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We Asked EU Migrants if Work Benefits Were Actually What Drew Them to the UK

David Cameron convinced EU leaders to essentially prevent EU nationals working in the UK from accessing in-work benefits. But what do the people affected by the freeze actually think about it?
Maya Oppenheim
3.14.16
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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
12.16.15
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The Rise of Steroid Use

As one in ten gym-going men are affected by muscle dysmorphia, we look at the part steroid use has to play in the disorder.
Maya Oppenheim
11.24.15
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What It's Like Being a Muslim in British Prison

If you're a Muslim, you are more likely to end up in jail. We asked a Muslim ex-con what to expect.
Maya Oppenheim
10.30.15
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The UK Just Got Its First Male-Only Mental Health Centre

When suicide remains the biggest killer of men under 35, a centre like this one is undoubtedly long overdue.
Maya Oppenheim
9.29.15
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Babies Behind Bars

100 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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For Homeless Women, Having a Period Isn't a Hassle – It's a Nightmare

As long as sanitary ware is classified as a "non-essential" and "luxury" item, and isn't given out for free like condoms, homeless women may be forced to shoplift for tampons and towels, or resort to using tissue from McDonald's toilets.
Maya Oppenheim
1.23.15