Hump Day: Americans Love Opioids

‘Americans are increasingly addicted to opioids. People in poor countries die in agony without them’’

by The Economist

Opioid painkillers stimulate receptors in the brain and elsewhere to produce a powerful pain-numbing effect. They also lessen anxiety and depression — two common side-effects of intense pain.

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‘Man from the South’

by Roald Dahl (published in 1948)

It was getting on toward six o’clock so I thought I’d buy myself a beer and go out and sit in a deck chair by the swimming pool and have a little evening sun.

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