More Westerners are digital nomads

The term “digital nomad” often brings to mind college-educated tech-savvy young people from wealthy countries, who are able to leverage the most “geo-arbitrage,” a jargon describing the perks Westerners enjoy in less developed countries. Amplified by the 2010 New York Times bestseller “The 4-hour Work Week: Escape The 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich” by Timothy Ferris, the …

Number of digital nomads increasing

Interest in joining the digital nomad way of life is increasing. Apart from a welcome change of scene, a flexible schedule appeals to many internet workers clocking in long hours at the office. The location-independent lifestyle is having a big moment. As offices around the world go online during COVID-19, working from home – an otherwise radical idea for many …

Becoming a ‘digital nomad’: Next for working from home?

A view from a beach hammock, poolside chair or coffee table, complete with a laptop. This is the popular image of what it’s like to be a “digital nomad” – the technology-equipped, globetrotting millennial freelancer. For many office workers, working remotely at picturesque locations is no longer a distant dream. Gui Chuanjun, who learned about the digital-nomad way of life …

Paid college application consulting services hugely popular in China

As results of Gaokao, China’s annual national college entrance exam, come out, students and parents put together a strong application form to make the right choice for university. It’s a huge task with life-changing consequences, and has allowed a special consulting business to flourish. The profession, known as “Gaokao Planners” in Chinese, are paid to help match a student’s scores …

Household waste segregation can aid PH climate action

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is urging households to segregate waste to help the country meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction target under the Paris Agreement on climate change. Practicing segregation will enable households to recover waste for composting, DENR Climate Change Information and Technical Support Division chief Albert Magalang said. Composting is an age-old method of making …

Abaca can be ally vs. plastics pollution, deforestation

A plant abundant in the Philippines may well help address plastics pollution and deforestation while promoting climate protection and the shift towards a circular economy. Francheska Zaide, co-owner of material solutions company Orera Technology, said abaca plant, source of world-famous Manila hemp, presents such possibility for being an eco-friendly alternative to plastic and paper materials commonly used in products and …

Spider-Man drops in at the papal audience

A different type of participant dropped in on Pope Francis’ general audience at the Vatican in Rome, Italy on Wednesday, June 23 – Spider-Man. A man dressed in a full, skin-tight, red, black and blue costume of the comic book and film character – including head cover – sat in the VIP section of the audience in Vatican’s San Damaso …

DJ Mo Twister shares struggles of marrying Angelicopter in Iceland wilderness

Disk jockeys Mo Twister and Angelicopter recently tied the knot in an unconventional ceremony in Iceland. In his Instagram account, Mo posted a photo of him with his wife in a “faraway wilderness.” Mo also opened up on their struggles to get married because of a sudden summertime snow storm in Iceland. He shared, “Here’s a tip about getting married …