culture / society

France

Mandela, Obama And French Lessons On World Cup Racism

“Sport [...] is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all kinds of discrimination.” Ever relevant words for 2018 from one of the great figures of ...

Italy

Women Need Not Apply: Why Italian Crisis Hits Female Unemployment First

Located in one of southern Italy's poorest regions, once thriving Crotone has the worst yout...

Mexico

López Obrador, A Chance To Bring Mexico's Democracy To Life

The leftist president-elect has an opportunity to end shoddy political practices and turn the cou...

Italy

Can Tourism Save Southern Italy From A Demographic Crisis?

CASTELMEZZANO — Basilicata is facing a bona fide demographic crisis. The small region, located between the boot and heel of southern Italy, is home to roughly 570,000 people. But due to a low ...

Zimbabwe

A Bank In Zimbabwe Aims To Tap Into Female Entrepreneurship

Catering specifically to women – particularly in rural areas – is not only good for g...

France

Bisexual? Pansexual? The Non-Binary Caught In Between

People who have romantic relationships with both men and women are often the target of prejudice ...

Lao's

At Thailand-Laos Border, A Shadow Economy Thrives

In northwestern Laos, Chinese businesses dominate the Ton Pheung district, a special economic zon...

United States

Seeking New Labor Protection For All The World's Ship Workers

Fair trade doesn’t always mean fair transport, as international shipping leaves a whole cat...

France

Why Philosophers Are Hot Profiles On Corporate Job Market

With technology rapidly advancing, what may set human workers apart is their ability to reason as...

India

Suicide By Pesticide, A Preventable Plague In India

NEW DELHI — The ban on highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) currently being debated in India will not only protect the environment and improve the public health but will also achieve another rarely ...

Italy

In Italy, "Muslim Village" Plans Run Counter To Populist Tide

A marginalized Muslim community wants to convert an old slaughterhouse into a multi-purpose housi...

Colombia

How GPS And Indigenous Eyes Are Mapping The Amazon Ecosystem

BOGOTA — “Our grandparents knew our territory well, its sacred and productive places, but also the risks we assumed if we did not use resources appropriately...." These are the words of José ...

United States

Why World Cup As Marketing Tool Scores Best In Latin America

Proportionally, the World Cup has more followers in the Latin American marketplace than any other...

India

India's Joyful, Adopt-A-Team Approach To The World Cup

Indians are wild for the World Cup, even if their men's team has yet to participate. And they...

Argentina

How To Design The Ideal, Multi-Generation Office

Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials have very different needs and expectations regarding works...

Colombia

Discovering Exquisite Vegan Food In Beef-Loving Bogotá

Colombians love their carne. But in the capital city, there are plenty of options too for top-end...

China

Extra! On The Perils Of Low-Cost Plastic Surgery In China

China Newsweek — June 4, 2018 Over the past decade, there have been countless reports about the boom in cosmetic surgery in Asian countries such as China, Japan and South Korea. Names have ...

Russia

Telegram: Why Russian Courts Can't Really Block The App

MOSCOW — On April 13, a Russian court decreed an immediate blocking of the app Telegram across the country. The decision came after the refusal of Telegram to provide Russian security services ...

Egypt

Mohamed Salah, The Soccer Star Inspiring Egypt's Youth

CAIRO — In the year of Mohamed Salah’s rise to fame as one of the world’s best soccer players, his every move and success has been well documented across the globe, no more so than in his native ...

United States

Watch: Oneshot — Happy Birthday Norma Jeane

OneShot — Happy Birthday Ms. Monroe OneShot is a new digital format to tell the story of a single photograph in an immersive one-minute video. Follow ...

Germany

Visiting The Murky World Of Underground Berlin

Built on a soggy bed of sand, the German capital isn't an ideal place for underground infrast...

Algeria

Border Row Is Bad News For Moroccan Workers In Algeria

An estimated 15,000 undocumented Moroccans work in construction sites, bakeries, and in skilled t...