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Why Can't We All Take Modafinil?

The world's favorite smart drug is much safer than Adderall and a promising treatment for substance abuse and neurodegenerative disorders—so why can't we use it?
Daniel Oberhaus
11.30.16
Narcomania

College Professors Are Using Smart Drugs to Grade Your Crappy Essays

It's not just students taking modafinil to help them power through their workload.
Max Daly
7.6.16
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I Took LSD, Coke, and Edibles on the Job to See How They'd Affect My Work

I experimented with a bunch of different drugs at work, because I absolutely hated my job. Here's what I discovered.
Terrence Cainer
6.2.16
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We Asked Students What Drugs They Take to Study

With exams looming around Australia, we asked college students what they take, how often, and why.
Scott Renton
5.19.16
Stuff

The 'Limitless Pill' Could Soon Turn Us All into Superhuman Workers

No one knows much about modafinil, the study drug on the rise in universities and workplaces, but we do know it works and that it gives you a terrible headache.
Hannah Ewens
5.6.16
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Are You a Cheater If You're Using Smart Drugs to Get Ahead?

Universities and other organizations are now considering the ethics of using nootropics and other "smart drugs."
Matt Tinoco
4.13.16
Stuff

Is the Newest University Study Drug Technically Cheating?

With the mounting pressure placed on students, many turn to smart drugs to help them study. And in the pursuit of good grades, who cares if it's fair, legal, or safe?
Emma Do
10.30.15
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Taking the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Made Me Love Work but Hate People

In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?
Sebastián Serrano
10.7.15
tech

Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter, or Just Ruin Our Lives?

Given the recent surge in the popularity of nootropics—non-addictive drugs that enhance learning acquisition and increase the coupling of the brain's hemispheres—a debate over the murky limits of our neurological optimization has arisen as well.
Alex Horne
3.25.14
tech

Smart Drugs and Cybernetics Are Creating a Superhuman Workforce

Imagine becoming superhuman. Or, at the very least, becoming superhumanly good at your job. Imagine a drug that would give you total focus, total composure, genius-level clarity of thought, and the ability to stay up and in the zone for two days...
Jason Louv
12.14.12