THE WORLD’S FIRST THREE-WAY SAME SEX MARRIAGE

Three gay men from Thailand have tied the knot in what is thought to be the world's first three-way same-sex marriage. Happy newlyweds Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26, took the plunge on Valentine's Day after exchanging their vows…

THE NET CAFE REFUGEES: Japan’s Disposable Workers

The first time Fumiya, 26, spent a night at the internet cafe, other people’s snoring and footsteps kept him awake throughout the night. Since that sleepless night, ten months have passed and a little noises like that no longer bother…

MY DEAR GIRL…

“My dear girl, the day you see I'm getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I'm going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times,…

A SHORT DICTIONARY OF SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS

Confused by some of the different terms and identities around on the internet? Can you tell apart the following different sexual identities? If you’re curious, here’s some of the answers. Confused by some of the different terms and identities around on…

THE RICH PEOPLE DON’T DRIVE THE LUXURY SECTOR

If luxury spending was indeed driven by the rich, the luxury industry would be a niche sector serving a fortunate few, rather than a dynamic, global business selling to a consumer market measured in millions. During the past 50 years,…

I’M DIFFERENT

Being different in a society in which everyone is conformed to be the same, is a daily struggle. A struggle that all who dare stand out will understand. Whether it is a choice or not, being different means not going…

HOW ADVERTISERS TRICK YOU INTO BUYING SH** YOU DON’T NEED

Despite not having the financial means to purchase more - nor, really, the necessity, people still do. What void are they trying to fill, and how do advertisers continue to persuade consumers to buy things they don’t need? It’s the…

INSIDE THE SECRET WORLD OF ARAB PLAYBOYS

The death of Sheikh Rashid, eldest son of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed, has shone a light on the high-spending, party-mad lifestyles of Arab playboys like him. Did Majed Abulaziz Al-Saud, a 28-year-old Saudi prince, sexually accost five women at a…

CHEMTRAILS: Not Anymore A Conspiracy Theory…

You are viewed as one pathetic “Conspiracy Theorist” if you think the U.S. Government is and has been involved in spraying harmful chemicals into the atmosphere. Chemtrails is what you call them…a term that is often followed by eye-rolls and…

WHY PEOPLE CHEAT ON THE PEOPLE THEY LOVE ?

Lies, heartbreak. Deception, disgrace. Tears. Breakup sex. More tears. More breakup sex. Such is the typical narrative of a couple torn apart by infidelity. While we may be conditioned to think of the unfaithful heartbreakers among us as cold-hearted snakes,…

ICELAND HAS JAILED 26 BANKERS: Why Won’t We?

There are many reasons to admire Iceland, but here is another one: it has just sentenced five senior bankers and one prominent investor to prison for crimes relating to the economic meltdown in 2008. And with these two separate rulings…

THE NATIONAL ID CARD CHALLENGE: Asks Iranians Who They Really Are

Two popular Instagram pages have been asking Iranians post these photos - and many are embracing the "KarteMeliChallenge" ("national ID card challenge"). The black-and-white, expressionless ID photos stand in stark contrast to colourful, fun, style-conscious snapshots that people have put…

IS ITALIAN MACHO STILL SEXY ?

Giorgio Rossi remembers the good ol’ days, back when the Italian worked as a lifeguard at one of Rimini’s beaches on the Adriatic Sea. It was the 1970s, he recalls, and German and Swedish gals used to flock to the…

HOW TO BE COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS ONLINE

Anonymity while surfing on the internet is not easy to maintain. Attackers and government agencies alike keep a track of your web activity and identity, with the former trying to infiltrate your system and violate your privacy. A lot has…

MORE PEOPLE ARE SEXUALLY FLUID THAN YOU MIGHT THINK

LGBTQ people have hit several markers of progress in recent years, and much of that seems to not just be political (like banning gay conversion therapy and legalizing same-sex marriage), but also quite personal. According to a new YouGov U.K.…

MEAT & CANCER: Hammering At The Memo

You have doubtless heard that the International Agency on Cancer Research, a subsidiary of the World Health Organization, has concluded that processed meats are carcinogenic, and red meat in general is probably so. A whole lot of ink (well, electrons,…