Poverty

She’s 69 And Hasn’t Used Money for 15 Years… And Has Never Been Happier!

She’s 69 And Hasn’t Used Money for 15 Years… And Has Never Been Happier!

22 years ago, Heidemarie Schwermer left her difficult marriage and relocated to the city of Dortmund (in Germany’s Ruhr area) with her two kids. A middle-aged secondary school teacher, she quickly became aware of the large population of homeless people in the town. It shocked her so much she decided to do something about it. Schwermer believed the […]

Russell Brand Slams Anti-Marijuana Propaganda Amid Claims It Causes Psychosis

Jon Snow is a well-known British journalist who was asked to smoke two balloons filled with a potent strain of skunk as part of a documentary into the effects of cannabis on the brain. Snow claimed he was more “frightened” than during his many news reports from war zones around the world, and said he […]

What This One-Percenter Says About The World’s Poorest 3.5 Billion People Is NOT “Fantastic News”

Earlier this year, Oxfam released a shocking statistic on global wealth inequality and rising poverty: the wealth of the world’s 85 richest people is now equal to that of the world’s poorest 3.5 billion people. Most of us would fail to find anything positive in this alarming news, but most of us aren’t as filthy rich […]

Young Fashionistas Sent to Sweatshops in Cambodia for TV Series. This Is What Happened!

Young Fashionistas Sent to Sweatshops in Cambodia for TV Series. This Is What Happened!

They might have been like any other care-free, twittering teenagers when they left Norway and ventured to Cambodia to take part in an online reality series seeking to expose the horrors of sweatshop labor, but just one month abroad and their perspectives changed forever. A social experiment taped by Aftenposten (Norway’s largest newspaper), the three […]