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Music for Cycling: Our Awesome Cycling Playlist and Workout

<b>1. BPM 100-110</b><br>Superstition<br>STEVIE WONDER (about five minutes)<br>This is your warm-up. Keep the resistance low (around 20 percent of your total power output, or a two out of 10 effort level) and stay seated: You're enjoying yourself without pushing. Muscles start to unlock, shoulders are relaxed, and …

Exercise

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Cool Stuff

Seven steps to unleash the power of sustainability champions

The combination of passion and compassion creates a powerful force for positive change. There are always plenty of both on offer at the annual get-together of the hundreds of social entrepreneurs who attend the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, which ended last week.<p>While the straightjacket of big …

Innovation

Is sustainable business still possible?

Climate change is compelling humans to rethink their way of living, so if the world cannot avert large-scale environmental disruption, how will people adapt?<p>What if it's too late to avert catastrophic climate change? Should I continue to prepare my next environmental report, pleased with my …

World Bank

Launched this week -- The World Economic and Social Survey 2013 focusing on sustainable development challenges. Details from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA): http://bit.ly/fYrn0D

Finding political willpower to ensure business enforces ethical labour

The World Justice Forum summit will discuss how business must prevent worker abuse but what other incentives can be used?<p>The law is a changeable entity. In 1821, one in two workers in Britain were under 20 years old. The balance shifted after the 1833 Factory Act, when lawmakers decided that …

Human Rights

Can a new sustainable fund make a difference as well as a profit in Africa?

Africa is 'hot' for investors but it's high-risk. A new fund wants to combine sustainable equity with altruism, but is that realistic?<p>Africa right now is hot. The continent boasts seven of the 10 fastest growing emerging economies; its formal labour market is growing; its consumer class is …

Africa

The Post-2015 Development Agenda: What it is and why it matters

<b>May 31, 2013 BY Jenni Lee</b><p>What kind of world do we want to live in? It’s a question that matters to all of us, and a question at the heart of the …

2015 Development Agenda & the Sustainable Development Goals

During the third session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals that took place in New York from May …

Human rights must play stronger role in post-2015 development agenda

<b>by</b> aanationtalk <b>on</b> June 6, 2013284 Views<p>JUNE 5, 2013<p>World leaders must strengthen the human rights element of new development goals or risk their …

The post-2015 development agenda explained

Where are we on the post-2015 development agenda?<p>In May, Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, named UK prime minister David Cameron, Liberian …

Post-2015 development agenda must reflect all dimensions of sustainability

There are few more inspiring thoughts than the one set out in the vision of the United Nations secretary general's high-level panel (HLP). Namely …

The good, the bad and the ugly in the long-awaited UN development report

So, the wait is over. After five meetings, possibly 5,000 pages of submissions, and more than 500,000 people consulted, the high-level panel …

How can global goals lead to lasting change at a national level?

Reading the report of the high-level panel (pdf) appointed by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon to advise on development after 2015, when the …

Live chat: shouldn't we aim to end extreme wealth, not extreme poverty?

After months of negotiations, a high-level panel set up by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has released its final report on development after the …

Greece has been sacrificed on the altar of the failed euro experiment

An IMF report proves that British taxpayers' money was used to back a coup against the Greek people, says Nigel Farage.<p>In June 2011, I stood in front of the assembled ranks of Eurocrats – Barrosso et al – with a copy of the IMF charter in my hand and read it out. The IMF expressly rejects the idea …

G8 accountability starts with transparency

Ahead of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne, the G8 has published its second comprehensive report tracking progress on leaders’ development promises. This …