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Need a caffeine break? Here’s how to stay alert all day without it

Rate this article and enter to winIf you’ve spent more time with a buzz-inducing cup of coffee than you have with your best friend this week, you’re not alone. Coffee consumption among young adults...
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Ask the professor: “How do you know when you have too much on your...

—Elsie T., California State University, NorthridgeI usually know when I have too much on my plate: I curl up in a ball, pull a blanket over me, and spoon a quart of ice cream...
Doctors

Ask the doc: Is it possible to get too much sleep?

“Is it possible to get too much sleep?”—Ana H., Towson University, MarylandNot exactly. But are there circumstances in which the amount of sleep someone is requiring would be concerning? Yes.It’s common to meet with...
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Driving drowsy

You’re cruising down the highway, yellow streetlights streaming by in a blur, and you feel your eyelids drooping. While you may be eager to reach your destination, driving with too little sleep is startlingly...