Hayden Vernon

Food

I Tried Living Off Food Waste Apps for a Week

Will picking up leftovers from a neighbour really solve the worldwide food waste crisis? Let's find out!
Hayden Vernon
2.18.20
crime

Hunting the 'Beast of Buckland': The Search for Linda Cook's Killer

A young man was convicted of the murder in 1988, and served 16 years for a crime he did not commit. Now, a retired detective thinks he knows who really did it.
Hayden Vernon
3.27.19
Money

I Tested the Saving Technique That Promises Retirement at 40

The FIRE – "financial independence, retire early" – movement is all about hoarding enough cash, before investing it and living off the dividends.
Hayden Vernon
2.26.19
dodgy shit

How Gambling Firms Are Helping to Fund Your Favourite Illegal Streaming Sites

They shouldn't be, but they are.
Hayden Vernon
3.17.17
qatar and human rights

Does Qatar's Soccer Policy Put Players at Risk of Exploitation?

Qatar's policy of naturalising players for its national team attracts footballers from across the globe to try their luck in the country. But, given the potential pitfalls of the kafala system, this can leave them vulnerable to exploitation.
Hayden Vernon
1.9.17
Stuff

How China Is Literally Moving Mountains to Build Ghost Towns

Wade Shepard, author of "Ghost Cities of China," explains why the country is possibly the only place in the world where you can get away with destroying the natural landscape to build huge new cities.
Hayden Vernon
8.11.15
Stuff

My Time Snorting Cocaine and Taking Beatings in a Turkish Prison

Kapil Ghosh spent 20 months trying to survive sharing a room with 50 snoring, sniffing, stabbing criminals.
Hayden Vernon
2.13.15