Bekka Mingioni

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We sent 3 reporters to Cuba for a week, and it was a surreal adventure from the moment they arrived

While political and economic negotiations are underway to end the stiff US-Cuba relationship, the world is flocking to experience the surreal time warp of this tropical nation.<p>Business Insider decided to do the same and sent three reporters in June to Havana.<p>Here's an overview of our Cuban …

Graphic: Mapping inequalities in Baltimore’s neighborhoods

This series of heat maps seeks to visualize inequality in Baltimore by mapping unemployment, income, life expectancy and homicide rate across …

Income Inequality

This 27-Year-Old Is Making Enough Money On Airbnb To Fund Her World Travels

Here's exactly how she made it happen.<p>The condo is 1,100 square feet and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Katrina rents it out by the month and charges $4,600 to $5,100 a month, depending on circumstance. Her clients are mostly working professionals in town for long-term projects.<p>Granted, not …

Refugee Girls Got To Dress Up As What They Want To Be When They Grow Up

"When I was younger, my brother always told me that a girl can't be a pilot, but I knew deep down this is what I wanted to do."<p>The project, called Vision Not Victim, saw the girls draw pictures of what they want to be when they grew up, now that they have escaped war.<p>Each girl then participated in …

Berned Out: Why This Millennial Won't Be Supporting Bernie Sanders in the Primary Election

I'm not part of any "establishment."<br>Now that I've gotten that disclaimer out of the way, I now feel fully prepared to engage in a full on political …

Middle-class

Singaporean artist quit his job, then went off to sketch the world

When James Tan turned 40, he quit his job, enlisted his wife and went off to sketch the world.<p>The couple bought a one-way ticket to Taiwan and went …

Snowstorm on east coast hits the homeless hardest – in pictures

For many the snowstorm battering has been fun – or at most an inconvenience – but for those who live of the streets of US cities it’s a life-threatening event

Mid-Atlantic Blizzard Could Make 'Legitimate' History

A killer snowstorm that paralyzed parts of the South then swept into the nation's capital turned its sights on greater New York City early Saturday, packing gale-force winds, heavy snow and coastal flooding.<p>By the time the storm moves out Sunday, one in seven Americans could be under at least half …

Is Something Fishy Going On with the Chipotle E.Coli Scare?

Chipotle has been our favorite fast-food-that’s-not-really-fast-food for years, but in the last few months, some sickening stuff has been going on. …

Isn't it Europe that is overpopulated, rather than Africa?

Why do westerners think that Africa is the continent with the problem, wonders <b>Mawuna Remarque Koutonin</b>, in a light-hearted look at global population issues<p>When you arrive in Europe for the first time, the first shock you get is seeing how overpopulated the place is, especially the western part.<p>A …

Top 15 Best Maps Of 2015 (Plus 10 Honourable Mentions)

Brilliant Maps is now just over 1 year old. Since launching we’ve made a total of 167 posts. So we thought now was as good a time as any to look back …

7 Crazy Taxes from the US and Abroad

OVERVIEW<p>Death and taxes are the only certainties in life, and it seems there is no limit to when or how either can occur. Yet, there are tons of …