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Coffee Makes You Smarter, Thinner, and Healthier

More than giving you a buzz, coffee is now proving what many of us claim that we've always known: coffee is good for you!


Drinking Transforms Your Personality Less Than You Think

Does being drunk change our personalities? HowStuffWork looks at a new studies that wanted to find the answer. See more »

Some People Are Smoking Scorpions to Get High

It's strange but true: In parts of the world, some people are choosing to be stung by scorpions in order to get high. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Here's Some New Teen Lingo for You: Dripping

Some teens are using e-cigarettes to try dripping. Learn what dripping is at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

What's the Protocol of Inviting a Recovering Alcoholic to an Event With Drinks?

What is the best thing to do if you're having a recovering alcoholic at a party with liquor? HowStuffWorks Now looks at the etiquette rules. See more »

Is It Legal to Give Your Pet Medical Marijuana?

Is pot good for pets? HowStuffWorks Now looks at the medical and legal issues. See more »

All Hyped Up? Weirdly, the Best Thing for You Might Be a Stimulant

How do stimulants like Adderall help people with ADHD? Learn about stimulants at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Scientists Get Serious About Measuring E-cig Puffs

If you can't measure something, you can't understand it, right? Learn how some scientists are figuring out how to quantify all those e-cig puffs. See more »

You're Only Ever as Drunk as You Think Your Friends Aren't

How do people judge their own drunkenness? Learn more about how people gauge their own inebriation in this HowStuffWorks Now article on a new study. See more »

Seattle Considers Creating Heroin Safe Zones

Seattle's taking a different approach to its opioid epidemic and considering opening safe consumption zones. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Can Marijuana Enhance Athletic Performance?

Marijuana is gaining acceptance in the U.S. Could it become more mainstream in sports, too, helping athletes to focus and train harder and longer? See more »