Four things to cheer you up

By Jordan Michaelides
April 02, 2017

Dereksivers Cheerup


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On a side note, I’ve always wondered why Bruno Mars makes me want to dance. I think I’ve found the reason why.


🐀  “ Neural dust ” has been implanted in rats, according to the IEEE. This opens the door to electroceuticals, a new field coined by GlaxoSmithKline that is essentially neurostimulation . Whereby electrical stimulation is used to create a similar response that drugs do.

😄  Four things you can do to cheer up , according to the Big Think. Thanks Brain!

🤔 A brilliant interview by Rhonda Patrick with Roland Griffiths , Ph.D. Roland is one of the pioneering doctors investing the use of Psilocybin & Psychedelic Therapies in treating anxiety (particularly for cancer patients. We’ll be having a guest in a few weeks to discuss this topic, so make sure you check this video out. MUST WATCH.


🌲 Why do we lead with images of nature for our newsletter? This piece by the guardian explains why. In short, in makes you feel amazing - reducing anxiety, depression and obesity in a wide ranging study of European communities.

💉 Continuing our recent theme of CRISPR (probably the most mind-blowing arena of biotech right now), we have two great reads:

The Global Effects of CRISPR - raises some poignant issues that technology in general often creates. INTRIGUING

How to Invest in CRISPR - this reddit thread is by far and away the most succinct bit of information you’ll get. We’re looking at a video on this.


😎 Derek Sivers as ever offering some truth in life. Simple tilts or tweaks can go leaps & bounds towards improving your motivation.

Don’t always be focused on what’s above , look down to compare. A great way of diffusing the fixed mindset.

😂 Sam Harris and Jonathan Haidt on the Disturbing Trend of Vindictive Protectiveness . Oh how I am so glad that I’m not currently in the American college system right now.

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