The loss of a prominent, honorable, and well-respected celebrity like Philip Seymour Hoffman to a dirty narcotic like heroin proves not all users are created equal.
The first time Tom Walker* experimented with heroin he was 19—and it made him sob.New to Southern California, the college freshman became euphoric when the chronic pain that plagued him from a sports injury years earlier, disappeared. “It was amazing. It was a feeling of coming home,” he says. As the anxiety he’d been facing for a lifetime began to disappear, too, tears of joy welled up in his eyes. “I sobbed from pure, all-encompassing relief.
The Mormon university is urging its students to narc on chronic masturbators, whose fight against self-pleasure is like rescuing a fallen soldier during war.
“The temptations of the Great War are many. The battles are real, and the strategies are clever. The enemy is cruel, ruthless, and relentless. We must not underestimate the danger. We must be vigilant… and valiant.”In other words, don’t masturbate.Confused? So are undergraduates at Brigham Young University’s satellite campus in Idaho. A motivational video released by the school’s Housing and Student Living office urges students to report friends, roommates, or themselves if they suspect that they are masturbating too much.
Philip Seymour Hoffman was the tragic casualty of a global epidemic that’s spreading like wildfire
Philip Seymour Hoffman is widely acknowledged as one of the most talented actors of our time. His penetrating gaze and rich voice made you believe him; whatever it was he was selling, you bought it. So how could someone with such talent, expertise and intelligence overdose on heroin? The press releases don’t tell us if he was alone when he died, or where he got his drugs from. Please pardon the uncomfortable details, but we must not forget, hide, or ignore them.
For college cross-country champion Madison Holleran—like other female long-distance runners before her—the perfectionistic pressures of her sport may have pushed her to suicide.
At 7 PM on the evening of Friday, January 17th, University of Pennsylvania freshman Madison Holleran jumped off a Philadelphia parking garage to her death.Less than seven months earlier, Madison—then a New Jersey high-school runner—had beat out the state’s top varsity runners in the 800 meters, running 2:08.87, the fastest New Jersey time that season. She earned all-State accolades in both soccer and track that year, and matriculated to Penn, where she became a scoring member of the cross-country squad.
The media's focus on the Olympic terror threats tells the bad guys they can take home gold.
The 2014 Olympics haven’t even begun yet, but there is already one big winner: the terrorists. They’ve captured the gold medal for the most Olympic media coverage to date.Let’s be honest: Can you name one US athlete who will be representing our country in the 2014 Olympics? I doubt it. But I’m sure you’ve heard story after story about the Olympic terror threat. And that’s exactly what the terrorists want.Just look at some of the recent headlines about the Olympic games, which open this Friday: “Upcoming Olympics Most Dangerous Due to Terrorist Threat,” “Urgent Search for 'Black Widow' Suicide Bomber, May Be Already in Sochi”, and “U.
By Irshad Manji and Antonia Marrero for the Moral Courage Project In the big city, finding love is hard enough. For some of New Yorkers, though, the dating pool can be a puddle—thanks to the “culture of honor.”We’re not talking about the kind of honor that translates into dignity for every individual. We’re talking about family honor, which emphasizes the collective reputation of men. Practiced largely (but not exclusively) in Muslim-majority countries, the culture of honor puts a disproportionate burden on women to do nothing that could merely be interpreted as transgressing social norms, lest the honor of the family—fathers, brothers, sons—be tarnished.
Those Rocky Mountains sure are nice and…high, but they’re not the only natural wonder visitors are coming to explore in Colorado.
"Birthday girl gets greens!" declares Mike Eymer, before passing his large bong from one end of the white Hummer limousine to Jenna, the quiet blonde sitting at the other. She lights up timidly, gulps down and passes it to her mother, Carol, as she exhales, filling the back of the limo with a cloud of smoke.Carol, who lives in Florida, decided to surprise Jenna for her 22nd birthday by flying her from Oregon, where she goes to college, to Denver for a marijuana tour.
In a shocking outcome to Super Bowl XLVII, Seattle beat down Denver for a record-breaking win.
Up on Mount Lombardi, the football gods are confused. It was supposedly preordained, ever since Peyton Manning shredded the Baltimore Ravens for seven touchdowns in the season opener. The Denver Broncos would march to the Super Bowl and win a second championship for their legendary quarterback.But the Seattle Seahawks called an audible and flew in the face of “fate,” defeating the Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVII.The Seahawks didn’t just beat the Broncos; they beat them up and they beat them down, physically overpowering and psychologically demoralizing Denver.
The actor who died Sunday morning was found with a needle in his arm and five empty heroin envelopes, according to police on the scene.
Philip Seymour Hoffman lay dead on his side on the bathroom floor clad in a T-shirt and shorts, a hypodermic needle sticking out of his left arm.In the trash, police found five empty heroin envelopes. Nearby were two full envelopes.Some of the envelopes were marked in purple with an Ace of Spades. Others were stamped with an Ace of Hearts. Narcotics cops immediately set to determining which dope dealers use those brand names.In the disordered fourth floor apartment, 4-D, on Bethune Street in Greenwich Village were photos of the 46-year-old actor’s three young kids.
Football has always been a favorite topic of Hollywood. From the Marx Brothers to Oliver Stone, here are eight classic films about football.
Football has been a staple of the American cinema for a century. The same characteristics that make the sport so perfect for television also have inspired directors to use the sport as a centerpiece of countless films. Here are seven gridiron classics.Horse FeathersIn this madcap Marx Brothers comedy, Groucho Marx play Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, who takes the presidency of Huxley College just as it is due for its big football game against arch-rival Darwin.
Niagara Falls has partially frozen over for the second time this year, giving tourists a one-of-a-kind photo op, and a reason to brave the frozen U.S.-Canada border.
The deaths of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis were tragic, but Florida’s controversial law wasn’t used in the defense of their alleged murderers.