On Cape Breton Island, where the last coal mine closed in 2001 after years of industry decline, an underwater mine near the 500-person village of Donkin is set to bring coal back.
"Sean Penn. He's a lovely bloke. But I tell you what, he can look after himself."
Two Swedish researchers found that you are more likely to apply for a course and get good grades if the books you read are less about boring stereotypes and more about situations you can personally identify with.
Frédéric Berna once had to defend a man accused of killing his baby, sexually assaulting his daughter, and fatally hitting his girlfriend with a flashlight, before raping her corpse.
"I always see adults sitting around on sofas, and enjoying just sitting and doing nothing. So take the sofa to work with you!"
Life is rough, so how can we turn our lives into one big laugh?
Xie Shuiping's life revolves around being smacked in the belly by strangers.
On an all new episode of Black Market: Dispatches, we talk to the women making money by providing companionship to wealthy men.
Turns out flirting with women your mom's age is a decent side-gig for students.
On this episode of Daily VICE, we go to a rage room where clients release their anger and stress by smashing glass bottles and printers.
By law, you can't be discriminated against in the workplace for having HIV—but the reality is that law can be completely ineffectual.
I asked strippers, cam girls, dominatrixes, and prostitutes, and two hierarchies emerged.
"I lay awake in the hospital bed in Paris all night considering the blowjob that might cost me a leg."
Turns out doing nothing with your life other than being a desk slave will kill you.
"I'm not sure how to explain this to you, but I'm often very sad."
Good news, slackers: the British government wants companies to give their employees frequent vape breaks.
How a shitty temp job landed me packing up Colin's living room, yards from the black human-shaped stain where he'd lain decomposing for three months.
Strangers are suspicious, our friends are patronizing, and stay-at-home moms often won't let you into their club.
A British politician summed it up perfectly when he said, "If you want the American dream, go to Finland."
"They just work you until you're broken and then you're done. It's very high turnover. It gets to a point where you weigh up your odds."
For every one of you who joins the Peace Corps or travels the world after graduation, there will be a thousand more of you who will wind up working 50-hour workweeks at soul-sucking desk jobs.
Millennials are entering the workplace, then looking for ways to get the hell out of the workplace.
A new study says we should only have sex once a week, so we asked a load of people what they thought of that, and whether they'd consider a sex schedule.
They go to the best universities in their home countries. But in America, they're just "the help."