About Justin Brown

I'm the CEO and co-founder of Ideapod, a platform for people to connect around ideas. I'm passionate about people thinking for themselves, especially in an age of information overload.

Woman’s Tinder date saves her life by donating his kidney

Woman’s Tinder date saves her life by donating his kidney

“I swiped right and got a new kidney,” said Cheyenne HanLee, 22. Cheyenne, from Santa Ana, California, met her now boyfriend Gavin Teragawa on Tinder after he “super-starred” her. She had already been diagnosed with kidney failure but didn’t completely understand what it meant. Several months later, while on a dinner date, Cheyenne suddenly collapsed. […]

Three or four cups of coffee a day does you more good than harm – our new study suggests

Three or four cups of coffee a day does you more good than harm – our new study suggests

Drinking moderate amounts of coffee – about three or four cups a day – is more likely to benefit our health than harm it, our latest research shows. This is important to know because around the world over two billion cups of coffee are consumed every day. Earlier studies have suggested beneficial links between coffee […]

Trump wants a government-run, global news network to counter CNN’s “unfair” coverage

Trump wants a government-run, global news network to counter CNN’s “unfair” coverage

On Monday, President Donald Trump suggested the United States form a state-run, global news network to counter-balance what he labels “unfair” coverage from CNN. “While CNN doesn’t do great in the United States based on ratings, outside of the U.S. they have very little competition,” Trump said via Twitter. “Throughout the world, CNN has a […]

“Microdosers” of LSD and magic mushrooms are wiser and more creative

“Microdosers” of LSD and magic mushrooms are wiser and more creative

We just ran the first ever pre-registered scientific study on the microdosing of psychedelics and found some very promising results. We compared people who microdose — that is, who take a psychedelic substance such as LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) or “magic” mushrooms (psilocybin) in very small quantities — with those who don’t, and found that […]

Marianne Williamson announces she aims to run for president in 2020

Marianne Williamson announces she aims to run for president in 2020

New age author Marianne Williamson just announced she has formed an exploratory committee for a presidential run in 2020. She shared the news on Twitter. See her tweet below. Announcing the formation of an exploratory committee for a presidential run in 2020. From my heart to yours… https://t.co/bt1ygPQr6x — Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) November 16, 2018 […]