At the tender age of 14, King James V of Scotland was encouraged by his then-stepfather and countless noblemen to be as promiscuous as possible, in order to keep him from assuming power. Why? They believed that by occupying the teenage king’s mind and thoughts with sex, he wouldn’t realize that they’d stolen his power. They would shuttle him around the kingdom, showing him women and bringing him to brothels, until he rebelled at age 16.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here