New Zealand company offers employees $10 a day to cycle to run

Christchurch advertising firm says workers could feel energised by the exercising and the money A Christchurch company is offering hard cash to employees who motorcycle to work everyday in a bid to energise staff and move the city away from a reliance on autoes. Employees who cycle to and from run will receive$ 5 a […]

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Want to send a message that leaves no trace? We collected the best apps and services for sharing text and media that won’t stick around. Here’s how to use them.Aidan Gillen:’ My best kiss? Up against a caravan in County Sligo as a adolescent’

The Game of Thrones star on looking glum even when hes happy, cleaning around John Malkovichs feet and his relationship with fridges Born in Dublin, Aidan Gillen, 49, constructed his name in Queer As Folk in 1999. In 2004, he appeared on Broadway in The Caretaker and was nominated for a Tony. He played Tommy […]

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Attachment parenting: the most effective ways to raise small children- or maternal masochism?

Its the fashionable approach to parenting in the west, with an emphasis on baby-wearing, co-sleeping and long-term breastfeeding. But does it make for happier, better infants? In a family home in picture-pretty Oxfordshire, four women and seven toddlers are, respectively, drinking tea and causing chaos. The infants, aged between 13 months and four years, are […]

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Will automobile drivers ever learn to share the road with motorcycles?

In many car-centric cities around the world, drivers still think they own the whole road with cyclists simply unwelcome interlopers. So how do you go about changing this mindset? Looking around at our streets, its startling when you first notice it: like waking from a dream and forgetting where you are. A moment of disorientation […]

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How it feels to tackle the Tour de France’s ‘final battle’- the Col d’Izoard

Today, the elite riders race to a historic Alpine summit stage finish, but at the weekend it was the turning of 12, 000 amateurs to try to imitate Coppi and Bobet They parked their motorhomes in laybys on the steep slopes of the Col dIzoard five days early to be assured of a prime spot […]

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‘World’s best chef’ Benoit Violier found dead

Chef who operated the the acclaimed Swiss Restaurant de lHotel de Ville in Crissier has died in an apparent suicide French-Swiss chef Benoit Violier, whose Swiss restaurant was named the best in the world in December, has been found dead at his home in an apparent suicide. Violier, 44, ran the Restaurant de lHotel de […]

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High-vis, low-conflict: Kampala gets its first Critical Mass cycle ride

Ugandas first ever Critical Mass is missing the air of protest normally found in Europe or the US. This may be for the best in a country where disagreement is oftens quashed with rubber bullets and tear gas City Cycling the city High-vis, low-conflict: Kampala gets its first Critical Mass cycle ride Uganda’s first ever […]

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How we’ fixed’ our diabetic daddy- and saved his life

When their parents diabetes threatened his life, Ian and Anthony Whitington stepped in with a revolutionary diet and fitness scheme. It was a hard plod, but it worked When their parent, Geoff, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 50, brothers Ian and Anthony Whitington were not tremendously surprised, and for 10 […]

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The unstoppable rise of veganism: how a fringe motion ran mainstream

Health, climate change, animal welfare … whats driving more people and brands to espouse a plant-based lifestyle? We analyse, and, below, four vegans explain their choice Late on a Thursday afternoon in early March, simply off Brick Lane in the heart of London’s nightlife hotspot Shoreditch, 23 -year-old Louisa Davidson is taking calls and co-ordinating […]

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