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Nootropics Series - Part 1: Nootropic Drugs and Nutrients Introduction

Nootropics Aren’t Just For Tech Millionaires

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are cofounders of Nootrobox, an e-commerce nootropics company.</i><p>Nootropics, more colloquially known as “smart drugs,” are in the zeitgeist. Hollywood productions like <i>Limitless</i> and <i>Lucy</i> to a CNN profile of a quirky tech millionaire spending $300,000 to hack …

Get ahead in Silicon Valley: take nootropic brain drugs

Some in Silicon Valley claim that a combination of supplements, over-the-counter medications and other chemicals taken together can improve cognitive function<p>Upgrade your mind with a brain stimulator Upgrade your diet with meals in a beaker<p>Jesper Noehr, 30, reels off the ingredients in the chemical …

The Brain

Your Friendly Guide to Nootropics

After a battle with Lyme disease, Steve Cronin turned himself into a smart drug guinea pig.<p>Every morning, Steve Cronin kicks off his day with 15 minutes of mindfulness meditation. For breakfast, he mixes grass-fed organic unsalted butter, MCT oil, and organic coconut oil into his morning tea. He …

Why a top Silicon Valley VC firm just invested in a company that makes chewable coffee

Dixon drinks Soylent, the chalky nutrition drink favored among startup workers, then ingests another startup favorite: nootropics.<p>The so-called "Smart Drugs" produced keep Dixon alert as everyone else is sagging after a heavy lunch.<p>On a Monday, it's a combination called "Sprint" to power him …

Venture Capital

The Curse of Akathisia

A small but important percentage of people who take antidepressants, antisychotics, and certain other meds (like prochlorperazine, used for vertigo, …

Depression

Depression Isn’t Just a Health Crisis, It’s an Economic Disaster

Depression costs the U.S. $44 billion in lost wages every year, but it’s still not enough to change the perception of the disease.<p>Depression is a …

World Health Organization

American Doctors Are Killing Themselves and No One Is Talking About It

It’s estimated that at least 400 U.S. doctors kill themselves every year. Many are struggling with depression, anxiety, or addiction.<p>Greg Miday was a …

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Shock therapy induces structural changes in the brain, study finds

Electroconvulsive therapy remains a powerful and fast-acting salve for patients whose depression doesn't yield to lesser treatments, and now researchers believe they know why: A new study finds that shocking the brain induces structural changes in the brain's amygdala and hippocampus, structures …

Research

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Psychology

Men need to open up about depression, not man up and keep quiet

Suicide is now the leading cause of death in men under 50, but most men still won't admit when they have mental health problems, says Matt Haig<p>Let’s start with a cold hard statistic.<p>Suicide is now the <b>leading cause of death</b> in men under the age of 50. Think about that for a while. It is not cancer …

Nootropic Brain Drugs Rise in Popularity for Today’s Cutthroat Corporate Climbers

Excess is out, efficiency is in. Welcome to the world of nootropics.<p>Andrew started his college graduation day at 6 a.m. with a wakefulness agent …

The Brain

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The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …