“LOSE VIRGINITY LIQUOR”! YASS!

The dangerous blend of stimulants and alcohol, Four Loko, is making a comeback—in China. While drink’s popularity in the US waned after a series of hospitalizations and other incidents, it is now being offered China’s giant online shopping portals Alibaba and JD.com, where it is being advertised as “blackout in a can.” Four Loko’s new…

via Caffeinated alcohol Four Loko is back—but this time in China, where it is called “lose virginity liquor” — Quartz

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BLACK HOMELESS VETERAN: Point of View

I’d always wanted to stand in a police lineup. Ever since I was as a kid, television made it seem so macho to be on the other side of the glass—dangerous-looking enough to be chosen to stand against the height line, mild-mannered enough to not be picked. I just didn’t ever think it’d be under…

via I’m a homeless black veteran, and I was paid $10 to stand in a police lineup — Quartz

2016 RIO OLYMPICS REVIEW

SYPHILIS: Was this reported during the games?

Everyone knows Brazil is currently suffering a Zika outbreak. But the real public health hazard there might be something no one’s talking about: the numbers of pregnant women infected with syphilis—and the newborn babies dying because of it—is silently growing year after year. In 2016, the government forecasts 41,762 new syphilis infections among pregnant women—49…

via The real infectious disease problem in Brazil isn’t actually Zika, it’s syphilis — Quartz