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You’re tired and you need an energy boost, but you don’t want the jitters from caffeine. What to do? In this week's video, we give you some chemistry-backed tips — one of which involves cats — to boost your productivity and stay awake without refilling the coffee cup.

Water in the Body - chemistry.about.com/od/waterchemistry/f/How-Much-Of-Your-Body-Is-Water.htm

Watching Cat Vids - www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563215004343

Cute images/improved attention: journals.plos.org/plosone/article

Light and the Neurotransmitter Orexin - www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brain-sense/201111/is-light-keeping-you-awake

Single Bout of Exercise - news.uga.edu/releases/article/uga-kinesiology-exercise-boosts-energy/

Water, Hydration and Health - www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2908954/

Music and moderate task difficulty - www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18563971

Human-animal Interaction - www.researchgate.net/profile/Eva_Hydbring_Sandberg/publication/231556757_Short-Term_Interaction_between_Dogs_and_Their_Owners_Effects_on_Oxytocin_Cortisol_Insulin_and_Heart_RateAn_Exploratory_Study/links/0912f506c3637db084000000.pdf

Hypocretin/Orexin System - www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1279673/

On Dehydration - Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook 5th Edition

What Favorite Songs Do to Our Brains - www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/08/musical_nostalgia_the_psychology_and_neuroscience_for_song_preference_and.html

Pleasure response from music - www.pnas.org/content/98/20/11818.SHORT

Blood components - faculty.stcc.edu/AandP/AP/AP2pages/Units18to20/blood/whatsin.htm

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Kirk Zamieroski

Alison Le
Kirk Zamieroski

Executive Producer:
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Scientific consultants:
Anne Andrews, Ph.D.
Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.

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