Caffeine: How to use it and what time to stop drinking it for better sleep

Maybe your habit extends to a cup of coffee in the afternoon, or you have a soda with your dinner.

And maybe as a result, you laid in bed awake later thinking of where you went wrong instead of getting needed sleep.

Rob M. van Dam, a researcher in epidemiology and nutrition from the National University of Singapore, explains when to wisely consume caffeine, what qualifies as too much and what to know about why it affects each of us differently.

This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.

CNN: How do we know when it’s time to stop

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A Chicago organization is beautifying vacant lots into fitness gardens!

CHICAGO — A Chicago organization is turning empty lots into fitness gardens for underserved communities!

On Chicago’s West Side, a group of community organizations are offering children in the community fitness gardens that include calisthenics workout equipment as well as healthy fresh foods.

Pull Up the City is a non-profit that started this year beautifying empty lots on the West Side of Chicago and turns them into fitness and vegetable gardens.

“We’re turning vacant lots into jackpots, that’s what I like to say. Essentially what that means turning empty lots into community fitness gardens and wellness sanctuaries,” said Marcelino Riley,

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‘Hooked’ Author Michael Moss On How Food Companies Get Us To Eat More Junk : Shots

Hooked author Michael Moss says processed food companies appeal to our childhood nostalgia: “What we eat is all about memory.”

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Hooked author Michael Moss says processed food companies appeal to our childhood nostalgia: “What we eat is all about memory.”

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If you’re someone who has turned to snacking on junk food more in the pandemic, you’re not alone. Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Michael Moss says processed food is engineered to be “craveable,” not unlike a cigarette or a hit of cocaine.

His 2013 book, Salt Sugar Fat,

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McDonald’s robber demands chicken nuggets, has to accept breakfast food because it was still too early

McDonald’s really is strict about what time lunch starts.

A man has been jailed for robbing a McDonald’s in England and making off with not only some cash but also food. Unfortunately for him, not only did he get caught, but he also wasn’t even able to get the meal he was hoping for at the time of the robbery.

Rudi Batten plead guilty to robbing a McDonald’s in February.

Rudi Batten plead guilty to robbing a McDonald’s in February, Southwest News Service (SWNS) reports.


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Kate Middleton Was Very Specific About Her Wedding Cake

It’s been a decade since Prince William and Kate Middleton got married in front of the entire world, and their recent anniversary has sparked a renewed interest in all that went on behind the scenes. The woman in charge of the couple’s extravagant wedding cake, Fiona Cairns, told PEOPLE about the entire process and exactly how specific Kate was about her cake for the big day.

Cairns told the outlet Kate was very detailed about what she wanted when it came to her wedding cake. “The brief came from Kate, and she was very specific. The theme of the wedding

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White Castle Is the Latest to Offer Vaccinated People Free Dessert

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  • National retailers and brands are following in Krispy Kreme’s footsteps by offering fully vaccinated individuals free items, deals and discounts.
  • Recently, Budweiser and White Castle joined the growing list of retailers and brands offering freebies and serious deals to those who receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Customers simply need to display their completed COVID-19 vaccine card to enjoy these benefits and free items in their own neighborhood.

Those who complete their COVID-19 vaccination series will have a shiny new vaccine card to show off to friends and family, and more than that, they’ll be able to

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What A Nutritional Psychiatrist Drinks To Manage Anxiety

A golden latte, otherwise known as golden milk or a turmeric latte, describes a milk-based beverage that’s seasoned with spices—most notably turmeric to give it that signature golden hue. “I use my beloved grandmother’s chai recipe for all the added spice benefits, too,” Naidoo says. 

Along with the warm and nostalgic factor, turmeric lattes have science-backed mood-enhancing benefits. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is a powerful antioxidant. And since many cases of depression are rooted in inflammation, the anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric may be protective against it. Researchers have even gone so far as to call curcumin a

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Brockton orgs get $410,000 grant to address food insecurity, housing

BROCKTON — A project to convert motel rooms into permanent housing. A freight container remade into a self-contained farm. A system for area food pantries to better serve the community.

These are the projects three Brockton organizations will bring to life with the help of a $410,000 grant from Beth Israel Lahey Health to address food insecurity and housing stability.

The recipients are Father Bill’s and MainSpring, a homeless shelter that received $205,000; the Boys and Girls Club of Metro South, which received $115,000; and the Charity Guild, a food pantry that got $90,000.

“The best and most important solutions

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Michael Moss Interview: Why We Should Think About Junk Food Like Cigarettes

What was the most shocking thing you found in those Philip Morris records? 

In terms of addiction, it was their struggle to concede that something they had vehemently denied was addictive was in fact addictive. What was most shocking, though, was not in the documents, but when I sat down with the former top lawyer for Philip Morris, Steve Parrish. We were just kind of chatting about smoking and his smoking habits, and he said, “Look, I’m one of those people who could take out my pack of cigarettes and have a cigarette during a business meeting, and put it

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The Day – Food trucks fest draws crowds in Groton

Groton — Food trucks lined both sides of the lawn, and people gathered to wait in line for their orders, on Saturday at Poquonnock Plains Park.

It was all for a New England Food Truck Fests event, which drew food trucks from Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Local bands provided live music as attendees sat in the grass eating their orders.

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