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Bath Salts: The New Drug of Choice?

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Share This.This past Memorial Day weekend, a Miami man was shot and killed after gruesomely maiming another man while hallucinating on a new street drug coined “bath salts.” Also sometimes known as “Ivory Wave”, “Vanilla Sky” and “Bliss” these drugs–which have no direct relation to actual bath salts–contain similar synthetic stimulants as LSD and cocaine and can cause hallucinations, paranoia, violence, and psychosis. On May 26th, 31-year-old Rudy Eugene attacked Read More

Dance Provides Solace for Sex Trafficking Victims.

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Share This.Victims of the sex trafficking trade in Kolkata, India, have turned to creative measures to cope with the pain of their former existence. The women of Kolkata Sanved, a dance therapy company founded in 2004 by Sohini Chakraborty, express themselves through beautiful movement, helping them to rebuild a once shattered image. “Sanved”, which means “that which responds to stimulus” according to CNN , is an approach in efforts to Read More

First Female Olympian from Qatar.

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Share This.19 year-old Bahiya Al-Hamad is on the verge of making history. Al-Hamad is set to take part in the upcoming Olympics held in London and by doing so, she will become the Qatar’s first female Olympian. The young air-rifle shooter initially missed out the chance to compete when she fell half a point short after winning several regional competitions but was awarded a wild card invitation. Qatar was one of the Read More

Egypt’s 300.

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Share This.After violent clashes outside Egypt’s Defense Ministry, military prosecutors in Cairo have ordered the detention of 300 protesters, including a number of journalist, on charges of assaulting troops and disturbing the peace. Friday’s violent conflicts — the worse some have seen in recent times — came three weeks before the May 23rd presidential election and left one soldier dead. The protesters were upset over the generals’ failure to protect a demonstration Read More

Everything is Golden.

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Share This.Gold is now staring at the Rs 30,000 per 10 gram mark for the first time after equalling the previous record of Rs 29,540 on Saturday. Just when people had started writing it off, the precious metal has staged a comeback, rising nearly Rs 550 per 10 gram over the last week, largely due to the low faith that investors have in the economy. Although internationally gold is trading Read More