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IMHO none. Modulating one's brain activity with substances instead of sheer will sounds compelling at first, but there's the danger of addiction (which caffeine exhibits). Caffeine has shown to increase the number of melatonine receptors (meaning increasing the overall tirendness unless countered with more caffeine), caffeine has shown to lower the amount of grey matter (this effect proven to be reversible though) and consuming something brain-changing and addiction-fueling regularly is IMHO not worth it. I'm not a huge fan of hops tea for falling-asleep-purposes either. Yes, it works, it's got way less side-effects than commercially available pills, but it's still something the brain can get used to (so failing to deal with lack of) when taken regularly.
Now when it comes to recreational substance use (as opposed to goal-oriented substance use), I do love myself a beer or two (or a couple more) every now and then. On the other hand, in Bavaria, Germany, beer is basically a basic food. Not to say I've not seen alcohol addiction second-hand...
I've read that caffeine gives a bigger boost in the afternoon than in the morning.
Having more coffee is an "it depends" situation. The CoffeeChemistry site states drip coffee contains 8 to 15 mg caffeine per oz, which means 80 to 150 mg in 0.3 liters/10 oz. Drink 2, you have 160 to 300 mg, and 3 is 240 to 450 mg.
If your coffee is on the weaker side, drinking 3 in the morning and another in the PM is still under the 400 mg that is listed in various places as a maximum. If the coffee is stronger, then drink 2 in the morning and 1 in the PM.
Most people have a lag in the afternoon. Since you're experiencing this, it may make sense to restrict the morning to 2 cups and have another between 1 and 3 PM (drink it 30 minutes before the time you typically feel yourself lagging).
In addition ...
I drink a 16 oz glass of water when I first wake up. Supposedly the water forces your internal systems to wake up to process the water. I find it effective. I drink coffee after that, but that's a want, not a need.
Another point is to drink water all day. Mild dehydration causes the mind to slow down. Drink water when you first wake up, then drink another 8 oz every time you use the bathroom. You stay hydrated all day, and it will keep you from sitting too long ...
every few years I'll cycle myself off of caffeine. when I really need it one cup of coffee usually does a great job, unfortunately coffee/caffeine is a diminishing returns type of thing for me, as it takes more and more to keep me going, then have a hard time sleeping.
I have a 1.5L percolator in my office and at the height of usage it would be gone before noon, and always debated whether to make a second pot.
currently I'm back down to one cup of green tea in the morning, for the habit of drinking something warm in the morning.
Well, it's consumed for the caffeine it contains. Like many other drugs taken for their pleasurable effects, the human body becomes accustomed to continued, regular use and as a consequence, it reacts to this external substance to a decreasing degree.
My coffee cup is 20 oz. I make em white with two.. with a desert spoon.
I drink them when I feel like it. Sometimes I've had 4 by 10 am, other times wont have one for a day or two. Been about 12 hours since I've had a cup at the moment.
Of course it's possible to have too much coffee. 75 to 100 cups for the average 70kg person represents the LD50 dose of caffeine in humans, which is 150-200 mg per kg of body mass. As little as 57mg per kilo of body mas has been reported as causing death.
A software controlled space heater to keep under our desks to keep our toes warm in winter so we do not have to crawl under the desk before/after each session for turn on/off. A local personal thermostat would be nice too. Those of you who know hardware please get right on it. My toes are getting cold. I suppose a power strip on the desk would replace the need for a networked space heater but then where would I put my fantasy model car collection. - Cheerio
They're called battery operated socks. But as someone else said: get dressed.
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Investing in cryptocurrency is basically a pyramid scheme: the ones at the top make a fortune, and the rest get shafted.
Musk et al publicly invested a lot, which pushed the price up, so more bought seeing quick profit. And when they think it's got as high as it can, the big fish sell and rake in the cash, causing the price to crash back down - losing money for everyone else.
Remember: bitcoin and it's fellows have no "intrinsic value" - no currency really does anymore, but most are grounded more or less to a countries economy - the "value" of cryptocurrency is what people will pay for it rather than what it can buy ...
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As usual, the rumors for Tesla's inevitable collapse are highly exaugurated. People with a lot of money are usually quite smart. And currently they believe in Tesla, not in old farts like BMW. Crypto currency fluctuation are not going to change that.
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