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Yoga to the Rescue!

Why twisting like a pretzel can improve your riding—and how to do it right<p>Years of cycling had taken its toll on my flexibility, posture, core stability, and riding position. In the past, friends and colleagues had suggested yoga, but I resisted. Training to me was always about hard work and …

The world’s growing love affair with the most wasteful form of coffee there is

<i>Update: In a story published March 2, 2015, at our sister site The Atlantic, Keurig K-Cups inventor John Sylvan expressed regret about having invented a product that produces so much waste. “I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it.”</i><p>Coffee pods are really popular right now.<p>Sales of single-serve …

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The Scary Truth About Chicken

Now the Morisons raise chickens on their own terms. In those chicken houses, now cleaned and uncrowded, Frank kicks wood shavings under a water station. "See how nice and dry this is? When it was industrial chickens, you'd have this much poop under here." He holds his hands several inches …

Green energy sector jobs surpass total oil sands employment

Canada's green energy sector has grown so quickly and has become such an important part of the economy that it now employs more people than the oil sands.<p>About $25-billion has been invested in Canada's clean-energy sector in the past five years, and employment is up 37 per cent, according to a new …

How to deal with Wall Street and income inequality in one fell swoop

If we want to curb the worst Wall Street abuses, and also make America a more equitable place, here’s what to do<p>The financial industry is a behemoth. Over the past 150 years, it has grown dramatically as a share of GDP. And entrance into its ranks has become a great way to enter into the top 1 …