Plunging into ‘deep time’ using stories of ancient landscapes and a culinary journey too, a retreat next month will explore the origins of the Earth – and humankind. Positive News finds out more [...]
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the invention of the bicycle. Celebrate the year of the bike with these pedal-powered holidays
From rolling up at a retro cycling festival, to switching your commute, 5 ways to put your best pedal forward in 2017: the year of the bike
The world's first museum for happiness will open in London after a successful crowdfunding campaign
Most people in the world speak more than one language, suggesting the human brain has evolved to work in multiple tongues. If so, asks Gaia Vince, are those who speak only one language missing out?
As migration sits at the centre of current debates concerning Britain’s identity and place in the world, the UK’s first dedicated museum about migration opens its doors
The publicity stunt by the country’s tourism board draws attention to ‘allemansrätten’ – the freedom to roam free in nature which is enshrined in Swedish law
In Finland, lament singing is experiencing a revival, one sad song at a time
Immersive night-time adventures into a ‘wild avian landscape’ are taking place this week as part of Brighton Festival. Artist Jony Easterby explains why he and his team created the woodland [...]
People have sex because it feels good. But, whether at school or as adults, sex education often centres on fear or even shame. What if we put pleasure first, instead?
Photographer Christopher Roche reflects on the ‘unforgettable’ experience of walking alongside pilgrims in the Andes
This week’s Fashion Revolution Week, a movement that started in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster, rallies people to change the course of the fashion industry. Heather Poore from Hubbub UK [...]
From origami to photography, Londoner Sam Furness challenged himself to attempt a new skill for each month of 2016. Whether to broaden your horizons or simply disrupt routine, he believes [...]
From an eerily misty loch in Cumbria, to Dorset’s chalky cliffs, a new book celebrates 10 years of the Landscape Photographer of the Year award
From strengthening economies and family life, to improving gender equality and democracy, 10 ways a shorter working week could benefit us
Wonder is part of the joy of being alive. But whether on far-flung shores or closer to home, we need to nurture it
The Great British Bake Off contestant Thomas Gilliford admits cooking up a blueberry pie ‘food porno’ in an Instagram-fuelled moment of madness. Let’s stop social media making food perfectionists [...]
One in every four Americans experiences mental illness, and a lack of police understanding can lead to tragedy. What if more of us were trained to deal with depression and anxiety? New York City [...]
In an attempt to improve the health of its citizens, a group of islands in the South Pacific have pledged to restrict imported junk food in favour of organic, homegrown produce
Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in pilgrimage; journeying on foot. Now that it is open to all – religious or not – how can it help connect us with deep meaning, the land and each other?