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Tune-In Tuesdays #88: Child by Borito

Uplifting and imaginative, indie-pop band Borito’s recent single “Child” warps you back in time to the idyllic, summer days of your youth.

“Child” sounds as sweet as a Spongebob ice cream pop tastes — and it keeps you coming back for more, just like a Spongebob pop keeps you going back in for another lick.

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Bug’s Mega Merch Store Update: Jan. 9, 2021

Editor burgundy bug has just added nine new prints and four new stickers to her personal Etsy shop. And the best part? You can get 10 percent off your order using the promo code “BDZN10.”

All orders over $35.00 (USD) also get to enjoy FREE SHIPPING!

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5-HT2A: From Psychedelics to Psychiatry

“Serotonin” (5-HT) is more than just a buzzword tossed around by Gen Z and Millennials when something benign boosts their mood.

The beloved hormone has an array of functions throughout the body, with seven types of receptors nestled in your brain and peripheral organs. Each of these receptors has subtypes with labels A through D, as well.

But there’s one serotonin receptor that’s often shrouded in mystery and intrigue — the 5-HT2A receptor. This is the serotonin receptor infamous for its role in the psychedelic experience.

But there’s hardly any discussion of its functions beyond its role in tripping your face off and how that’s tied to your mental health.

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The Burgundy Zine 2021 Relaunch

New year, new zine guidelines! We are so excited to jump right back into the swing of things as we enter 2021.

As we had mentioned in our two-year anniversary post last month, The Burgundy Zine will go forward with an update to our zine and post scheduling.

We’re also implementing a few very important updates to our content submission processes, along with updates to our Strain of the Week and Weekly Newsletter series.

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Have a Happy, Healthy, Bountiful Holiday

The Burgundy Zine wishes you and your loved ones a happy, healthy, and bountiful holiday along with a beautiful New Year.

We send our love to our entire community, for your kindness and support has been the best present of all throughout 2020.

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The Underground Entheogenic Plants and Fungi Movement

Amidst the buzz and bumble between your college campuses and local town halls, the murmur of four seemingly-alien words grows louder and louder.

“Entheogenic plants and fungi. Entheogenic plants and fungi. Entheogenic plants and fungi.” The phrase has a magical, mystical intrigue — and rightfully so.

Entheogenic plants and fungi refer to naturally-occurring psychedelic plants, such as psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca, and the peyote, iboga, and San Pedro cactus.

These species have been almost-globally outlawed since the United Nation’s Convention on Psychotropics in 1971. Until recently, the only countries where psychedelics remained legal or decriminalized were countries where they held historic and cultural importance.

But that’s starting to change.

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Enjoy Up to 25 Percent Off Bug’s Art Shop

With just seven days left until Christmas, editor Burgundy Bug is spreading the joy this holiday season with up to 25 percent off of her art shop now through Dec. 31.

All of her holiday stickers and postcards are 15 percent off and orders over $40.00 are eligible for an additional 25 percent off with free shipping!

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