A ‘Who’s Who’ of Future Cool

We at Nootropics.com love to geek out about developments at the cutting edge. This list contains some of the people we think are doing great stuff, and reckon you would want to know about.



Nootropics culture


Smart Drugs Smarts

Jesse Lawler of the Smart Drugs Smarts podcast has been a tirelessly awesome voice in the nootropics space since 2010. Guided by Jesse’s personal brand of great, check out over 140 episodes that cover just about every smart drugs subject you can imagine, with interviews, news and reviews all wrapped up into one polished package.
Check it via iTunes, the website, or the YouTube channel.

Reddit /r/nootropics

The nootropics subreddit is one of the cerebral hubs of the online cognitive enhancement community. Packed with insightful commentary, detailed personal experiences, thoughtful reviews and a lot of smart people. As with much of reddit, it’s not always the simplest community to get involved in, but get stuck in and you’ll find a wealth of valuable content.



Food replacements


Soylent

Soylent was amongst the first companies to really break through on complete meal replacements. Originally launching with a nutritionally complete powder to mix with water, they’ve since added a nutricious drink, coffee blend, and snack bar.
Kind of the classic Coke of meal replacements.

Joylent

Founded as an EU-based Soylent competitor, Joylent has quickly become a favourite meal replacement provider, and their vegan range has won them dedicated fans (especially us here at Nootropics.com). Their powders come in a bunch of great flavours, and they’ve recently launched a meal/snack bar called the Twenny Bar, which is basically rocking our world.

Mealsquares

Imagine something between a chocolate muffin, a scone, and Lembas bread from The Lord of the Rings, and you’ve basically got Mealsquares. If liquid food just doesn’t appeal, Mealsquares are probably for you. Though they’re still technically in beta, they’re already making converts worldwide. (Pro tip: warm them in the microwave for a few seconds and the chocolate chips melt just a little. It’s godly.)
Check the beta shipping page for more details.



Life tools


Revolut

This is a prepaid credit card combined with smartphone app. It allows you to top it up with EUR, GBP, or USD, and then use it to pay in any currency, without conversion costs. It’s free to set up and use, and there’s basically no downsides that we can find. To start, get the app, and they’ll send you a physical card in some of the most seriously delicious packaging you’ve ever seen.

Flightfox

When you’re flying somewhere, find the best price you can find, and then go to Flightfox. You fill in your criteria for the trip, plus a link to the best price you found, and they will search for a flight that is cheaper including their search fee. The process can take around a day as they’re thorough, but it’s always worthwhile. For us, Flightfox are the absolute last word in air travel money-saving.

f.lux

Your computer screen produces a lot of bright light, and staring at it when you’re supposed to be getting sleepy can mess with your sleep cycle. All of that is fixed by f.lux, which effortlessly filters out the harsh blue tones of your monitor as the sun sets. Completely free and utterly genius, you’ll have no idea how you ever lived without it.