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Stories of Kindness

There’s a lot of kindness in the world but it can’t always be heard. We’re turning up the volume by partnering with Positive News magazine (open in new window) to share stories of kindness. The Simple team have selected the most inspiring Positive News articles that uncover kindness in action, and together we’re sharing these stories to help you choose kindness, too. 

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I feel very positive about my generation: it has become cool to care

Alice Aedy is a photographer and documentary maker who has become known for sharing images and stories of refugees via Instagram.

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Do small acts of kindness add up?

A new wave of organisations has sprung up, promoting small pro-social and pro-environmental actions. But do these acts make any difference?

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Expressing emotion is revolutionary, it can change the world

Marcus Pibworth runs Ministry of Change, a podcast and project that sees him travel the UK in his campervan.

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Are we more together than alone?

At a time that can seem dominated by difference, US poet and philosopher Mark Nepo says we’re far more connected than we think.

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Could we beat global warming? Megatrends to look out for

The news when it comes to climate change isn’t exclusively catastrophic. Quick-developing global megatrends suggest the fight is not over yet.

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Clowns bring laughter to the refugee Rohingya community in Bangladesh

Clowns Without Borders helps children be children, by helping them to laugh amid war and disaster.

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Ireland makes history as the first country to divest from fossil fuels

Ireland is set to become the first country in the world to divest public money from fossil fuel assets following a landmark vote in the Dáil.

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Five reasons why people are kind

Being kind is an intrinsic part of being human. From reinforcing a sense of identity to creating new connections, here are five reasons why.

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A clean sweep: the ambitious ocean clean-up project

A young entrepreneur has devised a pioneering way to tackle ocean plastic waste. The project has not been all smooth sailing, but Boyan Slat remains confident

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Time to be kind: why kindness matters

It’s cool to be kind, but is it a trend or a real tool for transforming society?

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My generation is confident and unafraid to speak out

Liv Little is founding editor-in-chief of gal-dem magazine, an online and print magazine written by women and non-binary people of colour.

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‘Single-use’ is named 2018 word of the year

‘Single-use’ has been named 2018 word of the year. Popularity of the term highlights the huge swell in public awareness around plastic pollution.

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My generation isn’t perfect, but we’re conscientious and caring

Mursal Hedayat is founder of Chatterbox, an online language learning platform that trains and employs displaced people to teach their native languages.

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Belize praised for ‘visionary’ steps to save coral reef

Unesco removed the Mesoamerican coral reef from its list of threatened sites in June 2018, saying Belize had taken “visionary” steps to protect it.

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Social entrepreneurs are fired up to tackle injustice

Josh Babarinde is founder of Cracked it, a London-based social enterprise smartphone repair service, staffed by young ex-offenders and youth at risk of offending. He sees social entrepreneurship as one of Gen Y’s most positive traits.

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Small is beautiful: 10 pro-social acts that could make a big difference

Can seemingly small acts of kindness create a 'ripple effect' toward wider change? Here are 10 ways to make an impact where you live.

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Fresh evidence points to continuing recovery of the ozone layer

The upper layer above the northern hemisphere is likely to be completely repaired by the 2030s and the entire layer by 2060, says the UN.

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