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
Fabian Hamilton is the shadow minister for peace and disarmament, the first post of its kind in UK parliament. Appointed in October by Jeremy Corbyn, we ask Hamilton how he will tackle his brief [...]
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?
The latest in our Through My Lens series, a photographer describes his experience of being caught between two giants of the deep
A new documentary about northern Uganda documents the region’s recovery from two decades of civil war. Its co-director explains why the film draws on hope, rather than the wounds of the past
Frustrated with the way mainstream media ignores much of the progress being made in the world, researcher Jodie Jackson set out to uncover the power of positive news. She tells Danielle Batist [...]
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
In the face of explosive urban development, there is new confidence about reclaiming public space for the people. We explore how cities became a playground for experimentation
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
Restoring public trust in banking is a huge task. But Triodos Bank’s Bevis Watts is no ordinary banker, and he thinks it’s possible. We ask him: could the financial sector benefit people and [...]
Meaningful travel is about more than being a responsible tourist; there are mental health benefits too
Though the US didn’t see a woman elected to the highest office this week, other women running on platforms of equality and progressive reform did win
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 [...]