New Study Finds More Positive Impacts of Magic Mushrooms

PhD candidates at Maastricht University have found evidence that a single dose of psilocybin (aka the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) can improve mood, empathy, outlook and creativity—for up to seven days after ingestion. Taking the drug in tea form, the 55 subjects were analyzed three times: “once the evening before ingesting psilocybin, once the morning after ingesting psilocybin, and finally seven days after ingesting …

Michael Ventura’s “Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership”

Sub Rosa's CEO and founder's first book on his brilliant philosophy and methodology

For some 15 years, we have been fans and friends of Michael Ventura—founder and CEO of Sub Rosa, whose entire working process is based on Applied Empathy, a methodology that strengthens empathetic minds and brings together insight and action, resulting in creative problem-solving and change. The term “empathy” can be confused with simply “being nice,” but Ventura has always explored into the term’s true meaning …

Sappy But Symbolic Gestures Mean a Lot

No matter which side of this election you’re on, there’s no doubt that a huge number of people in the United States and around the world are feeling tremendous shock, sadness and uncertainty. According to The Science of Us’ Jesse Singal, seemingly sappy but symbolic gestures mean a lot in times like this. Singal writes, “Those of us who value certain norms—empathy, multiculturalism, tolerance—can push …