STIMULANTS: MEDICATIONS USED TO IMPROVE PERFORMANC
One woman's story sheds light on the huge increase in stimulant use by people in the United States.
The United States: Bigger, Faster, Better - Performance-Enhancing Medication - Many people in the industrialized world find it difficult to cope with the pressure of work with natural means alone, and are resorting to stimulants. In the United States, the problem is particularly acute among those aged between 18 and 25. In 2010, some 3,000 of them died from medication abuse - and those numbers have jumped 250% in the past 10 years. We look at one woman's story. Thailand - Global Snack: Fired Basil - Phad gra phao - made of chili, oil, garlic and pork - is one of Thailand's most popular snacks, and Joy Phaen Thong has put a special spin on it by adding fried basil. The latter also happens to be the name of her kiosk. We stopped by to check out the tastes and aromas of this Thai culinary favorite. Poland - IT Specialists on Cloud Nine - The Polish city of Poznan has become home to a lively IT scene, with programmers working for companies around the world. Cloud technology is making it possible. And Polish computer experts now enjoy an excellent reputation for being reliable and well-trained. We examine the reasons why. Climate: Morocco - A Desert Nation Coping With Climate Change - Both floods and draughts are on the increase in Morocco, and the effects are getting worse and worse. People in largely agricultural areas are among the worst affected. Aid groups in the south and central parts of the country are encouraging them to rethink their ways with innovative projects, so that they can continue living off the land in the future. We travelled around to see what's being done.