Java Jolts and Caffeine Cravings: How to Drink Your Coffee the Healthy Way


The world’s coffee consumption is enormous. After oil, coffee is the most traded commodity in the world, a trade worth over $100 billion.

But coffee is a controversial drink. Produced mostly in the poor world for consumption by the rich, it can be politically divisive. And nobody seems able to agree whether it is good for you or not.

However, there are a lot of coffee drinkers who want to control their habit and a lot of ex-coffee drinkers who swear that giving up was the best thing they ever did.

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Guy stuff for the holidays

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As usual, we’ve added a “Guy Stuff” page in our holiday gift guide featuring stuff like gear, clothes and booze.

We also stumbled onto this thread from Reddit with guys listing lame gift ideas for men. Here’s one of the better comments:

Older guy here. I welcome and appreciate all gifts, but really I don’t need another mug. Here’s the proper tip: don’t buy him a mug, buy him the liquids that go in the mug. Want to spend $5-10? A nice craft beer would be highly appreciated. $10-15? A pound of good coffee. Want to go over the top and spend $35-75? Buy the guy a damned bottle of Scotch.

We couldn’t agree more, which is why we include some booze suggestions every year.

Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan