Archive: Star Shopper

Oct 31, 2011

With the popularity of the internet, tablets, and e-readers, print media has seen a recent decline in circulation and advertising revenue. However, Star Shopper that provides its weekly publication for free to readers, earning income solely from advertising revenue, has actually seen consistent growth.

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Jan 12, 2007

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Jan 12, 2007

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Sweden's Cashless Experiment: Is It Too Much Too Fast?

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Cash is still king around the world, but there are pockets of places, especially in Europe, moving away from cash. And no one is dropping cash as fast as Sweden.

Only 13 percent of Swedes reported using cash for a recent purchase in 2018, according to a nationwide survey, down from around 40 percent in 2010. In the capital of Stockholm, most people can't even remember the last time they had coins jingling in their pocket.

In his 14 years co-hosting MythBusters, Adam Savage performed experiments that fell squarely into the category of: Kids, do not try this at home! The Discovery show tested out the validity of myths, legends and movie scenes — whether that meant creating a flying guillotine, or escaping a car submerged in water.

They saw an opportunity and they seized it, set it up, then scaled it.

Some enterprising chimpanzees at the Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland's capital, propped a tree branch against the wall of their enclosure Saturday to make an improvised, yet sturdy, ladder.

When President Trump gave his State of the Union address last week, he made an ambitious promise to "eliminate the H.I.V. epidemic in the United States within 10 years." The announcement was followed by a blueprint from the Department of Health and Human Services that details the administration's plan to concentrate funding for treatment and preventative medicine in a few dozen counties nationwide with the highest rates of infection.

Bootleg liquor is being blamed for more than 100 deaths in northern India, after alcohol poisoning sickened people in two states. It's the worst outbreak of deadly booze to hit India in years.

Dozens of deaths have been reported in both Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh — two neighboring states that are east of New Delhi.

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