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Winning the Lottery Hasn't Changed Me as a Person

We spoke to Melissa Ede, who won millions on New Year's Eve.
Daisy-May Hudson
2 days ago
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money

The Stock Market Tanked Because Capitalism Is Totally Broken

Wages were trending up, so naturally investors panicked.
Matt Taylor
2.6.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now
The VICE Guide to Right Now

US Cops Carried Toy Guns to Plant on People They Shot, Trial Reveals

One officer involved in the city's massive corruption scandal said officers kept the replicas "in case we accidentally hit somebody or got into a shootout, so we could plant them."
Drew Schwartz
1.31.18
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money

Bananacoin Is a Real-Life Cryptocurrency—and People Are Actually Buying It

Developers say that in addition to being a good investment, banana prices are also easy enough for our parents to understand. OK.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.28.18
Culture
Culture

I Tried to Find the Meaning of Happiness on Chatroulette

In my quest to understand one of life's biggest mysteries, I saw tons of dicks, got virtual sex requests, and heard some pretty philosophical stuff from the 80 people still on Chatroulette.
Ebony-Renee Baker
1.24.18
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money

Dark Money, Not Russia, May Be the Best Way to Explain Trump's Win

Oh, and the crippling inequality overseen by elites from both parties that has nothing to do with collusion, Robert Mueller, or Moscow.
Matt Taylor
1.23.18
travel
travel

These Pacific Islanders Are Betting on a Shell Money Boom

The island of Malaita is one of the last places on Earth to trade shells as currency. But locals believe they'll have the last laugh.
Nick Sas
1.11.18
cryptocurrency
cryptocurrency

Celebrating People’s Small-Time Crypto Success Stories

Sometimes participating in a utopian internet experiment is better than making a million dollars.
Katherine Gillespie
1.10.18
CAPITALISM
CAPITALISM

You Can Buy the Spirits of Dead Children on eBay

Meet the people who sell "haunted dolls" on the platform.
Luke Winkie
1.3.18
money
money

A Tea Company's Stock Doubled When It Added 'Blockchain' to Its Name

Is this what the Bitcoin bubble looks like?
Allie Conti
12.21.17
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money

I Tried to Make My Home Energy Efficient and It's Ruining My Life

People across America are pitched what seems like a win-win: make your house more climate-friendly for little or no money down. Advocates say it's a nightmare.
David Dayen
12.20.17
politics
politics

Being Rich Is the Easiest Way to Get Elected

Running for office in the US requires an aggressive grassroots fundraising operation. Or you could just give your campaign $20 million from your pocket.
Paul Blest
12.12.17