The Cost of Obligatory Giving
Unwanted gifts represent a nearly $800 million waste of money, time and resources in Australia alone. The culture of obligatory giving most benefits big retailers and banks.
Last year more than six million Australians received something they didn't use or gave away. The giving of silly Christmas presents dates back to the Three Wise Men's bizarre idea that gold, myrrh and frankincense were appropriate gifts for a newborn. Unwanted gifts represent a $798 million waste of money, time and resources in Australia alone. "The growing culture of obligatory giving only brings joy to the big retailers and the big banks whose credit cards are largely funding the annual splurge." "Around 1 million Australians are spending money they don't have to buy presents they'd rather not give."
The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
- Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
- The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
- Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
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- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
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