How it feels to get burned on the stockmarket – one investor’s hard-learned advice

The tumult on the share markets this week is a reminder to all investors of just how treacherous trading can be.

Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Doubts remain about the effectiveness of ginseng

Ginseng has a reputation as a wonder herb with various benefits that include boosting immunity and energy, but doubts remain about its effectiveness.. Read at the South China Morning Post.

Caring for crocs in downtown Dubai

Paul Hamilton, the aquarium curator caring for crocs in downtown Dubai.

When you’ve got salties and big sharks in your charge, you can sometimes get a salary to match. Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.

A cashless economy? Where’s the catch?

The unbridled capitalism that drove the Pope to demand a new economic order may seem unavoidable, but some Australians live gladly on almost no cash.

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Is banking getting too complicated?

Despite its much-publicised convenience, internet banking can be incredibly irksome. You may need to supply your username, password, and a security token number cranked out by the dongle you keep in a drawer – that is after logging in to the dinky device itself, if you know its password.

Read at the Sydney Morning Herald

iPhone as therapist? Apps claiming to boost mental health flood market

It was only a matter of time before therapy apps emerged. And while the software can be useful, many professionals warn of its limitations

Read at the South China Morning Post (

Remembering Upton Sinclair’s 1906 exposé of meat trade, The Jungle

Next time you have a bad day at the office, just be glad you don’t work in the slaughterhouse described in the exposé The Jungle. Read at the South China Morning Post .


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