A Serving of This Peanut Butter Has More Caffeine Than a Cup of Coffee

If you’re looking to boost your caffeine intake, consider swapping your morning coffee for a spoonful of peanut butter. A two-tablespoon serving of STEEM caffeinated peanut butter packs 170 mg of caffeine—that’s more than an eight-ounce cup of joe. 

According to the product’s website, the energy STEEM provides lasts longer than coffee and doesn’t include the jittery side effects. Because your system takes more time to absorb the chemicals in peanut butter than in liquid coffee, you receive a steady release of energy after you consume it. STEEM peanut butter also comes with all the nutrients you’d get from regular peanut butter, like protein. 

The product is made with no artificial sweeteners and uses caffeine extracted from coffee beans. To enjoy it, the company recommends treating STEEM like normal peanut butter by spreading it on crackers or eating it in a PB&J. A serving has just 30 milligrams less caffeine than a shot of 5-Hour Energy, so keep that in mind before dumping half the jar into a breakfast smoothie. 

[h/t: Vox] 

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Treat Yourself to This 22-Karat Gold Unicorn Mug
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What's better than a unicorn mug? A unicorn mug with a horn made of gold.

This magical creation is accented in 22-karat gold, and it's so dazzling that it's been blowing up on Etsy: It recently got 88,000 likes on the retailer's Facebook page. Each ceramic vessel is thrown on the wheel and hand-painted. They hold 12 to 14 ounces and sell for $135 apiece.

Etsy shop ModernMud has plenty more unicorn gear. If you're enamored with the popular mug but want to spend a little less dough, consider the teacup version for $108. Want something to keep your rings on? Nab a unicorn stand or a mug with a horn on the inside. You can even get a unicorn to wear around your neck.

See pictures of the wares below. Still want more unicorns? Check out these mystical gifts for unicorn lovers.

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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