SOCIETY

‘A new wind of hope’ blows across Africa, as a surge of diplomacy appears to put an end to one of the continent’s longest-running conflicts Families have been reunited after a decades-long conflict between Ethiopia and...
If population growth is unsustainable, are there humane ways to limit it? 1) Empower women Studies show that women with access to reproductive health services find it easier to break out of poverty, while those who work...
Progress is being made to help deaf and hearing-impaired people enjoy live music. Kate Samuelson explores provision for those who – literally – feel the beat From wedding first dances to familiar songs your grandparents used...
rom practicing gratitude to seeking the good in others, Mark Williamson from Action for Happiness suggests five habits for happiness 1. Note three good things every day Science shows that grateful people tend to be happier and...
fter receiving hate mail over a concert that included music by LGBT composers, a Swedish orchestra decided to turn the message into music An anonymous letter to the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra reportedly said that the performance...
Thanks to a growing awareness of sustainability issues, students around the country are swapping evenings on cheap beer for afternoons spent growing their own fruit and veg. Natalie Leal looks at the rise of edible...
We’ve heard a lot about social movements in recent times, and, in particular, protest movements. From the ‘Indignados’ in Madrid to those who occupied Wall Street and brought about the Arab Spring, protesters – especially...
When it comes to job interviews, first impressions count. For men, this usually means wearing a suit and tie, and good suits don’t come cheap. Like many great ideas, the power of Sheffield-based The Suit Works...
When I come to class, I forget everything.” Kasun* is an asylum seeker. After being imprisoned and tortured in his home country of Sri Lanka, he managed to flee, only to be detained again as...
“We don’t employ people who have disabilities, but people who have an interesting capacity for design. As a professional design studio, our job is to surprise our clients every day with creative, new, innovative ideas....