In Portugal, all drugs are legal and decriminalized since 2001. Portugal was the first European country to introduce full drug decriminalization by abolishing all criminal penalties for personal possession of drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. Instead of jail, a drug abuser faces a psychologist. Not bad, huh?
There was a lot of skepticism around this policy and it was a risky 9 year experiment. However, it paid off. Recent report shows a steep drop of deaths from overdoses and the rate of HIV cases. Europe, what’s your call?
Social media is like teen sex. Everyone wants to do it. Nobody knows how. When it’s finally done, there is surprise it’s not better. Avinash Kaushik, Google Analytics Evangelist
I did not know you can use a cooking pot as a boat. This is a bit sad and funny at the same time.
Drug wars in Mexico are very brutal and violent. Here is a set of large pictures with commentary. Warning: very vivid. Don’t watch if you can’t stand blood, dead bodies and violence.
If you work in advertising or social media business, you will know it’s not always easy to define your social media strategy. But you should not panic. There is a tool which will help you define it.
Next time you ask yourself “What the fuck is my social media strategy?”, refer to this website. It will help you.
In Tibet, there is a tradition of so-called “sky burial”, where a corpse is cut open purposefully for the animals and birds to eat the flesh. This is a ritual which is based on understanding of spirituality by Buddhism, which Tibetans adhere to. Buddhism teaches rebirth in a way that there is no need to preserve the body, as it is an empty vessel after death. Birds may eat it, or nature may let it decompose. There is an article about this on Wikipedia and two disturbing pictures. There is also a blog post explaining the tradition here.
I am sure you have seen numerous pictures of cute and not so cute polar bears. Many people take pictures of them because they are nearly extinct animals. However, it seems the polar bears are getting tired of so much attention.