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19 free things to do in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive countries to visit in Southeast Asia, but there are plenty of free things to see and do to ease the pressure on your wallet. Here are some of our favourite Singapore freebies.<p>Get a taste of Peranakan history at Baba House<p>Baba House, the exquisitely …

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18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Bibliophiles and authors often blame Amazon, the online retailer Jeff Bezos founded, for undermining the books business. On August 5th, however, Mr #Bezos recast himself as an old-media saviour. The Washington Post Company has announced that it is selling its flagship newspaper, along with some of its other print assets, to Mr Bezos (himself, not Amazon) for $250m http://econ.st/1b8Bkdm

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9 Awesome Travel Destinations That Won't Break the Bank

World-renowned travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet offers its picks for the best-value travel destinations of 2013. <b>Lonely Planet took</b> …

What can you get away with stealing from hotels?

I am not a thief. But when I find myself in the comfort of a hotel room swollen with tiny shampoo bottles and different sized pieces of soap, kleptomania stuffs me straight into her bag and runs away with me.<p>It can happen to the most upstanding among us. We’ve paid for the room, so we wrongly feel …

How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …

The Kindle has turned me off paper books

I'm a rare book dealer, but since getting an e-reader older reading media seem awkward and cumbersome<p>It was the second lead story on The News at Ten. JK Rowling, it seems, had just been unmasked as the author of a pseudonymous thriller, The Cuckoo's Calling, under the name Robert Galbraith. By the …

Five amazing places to experience another culture

Learning about the culture and customs of other people is one of the great experiences of travel. Explore the planet's diversity with one of these locally owned and authentic tribal encounters.<p>Trekking with the H'mong around Sapa, northern Vietnam<p>Negotiate generations-old mountain tracks and …

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easyJet founder prepares to take on budget supermarkets

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the maverick founder of easyJet, is preparing to do battle with low cost supermarkets such as Aldi and Lidl by launching his own budget food chain by the end of the year.<p>The entrepreneur is understood to be close to securing his first site to pilot “easyFoodstore”, which …