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What makes someone ‘creepy’?

Psychologists from Knox College, in Illinois, decided to find out its definition for a study entitled “On the Nature of Creepiness”.<p>Researchers …

Behind Bars, Cheap Ramen Is As Good As Gold

Instant ramen noodles are often looked upon with scorn as cheap food for starving college kids.<p>But as a new book points out, those noodles are like gold for people in prison.<p>Gustavo "Goose" Alvarez spent more than a decade locked up on a weapons charge, among others. And during that time, he grew …

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Jennifer Lawrence

<i>Vogue</i>’s September cover girl, Jennifer Lawrence, has been just about everywhere lately—falling on red carpets, dancing on Billy Joel’s piano, lying in bed with Kris Jenner, writing a straight-talk letter about Hollywood’s pay gap—and we still can’t seem to get enough. To feed our ever-growing need …

'The Opposite of Addiction Is Connection'

One of the best books I read this year was <i>Chasing the Scream</i>, in which author Johann Hari persuasively argues that most people fundamentally misunderstand the nature of drug addiction—how relatively little of the draw is due to the chemicals themselves, even the most powerful ones like heroine. To …

Interesting Articles & Photos On Drugs By All That Is Interesting

drugs<p>Learn about the amazing history and use of drugs across the world with these articles, videos, and photos from All That Is Interesting!<p>Recent …

How an illegal psychedelic drug could help treat opiate addiction

Pain and ibogaine<p>Kevin is in the fetal position on a warm bed in Mexico, in the throes of opiate withdrawal. Suddenly, a buzzing noise enters his ear, as if a wasp is building a nest in there. It’s the first sign the ibogaine he just consumed is taking effect, and things are about to get …

Man whose 18-year-old daughter died from a heroin overdose details his desperate struggle to save her from her addiction - admitting he even tried to send her to jail

Father whose 18-year-old daughter died from heroin overdose relives his desperate struggle to save her from addiction - and says he even tried to …