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I sent a friend request so I’m pretty sure this is OK. I sent a friend request so I’m pretty sure this is OK. mattiasjajaja

Nothing is private once Facebook gets into your wallet

Facebook has been on a shopping spree in 2014. It’s looking to buy a drone company so it can bring the internet and Facebook to the remaining 6 billion people on Earth who aren’t already using it, and…
Doesn’t matter which way you fold it. Doesn’t matter which way you fold it. doug88888

However you spend it, money isn’t the key to happiness

How important, if at all, is having more money for our happiness and well-being? Unsurprisingly this question stimulates a lot of opinion and debate. But are people accurate in their predictions about…
3D printed hat - just the thing for Melbourne Cup. 3D printed hat - just the thing for Melbourne Cup. Flickr/ Hindrik S

What price our fascination with cheaper 3D printing?

The future of 3D printing is firming up as it moves from do-it-yourself tinkerers to key players selling complete consumer solutions. This shift brings important ecological and socio-economic implications…
Wanting things can make you happier than purchasing them straight away. Wanting things can make you happier than purchasing them straight away. Shutterstock

Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can put it on lay-by

The fact that that money can’t buy you happiness is generally well accepted. Happiness, it appears, is more about meaning and satisfaction than the acquisition of more stuff. But money isn’t all bad. It…
Forgot your purse? Don’t worry - read on for digital payment options. Forgot your purse? Don’t worry - read on for digital payment options.

From your wallet to Google Wallet: your digital payment options

Money has come a long way from gold coins stamped with the Emperor’s likeness. Today, the vast majority of money is digitised - in the US, notes and coins comprise only 7% of cash in circulation. So with…
Goethe says we should approach life as an architect views a vast quarry. Goethe says we should approach life as an architect views a vast quarry. AAP

A deficit of the soul or why being rich won’t make Australia happier

Decent people take comfort in the idea that money is not profoundly connected with happiness. There are statistics that suggest that as income increases happiness does not rise to an equal degree; and…

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Crisp, new notes encourage saving

We’re more likely to spend worn bills than crisp, new notes according to a joint study from The University of Winnipe and…