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Students need a breather from school work

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Holidays are meant to be periods of leisure and recreation, when no work is done.

But this is definitely not the case for secondary school students here, who are assigned thick stacks of worksheets and group projects to finish by the end of the June holidays. 120 more words

Current Affairs

The Myths and Misconceptions about Peer-to-Peer Lending

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The Myths and Misconceptions about Peer-to-Peer Lending

Over the past couple of years, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has become an excellent alternative source of business financing, especially for… 550 more words

Money Matters

Musings Over a Late-Afternoon Coffee: What Happens Next?

I’ve never been much of a housekeeper and so summer with the kid full time in the house is an extra challenge for me – one that has also become a losing battle two weeks running that I’ve kinda given up. 648 more words

Writer's Life

I retired at 34 — here's how to figure out how much money you need to stop working

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Traditional retirement calculators assume you suck at money, and the results they spit out are always depressing. But when you adopt an… 1,134 more words

Lifestyle

I CAME TO THE CITY, PART 10; THE SUM OF WHO WE ARE

And we are all a sum of circles…

spinning, spiralling,

circling something,
orbiting our own atmosphere,
seduced by our own stratosphere, (oh, how we smell) 303 more words

Poetry

Ramadan with Shams: The Ambush of Love

This Ramadan, I drank from the wisdom of Shams of Tabriz contained in the wonderful book Rumi’s Sun: The Teachings of Shams of Tabriz.  “Shams” means “Sun” of course, and this year the summer equinox fell in the month of Ramadan; something which felt significant. 1,238 more words

Rumi

World economies need more disruption, not less, for countries to grow inclusively: DPM Tharman

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DALIAN – For countries to grow in an inclusive way, the economies of the world need more disruption, not less, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Wednesday (June 28). 507 more words

Current Affairs