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4 Coffee Hacks That Actually Work

Unlike our British counterparts across the pond, it's coffee—not tea—that primarily fuels our offices and homes. But how much do you really know about the beloved beverage? In the latest episode of Scatterbrained, John Green and his co-hosts break down everything that can be gleaned from the history of the bean, including the origin of words like "frappuccino" and "latte," caffeine's effect on memory, and the surprising reason why the arrival of coffee triggered a "dawn of sobriety" in England. (No, sadly Americans can't claim coffee as our national drink.)

The Scatterbrained team even tests out some coffee life hacks to find out if they live up to their claims. Perhaps you can't grind coffee beans with a mortar and pestle like some bloggers claim, but would you really want to, anyway?

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The Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Shopping Malls

Remember shopping malls? John Green and his Scatterbrained co-hosts do—and that's exactly where they're headed in this episode of Scatterbrained.

Follow along with them as they introduce you to Victor Gruen, the man who invented the modern shopping mall, then head back to ancient Greece to trace the history of the mall. You'll also hear some behind-the-scenes secrets about what it's like to be a mall Santa, and learn everything you ever wanted to know—and then some—about the world's most famous department stores. Of course, no trip to the mall would be complete without the arduous task of finding a parking spot; they've got some life hacks for dealing with that, too (unless you want your mom to drive you). We can practically smell the Auntie Anne's pretzels!

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Everything You Need to Know About English and Other Languages

What's in a word? A lot! John Green and friends are here with some incredible facts about language—English and otherwise—in this episode of Scatterbrained.

Follow along with them as they travel to Monrovia, Liberia to meet an infamous polyglot who may or may not know how to speak more than 50 languages. Then brush up on some of those easy-to-forget rules about English, like when to use who vs. whom and the true definition of irony. Plus: find out how to get a word in the dictionary.

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