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Mr Bates vs The Post Office: The drama is community power in action, writes Kim Samuel

Following the ground-breaking ITV series based on the British Post Office Scandal, Kim Samuel discusses the collective power of people and community to bring about change.

Labour is right to back real bank branches and human interaction

Kim Samuel writes about the march of self-service and the automation in the public sphere, calling for banks in the UK to bring back real branches and the social connection they can foster.

Why Brits should embrace the Halloween on the door this autumn

With the growing popularity of Halloween amongst young Brits, Kim Samuel highlights its positive community aspects and why it should be embraced with positivity.

Banks branded a disgrace for closures with 5,000 now axed

Kim Samuel shares her thoughts on why high street banks in the United Kingdom are an essential service and vital part of communities.

Remote jobs gave people with disabilities more opportunities. In-office mandates take them away

The post-Covid in-person work push excludes millions of workers with disabilities, writes Kim Samuel.

How Mindfulness Builds Belonging

Applying teachings from the legendary Zen master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh and others, Kim Samuel explains how mindfulness is a pathway to building belonging.

To overcome South Africa’s mental health crisis, we need to focus on building belonging

Kim Samuel describes how focusing on belonging can help South Africa to overcome concurrent crises.

Community Is the Opposite of Schadenfreude

Kim Samuel rethinks the meaning of connectedness in the age of social media. She argues that people must foster feelings of solidarity, respect, and appreciation for others.

For Gross National Happiness, world owes Bhutan a debt of gratitude

In Bhutan's national newspaper, Kim Samuel argues that gross national happiness measurement framework is a model for governments everywhere.

How to Reverse the Psychology of Othering

Kim Samuel presents an argument that we are living in an age of “othering.” She looks to psychology, literature, and her own research and experience to explore what it can mean to reverse the tendency toward othering.