Eight marathons in eight days and we are in the Caribbean Sea after running 6,504 miles across South America
Fifteen months ago, just as the Olympic gun resonated through the streets of London, bracing ourselves against a blizzard at the southerly-most point of continental South America, we began our race to run the length of the continent.
A trickle of sweat runs down my chest. Distant rumbles of thunder trigger an Amazon orchestra. Crickets, cicadas and grasshoppers whine in desperate anticipation.
A chocolate-coloured, toe-shaped nut. The Brazil nut. One of the finest. Full of protein, calcium, iron, selenium and a whole host of other riches; one creamy crunch and you’re reaching for another.
The latest revelations of Amazon’s ginormous tax dodge are making many people mightily angry. The good news though is that you don’t have to get mad – you can get even by boycotting Amazon
One of the myths about online retail technology was that it would only pass on benefits to the consumer. That’s not always the case. Everything is cheaper online, right? Wrong! That’s what they want you to believe.
Retail technology companies could do far more to help the charity sector and it would cost them hardly anything
One of the most enduring popular myths about the modern economy is that there’s an easy fortune to be made in online trading, if you can only be bothered to make the effort. The implication is that the unemployed really ought to jolly well pull their socks up and start a business.
Joe Bloggs wishes to use a pseudonym on Facebook as he does not want his employer and his tutors to know that he has an account. Or, Jane does not wish to have her Google services merged into one account
If you resent giving money to corporations that avoid their taxes, the alternatives are painfully expensive. Especially in retail. As an experiment in ethics, I tried getting rid of assorted films, clothes, books and games using anyone but eBay, Amazon and Google. It cost me around £300 but, as we shall see, it was all worth it.
By Nick Booth | | Friday, 11 January 2013 at 3:22 pm
America’s busiest shopping day is in full swing today as traditional Black Friday sales hit streets across the country. The exciting shopping season began as early as 4am
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