Instagrammers Are Getting Scammed by a Mysterious 'Con Queen'

Carley Rudd is a photographer from Maine with 60K Instagram followers. She’s a self-described “digital nomad,” meaning she’s self-employed, travels a lot, and occasionally plugs brands via social media in exchange for free stuff. She says it’s a gig that looks pretty glamorous from the outside but one that also involves a lot of “hustle” and “grind.” She also says that it was precisely these factors that made her susceptible to being scammed out of almost US$16,000.

Is Living in a Tiny House Something People Actually Enjoy?

Over the last five years, there’s been a lot of talk about tiny houses. You'll know them as those kitschy little cabins that can be knocked up for cheap and moved about on trailers. Stories about tiny houses tend to dwell on their affordability, ecological sustainability, and the minimalist lifestyle that they entail. There’s even some hope that they represent a solution to Australia’s housing affordability crisis. But what’s it like to actually live in one?

Australia's Oldest Brothel Has a Bizarre, Murderous History

If you had to guess where Australia's longest running brothel is, you'd probably wager Melbourne or Sydney. But you're wrong. You'll actually find it in Kalgoorlie, a desert town some 600 kilometres inland from Perth. And that makes sense once you realise Questa Casa—or the Pink House, as the brothel is best known—was built at the height Australia's 1800s gold rush. And if history has taught us anything, it's that gold and brothels go hand in hand.