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Passports for a Price: The Business Showing Poor Countries How to Sell Citizenship

In 2006, the tiny Caribbean state of St. Kitts and Nevis was in deep trouble. Its sugar plantations had closed a year earlier, gang violence had …

Caribbean Travel

The Disturbing Side to Instagram You Haven't Seen

Jessie discovered it accidentally.

"It was on the popular page," he told me. "I thought it was just a hot guy with his shirt off."

Jessie, a …


"Yes to the Dress?" in The Message

My friend Laura June made me write a thinkpiece and I am very sorry.Continue reading on Medium »


‘Pics or it didn’t happen’ – the mantra of the Instagram era

Our social networks have a banality problem. The cultural premium now placed on recording and broadcasting one’s life and accomplishments means that Facebook timelines are suffused with postings about meals, workouts, the weather, recent purchases, funny advertisements, the milestones of people …

FIFA's winter World Cup should not be played in November-December

It's like one of those slow-motion car crash sequences in a 1970s movie. You see the tractor-trailer spinning out of control, and you know what's …

Fake braces a dangerous trend

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8, 2015: Malaysians have been advised against buying and using fake braces that has become a trend among youngsters. Health …

Kuala Lumpur

Why do we give lectures? Why does anyone attend them?

I found myself in the unusual position (for me anyway) of being a tourist in Brazil about a month ago. For various reasons, I was on boats, and …

Radio Soulwax Presents: As Heard On Radio Soulwax pt. 2

Soccer's Unsolvable Piracy Problem

The sport's fandom is vast, fanatical, and fans want to watch however they can. So stopping illegal streaming is going to require more than strict regulations and software.

NBC has found unprecedented success in bringing the world’s most popular soccer league, the Barclays English Premier League …


Got Milk? Might Not Be Doing You Much Good

Almost no one will dispute that when a baby is born, breast milk is the best nutrition a mother can provide. All mammals nurse their young, and breast milk benefits a newborn infant in ways above and beyond nutrition. In fact, until 1 to 2 years of age, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the World …