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    Study: Coffee Keeps You Sane

    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THERMOS - Alessa Bell receives her "free fill" of coffee on the inaugural "National Fill Your Thermos Brand Bottle Day," May 23, 2013 at Contraband Coffee Bar in San Francisco. This event is being held in select cities and coffee shops throughout the nation, hosted by the iconic Genuine Thermos Brand, to kick off the holiday weekend.  (Photo by George Nikitin/Invision for Thermos/AP Images)

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    It’s always nice to hear something you’re already doing is actually healthy, so here you go: coffee is good for your brain and might stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s, according to several recent studies. In the experiments, scientists found about three cups of the stuff disrupted a chain of events that can lead to neurodegenerative disorders. In one, caffeinated mice formed new memories 33 percent faster than their decaf counterparts. The research is still in the early stages, so don’t bank on your lattes as a cure-all, but feel free to drink up! And while you’re at it, turn your nose up at those chamomile-tea-drinking snobs.

    Read it at The New York Times Magazine