Nearly 1 In 2 Say They’ve Never Been Taught “Credit Cards”

Where did you learn how to handle credit cards? According to a new survey conducted by the website CreditCardsExplained.com, there’s almost a 50% chance that you’re self-taught. The survey of 2,500 respondents showed that 45% of consumers never had a proper education on credit cards. Of those who received their credit card education in school, 22% […]

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Letter: Retiring teacher taught students to think

For students, teachers, staff and parents, the last day of school brings a duality — joy and sadness. We experience both the joy and sadness that accompany the completion of another chapter in everyone’s story, relationships formed and the realization that this group of people will never be together in this way again. The completion […]

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What cancer taught me: teen survivor

A NORTH Queensland teen who beat cancer says the life-threatening illness taught her a key life lesson: don’t sweat the small stuff. Kahli Hildebrandt, 14, has only recently been able to signal the end of two years of cancer treatment, with a loud ring of the bell at Townsville Hospital oncology day unit. “I gave […]

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Becoming A Fighter Taught Me To Love My Body

You may not have heard of Aussie Megan Anderson but you probably know Ronda Rousey, the former UFC-golden-girl turned WWF-pro-wrestler whose scowl has cameoed in Entourage and Furious 7. And if you’ve ever googled Ronda, you might have come across Holly Holm, the fighter who kicked Ronda off her UFC pedestal. Literally. In one of the most memorable fights in recent history, […]

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Thrice-blessed day

This year, Wesak Day falls on May 29. To millions of Buddhists, this is a sacred day that commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. Buddhists in Malaysia as well as around the world will flock to temples to participate in the many activities that will take place, such as meditation, chanting, and […]

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Explorer Levison Wood: ‘Travelling taught me about the kindness of strangers’

Levison Wood rarely takes the path of least resistance. From visiting war-torn Syria and South Sudan to climbing the craggy hills of Oman’s Dhofar region, the intrepid 35-year-old British travel author’s escapades have resulted in a series of immersive books, such as last year’s Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Roadand Walking the Americas, providing insight into little-known or misunderstood […]

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Letter: American values not taught anymore

What it means to be an American: I don’t know anymore. I was taught by my parents: •That family was your number one obligation. •That you get a job and support your family. •To respect all people and you will be respected. •To treat everyone as you want to be treated no matter what their […]

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