We look back at the our most popular Positive News stories in 2016, from exploring rewilding human nature and working less, to inspiring words collected from endangered languages around the world. What lessons can we take into 2017?
Although 2016 proved to be a tough year by many measures, it also saw some reasons for celebration. We delved behind the headlines to find 20 things that went right
Positive News editor Lucy Purdy explores how the concept of rewilding can be applied not just to the natural world, but also to ourselves. “It’s reconnecting to that wildness dormant inside you; the amazing, rich thing that’s there waiting to be engaged with,” says one interviewee
The 40-hour working week is an ingrained part of our culture, but does it actually serve us? This article explores alternative models that do away with the idea of the nine-to-five. Though published in 2015, it proved a popular read in 2016 too
Happiness organisations have emerged from being unGoogle-able to forming an international movement. Can the likes of Action for Happiness help us create a more joyful existence?
For those shocked by the US election result, anger and blame were convenient ways to make sense of it. But Charles Eisenstein, who predicted Trump’s victory, has a different theory – that this time of uncertainty holds an opportunity for empathy to drive a new political story
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#14: Ethical partners
We don’t let advertisers gatecrash the party. Instead, through our Brands of Inspiration partnership scheme we only allow ethical organisations to connect with you. Editorial coverage of our partners is created independently by us and sponsored content is clearly marked.
With 2016 characterised by political tumult, reactions to monumental events proved that the ‘doom and gloom’ news narrative no longer serves society. Our editor-in-chief Seán Dagan Wood explains how a more inspiring lens on the world may help heal division and empower people to bring about change
The cover feature of the last Positive News issue in 2016 focused on protecting endangered languages. During our research, we discovered that some 7,000 unique tongues are spoken around the world. To celebrate this rich diversity, we collected 10 of our favourite inspiring words, from Hózhó to Hoʻoponopono
In this article from our The Dark Side series, Jamie Catto explores what he calls ‘the new alchemy’. We can proactively use anxiety and discomfort to shed emotional baggage, he explains
British culture has long been associated with hedonism, and alcohol-fuelled takeovers of our towns after dark are nothing new. But, quietly, a movement is building towards a different relationship with booze
In this photography-led piece, part of our regular Life Time section, we meet Francesca Cassini who swapped the comforts of home to live on a yurt on a 50-acre farm in the Welsh Cambrian Mountains
Main image: Flickr user Gabriel Garcia Marengo
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#15: The original positive publication
Everyone knows the world needs more positive stories, so there are plenty of imitators. But Positive News was the first media organisation to take good news seriously. Having been in print since 1993, we are the longest-established publication for quality journalism that inspires.