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What’s the point of being successful if you don’t have time to enjoy life?

TruBrain nootropic drinks enhance cognition, so you can get more done in less time.

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Modern life is complicated and pulls at you from a million different directions. Sometimes it feels impossible to succeed in one area without letting something else slip. But what if there was actually something you could do about it? What if there was a way to help your brain function at maximum capacity every day to get more done in less time and have more time to enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard to build? If that sounds like something you’d be interested in, you need to take a look at a cognitive support supplement called TruBrain.


TruBrain makes nootropics supplements that help regular everyday people be the best possible versions of themselves. One of the company’s founders, Chris Thompson, was a former executive at Unilever. He spent a lot of time figuring out how to get ahead in his career without sacrificing a fulfilling personal life. And eventually, he had something of an epiphany.

“I concluded that the only way to get ahead and actually enjoy life simultaneously,” Thompson says, “was to be more productive in a shorter amount of time. To have more impact in fewer hours. And this meant finding a way to break through mental blocks and fuel your creative output.”

Eventually, Thompson left Unilever and teamed up with Dr. Andrew Hill, a UCLA-trained neuroscientist, to form TruBrain, a company specializing in nootropics supplements that boost mental clarity, concentration, and creativity.

TruBrain Is High Tech Fuel For Your Brain

TruBrain is a 1oz drink designed to create the biological conditions necessary for peak cognition. At the heart of this drink is a blend of nootropic compounds that increases blood flow to the brain, delivering more oxygen and glucose to help the brain build new neural connections. These new neural connections can, in turn, lead to enhanced verbal fluency, focus, memory, and learning.

Initially, there was only one TruBrain brain food formula. However, no two brains, and no two lifestyles, are exactly alike. So eventually, the company adjusted the formula to suit different needs.

Today TruBrain drinks come in five different formulas that can be used individually or mixed and matched to achieve different results.

  • TruBrain Sleep contains nootropics, 5-HTP, hemp oil, and melatonin to support deep restorative sleep.
  • TruBrain Mellow contains nootropicsfull-spectrum hemp oil, vitamins, and minerals that naturally regular stress and anxiety.
  • TruBrain Mushrooms contains nootropics, lion’s mane, rhodiola, guayusa, rosehip, and four types of superfood mushrooms that support memory, attention, and cognitive health.
  • TruBrain Medium contains nootropics, noopept, l-theanine, and l-carnitine that boost brain function without caffeine.
  • TruBrain Strong, the original TruBrain formula, contains everything in TruBrain Medium plus caffeine to combat procrastination and help you achieve peak mental output.
  • Last but certainly not least, TruBrain Extra Strong contains the maximum dose of high octane nootropics for an immediate jolt of mental clarity and productivity.

The best way to figure out which TruBrain formula is right for you is to try them all. That’s why TruBrain offers a 10 Drink Trial Pack for just $29. Once you go through that and figure out what you like, you can create custom orders.

Good For Your Brain AND The Planet

Another really cool thing about TruBrain is its commitment to sustainability. Nobody wants to improve cognition if it means dumping a bunch of plastic into lakes, rivers, and oceans. So unlike other nutritional products that are packaged in plastic, all of the packaging for TruBrain is made from recycled paper, which is itself fully recyclable. On top of that, the concentrated 1oz size of TruBrain drinks significantly reduces the shipping materials and fossil fuels needed to deliver the products to your door.

When you get your boost from TruBrain drinks, you can rest easy knowing that this company keeps 100,000 pounds of plastics out of the ocean, uses 3,000 fewer packing boxes, and almost five fewer transport trucks per order.

Are you looking for a healthier, eco-friendly alternative to coffee and energy drinks? TruBrain’s brain fuel drinks were created by people who actually care about improving lives. So order your TruBrain 10 Drink Trial Pack today and experience the power of enhanced cognition for yourself.


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Are AP kids as insufferable as they seem? Not according to Ms. C.

