Stuck with family members and an expectation of joyfulness, Christmas can spark tension and arguments too. Jamie Catto suggests how to replace dysfunction and disconnection with empowerment
Experimental psychologist at the University of Oxford, Elaine Fox, tells Lauren Razavi about her surprising research into the links between genes and happiness
The global divestment campaign, urging people to move their money out of oil, coal and gas companies, has gained momentum. Here are some key figures
We revisit the divestment movement. What progress has been made?
After noticing signs of divisiveness and fear in recent weeks, Daianna Karaian came up with a plan to prevent society sinking into intolerance. Turning to a traditional symbol of welcome, she [...]
Consuming positive news can lead to an increased acceptance of others, a feeling of community and motivation to contribute to social change, new research shows
Next week, clothes recycling charity Traid will be urging people to wear secondhand instead of buying new. Could instilling pride in wearing pre-owned clothes help avoid wasteful fast fashion?
A campaign calling on advertisers to boycott newspapers that promote “demonisation and division” is also asking the public to lobby the advertisers in a positive, constructive way
Meaningful travel is about more than being a responsible tourist; there are mental health benefits too
For those shocked by the election result, anger and blame may be convenient ways to make sense of it. But Charles Eisenstein, who predicted Trump’s victory, says that in this time of uncertainty [...]
We meet the photographer who captured a young Kurdish-Syrian superhero at a refugee camp in Greece
With both youth depression and youth unemployment on the rise, calls are growing for a different kind of learning. Could ‘positive education’ enhance not just wellbeing, but academic performance too?
Both Trump and Clinton’s presidential election campaigns have spent huge sums on advertising – up to $1m per day. What if this went to grassroots community groups working year-round on solutions [...]