Altruism

Why This Couple Are Undertaking 50 Acts Of Random Kindness

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When someone shows you a little unexpected kindness - whether that be offering to help you with heavy bags or holding open a door - it puts a smile on...

Women Altrupreneurs Set to Change Face of Business

Dr Sam Collins | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK
Dr Sam Collins

Powerful forces are currently encircling women in the workplace, but rather than pulling them in the direction of the boardroom, the signs are they're actually pushing them towards the exits.

Why Loving Yourself Is as Important as Loving Others

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

o be effective in your kindness, must you always put others' needs and feelings in front of your own? As parents and/or siblings and/or carers, we may often and should often do that. Yet isn't it important to take a more balanced approach?

The Random Acts of Kindness That Are Sweeping the World

Zion Lights | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zion Lights

Sometimes we need a bit of perspective and inspiration to shake off the winter blues, and there's certainly enough goodwill around to achieve it. I suspect that this goodwill extends far beyond the Christmas season every year, but that without high shopping sales and sentimental TV adverts to remind us of a wonderful human trait, many small acts of kindness go unnoticed.

What's the Point of a Rich Society Without Generous Ideas?

Robin Ince | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Robin Ince

The preposterously rich, whether wealth is gained through bailouts, off shore accountancy, or selling what isn't really theirs to sell, are deserving, they've worked hard to ensure scams and thievery is governmentally sanctioned for the few.

Quit Scaremongering Over My NHS

Graeme Keeton | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Graeme Keeton

We're all aware of the challenges faced by the NHS and its staff, and how savings have made life difficult for a lot of people working in Trusts across the UK, but what doesn't really help patients and their families - which is what the NHS is there to do - is flaming, berating, scaremongering and being straight-up inappropriate on places like Twitter.

Altruism Online: Five Uplifting Stories From Reddit

James Coe | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Tech
James Coe

I want to share five stories of when people have used the social media website Reddit to unconditionally help another. The lesson is simple - if we all do whatever little things we can to help one another today, in the future we'll all receive payment in kindness; money isn't always necessary.

Choose The Right Yoga For Your Temperament

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

Say the word "yoga" and most people will think of people assuming strange shapes with their bodies to stretch and contort their muscles.

Does Evolutionary Science Understand Friendship?

Mark Vernon | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Vernon

Friendship is one of the phenomena that evolution psychology has long had in its sights. Charles Darwin himself pondered the adaptive advantage of sympathy in The Descent of Man, though it worried him it must come from a 'low motive', namely survival.

Fairtrade Cambridge: Coffee, Rugs and Ethical Wedding Rings

Graeme Keeton | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Graeme Keeton

When you think of Holland, you probably think, too, of windmills, clog dancing and cheese. The tourism board knows it, for sure, but one association that you have probably never made, is that of the Dutch and the Fairtrade movement.

12 Spiritual Steps to a Healthier Christmas

Tony Lobl | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

I am one of those children for whom Advent calendars meant just one thing: chocolate - a daily dose ahead of a Christmas Day overdose. I can't rememb...