All you need to know about the afternoon slump (and how to cope)

All you need to know about the afternoon slump (and how to cope)

by Tina Sendin April 02, 2020 4 min read

The afternoon slump would be OK if you could just lie down for a little nap. But most of us have to earn a living, and management would likely frown on anyone who went home from 2 to 4 p.m. for a siesta. Unless (a) you’re somewhere in Europe – where this is perfectly acceptable or (b) you have the total freedom to create your own schedule every day.

But what if an afternoon nap is out of the question? How can you cope with an urge to sleep after lunch?

This article suggests ways on how you can beat the afternoon slump.

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What happens when you stop drinking coffee?

What happens when you stop drinking coffee?

by Tina Sendin March 31, 2020 4 min read

It’s common knowledge that coffee brings a whole range of benefits, the most popular being that instant kick in the morning. 

It’s not just coffee that can be habit-forming. The benefits of regular caffeine fix themselves can lead us to grab one cup of joe after another.

But what if one day you decide to take a break from your favorite cup? 

What happens when you stop drinking coffee?

Here are some of the interesting things that could occur.

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How true - drinking coffee leads to longer life

How true - drinking coffee leads to longer life

by Tina Sendin March 26, 2020 3 min read

How many cups of coffee do you normally have in a day? 

Two? Three? Four? More?

If you’ve read one of our articles “Here’s how much caffeine you can have in a day,” you will know that the sweet spot is 400 mg a day. That’s equivalent to 4 cups of brewed coffee.

This is the ultimate good news for coffee-lovers, right?

But what if you go beyond four cups of joe a day? What exactly will happen?

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When is the best time for meetings?

When is the best time for meetings?

by Tina Sendin March 24, 2020 5 min read

You want to achieve the most productive and effective meetings. So when is the best time to schedule them?

Here are some tips to optimize your boardroom huddles and video conferences.

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Link between coffee and cancer: what do studies say

Link between coffee and cancer: what do studies say

by Tina Sendin March 16, 2020 4 min read

Early 2018, the coffee-cancer connection was making the rounds, causing java regulars – almost two-thirds of Americans - to get all too jittery. 

There were reports saying that coffee may be carcinogenic or cancer-causing (“may” being the operative word here), following a California court ruling warning consumers about a chemical coming from the brewing/roasting process.

So what do us coffee-lovers need to know?

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Does coffee cause upset stomach?

Does coffee cause upset stomach?

by Tina Sendin February 10, 2020 3 min read

Caffeine is known to bring a great deal of health benefits day in and day out. From helping you get clear, misty-looking skin, carry a sprightly vibe throughout the day, or win the gold in your favorite sport, caffeine just keeps winning the java-lover in you.

But it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. Sometimes, having one too many cups of joe leads to unwanted side effects, turning a regular caffeine hit into a love-hate relationship.

Upset tummy is perhaps one of the *supposedly* negative effects of being too caffeine-happy. Hear a growling tummy or feel a nagging pain in the stomach? Must be your fourth cup of coffee, right?

But is caffeine really to blame?

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Is caffeine before an exam a good or bad idea?

Is caffeine before an exam a good or bad idea?

by Tina Sendin February 05, 2020 6 min read

Caffeine keeps you alert, enhances concentration, and alleviates fatigue— so it would only be good to drink copious volumes of caffeinated beverages before an exam in school, right?

Maybe, maybe not.

In this article, we’ll find out what to do pre-exams, caffeine-wise.

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4 ways you can make the most of your caffeine. No. 4 is a MASSIVE HACK

4 ways you can make the most of your caffeine. No. 4 is a MASSIVE HACK

by Tina Sendin January 31, 2020 5 min read

You love your coffee. You drink it to stay awake and ~ insert various benefits of caffeine here. ~

But are you getting the bang for the cup?

There are many ways to get the most of your caffeine fix. But contrary to popular belief, benefiting from caffeine is NOT about quantity. In fact, going overboard with your cup of coffee can throw you off into jitter-town.

It’s all about HOW you consume caffeine. The good news is that you can always hack your way into your best caffeinated self.

Curious? Well here are some power tips to becoming a caffeine ninja.

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Does green tea have caffeine?

Does green tea have caffeine?

by Tina Sendin January 23, 2020 4 min read

Caffeine has been known to give a whole heap of benefits - from giving that first jolt in the morning to keeping high concentration and perky vibe throughout the day.

The good news for big caffeine fanatics is that our favourite - and most frequently consumed [1] - stimulant can come from different sources.

Coffee may be the most popular, but it can also come from caffeine mints and pills, chocolate (beverage and milk bars alike), cake, yogurt, and tea!

Yes - tea. That seemingly innocuous cup of tea can give you that much needed boost.

It’s such a healthy, delicious drink and there are many ways to drink it. But just the same, tea could give you your daily caffeine fix without the jitters.

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Benefits of a coffee scrub

Benefits of a coffee scrub

by Tina Sendin January 16, 2020 4 min read

Did you know that the benefits of coffee go beyond helping you get a second wind during that afternoon slump? It actually helps you get smooth, glowing skin!

Sounds like your typical skin care ad right? But here me out.

Coffee's properties give natural benefits for the skin. And no, not by drinking more cups of joe. It's when you actually apply it on your skin.

Say what?

Those innocuous-looking coffee ground can actually become a coffee scrub for your face and body!

This isn't the fad of the year - it's actually been done for years because of the things it can do for your skin.

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Does coffee dehydrate you?

Does coffee dehydrate you?

by Tina Sendin January 09, 2020 4 min read

One of the common questions about caffeine is whether it makes you dehydrated. Some think that coffee and other caffeinated beverages make them pee more than usual, perhaps making them believe that they’re losing fluids. Some though think that it doesn’t make a dent on their fluid intake.

If we were to turn these myths, urban legends, “feelings” and observations (however way you want to call it) into something scientific, then the million dollar question is…

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How much caffeine is allowed in sports?

How much caffeine is allowed in sports?

by Tina Sendin January 06, 2020 3 min read

Some of our favorite athletes are just like us – they have their everyday caffeine regimenand love it.

But did you know that some athletes don’t just have it as part of their morning routine; they also use it to boost sports performance?

In fact, three-fourths of the world’s elite athletes take advantage of caffeine’s performance-enhancing properties. 

But have athletes always been allowed to drink coffee and other products with caffeine in them, especially right before the sport?

If so, how much are they allowed to consume?

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