250_Ritalin-SR-20mg-full.jpgAlthough it was specifically designed to treat hyperactive children, more and more adults are using Ritalin in the U.K., which could explain the country’s annoyingness, with “up to a fifth of adults, including college students and shift workers” increasingly popping the “cognitive enhancers.” This claim is supported by a study that showed 17% of university students in the U.S. admitting to taking the drug. While some people are panicking about the increased usage, bioethics Professor John Harris doesn’t think it’s a problem, but rather a good solution to the inherent ADD suffered by today’s populations, “If these cognitive enhancing drugs make our lives better and make us better able to concentrate and better able to perform, this would surely be a good thing.” Word, we feel the same way about weed. |BBC|