Our education systems only test and reward a very limited intelligence, and so we are constantly seeing intelligent children failing tests designed to test a different kind of intelligence, and thus being branded as failures.
The UK appointed a Minister for Loneliness last week - amidst concerns of a growing 'epidemic of loneliness' sweeping the UK. If this is the case, what is going wrong in our society to cause people to feel so lonely?
Did you know that there are 'naked' alternatives to every plastic bottle or plastic thing in your shower and bathroom? If you haven't already started to question the amount of throw-away plastic cluttering your shower, now is the time.
The baobab tree is one of the most majestic trees on earth. Capable of living for thousands of years, these trees can grow as wide as a bus is long and hold up to 120,000 litres of water in their trunks and they predate both humankind and the splitting of continents. So why is it that they are now struggling to survive?
Did you know that if bees were to disappear from the face of the earth, humans would have just 4 years left to live. Why? In brief, they pollinate 70 of the roughly 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world.
This weekend sees the first ever TED conference inside a refugee camp, being held at Kakuma Camp in Kenya, This conference aims to offer a different lens into the reality of life as a refugee, away from the images of devastation and suffering, and towards stories of resilience, of contribution, of creativity.
This is just one of the questions that we are asking in our module on Faith? So what do you think it means? What does it mean to "have faith"? Does this always need to be a religious idea? What does it mean if you have no faith?
Have you ever wondered why we eat in the way that we do? And where are food habits have come from? And what our food habits are doing to our evolution? Take a look at this short introduction to The Story of Food to kick-start some thinking on this topic:
Understanding that things are not as 'glossy' as they seem is an important part of critical thinking, and asking questions - rather than just accepting information - helps us all to move towards understanding even just a little bit more of the story.
This was one of the questions discussed by ThoughtBox during an event at Dartington's Centre for Social Justice & Innovation when exploring how to support refugees coming into our communities. So what do you think makes something feel like 'home'?
Being a part of the 'system' means you know yourself what is and isn't working and have a strong voice to share when it comes to what should change. So what do you think? What could our education systems look like in the future (or rather, what should they look like)?
Many people still think that the plastic waste in our oceans comes from people dropping litter on the beach. Although this is a contributor, it is the tip of the iceburg when it comes to understanding where (and how) our waste ends up in the oceans.
We know that being in nature makes us happy. This has been known and proved for a long, long time, and nature therapy is a regularly used tool for supporting mental health and happiness. But what about watching nature documentaries? Can they too make us happy?