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Why we should give free money to everyone

Why we should give free money to everyone

By Rutger Bregman We tend to think that simply giving people money makes them lazy. Yet a wealth of scientific research proves the contrary: free money helps. It is time for a radical reform of the welfare state. Studies from all over the world drive home the exact same point: free money helps. Proven correlations...
How to look on the brighter side

How to look on the brighter side

To help you with this month’s action item – Focus on the positive, here are 10 habits that will help you to look on the brighter side. Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts. Looking on the brighter side is easier said than done, of course....
Monday morning blues remedy: music

Monday morning blues remedy: music

Music does not help us to survive nor to procreate. Nevertheless it has a potent effect on our emotions, especially on our positive emotions. We can harness this power in daily life to mitigate some of the negative news we are obliged to consume every day. Make sure you spread in some feel-good music for...
The Psychological Effects of TV News

The Psychological Effects of TV News

We’ve known for a very long time that the emotional content of films and television programs can affect your psychological health. It can do this by directly affecting your mood, and your mood can then affect many aspects of your thinking and behaviour. If the TV program generates negative mood experiences (e.g. anxiety, sadness, anger,...
Good news can spread faster than disasters and sob stories

Good news can spread faster than disasters and sob stories

BAD NEWS SELLS. If it bleeds, it leads. No news is good news, and good news is no news. Those are the classic rules for the evening broadcasts and the morning papers, based partly on data (ratings and circulation) and partly on the gut instincts of producers and editors. Wars, earthquakes, plagues, floods, fires, sick children,...
Free Press 2012 Progress Report: Wins, Progress and What's Next

Free Press 2012 Progress Report: Wins, Progress and What’s Next

Media and technology have the power to connect people worldwide, to expose injustice, and to hold government and corporations accountable to the public interest. But far too often they fail to do so. Witness ongoing attempts by media companies and policymakers to censor the Internet, gouge consumers, suppress press freedom, defund public media, concentrate media ownership, outsource news and conceal who is paying...
It’s Time To Move To A Circular Economy

It’s Time To Move To A Circular Economy

By Ben Schiller We simply can’t solve the fundamental issues of the global economy without rethinking the entire underpinnings of our “take-make-dispose” model of consumption. On average, developed-world citizens consume 1,764 pounds of food and drink annually, 265 pounds of packaging, and 44 pounds of new clothing and shoes–80% of which finds its way to...
Crowdfunding Creativity - Useful Websites to Finance Your Idea

Crowdfunding Creativity – Useful Websites to Finance Your Idea

Do you have an idea and don’t know where to get money to finance it? Check these websites – PleaseFund.Us, KickStarter, Wayra and MosaicHub for resources and tools. PleaseFund.Us – A New Way to Support Creativity in Your Community Our website gives everyone the chance to make their ideas happen (from anywhere in the world)....
Positive psychology could revolutionise journalism

Positive psychology could revolutionise journalism

Author: Cathrine Gyldensted The science of positive psychology offers a new, more constructive foundation for news reporting, proposes Cathrine Gyldensted Brutal, terrible and sickening in all its violence, the Tucson shooting and its aftermath are sure headliners for media all over the world. But why are you reading about it in Positive News? The answer might surprise...