What one woman's 25-year gambling addiction really cost
Poker machines first appeared in Australian pubs in 1992. At first, everyone saw them as harmless mechanical toys– videogames. Nobody was prepared for the effect the ‘pokies’ would have on the lives of so many.
Life and Play through the Eyes of Children across the UK
When the government decided to cut the budget destined for youth services in England and Wales by 70%, it did not mean the end of enjoyment.
Every year, thousands of quilters travel to Paducah, Kentucky to participate in its annual quilt competition. During that week the small town’s population is doubled and everybody knows it’s because the quilters are in town.
A ten-year-old Nigerian boy was stabbed to death on his way home from school one day in London. This mindless act of violence in the neighborhood stirred up fear within the heart of another Nigerian mother of two young boys.
In order to survive, sometimes you need to remember what your ancestors taught you. This is especially true if you live in a place like Toksook Bay, Alaska where the total population is less than 1000.
One Man's Struggle To Leave Behind The Homeland
New Malden, London is home to the biggest North Korean community in Europe. There are currently about 600 North Korean men, women, and children living in the area.
For Some People, Risking Everything is Nothing
On April 3, 1848, a group of 83 merchants founded the Chicago Board of Trading. It was an exciting enterprise. Futures Trading permitted buyers and sellers to manage their risk against unpredictable price fluctuations.