At least that’s what this item at lifehacker says. I haven’t had coffee since early afternoon, so I don’t have the mental chops to properly evaluate these claims. And I haven’t had a beer today, so I can’t come up with a brilliant response. A few take-aways, though:
- It says that one time you would do better without either coffee OR beer, is when doing ” detail-oriented or analytical projects like your finances.” No wonder I hate balancing my checkbook, or doing taxes.
- “Eureka moments” come from a certain part of the brain — “a small spot above your right ear responsible for moments of insight.” For some reason, that reminds me of the old TV cliche where a character gets hit on the head and loses his memory, and someone has to hit him on the head again for him to regain it (I think it was usually a guy). How many boys tried this and left a companion with irreversible brain damage, I wonder? (As a former boy, I have to believe it would be a boy thing to actually try this, rather than a girl thing). Also, why did this occur to me? And please don’t hit me above the right ear to help me discover the answer.
- To get the benefits described in the article, it says to use coffee and alcohol “always in moderation.” That doesn’t sound very writerly. At least not fiction writing. Or advertising writing.
- People sure seem to have a lot of fun in comments sections.