You may have heard of famous sports stars being caught doping—using drugs to hit harder, cycle faster, or run faster. But you may not know why these drugs are so dangerous. From scary changes in your body and behavior, to problems with the law, performance-enhancing drugs bring with them serious consequences. Learn about the ways steroids, human growth hormone, and other drugs damage and change your body. Find out how these drugs can ruin your life and keep you from participating in the activities you love. Discover the downside of doping!
Some young adults think new drugs like spice, bath salts, or salvia are safe. In some cases, they're even legal. But what many young adults don't know is that these drugs are just as dangerous, if not more dangerous, than the illegal drugs that have been around for much longer. Some of these drugs are so new that no research has been done on how safe they are to take, so no one is even sure just how dangerous they really are. Discover the true risks of taking these new drugs. Read the scary real-life stories of people who've used these drugs and had to deal with awful consequences. Learn the downside of these new drugs!
You probably watch music videos, movie trailers, or funny clips on YouTube—but just a few years ago, YouTube was only an idea a few friends shared. One of those friends was Steve Chen. Learn about the beginning of one of the most important websites ever created. Discover the story of how Steve helped to start the biggest video site on the Internet.
People around the world consume coffee, tea, energy drinks, soda, and pills that contain caffeine, without a thought for the consequences the caffeine may have on their lives. For young adults, these consequences are even more serious. With a vast industry targeting its marketing at young people, educating yourself is the essential first step to counter caffeine's possible effects on your life, from sleep problems to addiction. Discover the true effects of caffeine on your body. Learn about the downside of caffeine!
Depressants and sedatives can be very dangerous even when prescribed by a doctor. These drugs can hurt your body and brain, and they can land you in trouble with the police. They're even more dangerous because they're so addictive. Find out the true risks of taking these drugs. Discover the downside of depressants and sedatives!
In the modern world, Twitter has changed the way we talk to each other, the way we share important news, and the way we learn about the world. You've probably heard of movie celebrities, politicians, and sports stars using Twitter to communicate with fans, but the social networking site has also done a lot to change the way ordinary people use the Internet. It's even changed the way we speak! Discover the story of Jack Dorsey, Twitter's co-founder, and how he helped to create one of the Internet's biggest successes. Learn how Jack and his friends came up with the ideas for the business that would change their lives—and the lives of so many Internet users—forever.
Hard drugs like cocaine, heroin, LSD, and PCP can hurt your body and change the way your mind works. And it only takes trying these drugs once to put you at risk. Discover the true consequences of using the world's most dangerous drugs. Learn how hard drugs damage your mind and body, and how they can get you in trouble with the law. Find out about the downside of hard drugs!
Today, Facebook is one of the most-used websites on the Internet, visited by millions of users each day and home to more than 500 million accounts. Many people use Facebook to share pictures, news, and ideas with friends—but they may not know the true story behind Facebook's massive success. Facebook began as the idea of one college student: Mark Zuckerberg. Discover how Mark founded one of the most successful social networking sites on the Internet while he was still in school. Learn how he first got Facebook growing, and how he keeps millions of people logging in day after day. Find out more about the man behind Facebook—and learn what's next for his company.