Tag: Big Think

The opioid crisis is profitable. Blockchain tech can end that. | Brian Behlendorf

The opioid crisis is profitable. Blockchain tech can end that. | Brian Behlendorf

By Bryan Wright 55 Comments October 11, 2019

So there’s a tremendous amount of fraud in the prescription drug marketplace. And just like with provenance tracking of diamonds or the food supply chain you can have provenance tracking for pharmaceuticals. You can have a system whereby the drugs—from the time they’re manufactured and the batch that they were made in and in the […]

Capitalism 2.0 Will Include a Healthy Dose of Socialism | Eric Weinstein

Capitalism 2.0 Will Include a Healthy Dose of Socialism | Eric Weinstein

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments September 14, 2019

I get asked a lot about the state of capitalism and I think that for those members of society of a certain age we think of capitalism as being locked in an ideological battle with socialism perhaps or even communism.But we never really saw that capitalism might be defeated by its own child – technology. […]

Antidepressants Make it Harder to Empathize, Harder to Climax, and Harder to Cry.

Antidepressants Make it Harder to Empathize, Harder to Climax, and Harder to Cry.

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments September 12, 2019

The main kind of antidepressant that is the most popularly prescribed are the SSRIs and these are medicines that increase serotonin transmission. And when you start to push on the doses of these SSRIs you start to lose some sort of quintessential feminine things. First of all it becomes much hard to climax and it […]

Black Mental Health Isn’t the Same as White Mental Health

Black Mental Health Isn’t the Same as White Mental Health

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments September 9, 2019

Michael Lindsey: When you look at the historical experience of African Americans in the United States you’d have to start with the experience of slavery and the vestiges of slavery in terms of the trauma associated with it. And I think that blacks continue to experience trauma in certain ways and certainly with respect to […]

Career advice from the “Edison of medicine” | MIT’s Robert Langer

Career advice from the “Edison of medicine” | MIT’s Robert Langer

By Bryan Wright 20 Comments September 4, 2019

I do advise my students to be broad and open-minded in their thinking when it comes to careers. I mean basically what you want is somebody to have a great career and to be happy; and so my advice to students is to don’t do what’s going to make you the most money or the […]

Dr. Steven Masley: Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have to Be Gross

Dr. Steven Masley: Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have to Be Gross

By Bryan Wright 72 Comments August 28, 2019

So I’m a physician, a nutritionist and a trained chef. If you want people to eat healthy food it has to taste good. It has to meet their palate needs. So when you’re looking — I’m trying to find out specific foods that are nutrient rich that you might enjoy. So what will it take […]

Are Steroids Really Bad for Your Health? Maybe Not, says Steven Kotler

Are Steroids Really Bad for Your Health? Maybe Not, says Steven Kotler

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments August 18, 2019

I had no interest whatsoever in steroids. I got involved in this because an editor who is a friend of mine called me up and said Jose Canseco just wrote this crazy book where he said steroids are the wonder drug of tomorrow. And I said look man, I am not much of a baseball […]

We Know What a Healthy Diet Is.  Now Can We Stop Arguing About It?

We Know What a Healthy Diet Is. Now Can We Stop Arguing About It?

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments August 18, 2019

I routinely point out that we could eliminate 80 percent of all chronic disease by using what we know. And we don’t do that. We really bog down in bickering about do we know what we know and is this part of what we know more important than that part of what we know. And […]

How To Conquer Depression Through Diet | Dr. Drew Ramsey

How To Conquer Depression Through Diet | Dr. Drew Ramsey

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments August 17, 2019

For about ten years we’ve had very strong correlational data showing that, for example, when you eat poorly your risk of depression and illnesses like depression just go up 70/80 percent. And when you eat a more traditional diet like a Mediterranean diet or Japanese diet your risk of an illness like depression can go […]

Diet Science: Techniques to Boost Your Willpower and Self-Control | Sylvia Tara

Diet Science: Techniques to Boost Your Willpower and Self-Control | Sylvia Tara

By Bryan Wright 40 Comments August 17, 2019

I have a chapter in my book in which I talk about how to build a self-control muscle. It’s really important to do because when they do, again, FMRI studies of some dieter’s brain people who have lost 30 pounds and managed to keep it off for three years or more they have them hold […]