Just because the Orchard Road malls are getting no love from Singaporeans doesn't mean there are fewer shopaholics around. People are just taking their money and spending it online instead. Unfortunately, shipping costs can be really annoying when you want to get a good deal online. There's nothing worse than your shipping fee being more expensive than the cost of your purchases. If you hate paying for shipping or meeting insane minimum spend requirements to get it waived, here's a list of 13 online retailers that offer free shipping to Singapore: Type of retailer Online shopping site Min. spend for free shipping Books Book Depository — Better World Books — Gifts Naiise S$60 Fishpond — Beauty Beauty Bay S$88 Sephora S$40 Strawberrynet S$50 Fashion ASOS S$45 Love Bonito — Luisaviaroma €300 (S$462) Modcloth US$75 (S$101) Shopbop US$100 Uniqlo S$60 Zalora S$40 Wellness iHerb US$40 BOOK DEPOSITORY (BOOKS) Every Singaporean bookworm should … [Read more...] about 15 online shopping sites with free shipping to Singapore
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Now, all binge-reading people can get extensive collections of content to read – for free, anytime and anywhere. Reader´s Digest introduces five ways to read free books online. 1. Google Books It's no surprise that Google provides books – it even has the largest range of free books online. Like googling for information, it is easy to use. Since not all content is free of charge, make sure you change the settings in “Search tools” from “Any books“ to “Free Google eBooks“ and the book paradise is yours. 2. Open Library The platform (https://openlibrary.org/) is a must for any bookworm. Its goal is to provide a web page for every book ever published. Its navigation is simple and easy to use. By using the search bar, you can get access to more than 1 million books. Check the “eBooks” box for browsing the free content archive. 3. Smashwords Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/) offers a great selection of … [Read more...] about 5 ways to read free books online
caption Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. source Getty Images / Matthew Peyton Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, loves to read. When he began his investing career, he would read 600 to 1,000 pages a day. According to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholder letters and over two decades of interviews, these are the books that have guided Buffett’s financial wisdom. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000 pages of a book a day. Even now, he says he still spends about 80% of his day reading. “Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action,” he once said in an interview. “We don’t read other people’s opinions,” he said. “We want to get the facts, and then think.” To help you get into … [Read more...] about 19 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read
For most 20-somethings, the idea of splurging on every single new Saint Laurent release or a pair of Gucci sunglasses may just seem absolutely unnecessary — luxury tags can go ahead and sit on the back-burner while we down that second shot of tequila. But once we approach the big 3-0, saving up for a series of high-quality, classic handbags is a more logical move that you’d imagine. We’re talking about 'investment pieces', the things that will supposedly see you through a lifetime of wardrobe crises and cheap, trend-obsessed fast fashion. An arsenal of timeless bags (which frankly, are meant to be earned) can really last you for life — and even serve as a valuable heirloom after. It’s time to look and feel the part of a glamorous, polished adult; we’ve round up bags that we predict will be decade-spanning investment pieces for time to come. From multicoloured, striped Birkins to quilted Chanel vanity bags, these are really worth pumping … [Read more...] about Investment bags every working woman needs by age 30
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?