The b-side of global warming.

What is ocean acidification?

Ocean acidification occurs when carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere via human activities is absorbed by the ocean. When CO2 combines with water in the ocean, carbonic acid is formed, which lowers (creates a more acidic) pH.

pH is a measure of acidity or alkalinity. A pH below 7 is…

In celebration of Microdosing Day (May 27th)

May 27th is World Microdosing Day, a celebration of a decade-long movement that started when James Fadiman (whose birthday is on May 27th), published his book, then promptly shared his research protocol for people interested in trying microdosing themselves — a protocol that’s been followed by millions (perhaps billions) of…

A natural inclination toward mutual strangulation

What actually happens internally when you quit the meat.

Photo courtesy of Mushroom Design

Food is literally fuel for the body brain. It’s the data input to your high-functioning processor that then creates a different output. It’s the gas in the tank — you can’t put low-grade gas in a high-grade car, can you? Well, you can, but it doesn’t perform optimally.

So what’s…

From scientists, not farmers.

Mushrooms are hella trendy nowadays, but how do they even work? From powders in your coffee to vitamins with mushrooms added, the shroom-boom continues to mushroom — but as a skeptic of, well, everything, I needed to know how exactly these immune-boosting fungi work.

Thankfully, I’ve got a few friends…

The successful startup secret more valuable than dollars.

In the last year, my cofounder and I have started 3 companies, one of which is a nonprofit. …

We’re so much closer to mushrooms than you think.

You’re closer to that shiitake in your pasta than you may think — and that relationship’s got a lot to teach you.

Mushrooms are closer to humans as a species than you probably realize — although seemingly vegetative in their habits, “animals and fungi share a common evolutionary history and…

The definition of our digital age.

In Einstein’s Dreams, there are many worlds — one in which everyone lives forever, with a split in population: the Nows and the Laters.

The Laters move slowly, savor the moments — they have forever; why rush?

The Nows move quickly, eager to miss nothing, wanting to experience, learn, and…

Ashley Lauren

CEO. Big fan of anything that supports people + planet.

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