caffeine

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The Sneaky Molecule

a: Caffeine ~
b: running a covert spy operation

What: "Drinking caffeine is like running a covert spy operation. In the body caffeine is able to impersonate adenosine and effectively trick nerve cells into thinking that it's the latter. This TOTALLY throws the body off. Whenever you drink a caffeinated beverage the caffeine enters adenosine receptors, but instead of slowing down cellular activity like adenosine would do normally, caffeine actually 1) blocks the adenosine and 2) speeds up the CNS! It's a double-whammy of boosted energy."

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Writer: Bryan DiSanto
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Date: Jul 22 2013 5:29 PM


Maybe It's The Coffee?

a: Caffeine ~
b: a temporary hair darkener

What: "See, caffeine is like a temporary hair darkener. I feel odd because this post is going to be so short because it is so damn easy. But all you have to do is brew a few cups of straight up black coffee, and rinse with it after shampoo and conditioner. Do this everyday for a few weeks and your hair will turn a few shades darker."

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Writer: Bluebird
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Date: Jul 22 2013 5:51 PM


A Tempting Thing It Is....

a: Caffeine ~
b: lady of the evening

What: "Caffeine is like a lady of the evening spending time with an accountant." The rest is a discussion of this writer's relationship with caffeine."

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Writer: Ric Acevedo
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Date: Jul 22 2013 5:37 PM



a: Caffeine ~
b: plucking a guitar sting

What: "Using one dose of caffeine is like plucking a guitar string once - there may only a second of contact with the string but the string continues to vibrate long after ..." On page 33 of the linked text.

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Writer: H. Paul Putman III
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Date: Jul 22 2013 5:42 PM


It's All Gone......

a: Caffeine ~
b: spending money

What: "Not only does caffeine sharpen you up quickly and efficiently, there's evidence that what you learn while caffeinated is easier to remember later. There's a price to pay for caffeine use, however. What you feel more of in the short time (energy, focus), you'll have less of later. Using caffeine is like spending money: you feel rich while you're spending it; afterwards, you feel poor."

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Writer: Adam Stark
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Date: Jul 22 2013 5:53 PM


It Go Everywhere....

a: Caffeine ~
b: a toddler or a ninja

What: "While there are other active substances in coffee (more on that below),coffee's best known constituent is caffeine. Caffeine is like a toddler or a ninja: it seems to get into everything. Because caffeine molecules are hydrophobic (i.e. they don't dissolve in water), they pass easily through biological membranes."

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Writer: Phil Caravaggio
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 22 2013 5:58 PM


It Must Be Paid....

a: Caffeine ~
b: going into debt

What: "Someone once told me a great analogy, that caffeine is like going into debt. You get that energy, but you always pay for it later in some way. "

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Writer: Eric Disco
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 22 2013 6:02 PM



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