"[Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Michael] Yassa’s research team gave people 100 to 300 milligrams of caffeine after looking at some images. The next day, those who got 200 or 300 milligrams of caffeine remembered the images better than people who took a placebo. “We report for the first time a specific effect of caffeine on reducing forgetting over 24 hours,” Yassa said. “We conclude that caffeine enhances consolidation of long-term memories in humans.”"

Scientists find that in addition to sharpening short-term attention and alertness, caffeine can improve long-term memory consolidation. There is, however, a tipping point – go over a certain dosage (200 mg, or the equivalent of one strong cup of coffee) and you might experience “some unfortunate side effects.”

Also see the secret illustrated history of coffee, how it conquered the world, and Esquire’s vintage guide to brewing the perfect cup

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I just forgot I had my Bluetooth hooked up to the wireless portable speakers and I’m laying in my bed and the speakers are in the living room and I hit play on my phone and heard it play faintly in the silence of the night from the other room and I just about screamed from fear before I realized what was going on

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You guys I’m in Disney World and this afternoon my blood sugar dropped so low I got separated from my family and somehow bought an ice cream and then blacked out and woke up on a bench with chocolate sauce all over my arms and Mickey Mouse putting a cold towel on my head this truly is a magical place.

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