Kings of the road: Why Colombia is the home of cycling

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Cycling is the hot new trend of the last year in the UK, but we’ve still got some way to go before our roads are as cycle friendly as Colombia’s, writes friend of Global Cool Emma Jones…

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Climate chic: Designer fashion on a shoestring

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We’ve told you before how Tesco have been made a real effort to transform fashion, but now they’re pulling out the big guns. By working with designers like Goodone and From Somewhere they’ve been promoting upcycling all year round, and now they’re embracing Climate Week (March 21-27) by selling this t-shirt designed by Eley Kishimoto…

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Fancy an hour with Miranda Kerr… in the dark?

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Not only is she a raunchy Victoria’s Secret international model, married to the worlds sexiest man-elf, Orlando Bloom, she is also 2011′s Ambassador for WWF’s Global Climate Hour. Check out who else is getting involved…

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School of Cool #27: Emma Watson

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Making magic at the top of the class this week is Emma Watson: wizard, eco-friendly fashion designer and all round bright spark…

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Athlete’s guide to Doing It In Public

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Global Cool spent some time talking to Athlete at V festival. Find out why they were asked to asked to leave a country by the police because of their Do It In Public antics…

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Win Mr & Mrs Smith’s Hotel Collection books

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Fancy getting your hands on the ultimate guide to boutique hotels? We have two copies of Mr & Mrs Smith’s Hotel Collection to give away for some brilliant accommodation ideas…

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Traincation Inspiration: Gypsy orchestras, “liver cheese” and giant Easter eggs in Budapest

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Don’t be down this Monday morning! If you’ve got the Monday blues and you’re still recovering from your St Paddy’s day antics it’s time to start planning a weekend to look forward to. And we’ve got the all the answers with a relaxing Traincation to Budapest…

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Books In Public: Teenage sex and other ordinary problems

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I only finished Jon McGregor’s If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things this week and I had to make it my suggestion for your weekly word indulgence! I tend to prefer books that make it on to shortlists and don’t actually win the prizes – there’s always something to be said for an underdog that you feel you can find something really special in when the most prestigious of people can’t. One street and one girl are the focus of a narrative that you won’t be able to shut off on the train…

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Highlights from the green web: Brangelina, skinny jeans and green beer

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Our pick of the best green posts from around the web this week, including eco celeb couples, eco fashion and some interesting beverages…

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Music In Public: Top 10 tracks for the train and bus this week

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It’s hello to Britney Spears, Wiz Khalifa and Olly Murs, goodbye to Chris Brown, Foo Fighters and JLS in this week’s Fairshare Music top 10. Here’s top 10 most downloaded tracks in full…

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Celebrity Snog Marry Avoid: Starring Tom Cruise, Jason Mraz and Britney Spears

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We’re always on the look out for the good, the bad and the ugly in celebsville. But unlike most of the celebrity rags, we’re more concerned with who’s using their canvas bag at the supermarket than who’s been spending a little bit too much quality time with the botox needle. And what better way to put them to rights than by playing our favourite TV show, Snog Marry Avoid…

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A Traincation love story

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Green stories from Global Cool’s friends, today courtesy of Daniela Herrera, who found love while travelling Europe by train…

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How to make St Patrick’s Day even greener

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On March 17 we all become a little bit Irish. We don green clothing, stuff our faces with corned beef and cabbage and get completely sloshed on stout, purportedly to pay homage to the Patron Saint of Ireland. Since St. Patrick’s Day is supposed to be the greenest day of the year, I think it’s only appropriate we incorporate green living into our celebrations. Here are my five tips for an eco-friendly St. Paddy’s Day…

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School of Cool #26: Ian Somerhalder

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Not only is Ian Somehalder one of the most handsome men in the world, he also cares a lot about the planet too. The Vampire Diaries hunk made a very (Global) Cool birthday wish for his 32nd birthday making him top of the class in our School of Cool…

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Books In Public: Do it the eeeeeeasy way

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Google eBooks has launched in the US and will be coming soon to our UK shores – making it even easier for you to enjoy a good book while you Do It In Public on the bus or train…

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Who would you take a Traincation with?

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Over the last couple of weeks on Twitter we’ve been giving away some of the vintage jumpers we had left over from Turn Up The Style, Turn Down The Heat. This week we’ve asked people who their fave celeb would be to take a Traincation with. We got some great responses so we thought we would share our favourites with you…

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