TikTok: Know What Your Kids Are Watching!

Tik Tok

In 2021, the social video app TikTok had approximately 78.7 million users in the U.S.  Launched in 2016 under the former name musical.ly, Tik-Tok’s users are largely Generation Z, born 1997-2012. TikTok became the most visited site on the internet, overtaking Instagram in popularity. The Mechanics Here’s how it works:  Viewers can find similar videos…

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What is Fentanyl?  Why is it soooo Deadly?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that’s approved for treating severe pain such as advanced cancer pain.  It is also used as an anaesthetic.  If you have ever had a colonoscopy most likely, you were given fentanyl along with sedatives such as temazepam and alprazolam. When a doctor prescribes it, it can be given as a…

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Laughing Gas Is No Laughing Matter

Nitrous oxide canister / cream charger found lying in the gutter: metal cylinder contained nitrous oxide gas, used for whipping cream, but also as a legal high.

Being a dog lover, I used to think a whippet was a Greyhound-type dog.  It is, but whippet also has another definition I learned after reading the article “Nitrous Nation,” by Ezra Marcus, N.Y. Times, 1-31-21, I discovered that a whippet is also a tank that discharges nitrous oxide, a colorless gas used for sedation…

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