2015.07.01

Dying at the end of the month

Imagine for a moment that your life began on 1 July and ended on the 31st – say, 80 years of a life shrunk down to 31 days. What would your savings ...
2015.09.14

Poor predictions and the bad choices that follow

The sun will rise (somewhere) tomorrow. The earth will spin on its axis for the foreseeable future, and time will keep going. These things we take for granted are all predictions; some of the few that we can rely on. Nothing guarantees them, but few doubt them. This confidence in the movement of celestial objects and nature’s faithful progress encourages us to believe in the power of prediction – even when the odds prove otherwise...
2011.06.10

Drinking and driving

Open roads, fresh country air and a lingering thirst for great wine. It is easy to understand why l'oenotourisme, or wine tourism, is one of the fastest growing sectors in travel business. Our top ten this month pits Old World wine destinations against some promising up-and-coming routes that will surprise you. Before we get stuck in, please remember that drinking and driving is a criminal offense - don't forget to pack a designated driver on this trip
2009.03.31

How politicians entrench a legal system of bribery

If we are to trust politicians (and as a profession, politics by its nature attracts morally dubious individuals) to not be led by corporate interests, we might as well legalise the more overt forms of bribery. The needs of the corporate persons will soon overrule those of living, breathing people and society in general. The few corporations that have publicly declared their contributions include
2011.11.11

Eco-series: Carbon Offsetting

Greening your daily commute by taking public transport or biking is all good and well, but what happens when you have to cross an ocean. Air travel has always been one of the worst ways to travel from an environmental perspective, but what choice do you have when New York calls and a swim across the pond is out of the question
2016.09.30

What is a money market fund?

An article that explains what a money market fund is. Seems simple, but actually a rather complicated asset class to explain simply.
2012.10.31

Views from tall buildings

The food may give you an upset tummy and the tourist attractions might be disappointing, but the one thing that is always worthwhile is a view from up high. No matter the location, a birds eye view of any city is worth the price of your flight alone. To see the bustling activity of a metropolis, gives context and allows us to step back and admire human industry.
2012.07.01

I’m too sexy for Milan, too sexy for Japan, so sexy it hurts

For some, the most important part of travelling is not the runway that you jet off on, but rather the catwalk that awaits you on the other end. The question of which destination to pick becomes quite vexing when there are so many fashion shows and weeks to compete for your attention. To help you pick out the best, most fashionable places to be seen at, we've collected the top established and rising fashion capitals of the world. Even Right Said Fred would find themselves insufficiently sexy to be seen at these places
2011.09.15

How To Take Holiday Photos

The famous French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson once said your first 10 000 photographs are your worst. A depressing thought for the new...
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