• Special Packages

    Private island for sale offers special ‘deal’ for frugal tycoons

    Deal-seeking billionaires hoping to buy a private island at a bargain, this one’s for you. Palm Beach’s Tarpon Island, the only man-made individual island in the county, is the nation’s most expensive property currently listed Zillow and Realtor.com, with a price tag of $210 million. However, there’s a way for the frugal moneybags to snag a deal on the tony Florida estate. If the buyer pays the full $210 million, the 1930s British Colonial-style house will be renovated by the current owner, expanding it so it includes more interior space. But the developer is giving prospective buyers another choice:  

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  • Elegant design

    What is frugal design and why was it vital during COVID-19?

    During COVID-19, hospitals and healthcare workers around the world faced shortages of medical supplies and PPE. Engineers began developing solutions for low-resource communities. Repurposing clothing and developing cheap sanitation methods were some of the ‘frugal design’ innovations that emerged. Dr. Msandeni Chiume Kayuni found herself in the middle of a supply crisis as COVID-19 spread to Africa in April 2020. As head of Pediatrics at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi, her team faced a critical shortage of N95 and regular surgical face masks. Nurses and doctors were striking. “We had members of hospital staff put their tools down because  

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