Samantha Rosano

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Woman Spends $99,000 To Look Like Blow-Up Sex Doll

Being a natural beauty doesn't appeal much to Katella Dash.<p>The 38-year-old massage therapist from Minneapolis says she has spent an estimated $99,000 trying to look as fake as possible.<p>"I love to look plastic -- most people hate me for my extreme appearance but it fuels me to get more work done," …

Methamphetamine: Fact vs. Fiction and Lessons from the Crack Hysteria

The rise in methamphetamine use has provoked a barrage of misinformation and reckless policies, such as mandatory minimum sentences, increased …

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5 Insane Ways Movie Titles Are Translated Around the World

Some of my favorite Hollywood movies when I was a kid were <i>Dad Forever, My Poor Little Angel</i>, and <i>S.O.S. There's a Crazy Man Loose in Space</i>. What's …

5 Annoying Things Parents Say to People Who Don't Have Kids

As a father of three children, it takes quite a bit of teeth-gritting for me to admit that parents can be the most eye-roll-inducing shitbags on the …

5 Creepy Cartoon Fan Theories That Make Way Too Much Sense

Any mentally unbalanced individual can come up with a creepy fan theory about your favorite cartoon -- that's why they're called "fan" theories. …

The 15 Most Insane Content Warnings About Famous Movies

Picking a movie to watch with your children (or other people's children, in case you're babysitting them or have gained sole custody of them because …

4 Unspoken Social Rules You Follow Without Thinking

If not for the laws of society, some of us wouldn't be good people. We'd be dicks: horrible, vile, subhuman dicks. Without those rules, the world …

5 Byproducts of Modern Life That Are Burying Us in Garbage

At the turn of the 20th century, major cities across the world were being quite literally buried in horse shit. Then along came a savior in the form …

Michael Anthony Brown Arrested In Walmart Toe-Sucking Case

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have arrested a man accused of sucking on a woman's toes at a Wal-Mart after convincing her that he was a podiatry student.<p>Authorities say Michael Anthony Brown was arrested Thursday night at his home in Concord. He was turned over to Lincolnton …

Why Buying Cocaine Is Like Donating to the Nazi Party

I don’t cover the narco war. I don’t even pretend to. I’m a science writer: I go to labs, talk to scientists and policymakers, and occasionally get …

Religion as a Product of Psychotropic Drug Use

How much of religious history was influenced by mind-altering substances?<p>The notion that hallucinogenic drugs played a significant part in the development of religion has been extensively discussed, particularly since the middle of the twentieth century. Various ideas of this type have been …

15 Maps That Show How Americans Use Drugs

Illicit drugs are most popular on the West Coast, Colorado, and the Northeast, according to 2010-2011 surveys from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.<p>Other regions of the country have their own vices, too, as the South has the most smokers and the Midwest has the most …

Mental Health

5 shady ways the drug industry is influencing your doctor

<b>(Brian A Jackson via Shutterstock)</b><p>Big Pharma can entice medical practitioners to prescribe expensive patent drugs — even when they’re dangerous<p>Martha Rosenberg<p>January 25, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Until 2010, when the Physician Payments Sunshine Act passed, …

For Reformed Addicts, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Is Terrifying

I cried when I heard about Philip Seymour Hoffman. The news scared me: He got sober when he was 22 and didn’t drink or use drugs for the next 23 …

Russell Brand: my life without drugs

Russell Brand has not used drugs for 10 years. He has a job, a house, a cat, good friends. But temptation is never far away. He wants to help other addicts, but first he wants us to feel compassion for those affected<p>Brand on Alex Ferguson: a chieftain priest <br>Brand on Thatcher: an icon of …

U.S. Gets a Little Boozier With Relaxed Liquor Laws

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Good news, everyone! America is relaxing its liquor laws, bringing us one step closer to becoming …

Alcoholics Learn To Make Their Own Beer In Canadian Program

Call it a new twist on the old "teach a man to fish" adage. A group in Vancouver, British Columbia, is teaching inveterate alcoholics to brew their own beer and make their own wine, in an attempt to keep them from drinking unsafe liquids to get an alcoholic high.<p>The project is the work of the …

Fifteen Years Smoking Crack: Life in the Space Between Abstinence and Rock Bottom

I was taught how to cook and smoke crack when I was 21. It was in a high-rise hotel room on East 34th Street in Manhattan, and some friends from New …

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Cause of Death Disclosed

Nearly a month after Philip Seymour Hoffman’s sudden death, at the age of 46, the New York City coroner has disclosed that the actor died from a fatal combination of drugs in his system including heroin and cocaine, the Associated Press confirms.TMZ adds that benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety …

Crack cocaine: 9 things to know

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Tuesday that he had smoked crack cocaine, probably "in one of my drunken stupors," about a year ago.<p>Here’s a look at the …

Acid test: LSD used as drug therapy for the first time in 40 years

Swiss scientists broke a four-decade-long informal ban on LSD research yesterday when they announced the results of a study in which cancer patients received the drug to curb their anxiety about death.<p>The study, which was published in the <i>Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease</i>, looked at the safety …

Crack cocaine: How addictive is it?

Ever since Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to having smoked crack cocaine, various city councillors and media observers have publicly advised him to …

The '60s Are Gone, But Psychedelic Research Trip Continues

In 1966, psychedelic drug advocate and former Harvard professor Timothy Leary appeared on the <i>Merv Griffin Show.</i><p>"I'm in the unfortunate situation of being about 20 years ahead of my time," Leary said. When asked how many times he'd taken LSD, he answered 311. The audience gasped.<p>Leary was fired for …

How to Measure Heroin Use When No One Will Admit to Using Heroin

Colorado's 'Don't Drive Stoned' Ads Poke Fun At Stoners For A Serious Reason

Weed is legal in Colorado; driving high isn't.<p>That tagline serves as the basis for a series of ads that hit televisions in Colorado on March 10 as part of a $1 million effort to curb stoned driving. The ads feature characters who, after presumably having smoked weed, become a bit ... forgetful.<p>One …

Is It Time to Revisit LSD for Therapeutic Uses?

For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. has sanctioned a controlled experiment with lysergic acid diethylamide, better known as LSD. The new study …

This Drug Won’t Stop the Heroin Epidemic. But it Can Help.

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Narcan

A dozen niche physician practices have approved hundreds of patients for medical marijuana

The waiting room of Integr8, a new type of medical practice that opened in a Burlington office building last October, was crowded with patients. One …