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What happens to your digital currency if you die and don't have a will?

What happens to your digital currency if you die and don't have a will?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we wonder about the state of bitcoin, Paypal and World of Warcraft funds after their proprietor dies.

Feel something real: 
The Dogme 95-inspired 
battle for the heart 
of live action 
role-playing

Feel something real: The Dogme 95-inspired battle for the heart of live action role-playing

This is not your brother's LARP group. H&F tracks down the founders of Dogme 99, an improvisatory school of live action role-playing modeled after Lars Von Trier's Dogme 95.

Film food: Diner fare from Pulp Fiction, Twin Peaks and Goodfellas

Film food: Diner fare from Pulp Fiction, Twin Peaks and Goodfellas

We'll take two kinds of eggs, fries and a damn fine cup of coffee please.

WrestleMania, social media and the dramatic evolution of a franchise

Playwright and writer Christopher Sullivan reflects on last night's WrestleMania 31.

Which animals are the moodiest?

Which animals are the moodiest?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we wonder about the emotional well- and ill-being of animals.

Myspace refugees: waxing philosophical on top 8s and page-view-rated music

Hopes&Fears's Mike Sheffield seeks out the wandering souls of Myspace.

Why is it called a black box if it's actually orange?

Why is it called a black box if it's actually orange?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we answer a reader's question about a mysterious piece of aircraft equipment.

Tipping

Tipping

How much should you tip wait staff in restaurants in Beijing, Reykjavik and Seattle? This week, City Index compares the excepted tipping percentage in cities around the world.

City patterns: stacked living

City patterns: stacked living

City Patterns examines urban landscapes, juxtaposing various cities to create a geographical tapestry. In our inaugural City Patterns, we examine stacked living.

Art that startups buy

Art that startups buy

Talking with Skillshare, Enigma, Electric Objects, Kickstarter, and Tumblr, we learned how these startups art-up their work place.

Can you swipe someone onto the NYC subway?

Can you swipe someone onto the NYC subway?

Hopes&Fears answers questions, with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we wonder if swiping someone in with your unlimited Metrocard is legal.

The world of psychedelic mushrooms online

The world of psychedelic mushrooms online

Hopes&Fears's Mike Sugarman dives into net-enabled psilocybin, exploring the agendas and online resources available for those who wish to grow magic mushrooms.

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City

Sex for all: A sex worker's campaign for the disabled
Sex for all: A sex worker's campaign for the disabled

Sex for all: A sex worker's campaign for the disabled

MP candidate, activist and sex worker Charlotte Rose provides a remedy that can't be found in a hospital.

Penalties for possession of 
a gram of weed

Penalties for possession of a gram of weed

This week, City Index explores the smallest slaps on the wrist and the harshest punishments for possessing a gram of weed around the world.

Tipping

Tipping

How much should you tip wait staff in restaurants in Beijing, Reykjavik and Seattle? This week, City Index compares the excepted tipping percentage in cities around the world.

Culture

What's changed since 
Fight Club: Terrorism, 
vibrators, soap

What's changed since Fight Club: Terrorism, vibrators, soap

In the wake of Fight Club sequel news, Hopes&Fears puts plot points from the 1996 book and 1999 movie into 2015. What's new in offices, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and vibrator-related TSA issues?

Art that startups buy

Art that startups buy

Talking with Skillshare, Enigma, Electric Objects, Kickstarter, and Tumblr, we learned how these startups art-up their work place.

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I used a 56K modem for a week and it was Hell on Earth

I used a 56K modem for a week and it was Hell on Earth

Hopes&Fears challenged a friend to live with a 90s internet connection for a week. This is his story.

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

Hopes&Fears answers questions, with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we wonder if what we've always been told about breakfast is actually true.

Which appendages can be reattached?

Which appendages can be reattached?

Hopes&Fears answers questions, with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we get to the gory as we examine the science of reattaching lost body parts.