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Why Facebook Wanted WhatsApp (The Youzus Report) – An examination of the motives behind Facebook’s $19 billion takeover of WhatsApp.

Toronto’s Harm Reduction Movement (Toronto Standard) – A feature article exploring “harm reduction”, an approach towards tackling drug addiction that focuses on reducing its harmful health and social consequences rather than criminalizing drug use.

Couchsurfing: sofa, so good (The Ryersonian)– My reflections on my experiences using Couchsurfing.org, a website that enables travelers to connect with locals and seek free accommodation and guidance.

Emboldening Beer Ads (Trend Hunter) – This sponsored post promotes Heineken’s ‘Dream Island’ campaign video.

Modelo Especial Presents: The Craft of Urban Pop Art (Trend Hunter) – Another sponsored article, written for Mexican beer brand Modelo Especial.

Kalisaya KaliPAK 401 Mobile Solar Panel (Outside) – Article about an innovative portable solar energy solution, published on Outside magazine.

UPCOMING

— Feature article exploring the growing popularity of cremation ash tattoos (VICE)

— Feature article examining the implications of Toronto’s ban on shisha cafes (Toronto Life)

— First-person account of my hike to the crater of the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica (Outside)