Chapter 17

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Need a little boost? Grab a cup of coffee!

Or not. A lot of the times, after the initial lift, the effect of coffee is just to drag you down further and further. It's all that nasty caffeine.

Or not. If you take a caffeine tablet, or half of one, you'll get your sparkle back with no ensuing hangover or dragdown at all. It appears that whatever's in coffee that makes you feel lousy isn't the caffeine, it's other stuff in there.

Best, a 15-minute nap followed by half a caffeine tablet. You'll feel the best you ever felt.