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There’s a lot of kindness in the world but it can’t always be heard.

We’ve partnered with Simple, who are turning up the volume by spreading stories of kindness. Simple have selected Positive News articles that uncover kindness in action and together we’re sharing these stories to reveal just how kind the world can be.

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The art of self-kindness – and how it helps us cope with stress Self-kindness can boost our mental health and help us navigate stressful situations. This is what we can do to nurture more of it Body & Mind Wellbeing
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‘A catalyst for a kinder world’: one city’s mission to spread altruism Leeds will launch its first Festival of Kindness next weekend with organisers seeking to foster unity after years of division Lifestyle Peace Positive People Society
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Green is the new black: how biotech is making fashion more sustainable From lab-grown spider silk to ‘living dyes’, biotechnology is being used to make clothes that don’t cost the earth Environment Good Business Lifestyle Social Enterprise
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Supermarket chain to replace plastic ‘bags for life’ with paper alternative Morrisons is trialling paper carriers at selected stores, with the intention of axing plastic bags from all of its shops Environment Good Business
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Three good things: initiatives to get us walking and cycling more From paying us to fix our bikes to restoring canal towpaths, these schemes are trying to get the UK moving Environment Health Society
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Image for Bouncing forward: why the pandemic could make our communities stronger
Bouncing forward: why the pandemic could make our communities stronger We examine how communities came together during the coronavirus crisis and how that can be carried forward into post-pandemic life Health Society UK Wellbeing
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Three good things: online support groups started during lockdown The coronavirus crisis has had a profound impact on people’s mental health. These groups were set up to provide support Health Society Wellbeing
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Could regular volunteering be the key to a long and healthy life? A new study by Harvard University adds weight to the idea that being altruistic can help us live longer Health Society Wellbeing
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Kindness v coronavirus: how altruistic acts are helping people cope Many people have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by being kind to others, with surprising benefits to themselves Health Society UK Wellbeing
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‘Our need for joy is greater than ever’: Clowns Without Borders wins Kindness Awards A charity that uses clowns to bring laughter and respite to displaced children has won the inaugural Kindness Awards Arts Peace Society UK World
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New award celebrates acts of kindness to people and the planet Simple and Positive News have today launched the Kindness Awards, with public voting now open now to decide the winner Arts Environment Health Lifestyle Wellbeing World
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Collective kindness: taking care of our communities From communal gardens to parties in care homes, projects across the UK are proving how kindness in the community benefits everyone Body & Mind Lifestyle Society Wellbeing
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It pays to be kind: improving workplace culture through kindness Some businesses are leading the way in creating a culture of kindness at work, and measuring it too Body & Mind Society Wellbeing
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Image for Beyond retro: is second-hand shopping catching up with fast fashion?
Beyond retro: is second-hand shopping catching up with fast fashion? More young people are turning to charity shops and resale sites for a fashion fix that’s kinder to the planet Environment Lifestyle
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Kind regards: how the words you choose make a difference Five simple ways that using kind words can benefit how you and others feel Society Wellbeing
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Image for Getting kind online: the people standing up to cyberbullying
Getting kind online: the people standing up to cyberbullying With 62 per cent of young people saying they have received offensive messages online, cyberbullying is a serious issue. But the internet als... Society
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Five reasons why people are kind Being kind is an intrinsic part of being human. From reinforcing a sense of identity to creating new connections, here are five reasons why Lifestyle Society
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Time to be kind: why kindness matters It’s cool to be kind, but is it a trend or a real tool for transforming society? We uncover the role of kindness in being human and how to b... Lifestyle Society
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