Category Reportage

From USA to Macedonia: why the Steads came to volunteer in Skopje

With their two small Maltese, the retired North American couple is already used to move around – after living in the Bahamas for five years, their latest choice was Skopje, Macedonia. Edward Stead and Elen Wright-Stead are looking forward to helping out as they can in a foreign country while they enjoy the landscape and history of the region.

THE DARK FUTURE OF CHOCOLATE

“Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.” ― Jo Brand
According to several studies, the existence of chocolate is in jeopardy due to the soaring demand and the dwindling supply from the cocoa agriculture sector. Imagine having your last bite of chocolate. Forever.

How J. Marion Sims became the “Father of modern Gynecology”

Nowadays called the “Father of modern Gynecology”, J. Marion Sims is praised by some and despised by others. The core of the polemic? Experimenting surgeries in enslaved black women without anesthesia in the 19th century.

Barber Saloon Experience: it’s more than just a haircut

“You can trust your barber with secrets you can’t tell your wife”
Communication, and people skills, together with barbering skills, are what makes a successful barber.

DEPRESSION IS NOT A CHOICE

“The kindness that’s shown to me by doctors as well as my family, and my friends, it’s really saved my life”Lady Gaga The current pandemic and the resulting global economic recession have negatively affected people’s mental health: social isolation and job loss are triggering mental health conditions. Trajectories of anxiety and depressive symptoms and trends […]

The singular fact of the month: Insolita Emilia Romagna

The magazine Courrier International translated an article written by Francesco Dradi from the recently created Italian newspaper Domani, “Assalto ai porcini, il bene comune dei boschi vittima del business”, which goes off the beaten track. This enlightening piece of writing tackles an allegedly unusual dispute over territory in the Apennines mountains, located in the Italian […]

Flat Earth, YouTube and community: how did we get here?

It started small, with meetings attended by only three people. They got used to being mocked and to be called the “crazy conspiracy guys”. Friendships and relationships were broken, but they stay strong. Since it went online 14 years ago, The Flat Earth Society Forum has 24.700 members and the Flat Earth Society Twitter account […]

The “scarring effect” on youth employment during the pandemic

Several recessions have allowed experts to study its short and long-term effects on the labor market, especially in youth, one of the most vulnerable groups. Even though this time the source is a pandemic, studies say its effects will most likely be the same. The difficulty of finding a job due to the pandemic and […]

Deutsche Bank, Parmigiano-Reggiano

Sometimes, reality goes beyond the dream world. First and foremost, this is worth being highlighted that 100% of the content of this article relates to a true story. In these unusual times, some institutions find ways to think not one but perhaps two meters out of the box. So once upon a time, there was […]

Travel the love and the seven seas

Ahoy mates, let me share with you a quite original story recently unveiled by the New-York Times. As the beautifully inspired Black-Eyed Peas wrote: where is the Love? Actually, the answer may well hide offshore.  So once upon a time, there was a loving couple united by their fascination for the oceans, Sam Davies and […]

Love is sharing

Every year, 40 percent of pregnancies are unwanted and 25 million unsafe abortions are performed worldwide. Also, 16 million teenagers aged 15 to 19  give birth. There are 13 different means of contraception, but there is only one, known and simply reversible, for men that also has the particularity of protecting against STDs: the condom, which also exists […]