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15 global challenges that cannot be addressed by any government acting alone

  The 15 Global Challenges  from t he Millennium Project, a global participatory think tank. 1. How can sustainable development be achieved for all while addressing global climate change? 2. How can everyone have sufficient clean water without conflict? 3. How can population growth and resources be brought into balance? 4. How can genuine democracy emerge from authoritarian regimes? 5. How can decisionmaking be enhanced by integrating improved global foresight during unprecedented accelerating change? 6. How can the global convergence of information and communications technologies work for everyone? 7. How can ethical market economies be encouraged to help reduce the gap between rich and poor? 8. How can the threat of new and reemerging diseases and immune micro-organisms be reduced? 9. How can education make humanity more intelligent, knowledgeable, and wise enough to address its global challenges? 10. How can shared values and new security strategies reduce ethnic conflicts, terroris

The most common beans and lentils

Common beans and lentils in Europe and America navy beans (Europe), used in baked bean tins   red kidney beans (common in America and Europe)   chickpeas (Middle East, Mediterranean and India)   black beans (South and Central America)   butter beans, aka Lima beans (originate from south America and USA, now common in the UK)   lentils (originate from Middle East, now common in the UK)   cannellini beans, aka white kidney beans (originate from south America)   chili beans, aka pink beans (originate from South America)   pinto beans (common in Mexican and Southwest of the USA)   Common beans in Asia soybeans (common in Asia), called edamame when they are immature   soybeans  黄豆 edamame  毛豆 mung bean 绿豆 (Asia, esp. China

What is the best time in a day for a walk?

In most places the sun is most intense between 10am and 2pm and the warmest time of a day is between 3 and 4pm. If you are in a country which is lack of sunlight, the best time for a walk in winter is 2pm when there is still intense sunlight and outdoor temperature starts to rise to the highest point in the day. In summer, the best time for a walk is probably either between 9 and 10am or after 6pm. The reasons are to avoid high UVB radiation between 10am and 2pm to avoid hot temperature between 3 and 4pm to avoid heavy road traffic between 8-9am and 5-6pm Enjoy the outdoors!


gluttonous  / ˈɡlʌt(ə)nəs /  adj.  excessively greedy glutton n . a  person  who eats and drinks excessively or voraciously. a  person  with a remarkably great desire or capacity for something: a  glutton  for work; a  glutton  for punishment In Chinese culture, glutton is usually represented by Tao tie (饕餮), an ancient Chinese mythological creature that was commonly emblazoned on bronze artifacts during the 1st millennium BC and was a greed and gluttony monster in a few video games.  In English speaking culture, glutton is sometimes represented by the Cheshire cat or Lucifer. Both of them are fat, have a rather large grin and sharp claws. Lucifer is a spoiled, sour and gluttonous cat in Disney's animation. The Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland is more neutral. Their images have been commonly used in many games to represent gluttons. For example, in Animal Restaurant , the Cheshire cat is used as a mail box and a trash bin called Gluttonous kitty .