BBC NEWS | Health | A coffee can make you forgetful

A cup of coffee each morning may wake you up, but a new study suggests caffeine might hinder your short-term recall of certain words.

Caffeine made it harder for people to find a word that they already knew – the “tip-of-the-tongue” phenomenon.

A New Kind of Coffee Bar – T Magazine Blog – NYTimes.com

Coffee and chocolate are natural partners, though it took Elizabeth Montes of Sahagún, the tiny artisanal chocolatiere in Portland, Ore., to take it beyond the obvious “two great tastes that taste great together” to a mash-up so pure they become an integrated whole. Meet KA-POW!, a chocolate bar made with coffee — in other words, a coffee bar.

BBC NEWS | Health | A coffee can make you forgetful

A cup of coffee each morning may wake you up, but a new study suggests caffeine might hinder your short-term recall of certain words.

Caffeine made it harder for people to find a word that they already knew – the “tip-of-the-tongue” phenomenon.

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Death by Gadget in Congo

An ugly paradox of the 21st century is that some of our elegant symbols of modernity — smartphones, laptops and digital cameras — are built from minerals that seem to be fueling mass slaughter and rape in Congo. With throngs waiting in lines in the last few days to buy the latest iPhone, I’m thinking: What if we could harness that desperation for new technologies to the desperate need to curb the killing in central Africa?

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