Think back to all those centuries ago (kidding), when you were but a wee teen in high school. Suddenly identity exploration and finding a sense of belonging become paramount. In those pivotal years, you meet other like-minded individuals with similar tastes and interests, and those people become your exclusive group of friends, otherwise known as a clique.

High school might look very different now than how it once did, but this rite of passage is still very much alive and well. Just ask Ms. C, who goes by the handle @stillateacher on TikTok.

Ms. C recently went viral for sharing a look at high school cliques from her perspective as a teacher, honing in on what she liked about teaching each clique. Her observations illuminate not only that yes, cliques persist (and with them their inherent problems) but that there’s something genuine, sweet and loveable about each one.

First on deck—the goth kids, primarily because Ms. C admits to being scared of them when she was a kid. But now, after actually connecting with a few, she insists that underneath those dark and gloomy exteriors lies genuine kindness.

“A common interaction between me and a goth kid is throughout class, they're just kind of like giving me a death glare…And then after class, they just like linger around by my desk and I'm like, ‘Hey, what's up?’ And they'll just like lightly knock over something on my desk and be like, ‘You're a really good teacher. This is my favorite class.’ and then just walk out,” she says in the clip.

So yeah, goth kids are just like cats. Misunderstood in the way they show love.

@stillateacher Something loveable about every clique #teacher #teachersoftiktok #teachertok #highschool #clique ♬ original sound - Ms. C

On the opposite side of the spectrum, Ms. C tackles theater kids next. Sure, this group has a big personality (perhaps too big for some), but Ms. C appreciates their brazen self-assurance.

“They reeeeealllly don’t care what anyone thinks,” she says, explaining that while other students add well-known pop singers to her class playlist, theater kids will shamelessly put in their favorite show tunes. Why? Because it’s “the best musical of all time!” Duh.

Plus, Ms. C commends their “really strong literacy skills from reading and memorizing all of these plays.”

For jocks, there are actually sub-cliques within the group “depending on which sport you play.” But despite each sport team having different personalities, Ms. C notes that a supportive coach makes all the difference.

“I've literally before picked up my phone and called the coach and then like be like, ‘So and so is having a tough day,’ and they come and talk to them in the hallway and the student is like immediately changed, inspired, transformed,” she says.

And while she admits that the teacher/jock relationship is often portrayed as contentious, she can’t help but commend jocks for their passion and commitment.

“A lot of the kids are just like die-hard for whatever sport they play. That keeps them coming to school consistently. It keeps them having something to do,” she says.

After her initial post received over 800,000 views, Ms. C began reviewing even more cliques. Like band kids, who are “clever,” “sarcastic," fond of outdated memes and generally “lead a fun, joyful existence.”

@stillateacher Replying to @juan pablo Suarez band kids get a 5 star review #teacher #teachersoftiktok #teachertok #highschool #clique ♬ original sound - Ms. C

Or art kids, who are “self-deprecating” but “brilliant” and “generous” and “unproblematic royalty” overall.

@stillateacher Replying to @Escape_My_Reality ♬ original sound - Ms. C

Ms. C has even advocated for the AP overachievers, who are often labeled as insufferable in their eagerness.

@stillateacher Replying to @520momo_mama I will defend overachievers to the death #teacher #teachersoftiktok #teachertok #highschool #clique ♬ original sound - Ms. C

“You all have an edge and an intensity that you can leverage to lead truly extraordinary lives,” says, before joking that they’ll “also need a lot of therapy, so many blessings to you on that journey, and the earlier you start the better.”

Requests for more clique reviews are still rolling in, asking Ms. C to cover the skater punks, the nerds, the speech and debate team, cheerleaders and dancers, …and a lot of folks have suggested choir kids. So be sure to follow Ms. C for more wholesome entertainment.

High school cliques might evolve with the different generations, but one thing that will never change is that they each have something unique to offer.


This article originally appeared on 9.18.23

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