"My kids came out running, saying, 'Mom, I think there’s pills on the, on the bottom of your drink.'"
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coffee sellers will have to post ominous warnings in California because each cup contains a chemical linked to cancer, a judge ruled.
On National Coffee Day, or any day really, these celebs also depend on a kick of caffeine to jumpstart their mornings.
According to a new study, people who drink large amounts of coffee (four cups or more) have a lower risk of death than their less caffeinated peers.
By Spoon University Sometimes more than 2 cups of coffee a day can feel like a bit much, but that doesn’t mean you don’t still need your caffeine fix. So what if there were even yummier ways to get that quick spike of energy (and inevitable crash) in a way that doesn’t come from a coffee maker? Well, we teamed up with our friends at StumbleUpon and there are plenty if you click through the gallery above. We know, we just made your day so much better.
Your taste buds may indicate your personality. Specifically, the potential that those who enjoy bitter foods have sadistic tendencies. Say what? Researchers had participants report their taste preferences, and then complete a series of questionnaires that screened for the “Big Five” factors of personality. Those who reported that they favor bitter flavors — such as black coffee, tonic water, radishes, and celery — were more likely to have “malevolent” personality traits, including narcissism, psychopathy, Machavellianism, and everyday sadism, the study found. Other tastes (sweet, sour, and salty) had some connections to personality types, but bitterness was by far the strongest predictor of the bunch.
Cameron Diaz declared in her book, The Body Book, that the first thing she does in the morning after brushing her teeth is chug a liter of water. “Once I drink the water, I feel it immediately.
“Can you believe these jeans are made of recycled coffee grounds? Perfect for #NationalCoffeeDay! Thank you@AmericanEagle #ButFirstCafeX” Photo: @hilaryduff/Instagram American Eagle Outfitters really loves April Fools Day and annually punks its customers. Once the company released a fake ad for spray-on jeans and another time they introduced a line of doggy clothes (which actually proved to be so popular they produced it).
Speaking of light, researchers compared the effects of caffeine on circadian rhythms to that of bright light, which is already a well-established mechanism for extending the circadian phase. Participants in a double-blind study took either a 200-milligram tablet of caffeine or a placebo just five minutes after studying a compilation of photos.
“Caffeine is a stimulant, and some evidence shows that it can increase mental functioning and strengthen your ability to concentrate,” says Marc Leavey, MD, a primary care specialist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Caffeine is a psychoactive compound that modulates these neurotransmitters, allowing them to operate more efficiently. Too much caffeine can overwhelm your system and sabotage your concentration, so that instead of feeling amped up, you’re anxious and jittery.
Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte has been a fall favorite for years, inspiring memes, GIFs, and social media declarations of love. While the substances are considered safe by the Food and Drug Administration, the FDA said last year that it will review its safety and “generally recognized as safe status” for 4-MEI after a Consumer Reports study found that a dozen soft drinks have higher-than-recommended dosages of the substance. The company announced on Monday that when pumpkin spice lattes hit stores this fall, they will be made with real pumpkin and without caramel coloring.
New York City-based periodontist Dr. Nicholas Toscano explains which items will hurt your smile—and maybe even your personal life. Dark Liquids—Duh! “Teeth absorb colored liquids—coffee, tea, cola, and wine—throughout your life causing intrinsic staining of the teeth, which is hard to remove,” says Toscano. “It neutralizes the acid in your stomach, which sends up some gastric juice reinforcements that belong nowhere near your tongue.” Brush after you drink it, get a cleaning every six months to prevent long-term damage, and avoid it before an important event. Onions and Garlic “Most of us know to steer clear of this bad breath duo, but it’s hard to do when it’s sometimes hidden as a flavor-enhancing ingredient,” says Dr. Toscano. “Raw onions are worse than cooked, with a lingering punch that is much harder to get rid of.” He says garlic will ward off more than just vampires, and is difficult to rinse away. Anything with Seeds “Poppy, strawberry and sesame seeds find lodging in every tooth cranny,” says Toscano.
Many of the contents of our refrigerators are promising starts to a whole new skin care regime. If you have aloe juice, add to a spray bottle and refresh you skin, says Rianna Loving, esthetician, natural skincare expert and founder of Orgo Beauty. Or add a piece of the plant to a bottle with filtered water and create you own infusion in a spray bottle. Papaya Papaya’s enzymes act as an exfoliant, by removing dead skin cells and breaking down inactive proteins, says Dr. Jennifer Lee, M.D., of REN Dermatology in Franklin, Tennessee. Papaya can also help even out skin discoloration.