Ryan Irelan

is building Mijingo and doing limited consulting.

Insufferable Bores

Drinking coffee is not a health decision. It’s a comforting ritual, a pick-me-up, or an excuse to chat with friends. Why must we turn everything in our lives (daylight saving time, religiousness, bicycle sharing, comedy) into a health decision?

A fiery look at the good/bad coffee studies that always make the world out to be so binary. It turns Americans into “insufferable bores,” according to the author.

Just Americans?

I try to live a life of moderation, with the somewhat blind assumption that not indulging too much in anything (alcohol, heavy and sweet foods, exercise) will serve me well.

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