Creative and Delicious Ways to Repurpose “Extra” Easter Candy

Easter has passed and the bunny has come and gone, but the candy remains. You may have some leftovers, or you may—in your infinite wisdom—have hit up the clearance aisle to stock up on peanut butter eggs and hollow chocolate rabbits. Either way, here are some of the most delicious things you can do with your sweet haul besides just eating it.

Source: Creative and Delicious Ways to Repurpose “Extra” Easter Candy

Smores using a Cadbury Creme Egg and a Peep… 😀

Transform Your Hot Chocolate by Simmering It With a Banana Peel

You’ve probably had a hot chocolate recently. And it probably came from an envelope. Today, we’re going to push that envelope. We’re going to push it far, far away.

The gold standard hot chocolate recipe is creamy, sweet, and a little rich. It’s almost perfect as is, but it can get better. Much better. Here are eight ways how.

Source: 8 Things You Can Do To Make Your Hot Chocolate Better Right Now

For lactose-intolerant, stir up your own hot cocoa mix with:

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder mixed with
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice optional

You can reduce the sugar a bit to taste. 2 1/2 tablespoons of this stirred into a cup of hot lactose free milk or soy milk or almond milk or whatever makes a wonderful, winter treat!

Drinking Coffee Late in the Day Will Screw Up Your Internal Clock

It’s no secret that drinking coffee shortly before bedtime disrupts sleep, but a new study suggests that caffeine can actually affect our body’s internal clock, pushing back our natural rhythms by nearly an hour.

Source: Drinking Coffee Late in the Day Will Screw Up Your Internal Clock

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Do the benefits outweigh the lack of sleep?

How Much [X] Could You Eat Before It Would Kill You?

Toxicologists have a saying that “the dose makes the poison,” meaning that anything and everything can kill you in large enough quantities. So here we take five incredibly common (and usually benign) foods and household items to their illogical conclusion. Ever contemplated eating 480 bananas? Don’t do it.

While we’re on that note, this isn’t a dare. Also, drinking that much coffee sounds disgusting.

Source: How Much [X] Could You Eat Before It Would Kill You?

Who would eat toothpaste?!  But “food coma” does not get a mention…

The dose is much lower when administered orally. We're still trying to get the paper into the needles for subcutaneous injection.

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Space Espresso

Aboard the ISS, astronauts are sipping their espresso through straws attached to plastic pouches, the vessels developed through a collaboration between an Italian engineering team and the coffee company Lavazza. As any snob worth their weight in beans obviously knows, a plastic pouch and a straw are NOT ideal methods for enjoying espresso. Part of what makes a great (tiny) cup is the crema that forms on the top—caused by the emulsified oils that rise to the top thanks to gravity, creating that silky light brown layer of foamy stuff above the espresso itself.

Source: Earthly Physicists Designed the Perfect Cup for Space Espresso

I guess someone on the ISS needs their espresso, by any beans necessary…

Coffee Shop Glossary

Hooked on your morning cup of coffee? Join the club. Since you may not want to ask your local surly hipster barista what those other drinks on the menu are, we’ll fill you in on the best lesser-known options. Here’s exactly what comes in a macchiato, cortado, and more coffee drinks everyone should know.

Source: A Coffee Shop Glossary

Not a lot there, but some I didn’t know.