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No place for Ecstasy at music festivals: Cops
Two died last year at Veld

“Cookin’ With Molly” campaign.Toronto Sun —  Toronto Police want people who attend summer rave music festivals to leave “Molly” out of the party.

The force relaunched an awareness campaign Friday about the dangers of taking the drug methylenedioxy-methamphetamine — also known as MDMA, Molly or Ecstasy — on the eve of the Veld Music Festival at Downsview Park.

It was at the same event last August where York University student Truong-Le, 20, and Willard Amurao, 22, of Durham Region, died from using unidentified “party drugs” they bought at the two-day dance festival. Thirteen others fell ill, mainly feeling faint and suffering seizures. More...

Also: Veld Music Festival deaths were accidental: police

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I’m a model — and I’m homeless

For six years, model and fashion photographer Mark Reay walked onto this building’s rooftop ledge to access a small, private nook where he could sleep undiscovered by neighbors.

I’m a model — and I’m homeless

New York Post –  The typical perception of a homeless person is of a drunk, drug addict or lost soul. Model-turned-actor-and-photographer Mark Reay, 56, originally from northwestern New Jersey, who appears in the award-winning documentary “Homme Less,” (showing at New York’s IFC Center on Aug. 7) fit in only the latter category. For six years, the handsome charmer lived undetected on a rooftop in New York’s East Village, where he masqueraded as a successful man about town while hiding his secret. He tells Jane Ridley his story. More...

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Facebook addiction hits an average of 46 minutes per day

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thedailydot.com — Sure, you're hooked on Facebook—but do all those sneaky mid-day News Feed peeks add up? According to new numbers from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, they really, really do.

In Facebook's July 2015 earnings call, Zuckerberg highlighted one of the social network's more vivid metrics for success, noting that the average user spends 46 minutes per day on Facebook—"and that doesn't include WhatsApp." Presumably, it does include Messenger and possibly Instagram, two of the most prominent mobile offshoots of the main Facebook app. More...

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What Emotions Are (and Aren’t)

New York Times— OUR senses appear to show us the world the way it truly is, but they are easily deceived. For example, if you listen to a recorded symphony through stereo speakers that are placed exactly right, the orchestra will sound like it’s inside your head. Obviously that isn’t the case.

But suppose you completely trusted your senses. You might find yourself asking well-meaning but preposterous scientific questions like “Where in the brain is the woodwinds section located?” A more reasonable approach is not to ask a where question but a how question: How does the brain construct this experience of hearing the orchestra in your head? More...

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New DEA chief says marijuana is ‘probably not’ as dangerous as heroin

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rawstory.com — The new leader of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Chuck Rosenberg, was quoted Tuesday saying heroin is probably more dangerous than marijuana. Does this mean the dawn of a new lighter-handed policy on persecuting marijuana-related crimes? It’s hard to tell, but many already believe that Rosenberg is a big departure from his rigid predecessor.

Up until now, Rosenberg’s stance on drug reform has remained somewhat hard to decipher, and while this statement does seem to be an improvement over the past, it is still not the outright marijuana endorsement many are interpreting it to be.
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Pat Robertson: Smoking pot is ‘slavery to vegetables,’ but God can ‘set you free’

rawstory.com - Televangelist Pat Robertson said on Monday that people who smoked marijuana, used cocaine or consumed alcohol had been enslaved by vegetables.

“God gave you and me as human beings authority, he gave us dominion over everything on this Earth,” the TV preacher explained on Monday’s 700 Club. “Over all the animals, all the snakes, all the birds, all the plants, all the vegetables.” More...

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I was a little kid who had CHUM on my radio all day and under my pillow at night growing up! All of my heroes were deejays on CHUM, and I was determined I was going to be one! Never did work at CHUM Toronto, although I was with the company off and on over 20 years in other Canadian markets. I got into radio at the University of Waterloo and the rest is history, I guess.

2. Your current radio gig is hosting "People Helping People," a show about addictions on CFRB every week, which you started way back in the CKLW days -- in recovery, you've become a certified addiction counselor and you're using it on the air. What compelled you to take your personal experiences and use them to help others in this manner? What drives you to pay it forward, in a manner of speaking?  More...
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