By Positive News
Jun 18, 2015
Almost 15 years ago Portugal decriminalised drug use and recent figures reveal that addiction rates have been cut in half as a result.
The future of the 40-hour working week has been a hotly debated topic in recent times. Earlier this year Lucy Purdy investigated alternative working models that do away with the idea of the nine-to-five.
A group of former Occupy Wall Street activists abolished nearly $15m (£9m) of Americans’ medical debt as part of a goodwill campaign to free debtors at random.
Positive News Ecohustler columnist Matt Mellen argues that by fundamentally changing our cultural values we can create societies that collaborate for increased wellbeing rather than compete for increased wealth.
Money separates us from what we consume and the impacts of our behaviour, claims Moneyless Manifesto author mark Boyle. But, he says, there is an economic model that could bring us closer to each other and to the effects of how we live.
Despite being the president of a country on the up from 2010 – 2015, José Mujica donated his earnings to charity and lived on a small modest farm while in office.
Back in 2011, the Law of Mother Earth saw Bolivia pilot a new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature.
Billed a “social phenomenon” by its leading advocate, Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is changing the face of health and humanity.
We reported on the wave of public mass meditation sessions that swept across London nearly four years ago.
Positive News editor Seán Dagan Wood caught up with the award-winning filmmaker, musician and ‘creative catalyst’ Jamie Catto to discuss his series of innovative workshops aimed at inspiring people to realise their potential.
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