Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Contraceptive jewelry, a credit card that limits your carbon footprint, and more clever advances in our look around the web

The Lifelong Benefits of a Single Psychedelic Trip For decades, numerous scientific studies have set out to determine the benefits of psychedelic trips. From stabilizing moods to boosting creativity, substantial findings support the positive impact of psilocybin. But, a slew of recent work—specifically a survey conducted by Johns Hopkins—suggests that trips could do even more: they can instill newfound purpose and a sense of connectedness …

Iceland’s ‘Mother Nature Fan Club’

Perched on Reykjavik’s coastline, three rows of bleacher seats look out onto the Skeljanes Bay. They didn’t wash up on the shore but rather were positioned here as a “ready-made” art installation by Atelier Tobia Zambotti. The rocky shoreline naturally arches as a stadium would, but visitors here are encouraged to bask in the natural beauty of mother nature—hence the work’s name, “Mother Nature Fan …

Amaal: Not What I Thought

Setting a break-up ballad against the bleak, beautiful landscapes of Iceland always seems to yield success. Toronto-based Amaal does so in “Not What I Thought,” to striking result. Director Sean Brown casts intimate close-ups against shots of sheer alienation. A mood is built through the visuals that complements Amaal’s vocal grace. The track is the recording artist’s first from a forthcoming EP.