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08.29.14 Sophie Weiner

Recent studies have shown that everyone’s favorite drug caffeine can be even more effective. By taking a nap immediately after drinking coffee, you can actually allow the caffeine more neurological room to wake you up. Caffeine works by replacing a neurotransmitter called adenosine, which accumulates over the course of a normal day as a byproduct of brain […]

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08.07.13 Backdoor Pharmacist

Caffeine is a strong stimulant of the xanthine class. Naturally occurring, it’s the world’s most commonly consumed upper. Religions even exempt caffeine from restrictions on intoxicants because no one would worship a god that didn’t let you have a tea or a Coke. Caffeine is an addictive psychostimulant drug. It’s not known exactly how many […]

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05.20.13 Kyle Petreycik

Need an extra caffeine jolt in the morning but have no time drink a cup of Joe? Good news. Here’s a recent patent filed by Colgate/Palmolive for a new type of toothbrush equipped with additional substance-dispersing widget embedded into its design, just below the bristles in the “body” of the toothbrush itself. The patent is not all about […]

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03.08.13 Samer Kalaf

Science is now telling us that bees will repeatedly go back to a plant to collect nectar, if the nectar is laced with caffeine. So bees are kind of like us! Are there some bees that are not morning bees and tell people not to talk to them until they’ve had their morning nectar? And do […]

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