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New Study Reveals The Perfect Time To Drink Coffee

Contrary to popular belief, having a cup of joe early in the morning not the best thing for you.

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Coffee is a necessity for many people in the world. Some cannot function properly, especially in the morning, if they do not get their habitual coffee fix. The routines of many people consist of the following: getting up in the morning, taking a shower, drinking his morning dose of coffee and then proceeding to work. Coffee has become a need for many people around the globe.

However, when should you drink coffee? Contrary to popular belief, our daily routine of drinking coffee first thing in the morning is not the best time to do so.

According to Stephen Miller, PhD, of The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Cortisol levels peak at 8 to 9 am. This means that a person is naturally alert at this time.
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Drinking coffee causes problems in a person’s circadian clock.

What clock? This is every person’s hormonal body clock. We are monitored by it 24/7. It is sensed by the entire human body, through blood cells and organs.

Drinking Coffee At Night Is Bad For You

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Kenneth Wright and his co-researchers at the University of Colorado, as told to NPR, decided to conduct a 49-day sleep study that involved testing saliva for Melatonin, a sleep hormone that usually spikes up at nighttime. They discovered that people who drank coffee in the evening had difficulty keeping up with the actual time of the night and had difficulty sleeping. This was tested by how the test volunteers reacted to bright light. Apparently, drinking coffee right before sleeping will also have an effect on the next day’s productivity – it will be more difficult for someone to get up in the morning and to proceed on with her day.

And The Perfect Time To Drink Coffee Is… *drumroll*

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According to Dr. Miller, “In the morning then, your coffee will probably be the most effective if you enjoy it between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM, when your cortisol levels are dropping before the next spike”. Time to kick our coffee time habits!

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Eating Nutella Will Never Be The Same Again

Good bye, sticky fingers! These biscuits will make eating Nutella a heavenly and mess-free experience!

Rej Salvador

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Who doesn't like Nutella? It is everyone's favorite spread. It is simply irresistible and is everyone's guilty pleasure. You can eat it as a sandwich filling, as a dip, getting a spoonful of it, or simply by use of one's fingers.

However, after enjoying a fill of finger-Nutella, nobody enjoys the sticky feeling that comes with it. Imagine this: dipping your fingers into a container filled with chocolate and having to lick them. Touching other things will be a burden because you will need to wash your hands. What a hassle!

In 2004, Italian designer Paolo Ulian came up with this clever biscuit design. This design comprises of a small biscuit, small enough to fit to an end of a digit. It is designed to be work at the tip of one's finger. Wear the biscuit, and voila, hurrah! You can enter the Nutella realm. You then dip your finger into the Nutella jar and enjoy the glorious hazelnut chocolate spread without having messy hands. Say goodbye to the days when eating Nutella means sacrificing one's clean hands.
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Scientists Discover New Human Ancestors in African Cave

This human ancestor is unlikely any other species previously known.

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Scientists may just be one step closer to elucidating our origins.

Professor and paleoanthropologist Lee Berger has just discovered a new species believed to be the modern human's long-lost ancestor. The new species, named Homo naledi, was unearthed by Berger and a team of scientists in a cave in the Cradle of Human Kind World Heritage Site in West Africa. Berger described the fossils they found as:

"the most significant and extensive discovery of early human relatives ... ever made on the continent of Africa."

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Genius 15-Year-Old Filipino Inventor Has Created Biodegradable Plastic Bags

15-year-olf Filipino inventor Amin Hataman just invented biodegradable plastic bags.

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Considered by many as nature's “silent killer,” plastic bags are definitely bad for the environment.

In fact, studies tell us that plastic bags are dangerous to sea life, with over 300 million plastic bags end up in the Atlantic Ocean alone. It is likewise an environmental hazard on the land because an average plastic bag usually requires hundreds of years before it breaks down.

Because of this, plastic recycling and the use of eco-friendly bags are being encouraged by concerned organizations in the hopes of at least minimizing the mentioned risks.

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