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We sat down with a student who got really tired after exclusively eating Ferris food for a week. The story is the latest in a trend of food-related debilities.

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Find yourself hitting the snooze button every morning? Try to stop doing that—it’s ruining your alertness. (Pacific Standard) Here in New York City, you’d be hard-pressed to find a place more than a few minutes’ walk away from the nearest Starbucks. So how did the company grow from one store in Seattle to dominating coffee? […]

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We’re all trying to get back in the swing of things for the new semester, especially waking up at the buttcrack of dawn for that 8:40 lecture. While the go-to energy source is the ever-reliable black gold, coffee, some purists would prefer to avoid caffeine induced seizures. If you’re one of those types, Bwog is here […]

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At least for this student: The American Institute of Psychical Research denied any involvement.

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Mark Hay woke up from his food coma to bring you this week’s movie picks. On Thursday the bulk of the nation was out cold in a tryptophan-induced coma, dreaming the troubled dreams of the turkey. For Columbians, especially, these next few days – too short for real work, too long for real stress – […]

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Free Caffeine Alert

What�s better than free food? Free Red Bull! And Sugar Free Red Bull, and new Red Bull Cola. Well, possibly not that last thing, because, well, gross. Anyway, the drinks will be available from 11am-2pm today on the ramps in Lerner. Early in the semester though it is, your Sunday (or perhaps even Wednesday) night […]

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Columbia has long had a penchant for the hazardous. Shopping carts, to your hands.  Just by touching them, you risk diarrhea and worse. Sleep deprivation, to your heart.  Nearly everyone with a college degree will probably have a heart attack 50 years after graduation. Cancer drugs, to your fetuses.  But now, the miraculous techniques of […]

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Live from the State of the Planet conference, an anonymous tipster with photography skills leads us to believe that the event may be… less than scintillating.   Jeff Sachs reads the news and checks his email, after the jump. Slacking off on laptops during lectures — professors: they’re just like us!

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A group of first-years (who have collectively named themselves Floor 7 Productions) recently submitted their short film Waking Up and Other Hardships to Apple’s ’07 Insomnia Festival, in which high school and college student groups create their own three minutes of brilliance in under 24 hours based on a set of pre-listed elements. See if […]

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Podcasting His Life Away: Electrical Engineering Prof. Daniel P.W. Ellis has a hobby even his wife finds creepy: digitally recording every waking moment of his day. Seeing it as an audiologged diary (or a “lifelog”), Ellis recounts such highlights as the fight with his wife in which he made “asshole” comments and his pleas to doctors […]

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You’ve probably had your library odysseys. Some last longer than others. In this second installment of a nine-night marathon, Butler Correspondent Maryam Parhizkar narrates what it’s like to have stayed longer than almost anyone.  Night 5 By late evening the next night others have joined us in our little study spot. Someone brought pillows and […]

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