty and resilience appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

Teacher’s tome plugs the gaps from our collective history books

The History Lessons by teacher Shalina Patel is a whistlestop tour of history, focused on previously untold stories and voices The post Teacher’s tome plugs the gaps from our collective history books appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

How the virtual world is inspiring gamers to become botanists

Gamers encounter landscapes full of flora in the virtual world but spend much time indoors. A new seed project aims to change that The post How the virtual world is inspiring gamers to become botanists appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

Heard the good news? The Positive News Podcast has just launched

Positive News is bringing its uplifting journalism to the airways, starting with a six-part series on mental health solutions The post Heard the good news? The Positive News Podcast has just launched appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

Lichen-lovers asked to spot signs of life among the dead

Citizen scientists are being asked to zoom in on the lichen in their local churchyards from this weekend The post Lichen-lovers asked to spot signs of life among the dead appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

What went right this week: the good news you should know about

New tests promised to ‘turn tide’ on cancer, a breakthrough saved a man’s sight, and the Dutch unplugged en mass, plus more The post What went right this week: the good news you should know about appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

Newcastle United introduces ‘sound shirts’ for deaf supporters

Newcastle United have collaborated on shirts that allow deaf fans to ‘feel’ the noise of St James’ Park for the first time The post Newcastle United introduces ‘sound shirts’ for deaf supporters appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

How to supercharge climate action? Get schools involved

Schools are an untapped resource for slashing the UK’s emissions, reckon those behind a fun new climate event The post How to supercharge climate action? Get schools involved appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

Making an exhibition of yourself: the gallery where anyone can add to the walls

Edinburgh Printmakers are urging anyone to add or move artworks around in a continuously evolving exhibition The post Making an exhibition of yourself: the gallery where anyone can add to the walls appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

The ethical investors helping financially vulnerable people avoid predatory lenders

Socially minded investors are funding organisations that offer fair and affordable credit to those most in need The post The ethical investors helping financially vulnerable people avoid predatory lenders appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

Dutch digital detoxers unplug en masse. Will the world follow?

Members of The Offline Club are swapping out their phones for board games, books and tranquillity. Now, the concept is poised to go global The post Dutch digital detoxers unplug en masse. Will the world follow? appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

What went right this week: the good news that matters

A study showed how to boost life satisfaction, a climate villain went green, and South Korea went zen, plus more The post What went right this week: the good news that matters appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

Painting a greener future: how an art brand became a B Corp

Art supplies company Winsor & Newton has become a B Corp. ‘We think art is really important for society to grow, and sustainability is part of that,’ says the firm The post Painting a greener future: how an art brand became a B Corp appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

The secrets of secondhand clothes shopping – according to you

We asked readers where you shop for preloved garments – and what you love about secondhand fashion. Here’s what you said The post The secrets of secondhand clothes shopping – according to you appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

‘Transforming secondhand clothes is so fulfilling. I’ve embraced a flamboyant side of myself’

Fashion influencer Nicole Akong gets a thrill – and a beautifully diverse wardrobe – from transforming secondhand clothes The post ‘Transforming secondhand clothes is so fulfilling. I’ve embraced a flamboyant side of myself’ appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

Snow joke: Icelandic glacier makes presidential bid

The campaign to put the Snæfellsjökull glacier on the ballot, though ultimately unsuccessful, has boosted awareness of concepts of environmental stewardship and eco-justice The post Snow joke: Icelandic glacier makes presidential bid appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

What went right this week: the good news that matters

The climate went to court and won, breast cancer research had a breakthrough, and wind blew gas away in the UK, plus more The post What went right this week: the good news that matters appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

What went right this week: the good news that matters

The UK set a renewables record, breast cancer research had a breakthrough, and victims of a major scandal got justice, plus more The post What went right this week: the good news that matters appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

Transforming the world: by design

The founders of What Design Can Do on the inspiration behind their latest creative call: radically redesigning everything The post Transforming the world: by design appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

‘People should be a part of nature, not apart from nature’ – campaigners

Campaigners hope to amend dictionary definitions of 'nature' to include humans. Change the definition, change our connection – they say The post ‘People should be a part of nature, not apart from nature’ – campaigners appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

Five ways to bring more awe into your life

Experiencing awe can slow our perception of time, research shows. Here are five ways to seek it out The post Five ways to bring more awe into your life appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

Tell us: what’s the big thing that you changed your mind about?

Politicians love to double down on a bad idea, but changing your mind can be a strength. What have you shifted your stance on? The post Tell us: what’s the big thing that you changed your mind about? appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago

It’s easy, it’s everywhere: the simple solution improving mental health around the globe

The common strand linking successful mental health projects from Guatemala to Zimbabwe and India The post It’s easy, it’s everywhere: the simple solution improving mental health around the globe appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading


@positive.news | 1 month ago