How to Drink Coffee Better (Part One)

The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Senior By some estimates, caffeine is the most widely-used drug in the world, with about 1.6 billion cups of coffee alone served on a daily basis.… Continue reading How to Drink Coffee Better (Part One)

Rethinking: Learning and Studying

Word Count: 2100  |  Time to Read: 8 minutes Contents: Intro The Four Steps Intro: Across the country this fall, millions of students will descend upon community colleges, trade schools, and four-year universities for the first time. They’ll enter as bright-eyed optimists, believing they’re destined for great things and that the world is their oyster.… Continue reading Rethinking: Learning and Studying

Rethinking: Sleep Part II (Crunching the Numbers)

Word Count: 1300    |   Time to Read: 8 minutes This is a part of Rethinking, an ongoing series of posts focused on changing perceptions and promoting more advantageous behavior. When I wrote Rethinking: Sleep after the first semester of my freshman year of college, I thought I had the esoteric world of slumber all… Continue reading Rethinking: Sleep Part II (Crunching the Numbers)

Rethinking: Fitness Part I

Word Count: 1700 |  Time to Read: 8 minutes Images like these dominate most fitness-themed blogs on Tumblr and Pinterest: an inspiring message overlays an image of a woman with an extremely flat stomach. Their intention is well-meaning, of course. These pictures motivate people to exercise, to sweat and work hard. The reward for that work… Continue reading Rethinking: Fitness Part I