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Magic Mushrooms the safest drug for recreational use

This year’s Global Drug Survey shows that mushrooms are the safest of all the drugs people take recreationally. Of the more than 12,000 people who reported taking psilocybin hallucinogenic mushrooms in 2016, just 0.2% of them said they needed emergency medical treatment – a rate at least five times lower than that for MDMA, LSD and cocaine.


Spanking raises risks of anti-social behavior, study says

In this edition of the I’m Black, He’s Mexican Podcast, Arizona Verse & Soul Papo join forces to discuss spanking.

The team at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan focused on open-handed spanking — not beatings. They wanted to see if the time-honored practice really works as well as people believe it does.

It doesn’t, they report in the Journal of Family Psychology.

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In this clip of the I’m Black, He’s Mexican Podcast Arizona Verse & Soul Papo are joined by TravLord to wax philosophically about if you score highly on the Nerd Engagement Scale you are more likely to show signs of neurotic behavior.

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In this clip of the I’m Black, He’s Mexican Podcast Arizona Verse & Soul Papo wax philosophically about people with religious upbringings are less generous according to new study.

Instilling a strong sense of religious faith in your children probably won’t turn them into saints. If anything, it might make them less altruistic than kids who grow up in a nonreligious home.

That’s the perhaps counterintuitive conclusion reached by a new study published Thursday in Current Biology. Testing over 1,000 kids from a diverse variety of countries and religious backgrounds on a sharing task, the study authors found a noticeable generosity gap between those religious and nonreligious, a gap that only increased the more religious their households were. They also found that religious kids were more likely to be judgemental and to advocate harsher punishments for being wronged by others.

“Some past research had demonstrated that religious people aren’t more likely to do good than their nonreligious counterparts,” said lead author Jean Decety of the University of Chicago in a statement. “Our study goes beyond that by showing that religious people are less generous, and not only adults but children too.”

In this clip of the I’m Black, He’s Mexican Podcast Arizona Verse & Soul Papo wax philosophically about the death rate for middle-aged white americans.

For decades, nearly all Americans – in every age and racial group – have seen decreases in death rates. But in the last nearly 15 years, middle-aged white Americans have been left out, according to a study.

Death rates for white Americans ages 45 to 54 climbed half a percent each year between 1999 and 2013, researchers at Princeton University found using mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the previous two decades, the death rate for this group had dropped by 2% each year. Middle-aged blacks and Hispanics continued to see a 2% annual decline between 1999 and 2013.

The recent uptick in mortality among middle-aged whites is largely attributed to deaths from drug and alcohol poisoning, suicide and liver disease. In contrast, the rates of drug overdose and liver disease among black Americans dropped between 1999 and and 2013.

Although the CDC has reported on trends in recent years, such as white people being at higher risk of suicide and of death from opioid and prescription painkiller overdose, no study had yet put these trends together to see the impact they had on death rate, Case said.

These causes of death – drug and alcohol overdose, suicide, liver disease – also are increasing among whites ages 35 to 44 and ages 55 to 64. Although these increases have not been large enough to drive up mortality in these groups, they have been linked to a leveling off of their death rates, Case said.