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The Benefits of Falling off the Map

By J. Maarten Troost

Best-selling author J. Maarten Troost attributes his misfortunes, including his descent into alcoholism, to living far from the ocean. Read more in our exclusive excerpt from his new adventure tale Headhunters on My Doorstep MORE  

South Koreans Are the World's Biggest Drinkers

By Bryan Le

Our Korean allies hold a distant first in average shots a week, twice as much as Russians drink and four times as much as the U.S. MORE  

What Is the World Getting Drunk On?

By Bryan Le

This graphic shows which nations hit which hard liquors the hardest, fueling some stereotypes and confounding others. MORE  

What Are the World's Favorite Porn Searches?

By Bryan Le

With addiction to online pornography increasing, a new site breaks down what users in different regions are seeking. MORE  

Can a Kid with a Cigarette Be Considered Art?

By Bryan Le

A series of vintage-style child smokers aims to challenge viewers' attitudes to the habit. MORE  

Smoking and Drinking Now Kill More Than Hunger

By Bryan Le

The world's three leading health risks are now high blood pressure, cigarettes and alcohol—all of which are avoidable. MORE  

Our World in Smoke

By Bryan Le

A fascinating map of global smoking rates yields some surprising information. MORE  

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