For millennia, bartering was the way to do business, but it made for slow transactions. Around 9000 BC, the use of animals, spices and tools to pay for goods and services became commonplace.
Turney Duff worked on Wall Street for 15 years and is the author of the New York Times best seller The Buy Side, which Sony has optioned for film and television.
At the beginning of this year, the British government pledged $784,000 to organizations helping survivors, but social workers and academics told me it's made little difference.
It's time we communicate and forget our small-town vendettas and hardwired masculine aggression. Maybe if that happened, fewer people would end up with hideous scars all over their faces.
It was a different time back then—all you needed for a legitimate scientific study was a bunch of cats, a sheet of acid, and a can-do attitude.
How do you steal 100 brains? The logistics alone boggle the mind.
The artist known for giant dildo sculptures recently created The Folly Acres Cookbook, which includes your average carrot cake recipe, but also meals that incorporate roadkill.
We asked a government spokesperson in an attempt to figure it out.
It's easy to look at his recent media appearances and think, "Please be quiet, Russell Brand, please." But sometimes a champagne socialist is better than no kind of socialist at all.
I do really fucked up things in my sleep. I even dream of murder. Does that make me dangerous?
If shell companies can be said to be getaway cars for bank robbers, then Mossack Fonseca may be the world's shadiest car dealership.
Talking to Loretta Napoleoni, whose new book, The Islamist Phoenix: The Islamic State and the Redrawing of the Middle East, looks at how unique and singular the Islamic State is as a terrorist organization.
A habit of victim blaming does nothing to help New Zealand's high prevalence of sexual violence which is paired with a dismal conviction rate.
Four years after Christchurch was hit by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, repairs to the city aren't going so great. Local advocate Deon Swiggs gave us a tour.
I spoke to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach about anal sex, Israel's controversial nation-state bill, and his former pupil Michael Jackson.
South African women are using dangerous methods to dry out their vaginas to increase pleasure for their partners, but the practice is compounding HIV risks.
A group called Soulsaver distributes pamphlets about the evils of homosexuality and the rock 'n roll lifestyle.
A wise man once asked: "Fuckin' magnets. How do they work?" Well, apparently if you swallow them, they can cause "a gunshot wound to the gut with no sign of entry or exit." Regulators are now trying to ban toy magnets, but the industry is fighting back.
Smokey and the Bandit star Burt Reynolds is auctioning off his stuff to help pay some old bills. So far, the items aren't fetching much interest.
No? Well, just in case there's a five-hour YouTube video of that exact thing.
I spoke with Frances Larson, author of Severed, to discuss our undying fascination and commodification of decapitated heads.
The government is cutting state-controlled healthcare and filling the deficit by allowing tax money to pay for out-sourced, private-controlled care, operating under market forces. As a result, we had a doctor describe medicine's bleak future in the UK.
VICE is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week by throwing a massive party in NYC. We're a little sick of talking to one another, so we want some of you to come hang, too. Here's how to win a ticket.
It's hard to believe that clubs that exclude women from membership still exist, but they do. Maybe a little gender mixing would be helpful at a time when the news is full of terrifying sexual assault allegations.