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maurvir Steamed meat popsicle
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https://www.npr.org/sections/health-sho ... ve-to-quit

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After wrapping up his book about the potential therapeutic benefits of psychedelic drugs, author Michael Pollan turned his attention to a drug that's hidden "in plain sight" in many people's lives: caffeine.

"Here's a drug we use every day. ... We never think about it as a drug or an addiction, but that's exactly what it is," Pollan says. "I thought, 'Why not explore that relationship?'"

Pollan's new audiobook, Caffeine, explores the science of caffeine addiction and withdrawal — and the broader impact that coffee and tea have had on the modern world. Caffeine, he says, is a powerful drug that alters the brain in surprising ways.

"There are studies that show that people's both mental performance and athletic performance are improved by coffee," he says. "If you have a cup of coffee after you've learned something or read a textbook chapter, you are more likely to test better on it the next day."

It was only when he quit caffeine cold turkey that Pollan fully appreciated the mental and psychological boost his morning cup of coffee had provided: "I just couldn't focus," he says. "I lost confidence. The whole book seemed like a really stupid idea. And loss of confidence is actually listed as one of the symptoms of caffeine withdrawal."


Now, having read that, I think I'm going to go slurp another hit of the good sh!t. :stoned:
Séamas Honorary Consul General
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"Here's a drug we use every day. ... We never think about it as a drug or an addiction, but



Who the fiddlesticks is "we"???

Isn't it common knowledge that caffeine is a drug?
Séamas posted:
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"Here's a drug we use every day. ... We never think about it as a drug or an addiction, but



Who the fiddlesticks is "we"???

Isn't it common knowledge that caffeine is a drug?

Except to the target audience of the article, I suppose.
Pariah Know Your Enemy
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Séamas posted:
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"Here's a drug we use every day. ... We never think about it as a drug or an addiction, but



Who the fiddlesticks is "we"???

Isn't it common knowledge that caffeine is a drug?

This author is covering a topic that has been done to death for 40 years. Everyone knows caffeine is a drug and everyone knows about lack of coffee headaches.
Honestly I have to question the authors socialization if all this really was new to them.*



Look at me using gender-less terms! :)
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People get addicted to gambling. People get addicted to shopping. People get addicted to collecting things. People get addicted to exercise.

The point is that people get addicted to all sorts of things for all sorts of reasons. Coffee isn't evil. Caffeine isn't evil. Addiction is.
Séamas Honorary Consul General
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^
Drug dealer.






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Pariah Know Your Enemy
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I am 100% fine with my coffee addiction.
TOS
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Pithecanthropus posted:
People get addicted to gambling. People get addicted to shopping. People get addicted to collecting things. People get addicted to exercise.

The point is that people get addicted to all sorts of things for all sorts of reasons. Coffee isn't evil. Caffeine isn't evil. Addiction is.


you draw the line at playgrounds, though, right?
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TOS posted:
Pithecanthropus posted:
People get addicted to gambling. People get addicted to shopping. People get addicted to collecting things. People get addicted to exercise.

The point is that people get addicted to all sorts of things for all sorts of reasons. Coffee isn't evil. Caffeine isn't evil. Addiction is.


you draw the line at playgrounds, though, right?


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Looks like he also had... chocolate... which contains... lots of sugar!

He's not only a hopeless junkie, he's a monster. The spoon is probably for the heroin later.
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I eat chocolate almost every day, 90% Lindt which contains almost no sugar. I drink a decent amount of coffee every day because I don't have jittery sensitivity to caffeine, but I have friends and family who cannot handle coffee at all because they get the shakes as their baseline is already at some kind of nervous anxiety level.

I'm glad Pollan wrote the book about psychedelics because it means all the New England intellectual types will all be for shrooms and LSD and push for finally accepting it as beneficial instead of shunning it, he opened that door when he wrote The Omnivore's Dilemma which could be found on the coffee table of every morally conscious adult with a university alumni magazine subscription.
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TOS posted:
Pithecanthropus posted:
People get addicted to gambling. People get addicted to shopping. People get addicted to collecting things. People get addicted to exercise.

The point is that people get addicted to all sorts of things for all sorts of reasons. Coffee isn't evil. Caffeine isn't evil. Addiction is.


you draw the line at playgrounds, though, right?


Did I mention a kindergarten teacher in our district was dealing coke?
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C. Ives posted:
TOS posted:
Pithecanthropus posted:
People get addicted to gambling. People get addicted to shopping. People get addicted to collecting things. People get addicted to exercise.

The point is that people get addicted to all sorts of things for all sorts of reasons. Coffee isn't evil. Caffeine isn't evil. Addiction is.


you draw the line at playgrounds, though, right?


Did I mention a kindergarten teacher in our district was dealing coke?

Hey, as long as she wasn't selling to kids, it's nothing to get into a tizzy over.
Metacell Chocolate Brahma
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Gotta' pay the rent somehow.
dv
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Those parents need a pick-me-up once in a while too.
TOS
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that staffroom was wiiiiiiild
Pariah Know Your Enemy
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When I was in highschool our Class President was the biggest coke dealer on campus.
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Is caffeine the legal version of cocaine?
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C. Ives posted:
TOS posted:
Pithecanthropus posted:
People get addicted to gambling. People get addicted to shopping. People get addicted to collecting things. People get addicted to exercise.

The point is that people get addicted to all sorts of things for all sorts of reasons. Coffee isn't evil. Caffeine isn't evil. Addiction is.


you draw the line at playgrounds, though, right?


Did I mention a kindergarten teacher in our district was dealing coke?
You wouldn't think they'd be too successful.
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It wouldn't surprise me if parents and teachers of grade-school children are the largest demographic of cocaine users.
dv
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Metacell posted:
It wouldn't surprise me if parents and teachers of grade-school children are the largest demographic of cocaine users.

I assume a sizable minority of people I know are functional addicts. You work 60 hours a week, spend the weekends at the cabin or on the lake, and have two kids? You don't sleep.

The other explanation is that they're zombies who have completely abrogated their parenting responsibilities, but I'd honestly rather think they're on meth.
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