Hayden Vernon

Money

The 'Daigou' Sellers Making Thousands By Buying Luxury Goods in the UK

Daigou is probably the most lucrative industry you've never heard of – and all it entails is sending expensive products from the UK to China.
Hayden Vernon
10.29.19
Food

I Swapped Food for Huel for a Week, to See If It Would Ruin My Life

As meal replacement evangelists promote Huel and Soylent for saving them time and money, I thought I'd see if they're really all they're cracked up to be.
Hayden Vernon
6.25.19
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
Money

I Tried 'Matched Betting' to See How Much Easy Money I Could Make

I aimed to make £500 profit within a month, using the tactic betting companies aren't one bit keen on.
Hayden Vernon
11.14.18
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
VICE Sports

Does Qatar’s Football 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
qatar and human rights

Does Qatar's Football 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
b-team blues

​What Does the Restructured EFL Trophy Say About the State of English Football?

With 16 'category 1' academy sides entering the new EFL Trophy, are we a step closer to B-teams playing in the Football League?
Hayden Vernon
8.8.16
Stuff

How China Can Literally Move Mountains to Build Ghost Towns

We spoke to Wade Shepard, author of Ghost Cities of China, about 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

Spending 20 months trying to survive sharing a room with 50 snoring, sniffing, stabbing criminals.
Hayden Vernon
2.13.15
Stuff

Should Art Be Used to Push London's Rents Up?

An expensive bronze elephant might make Elephant and Castle even more unaffordable.
Hayden Vernon
7.17.14