Dec 27, 2018
As I'm sitting in a coffee shop in upstate New York this holiday season, procrastinating on the various papers that need writing, bills that need paying, and Christmas cards that need writing, I can't help but feel comforted by the warm relief of a cup of coffee. The rich aroma and jolting heat which come with the promise of productivity. There's nothing like it. So before resigning to my post-holiday to-do list, I thought I would start the day off re-mastering a prior show we put out in 2017 on the neuroscience behind your morning mocha. Enjoy!
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