It’s been known for a long time that certain doses of hallucinogens, especially of LSD, psilocybin and DMT can be incredibly beneficial in “rewiring” the brain to help overcome trauma, mental and emotional issues, addiction and a host of other issues. And now, a study from Johns Hopkins University has found the “sweet spot”, in which the positive effects from the psilocybin dosage outweigh any negative aspects.
Redditor KF2 came up with an amazing description of living life with depression for those of you who might not understand, but are perhaps more familiar with role playing game mechanics. Definitely worth a read.
New studies from The University of South Florida indicate that psilocybin found in “shrooms”, triggers new brain cell growth, and erases frightening memories from mice.
In the future, prisoners could be forced to feel like they served a thousand year sentence in eight hours
With future biotechnology, prisons could one day carry out sentences on individuals that only occur in the mind. As in, someone is sentenced to multiple life sentences, or in cases of military torture, the unlucky recipient would have their brain tricked into thinking they’d been imprisoned for a thousand years when it’s only been eight hours. Well isn’t that just wonderful.
When something goes really wrong in someone’s life, it’s common to reassure them with the old adage “Time heals all wounds”. And now, science has pegged that period of time in which almost all wounds are healed to about two years. Stop yer cryin.
Coffee has its drawbacks, but it’s also got quite a few benefits. One recently discovered benefit is that apparently people who drink a moderate amount of coffee each day can reduce their risk of depression and suicide by 50%.
There are lots of things in life you can be addicted to— cigarettes, alcohol, crack, gambling— but according to a new study, sex is not one of those, despite many people who claim otherwise.
How free-to-play game developers use every psychological trick in the book to empty your bank account
To call companies like King, the creator of Candy Crush Saga and Zynga “game companies” is misleading, because they’re not making games, they’re making money. They take simple game ideas and use a whole book full of psychological trickery and fuckery to get you to fork out money bit by bit. Want more power-ups? Want to get to the next level? Want your crops to grow faster or your buildings to finish quicker? Money money money. These companies aren’t “game companies” as much as they’re dealers of digital crack and they know it, but they could care less.
Leather, whips, chains, ball gags and other kinds of kink… it may seem odd to some, but a new study has found that those who enjoy the pleasurable pain are better adjusted, have higher self-esteem and are generally happier and calmer than those who are happy with just vanilla sex.
Porn star and fellatio expert Stoya confronts the question she’s asked most often, the question on giving the perfect blow job. This is a good read for both those who like to give blow jobs, receive blow jobs or anyone who’s just a fan of sex. Or Stoya.