• LIFE
    UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

    Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge. The Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued […]

  • QUOTES
    10 quotes about dogs and the famous people who said them

    Celebrities love their dogs just like the rest of us. And, like us, they learn a lot from spending time with their canine companions. Here’s some of the wisdom from the mouths of the famous, starting with Jon Hamm whose quote came the day after he lost his dog. aJon Hamm has a realistic view of […]

  • Who will win the Booker Prize? – podcasts of the week

    The Man Booker Prize 2018 judges Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA Talking points The third season of Serial has lived up to its ‘much-anticipated’ status by managing the biggest debut numbers for the true-crime podcast to date: more than 1.4m listeners download each of its first two episodes. Meanwhile, another online juggernaut, TED Talks is expanding its […]

  • PODCASTS
    The Best Podcasts of 2018

    At some point in the recent past, podcastingmade the jump from DIY tech for radio wannabes to reputable mainstream medium. You may recall when podcasts first popped into the public consciousness over a decade ago along with the newly ubiquitous iPod. Despite wavering levels of popularity, podcasts never really went away, and now they are solidly […]

  • Podcasts to Listen To: The Woj Pod and the best NBA podcasts to listen to

    “Defending NBA champions” has become a term associated with the Golden State Warriors the past few years, but the upcoming 2018-19 season will have plenty of intrigue as free agency and player acquisitions have shifted the landscape of the entire league. The Warriors will be seeking their third straight championship but will have to overcome […]

  • LIFE
    Banking royal commission: AMP took life premiums from dead customers

    AMP has failed to refund nearly $1 million in life insurance premiums it charged to thousands of its superannuation members it knew were dead, the banking royal commission has heard. The commission heard on Monday it was AMP’s practice to charge dead people life insurance premiums and then refund those premiums rather than cutting off […]

  • Having Your Correspondence Handled Professionally

    As a global business person, you may not be at home a great deal during the week. You might be gone more than you are home, in fact. Your work may take you to all corners of the world. Despite being gone from home, mail will still come to your home without fail. Rather than […]