Full of beans
My firm is drowning in twin tsunamis: the hit our business is taking - and a tidal wave of Starbucks we're guzzling to energise our relief efforts and keep those of us left here alert. Any tips for getting more out of a workaholic lawyer's favourite fix du jour?A What a long way we've come since Sufi priests first boiled coffee bean husks in Arabia, drank the resulting elixir, and got dubbed "whirling dervishes" by Europeans witnessing the all-night religious ceremonies the drink fuelled. From such origins, caffeine has burgeoned into the most widely used psychoactive drug in the world, with Americans alone consuming 350 million cups of coffee daily - not to mention tea, Red Bull and countless other products - from cold remedies to weight loss pills - that contain caffeine.
Relying on your morning coffee may not be the best way to maximise your caffeine fix. Jim Thornton reports on how lawyers can manage their addiction
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