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How Magic Mushrooms & LSD Help People

“Magic mushrooms” are simply mushrooms which contain the active ingredient psilocybin. The “magic” is its interaction with the receptors in your brain, and like other hallucinogens, it distances your experience of the moment from your preconceived notions of reality. When used therapeutically, hallucinogens can

Drug Addiction: Before and After Photos

Drug addiction is one of the scariest issues facing our world today, due to its horrific effects on health. Rehabs.com has posted shocking images of people who were recorded as drug arrests. The website – organisation – has launched a successful campaign in 2012

Color Changing Nail-Polish Against Date-Rape Drugs

Four male undergrad students at North Carolina University have developed a new idea designed to help women at clubs and bars avoid taking an unwanted psychedelic trip into a bad experience: color changing nail-polish.  The idea first came to public attention in early June , after Ankesh

What’s Behind The Child Migration Crisis In The US?

US border patrol agents encountered approximately 19,500 unaccompanied children crossing the US border in the fiscal year of 2009 (beginning October 2008). Since then, the annual total has more than doubled to 57,525. To put this increase  in context, the total in 2013 was only 27,884,

The Biggest Liquor Drinkers Aren’t Russian, German, or Finnish

The biggest hard alcohol drinkers on the globe aren’t from Germany, Russia, or Ukraine. In fact, the biggest spirit drinkers are sipping on Soju, astoundingly in South Korea. South Koreans drink an average of 13.7 shots of liquor per week on average, which is more than

Amazonian Tribe Emerges From Isolation In Brazil

Brazil’s Indian Affairs Department, FUNAI, announced last week that an uncontracted tribe emerged from the rainforest near the Brazil-Peruvian border and made peaceful contact on June 29th with Brazilian government scientists. Villagers from a settled indigenous community, know as the Ashaninka, radioed Brazilian authorities

First Medical Marijuana Restaurant in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Mega ILL cafe is making headlines this week for its pot-positive vibes and pot-infused pies. Said to be the city’s first “pizzeria-cum-vapor lounge”, the cafe is, as owner Mark Klokeid explained to CTV News last month, a “pot friendly” establishment where patrons are

Ohio Plans To Drug Test Students, Hides Conflict Of Interest

A Massachusetts based medical company hopes to expand its market and increase their profits by drug-testing private school students, with the help of its CEO’s brother. One of three schools, St. Edward High School in Cleveland, is overseen by James Kubacki. His brother, Raymond

Antidepressants May Worsen Depression And Psychological Problems

A new study by the University of Liverpool, involving over 1800 individuals, found that an increase in suicidal thoughts and general psychological problems may be more often associated with antidepressants than commonly admitted. Although in many studies a decrease in depression in adult and