‘Magic Mushroom’ Drug May Improve Personality Long... →
Many individuals who took a single dose of psilocybin — the active ingredient in what the drug culture calls “magic mushrooms” — showed alterations in personality characteristics, largely for the better, that persisted for more than a year, a prospective scientific study showed. Participants who reported “mystical experiences” during the hallucinogen sessions...
Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent every year to control the public mind.– Noam Chomsky (via somepsychedelia)
The most violent element in society is ignorance.– Emma Goldman (via thinksquad)
Plastics Industry Edited California Textbooks →
Under pressure from the American Chemistry Council, a lobbying group for the plastics industry, schools officials in California edited a new environmental curriculum to include positive messages about plastic shopping bags, interviews and documents show. The rewritten textbooks and teachers’ guides coincided with a public relations and lobbying effort by the chemistry council to fight...