Business Brisk in Anabolic Steroids
Illegal trade in performance-enhancing drugs and anabolic steroids is booming. Investigator Andreas Holzer talks about the hidden dangers and growing use by amateurs.
Illegal trade in performance-enhancing drugs and anabolic steroids is booming. In a Spiegel interview, investigator Andreas Holzer talks about the hidden dangers, growing use by amateur athletes and why the problem will worsen. "The doping trade is a globally networked business comparable to the drug trade — a mafia, pure and simple. " "Many compounds come from China, India or Pakistan, where production is cheap and no one gives any thought to the fact that the production process alone can be hazardous to your health. The active ingredients are sold by online suppliers — often through illegal online pharmacies — and are shipped via airmail."
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- How can we reach out to people on the other side of the divide? Get to know the other person as a human being before you get to know them as a set of tribal political beliefs, says Sarah Ruger. Don't launch straight into the difficult topics—connect on a more basic level first.
- To bond, use icebreakers backed by neuroscience and psychology: Share a meal, watch some comedy, see awe-inspiring art, go on a tough hike together—sharing tribulation helps break down some of the mental barriers we have between us. Then, get down to talking, putting your humanity before your ideology.
- The Charles Koch Foundation is committed to understanding what drives intolerance and the best ways to cure it. The foundation supports interdisciplinary research to overcome intolerance, new models for peaceful interactions, and experiments that can heal fractured communities. For more information, visit charleskochfoundation.org/courageous-collaborations.
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