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ACHTUNG LADY! SAD Therapy Tools Work Like Viagra For Men’s Mojo

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Psychology Sees The Light:
So one of the more recent discoveries in psychology is similar to one admission by the evil DrugCo. CEO played by Roger Horton in a previous entry:

If you live far from the equator, the seasons change your mood; sometimes too much.

One of the ways to fix this is to bring back the sunlight with a very special light-box.

It’s so effective, that the light is said to be as good as CBT for people affected.

Well that boost in mood got some crafty Italian researchers thinking; and they just might put Pfizer out of business…

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Video: Cracked Takes A Crack At An Honest Antidepressant Commercial + Bonus!

The Drug-Pushers Are Here For Your Soul:
In this video, Cracked’s Honest Commercials touches on a little bit of our problems with drug companies.

This time, for Antidepressants.

It’s a bit drier and more ironic than their normal stuff, but a lot of it is dead-on.

Especially about switching medications, the placebo effect on mood disorders, incomplete understanding of depression-mechanics and their brain-chemistry roots,

And most of all, Marketing psychoactive drugs to individual consumers…

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Now We Know Why Vegetarians Sound So Dumb & Dizzy. It’s Because Creatine Boosts All Different Kinds Of Brain POWAH!

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Not All Substitutes Are Equal:
All cheekiness aside, we just did a post on the sexy people over at Eater’s test of the newest vegetable-only burger, by Impossible Foods.

But one of the ideas we raised at the end was: Maybe it tastes close now, maybe even identical in the future,

-But does it give you the same-or-better Nutrition when you take everything into consideration?

Well, one of Red Meat’s components is a salt called Creatine. And sciency-researchers are finding out some very interesting brain-stuff about its new best friend…

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Video: ASAPScience Lists A Few Of The Ways Social Media Is Changing The Structure Of Your Brain

A Tool That Changes You As You Use It:
In this video, ASAPScience takes us through everyone’s favorite internet distraction besides cat-videos: Social Media.

It’s so popular that 1/3 of the whole world, and almost 60% of the US uses it.

And it turns out that this basic-human-need amplifier is not just a fun curiosity. It’s an application that rewires not just the internet, but also parts of You…

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YOU WIN! -SCIENCE! Finds Being A Hypochondriac Makes You Healthier

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So Being Anxious Is Actually Good For Something?:
Rejoice, HealthTrekker visitors, Rejoice! -This is your lucky day.

Now, we’ve previously told you that of all the personality types, The “Grouch”, or anxious/depressed/irritable/pessimistic has many times higher risk of cardiovascular issues than all of the other types; even the seemingly-risky Type A.

Well, in a study by the University of Rochester, it turns out there are some real, measurable health-benefits to being a tiny bit of that “Grouch”-type, with a good dose of Types C & A, too…

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Oh Pot, Is There Nothing You Can’t Make Better? -Marijuana’s THC Removes Alzheimer’s Junk From Brain

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Reefer Madness Perhaps Not So Mad After All:
Now I know the stoner-crowd has a rep for being a bunch of hippie-dropouts who will use just about any pseudoscience available to defend their habit.

Because they want their drugs and that’s all there is to it. -Munchies be damned.

Well buckle-up Amanda Bynes, because !SCIENCE! just dropped one of the dankest jams in-favor of THC since the invention of the cannabinoid-receptor 600 million years ago.

(not counting any of the Magnum Opuses by Messrs. Cheech & Chong)…

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Video: The Science Of Us Checks Out Why There’s Something Better For Your Brain Than Mindfulness Meditation

There Is More Than 1 Type Of Meditation:
There is a lot of talk recently about Mindfulness.

That is: Meditating really hard on your immediate-present and not letting stray thoughts take over. -The Eckhart Tolle stuff.

And while there is nothing wrong with this type of meditation, another type more similar to Zoning-Out is also important to your mental abilities, and your mental health…

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TEDx Video: The Queen Of Sleep On How To Rescue Your Brain & Why We All Need More Naps, Because: !SCIENCE!

Accidentally-Awesome Sleep Research That Will Change Your Life:
So, Dr. Sara Mednick had been struggling for a research topic when she found an interesting opportunity.

Her mentor had only studied what you’d call “normal” sleep that you have at night, but not at other times.

And that’s where she found Gold! As she describes in this video, everything on Earth goes through cycles in time, and we’d be smart to remember that.

-Which is where her scientific study comes in, because largely: We Don’t. And there are real downsides to that…

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Scary Self-Medicated Side-Effects, Batman! Some Surprisingly-Common Drugs Can Damage Your Brain, Memory, & Key-Functionality

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No Such Thing As A Free Lunch…:
So for awhile now, not counting the snake-oil-soaked 1800s & 1900s, we’ve been living in an era of a drug for almost every ailment, right down to a mild sniffle.

Recently it seems more and more of them are available without a prescription.

Though they’re usually ignored, the Side-Effects of both types can be a real problem.

And once again, people like our pal Yasmina Rossi who try not to take anything unless it’s a dire circumstance are looking like psychic geniuses.

Because this time researchers have discovered a new problem with drug side-effects; -and your Brain…

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If You’re Too Rushed To Even Go To Starbucks, Your Problem Is Now Solved: Enter GoCubes! -Regular Hexahedrons Of Nootropic-Caffeine Brainsplosion!

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We’ve all been there once or twice. No time for anything; even the AM-Jumpstart.

The morning coffee is a ritual, a checkin with yourself, and also the crucial happenings down at the passive-aggressively-staffed local café.

But sometimes you either had a night out, a night in, Jason-Bourne-grade post-drunk-amnesia, or you’re just running terribly late.

Well Nootrobox is about to solve all only one or two of those problems with their magical new Brain-Dyn-O-Mite: Go Cubes!…

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