Oct
27
2010
2

How Can I Identify an Unknown Pill?

drugstore pills flickr nkcrIt can be a bit unnerving finding an unknown pill in your medicine chest, your pocket, or worse, in your teenager’s room.¬† What is it? Something harmless or something dangerous? A legal over-the-counter¬†medicine or an illegal street drug? Of course, your doctor and your pharmacist are the best sources of professional information for identifying an [more...]

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Jul
22
2010
2

What’s the “anti-teen sound”?

anti-teen-soundThe anti-teen sound is a sound that can only be heard by teenagers and other young people under about 25 years of age. As we age, our ears start to lose sensitivity to high-pitched sounds. By the age of 50, the average person can’t hear sounds with a frequency above 12kHz (twelve thousand cycles per [more...]

May
14
2009
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What is bubblegum music?

Bubblegum Pop (artiwork by levaine - CC-BY)Bubblegum music is a kind of pop music manufactured to appeal to young teens and pre-teens. The songs have simple melodies and regular “bopping” beats. The repetitive, easy-to-remember riffs and choruses make the songs easy to learn and easy to sing. The lyrics are straightforward, even stupidly simplistic, though sometimes with a double entendre thrown [more...]

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