March Madness Drugs vs. Alcohol Ends With Caffeine vs. Bubbly

It all comes down to this. Drugs vs. Alcohol. Caffeine vs. Champagne. Whereas all men must die, one March Madness competitor can live forever as the God of Inebriation. Your vote decides which will be remembered (and forgotten) as the substance that tried and failed and which will achieve immortality in our hearts and… » 3/28/14 5:15pm 3/28/14 5:15pm

All the Characters on Friends Were Suicidal Caffeine Junkies, FYI

It may seem pointless to discuss the coffee-drinking habits of television characters that faded away in 2004, but the Internet is a repository of pointless stuff, and, anyway, you’ve probably always wanted to know if Chandler’s caffeine consumption was physically dangerous. Didn’t it seem like everyone on Friends » 4/29/13 10:30pm 4/29/13 10:30pm

5-Hour Energy Cited in a Bunch of Deaths

Well, everyone's favorite health supplement (that's sold on Walgreen's endcaps) is going through a rough patch. The Food and Drug Administration has received claims that the pint-sized sports (?) drink — which includes as much caffeine as two cups of coffee — may have led to 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizations over the… » 11/15/12 9:15pm 11/15/12 9:15pm

That Coffee You're Chugging Is What's Keeping You Alive, Actually

We are so often told about the various substances that are slowly killing us or otherwise ruining our bodies, so to receive even a tiny piece of good news about coffee practically seems like a gift from God himself. Here you go: A new study has found that drinking coffee is linked with living longer. Rejoice! He might… » 5/17/12 9:30am 5/17/12 9:30am

Caffeine Keeps Morning People Up All Night, Leaves Night Owls…

Anyone who's ever had trouble sleeping has developed elaborate theories on how and why caffeine affects them. It's usually something along the lines of, "If I drink a cup of coffee after 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month, I'll be up all night." But some new research is showing that the power caffeine holds… » 3/01/12 11:55pm 3/01/12 11:55pm

Caffeine Messes With Your Hormones Differently Depending On Your Race

New research has found that young women who drink caffeinated beverages on the daily experience changes in hormone levels. How much will your Starbucks and Diet Coke addictions affect your chemical ladyhood? Like being arrested in Arizona, the way caffeine treats your lady hormones depends on your race. » 1/27/12 6:20pm 1/27/12 6:20pm

Worth It: Coffee Brewed One Delicious Cup At A Time

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our daily… » 10/19/11 3:35pm 10/19/11 3:35pm

A Coffee A Day May Keep Your Crippling Depression Away

It's time for your monthly update on whether your favorite beverage is saving your life or killing you. Today the news is good: Researchers say women who drink several cups of coffee per day are less likely to become depressed. There's no time to come down with the blues when you're tweaked out of your mind on… » 9/27/11 10:20am 9/27/11 10:20am

Second-Grader Combats ADHD With A Cup Of Joe

When her son Rowan was diagnosed with ADHD, Denver mom Christie Haskell was hesitant to sign her second-grader up for a prescription to Ritalin or Adderall. Wanted to avoid the negative side effects of said drugs, she researched other options online and came across a natural, yet controversial, cure for her son:… » 9/07/11 10:50am 9/07/11 10:50am