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  • Food

Why does it cost so much and why are people buying it?

Why does it cost so much and why are people buying it?

Hopes&Fears asks psychologists and economists why anyone would shell out irrational amounts of money for trendy health food.

Stumptown and the rise of third-wave coffee culture
  • Business

Stumptown and the rise of third-wave coffee culture

From Guatemalan farms to corporate buyouts, what will the future hold for America's most famous alternative coffee gurus?

  • Question

Can your pet tell that you're high?

Can your pet tell that you're high?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today we asked animal experts about whether your dog or cat can tell when you're stoned.

Not satire, not evil: The growing Satanic Temple of Detroit
  • What is this

Not satire, not evil: The growing Satanic Temple of Detroit

We talk to the director of The Satanic Temple of Detroit about political theatre, the violable body, and what the mainstream media has yet to understand about their message.

  • Question

Do bugs scream?

Do bugs scream?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they are talking about. Today's hot item: do bugs scream?

Gaming the system of money-back guarantees
  • Business

Gaming the system of money-back guarantees

When a company says "we know you'll like it, or your money back," what exactly are they trying to accomplish?

  • Question

Why do people mosh?

Why do people mosh?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we try to uncover the mystery of why people mosh.

Fuck, marry, kill: the "legal age" for doing adult things around the world
  • City Index

Fuck, marry, kill: the "legal age" for doing adult things around the world

What's the age of consent? How old do you have to be to get married, enlist in the army, to drink, smoke and gamble? These are laws from around the world, from sensible to ridiculous to horrifying.

  • City Index

What are the penalties for graffiti around the world?

What are the penalties for graffiti around the world?

What's the worst place in the world to tag a wall? This week, Hopes&Fears looks at how cities handle graffiti, from the toughest consequences to cities that question the crime's validity entirely.

  • Film

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?