News

How to Stay Awake (Without Caffeine)

Discover some tips and tricks for staying alert in this Americal Chemical Society video

You’re tired and you need an energy boost, but you don’t want the jitters from caffeine. What to do? In this week's video, we give you some chemistry-backed tips — one of which involves cats — to boost your productivity and stay awake without refilling the coffee cup. 

SOURCES:
Water in the Body - http://chemistry.about.com/od/waterch... 

Watching Cat Vids - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/... 

Cute images/improved attention: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/arti...

Light and the Neurotransmitter Orexin - https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/... 

Single Bout of Exercise - http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/... 

Water, Hydration and Health - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic... 

Music and moderate task difficulty - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18... 

Human-animal Interaction - http://www.researchgate.net/profile/E... 

Hypocretin/Orexin System - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic...

On Dehydration - Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook 5th Edition

What Favorite Songs Do to Our Brains - http://www.slate.com/articles/health_... 

Pleasure response from music - http://www.pnas.org/content/98/20/118... 

Blood components - http://faculty.stcc.edu/AandP/AP/AP2p...