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12.6.16

Back When Serbians Were the World's Poorest Billionaires

At the peak of Yugoslavia's hyperinflation, 500,000,000 dinar would have bought you a loaf of bread.

8.23.16

Everything We Know About the Fentanyl Pills That May Have Killed Prince

Bootleg fentanyl from China has flooded the illicit opioid market in both the US and Canada.

7.15.16

What Would It Take to Make You Do Something About Climate Change?

Things are looking bleak, but how bad does it have to get before we'll actually take action?

3.24.16

A Group of Writers in Brussels Were Discussing How to Deal with Terror While the City Was Under Attack

I got in touch with writer Andrey Kurkov to find out how those guys viewed the Brussels attacks and how the rest of their time together was spent.

3.2.16

Suicide Is Rampant Among French Farmers

Life on the French countryside is not as idyllic as one would imagine.

11.28.15

​Will the ‘Being a Man’ Festival Break the Taboo of Masculine Self-Examination?

'Men's Issues' seem like such a luxury problem. The Southbank Centre's 'Being a Man' Festival is looking to change that.

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8.31.15

Australia’s Effort to Dump Refugees on Cambodia has Backfired at a Cost of $40 Million

After resettling four asylum seekers from Nauru at $10 million each, Cambodia's Interior Ministry says they've done enough.

8.5.15

Depressed Teenagers and Oblivious Paedophiles: The Rich Tapestry of People Who Call Helplines

And some more things I learned while volunteering at a crisis helpline.

7.16.15

Social Instability Is Driving Greeks Insane

A whole nation's mental health is crumbling under five years of austerity and six months of tough negotiations.

7.15.15

The Former Finance Minister Who Tried to Warn Greece About the Crisis

An interview with Alekos Papadopoulos, who reckons the country's economy might see the first glimpses of hope in about five years.

7.4.15

Some Greeks Are Going On Holiday Despite the Referendum

We went to the port of Piraeus in Athens and asked people how come they're taking a vacation in the middle of it all.

6.30.15

A Brief History of Greek Debt

The country filed for bankruptcy before it was even a sovereign state.

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