Blow My Mindsday: August 20, 2014

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can’t-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. 

Apparently, there’s a highly beneficial time to enjoy your morning coffee… and it’s not as soon as you wake up. Fast Company reports, “Our circadian clocks…control our cortisol production, a hormone that naturally makes us feel more awake. If we consume coffee, or any caffeine for that matter, during times of peak cortisol production, scientists say that the effect of the caffeine will not only be greatly diminished during that time, but our bodies will also build up a tolerance to the effects of caffeine. That means less buzz for you even when you’re drinking coffee at the right time.” Head to the piece to find out what time you should be enjoying your joe – The New Habit Challenge: Drink Your Coffee When Science Tells You To. 

Maker Christian Knuell came up with this clever take on the knife block.

A scientific look at the smell of rain: 

Scholar Eric Cline takes a look at the “last time civilization collapsed,” and what our current era can learn from it. 

Gear Patrol takes a look at their favorite dopp kits (shaving kit, toiletry bag) for men.