I Don't Have the Drugs to Sort It Out (2012). Credit: Thomas Hawk.

I would like to tell you that after I nervously downed that mug of acid-laced water, I wrote some of the best and most creative prose of my life. But I'm afraid that's not true. 

In case you've been thinking of micro-dosing or dabbling in some "nootropics," Josh Dean already did the hard work (and it doesn't sound all that great).
↩︎ GQ
Jan 5, 2017

Micro-dosing's going mainstream partly due to Michael Pollan, partly thanks to Ayelet Waldman's new book, published this month, A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life

From a Marie-Claire article on women getting high, so to speak:

Waldman was thrilled with the results: She regulated her own moods better and worked through marital bumps more easily. Her children—whom she told only that she was trying a new medication—gave her experiment glowing reviews. "I didn't fly off the handle as much," she says. "I wrote a whole book called Bad Mother [which was published in May 2009]. If I had been micro-dosing back then, I probably would have written Remarkably Calm, Compassionate Mother."

Waldman's got an interesting round-up of related research links on her website, like this story about women using ecstasy to treat PTSD. But she lacks Tim Doody's profile of Dr. James Fadiman, a bit of a godfather in micro-dosing circles.

When you knock on someone's door and listen to them and talk about both views, people will talk, and will express uncertainty—most average people will.

Speaking of mind-hacking: Is it possible to "cure" prejudice and racism?
↩︎ Vice
Jan 5, 2017
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