Maya Oppenheim

Stuff

What Happens to a Family After a Relative Goes Missing?

Hundreds of thousands of people are reported missing every year, but most of us know very little about what happens next.
Maya Oppenheim
2.26.16
Stuff

Inside the World of Professional Shoplifters

I spoke to a seasoned shoplifter and one of the "store detectives" tasked with catching people like her in the act.
Maya Oppenheim
12.15.15
Sports

Inside Britain's Steroid Epidemic

Up to 1 million people in the UK are using illegal steroids—could that be related to muscle dysmorphia, a.k.a. "bigorexia"?
Maya Oppenheim
11.23.15
Stuff

Racist Guards and the Myth of Radicalization: What It's Like Being a Muslim in British Prison

If you're a Muslim in the UK, there's a good chance that at some point you will end up in jail. We asked a Muslim ex-con what to expect.
Maya Oppenheim
10.29.15
News

The UK Just Got Its First Men-Only Mental Health Center

Founder Alex Eaton says that simply having a place where men can go to talk about their feelings could prevent many suicides.
Maya Oppenheim
9.29.15
Stuff

We Asked Some Young Royalists Why They Love the British Monarchy

As the Queen celebrates becoming the longest-reigning monarch in British history, we tried to figure out why so many young people love her.
Maya Oppenheim
9.9.15
Stuff

In the UK, Writing Graffiti Can Get You Sent to Prison

Why are the penalties for unauthorized art so harsh in Britain?
Maya Oppenheim
8.20.15
News

How the British Prison System Fails Female Criminals

Subjecting nonviolent women to the penal torment and social stigma of prison does a hell of a lot more harm than good—for both the inmates and their children.
Maya Oppenheim
8.12.15
Stuff

What It's Like to Be a Tutor for the Mega-Rich

One of Britain's most in-demand super tutors preps kids for exams on private jets and yachts and charges up to $1,500 an hour for his services.
Maya Oppenheim
8.4.15
Stuff

The Closure of Hackney's Mecca Bingo and the Decline of One of Britain's Favorite Pastimes

In the UK, bingo is more popular than church and football, so why are halls being shut down en masse?
Maya Oppenheim
6.25.15
Stuff

Meet the Activist Behind the UK's First Clinic for Women Trying to Reclaim Their Bodies After Being Raped

Years after being raped, Pavan Amara couldn't look in the mirror or bear being touched—even by a doctor. Now, with the NHS, she's set up My Body Back, a clinic for women with the same issues.
Maya Oppenheim
5.29.15
Stuff

Babies Behind Bars

One hundred babies are born in prisons in England and Wales each year, yet there's no universal standard for what prisons have to provide for pregnant women—in extreme cases, some have been left to clean their cell after miscarrying.
Maya Oppenheim
3.18.15
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