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22 random acts of kindness

Make someone's day with these random acts of kindness on World Kindness Day. From complimenting strangers to sending a postcard, spread happiness

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The Bright Side: positive news from October

October may mark the mid-point between summer and winter, but it remains a good one from the point of view of positive news. This October saw many

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8 essential life lessons from RuPaul, the biggest drag queen in the world

As drag icon RuPaul launches GuRu, his new self-help book, Calvin Holbrook looks at how the entertainer is increasingly showcasing his spiritual side

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22 random acts of kindness

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Make someone's day with these random acts of kindness on World Kindness Day. From complimenting strangers to sending a postcard, spread happiness with these 22 inspiring ideas from Calvin

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The Bright Side: positive news from October

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October may mark the mid-point between summer and winter, but it remains a good one from the point of view of positive news. This October saw many new stories that were full of hope and happiness:

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8 essential life lessons from RuPaul, the biggest drag queen in the world

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As drag icon RuPaul launches GuRu, his new self-help book, Calvin Holbrook looks at how the entertainer is increasingly showcasing his spiritual side and the life lessons that can help you create

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The Bright Side: positive news from September

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September was a great month for positive, uplifting news. Ed Gould shares the top ten news stories that you may have missed, to help bring some hope and a smile to your face...
 
As

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The Bright Side: positive news from August

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Members of the press often refer to August as 'silly season' as there tends to be fewer items that are seen as being genuinely newsworthy. As such, 'silly' stories get more coverage. However, there

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Sri Mooji’s Guidance on Self-Inquiry

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Mooji is a renowned spiritual teacher who is of the Advaita non-duality tradition. Here, he offers two simple yet potent exercises about self-inquiry that help us look and discover our true nature:

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The Bright Side of May: the Good Things That Happened

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Positive news and happiness are so often missing from the mainstream news agendum and May is certainly no different. However, in fact, the month was full of optimistic news stories. Here's Ed Gould's

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Wired to Create: 10 things great artists do differently

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The authors of a new book, Wired to Create, explore the depths of the creative mind and offer ideas on how to kick-start your own creativity. From daydreaming to having a natural curiosity, here are

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The Bright Side of July: the Good Things That Happened

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Happiness, hope and positive news may seem to have been in short supply during the month of July, when so many negative news items were presented. In fact, July was a great month for positivity and

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What if we used cutting edge technology for social impact?

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Corey Harnish investigates how new technologies – specifically blockchain – could help the not-for-profit sector create greater impact.
 
Have you heard of 'blockchain'? If not, I'm

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The Bright Side of April: the Good Things That Happened

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April is a month that heralds the coming of new growth and development. Full of hope, the month still had its fair share of downbeat news stories. So, what were the positive news that made the front

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Sustainable Development Goals: what are they?

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Sustainable development goals aim to improve the living conditions, health, education, work conditions and ecosystems of the planet both on land and at sea. But, as Ed Gould asks, what are they and

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Landscape of dreams

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I play out a role as a person you see, but I am myself, thyself and a reflection of thee.
 
Search for me in the landscape of dreams, where memories play out, flowing downstream. 
There

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The Bright Side of March: the Good Things That Happened

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In a mainstream news agendum that seems to be increasingly focused on negativity, here is Ed Gould's round-up of the top nine positive news stories from the month of March. Read these heartwarming

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The Bright Side of February: The Good Things that Happened

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Among the coldest months of the year, February can appear to have little by way of happiness or positive news about it! However, the fact is that February 2018 has been a superb month from a news

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Thích Nhất Hạnh: His Life in Quotes and Teachings

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As one of the most important figures in the fields of mindfulness, meditation and Zen Buddhism, Thích Nhất Hạnh has had a major influence around the world. We share some of his best quotes and take a

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WHAT IS: Ikigai

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Ikigai (pronounced Ick-ee-guy) is a concept originating from the Japanese island of Okinawa, home to the largest population of centenarians in the world. So, could finding our ikigai – our reason for

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The Bright Side: January - The Good Things That Happened

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January is often regarded as something of a downbeat month after the holiday season, with little to recommend it. However, in fact, there were plenty of positive news stories that made it into the

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Minimalism: the Simple Rules

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Minimalism is a great way to unclutter your life, gain more space, and also deal with less stress. Happiness.com's Tine Steiss shares her simple rules of minimalism, and – like the practice itself –

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The Bright Side: top 10 positive news stories from 2017

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The past year wasn't all doom and gloom, even if the mainstream news agenda suggested otherwise. In fact, there were plenty of positive news stories in 2017. Here, Ed Gould picks out his top

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HOW TO: Gratitude Practices

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When we are going through tough times, or don’t feel satisfied with life, it is natural to focus on what we lack, and take the things that we do have for granted. That is a missed opportunity. How

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The Bright Side of November: positive news

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Fed up with the almost constant stream of bad news that seems to flow into your consciousness? If so, you're not alone. Read on to discover just a few of the brighter things that happened over the

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Buddhist Economics Could Solve Our Problems

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Economic life may be something that seems out of our control. The forces of macroeconomics can appear akin to a tsunami that individuals can do little about. And yet, even an enormous wave is made up

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The 3 Best Happiness Apps To Improve Your Well-Being

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After Apple coined and popularized the phrase "There's an app for that," and it became a bit of a running joke and an "if only" solution to all of our mobile technological woes, it's become more

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The Bright Side: positive news from October

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So many negative news items were presented in October, but, in fact, the month was a great one for tales of positivity and human endeavour. Ed Gould shares his top ten positive news stories from the

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