3725389180 a8d2a0dc8b z The real reason we work so well in coffee shops may have nothing to do with the coffee shop effectYou may find you work better in a coffee shop than in your bedroom, but perhaps not for the reasons you’ve been led to believe…

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breakingbad Breaking bad sniffles: Crystal meth made cold medicine rubbish

Cold medicine doing little to relieve your bunged up nose? That could be because a crack-down on chemicals that can be used to make crystal meth has meant some high-street cold medicines may be no better than placebo for relieving congestion…

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OxitocinaCPK3D Everything you’ve heard about sniffing oxytocin might be wrong

 

The “cuddle chemical”. The “moral molecule”. Oxytocin has quite a reputation – but much of what we thought about the so-called “love hormone” may be wrong….

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