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Secret Weapons

Today I have another Victorian fad: sword canes or “sword sticks”: harmless-looking walking sticks with blades concealed inside, one of several variations of “novelty canes” produced in the nineteenth century. 358 more words

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How to avoid bad auctions

In this article, I give you tips on how to do well at auctions, and how to avoid bad auctions.

Not all auctions make everyone play by the same rules.   518 more words

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More failing to repay mortgages on time: ST 19 Jul

Straits Times 19 Jul

MORE private home owners are not making their mortgage payments on time, figures from the Credit Bureau of Singapore show.

The number of borrowers with delinquent mortgages – accounts that have not been paid for more than 30 days – hit 4,186 in May, up 20 per cent from the 3,340 a year earlier, the Credit Bureau told The Straits Times… 474 more words

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Banksy, Bitcoin, And The Winklevoss Twins: An Online Art World Love Story | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

BANKSY, BITCOIN, AND THE WINKLEVOSS TWINS: AN ONLINE ART WORLD LOVE STORY

BY NEAL UNGERLEIDER

Somewhere Andy Warhol is smiling a crooked smile.

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the Internet entrepreneurs perhaps best known for their associations with Facebook and Bitcoin, are the latest techies to leap into the art world. 617 more words

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