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Sabrina Pearce is a writer for Stroom News, and her work has appeared in the arts, construction, automotive, travel, real estate, and fashion sections of the site. She's also an avid reader who spends her time indulging her love of fiction and nonfiction books alike.

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Volkswagen Touareg

Although it’s positioned towards the more affordable end of the full-size PHEV SUV niche on price, this Touareg does offer a multi-cylinder engine where plenty of direct rivals (Lexus RX 450h+, Mercedes-Benz GLE 400e, Land Rover Defender P300e) can come back with only four-cylinder alternatives. So a decent, assertive turn of pace wouldn’t go amiss. The […]

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'Russia has to pay': G7 taps Moscow's frozen assets in support of Ukraine

A simple principle underpins a contentious Thursday decision by the U.S. and key allies to tap profits from Russian sovereign assets in support of Ukraine: Moscow must make reparations. “Russia has to pay,” European Council President Charles Michel told CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick, after the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) major democracies agreed in

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A Sustainable Off-Grid Retreat in Rural Victoria

Originally a cattle farm, this 90-acre property became the canvas for an off-grid home designed to work harmoniously with its surrounding rural landscape. Owner Heather — an artist, gardener and kindergarten teacher — has always led a modest and simple life, so transitioning to living off-grid felt like a natural progression. Engaging Gardiner Architects, her

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Tesla shareholders approve $46 billion pay package for CEO Elon Musk

In the history of U.S. corporate pay packages, there have been plenty of massive payouts worth almost $1 billion in today’s dollars. But none comes close to the $46 billion pay deal Tesla shareholders on Thursday handed to CEO Elon Musk.  The results of the shareholder vote, which concluded today, were announced during Tesla’s annual meeting, prompting

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Astronaut Health

New research investigates how short-term space travel affects 'space tourists'

New studies show that space tourists experience some of the same body changes as astronauts who spend months in orbit. Samples taken from test subjects in space showed wide-ranging shifts in cells and changes to the immune system. The study comes as opportunities for private space travel have expanded in recent years. Space tourists experience

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The Harvard Business School Faculty Summer Reader 2024

As the vacation season looms, Harvard Business School faculty members share recommendations for a little light reading. Spoiler alert: Lessons in Chemistry tops two of their beach-read lists. For those whose brains can’t—or won’t—turn off, HBS faculty also suggest some of their favorite business and academic tomes. Their favorites hit some of the year’s biggest

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U.S. economic engagement in Indo-Pacific 'isn't about China,' Commerce Secretary Raimondo says

America’s economic engagement in Indo-Pacific “isn’t about China” but for strengthening U.S. presence in the region, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo told CNBC.   President Joe Biden launched the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity, involving14 countries, about two years ago, for economic and trade cooperation among the member states. The IPEF was also seen as a

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Cash for trash: How activists are responding to Pyongyang's rubbish-filled balloons into South Korea

A balloon believed to have been sent by North Korea, carrying various objects including what appeared to be trash and excrement, is seen over a rice field at Cheorwon, South Korea, May 29, 2024.  Yonhap News Agency | Reuters The battle of the balloons continues. North Korean defectors, part of an activist group in Seoul,

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