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Sara Bellum

Thanks to all the SBB readers who are leaving comments and asking questions on the Sara Bellum blog. It's time for Question #4-let us know what you think.

Question #4: So, we're curious…how would you describe the Sara Bellum blog to a friend?

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You can describe it to a friend by telling them about it.


Are steriods bad for you or not because idk.

how can we help children that use durgs?

what does first imprssions mean to you?

It takes just a quick glance, maybe three seconds, for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time. In this short time, the other person forms an opinion about you based on your appearance, your body language, your demeanor, your mannerisms, and how you are dressed.

@wahoo--if you say that now why do you think mark should go to the hall of fame???

Do you think speedballing is important to know about, there have been alot of famous people to die from it, and alot of young adults use it where I am from. I can't seem to find anything about it anywhere on the internet, I can only find the people that have died from doing it.Can you help me education my college of speedballing??

@Red: Speedballing refers to combining a stimulant (usually cocaine) with an opioid drug (usually heroin), taken together (usually injected from the same syringe). This combo is supposed to intensify the rush from the combined effects and minimize the expected post-cocaine crash with the effects of the heroin. However, speedballing can easily lead to overdose, usually from too much heroin in the mix, and can end in death, as witnessed by John Belushi, Chris Farley, Mitch Hedberg, and River Phoenix. So, yes, it’s important to know about and to enlighten people of the dangers.

codgod why would u be talking about the hall of fame. DUMMY

Skip Of corse steriods are bad for u

how will ananbolic steriods effect your mind and body control?

@persona Good question. Anabolic steroid use can result in side effects its users weren't looking for. You might have heard about 'roid rage - mood swings towards uncontrolled violence, even for normally mild-mannered people. Anabolic steroid use can also trick the brain into stopping growing - surely not what anyone looking to beef up physically would want to happen. And sometimes, steroids actually confuse your hormones - so boys and men will start showing breasts while women and girls may notice their voices getting deeper and hair growing in unwanted places. Some good overviews on anabolic steroids:
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