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The Nutritional Value of Pleasure

The Nutritional Value of Pleasure

Our pleasure is serious business. In this essay, we look at the nutritional value of pleasure, recreation, and how that applies to recreational drug use.

Artistic Independence and Social Media: Interview with DIY Multimedia Icon Jean Smith

Feminist multimedia artist, singer, and writer Jean Smith – best known as the singer in the iconic underground rock band Mecca Normal – quit her part time job to sell her paintings online. As she shares her latest paintings on Facebook, she allows her fans to follow the rapid evolution of her work. This is the second in a series of interviews with artists working through Facebook to reach audiences.

Diet and the Endocannabinoid System

Given what scientists know about how the endocannabinoid system functions, there is a strong basis for adopting a high fat, low carb diet with lots of fresh vegetables and spices, both as a general health practice and a remedy for many maladies.

Mindapps and the Neurosingularity Project

Rather than just enhancing current human thinking skills, is the neurosingularity (the idea that future human brains will surpass ours of today) also likely to increase the kinds and number of our brain-based information systems? How might psychedelics contribute?

Toward the Sustainable Use of Iboga

Tabernanthe iboga may be disappearing from its natural habitat in the Central West African rainforest. Iboga is the most prolific source of ibogaine, an alkaloid that has been used since the 1980s as an experimental treatment for addiction.

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