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Singapore: throw-away nation

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

(THE BUSINESS TIMES) – Since domestic helper Cherryann-Lynn Santos, 36, started working for a family in Singapore nine years ago, she has been “shopping” at the dumpster at her condominium in the east for gifts to send home for Christmas. 2,184 more words

Current Affairs

Nonsense

Alyssa’s purse thumped rhythmically against her side as she walked down the street, the steady beeping of car horns setting a tempo her feet couldn’t help but follow. 225 more words

Writing

Swedish Tax Breaks for Mr. Fix-It

What to do about our throwaway culture? Well, Sweden has a proposal: tax breaks to encourage people to get things repaired.

Charlie Sorrel at fastcoexist.com explains that the idea involves “halving the tax paid on repairs and increasing taxes on unrepairable items. 258 more words

The newest trailer for 'Battlefield 1' is breathtaking

(Source: www.businessinsider.sg)

A new trailer for “Battlefield 1” dropped today in advance of its release on October 21, and it’s breathtaking.

Previous trailers for the World War I-themed game, while impressive, were basically what you’d expect from a first-person shooter — lots of explosions, a shaky camera, people yelling “Grenade!” You know the drill. 222 more words

Technology

Throw away...

I grew up shopping in charity shops wearing my mums old jumpers and borrowing belts from my dad and treasuring these items, they had meaning. I would also shop on the high street as any teenager would but I found I had less attachment to these garments. 333 more words

Environment

The Generation Of Wonder

“Where are we going?” Tom asks.

“To the canteen.”

“We have a canteen?”

It sits on the southern half of the ninth floor. A dull filling sandwiched between eight floors of grey, baffled cubicles above and seven below. 840 more words

Short Story