Ms. Latvia

This young lady is endeavoring to be the next Ms. Latvia.
Why not vote for her?
She promotes a drug free life and exercise.
SeekSobriety.com is proud to endorse her.

Here is an excerpt from her blog translated from Latvian to English:

Are These 7 Things Really as Addictive as Drugs?

Are These 7 Things Really as Addictive as Drugs?

When you think about the disease of addiction, images of illicit drugs or empty whisky bottles likely come to mind. But addiction isn’t limited to these substances. In fact, experts have determined that humans can become addicted to anything that has the potential to relieve stress or discomfort.

Silver Spring students in national mobile app contest

Devendra Ravi Chandan and Erick Ronquillo are working on a digital app to track people’s sleep cycles. Iko Esemoto is developing one to help students decide on a career field.

They are among 34 students at Springbrook High in Silver Spring participating in a competition against nine other schools across the country to develop and market the most innovative mobile applications.

“People will benefit from our app because they will wake up feeling energized and ready to take on the day,” Chandan said.

DIY Drugs and the Digital Future of Getting High

November 24, 2014
DIY Drugs and the Digital Future of Getting High
Journalist Mike Power broke the story of the drug revolution that the rest of the media largely ignores—he even created a drug of his own to prove it. He tells us how legal highs and the Internet are transforming use and challenging policy
One reason that media coverage of drugs so frequently sucks is that few reporters follow the subject regularly enough to develop any real expertise. But the opposite is true for British journalist Mike Power.

How to Become the Most Compelling Person You Will Ever Know

As leaders, we all want to know that we're making a difference, but most of us have to work at overcoming the lesser instincts of the day-to-day.

Here are some things you can do today to begin living your most compelling life:

1. Be bold.
Dare to instigate! Take chances, create opportunities, make things happen. Risk greatness.

2. Find your unique self and wear it like a badge of honor.
Turn your back on conformity. Figure out what makes you different, and then embrace it. The world needs what you have.

Here's How Rich People Choose Their Friends

If you're struggling to make ends meet or just not where you want to be financially, open your eyes and look around.

In most cases, your net worth mirrors the level of your closest friends. Is it time to start looking for some new friends?

I've asked that question hundreds of times on stage all over the world, and it never fails to get people fired up and even angry.

I'm not suggesting you go and unfriend all your friends just because they don't have a lot of money. And I'm not suggesting that you choose your friends based on how much money they have.

McDermott's Guide to Do-It-Yourself Detox

This is an old article I found on the web site Erowid.org. Although some have criticized it for promoting illicit drug use, it has received much praise for having a plethora of educational information and mind-opening articles. I can tell you from first hand experience that the continued use of illicit drugs will only lead to jails, institutions, and death. Your bank account will never have a chance to grow. Your family and friends will abandon you. Incomprehensible demoralization and despair is all that awaits you.

Creativity is not improved through cannabis use, claims study

Some people believe that smoking cannabis boosts creativity. But a new study by researchers from Leiden University in the Netherlands claims this is not the case; smoking cannabis may even hinder creativity.

The research team, including Lorenza Colzato of the Cognitive Psychology Unit at the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University and the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, recently published their findings in the journal Psychopharmacology.

This is your brain on drugs

Brain on marijuana image.

A Harvard-Northwestern study has found differences between the brains of young adult marijuana smokers and those of nonsmokers. In these composite scans, colors represent the differences — in the shape of the amygdala, top, and nucleus accumbens. Yellow indicates areas that are most different, red the least.

Productivity Hacks by Top CEO's

Dustin Moskovitz, the co-founder and CEO of Asana and former co-founder of Facebook holds, "No Meeting Wednesday's."

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