Take control over your chemistry

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What is Serotonin and Why Should I Care?

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that affects not only your brain but mostly your body. In fact, 95% of serotonin is actually not produced in the brain but in the enteric nervous system, which is your ‘other brain’ — in your gut.


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Cutting out all the junk, this is all you really need to do.

In a World Without Market Research

Let's start this one with a little imaginary exercise.


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After decades of disagreement between religion and science, a scientist’s worst nightmare has materialized.


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You are not a power ranger… you are a Megazord!

What does this have to do with me?!

You, as well as I, and the rest of us as well, are made of a handful of basic instincts that drive us. Each encapsulated in its own super capable shell. …


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Anxiety is a HUGE issue

Let me kick this off with a baseline.

  1. Anxiety is an epidemic.
    Anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental health issues. Statistics show that every year almost 1 in every 5 adults in the United States suffers from some form of anxiety, so even if you haven’t experienced it yet, it’s coming! Seriously, if anxiety was a Chinese virus, we’d all be going nuts right about now (pun intended).
  2. The smarter you are, the worse it gets.
    Another alarming trend we can see with anxiety is its correlation with IQ.
    Which means that the more we think the more anxiety we’re going to experience. …


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Worried? Anxious? Afraid of Things to Come?

Believe it or not, in our modern life, the most common fear is the fear of the future. Fear of things that might happen, but yet, might not. Fear which, at times, can become so intense that it may even completely paralyze people and keep them trapped in their routine patterns.


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Shooting the Messenger

Back in the 1st century BC, the king of Armenia, Tigranes the 2nd, aka King of Kings, refused a direct demand made by the Roman Empire. Due to that, as usual, a Roman commander was sent to conquer the kingdom of Armenia, and remove Tigranes from his throne.


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Define Consciousness

Coming up with a definition for the word ‘consciousness’ has been incredibly challenging, but maybe it’s time to do it justice.


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Shooting the Messenger

Back in the 1st century BC, the king of Armenia, Tigranes the 2nd, aka King of Kings, refused one of the Roman Empire’s random demands. Due to that, as usual, a Roman commander was dispatched to conquer the kingdom of Armenia and remove Tigranes from his throne.

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Roy Toledo

The Psychology of Cognitive Algorithms

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