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  • These neurotransmitters are involved in mental productivity and alertness and if the after-lunch period involves intense cognitive work, these chemicals should be in optimal supply.

    Judith J. Wurtman, PhD: Will Feeding Your Employees Make Them More Productive?

  • Feeling that after-lunch slump, we were content to let our ears do the walking and we listened as they bent here and there capturing the various conversations, most in French, though some were accented in English "city" or "country."

    tourism

  • It's the after-lunch rush, and the line of UPS drivers stopping in for a snack is almost out the door.

    Nancy Ruhling: Astoria Characters: The Corner-Eatery's Owner

  • I used to smoke an after-lunch cigar myself but quit when the city made it illegal.

    The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns

  • I knocked on his front door during what turned out to be the after-lunch nap.

    The Dirty Life

  • Returning to my usual spot on the couch, I begin to prepare my case while my mother takes her after-lunch nap.

    imperfect endings

  • The party gets underway at 2:00, so just think of it as an after-lunch speculative fiction dessert opportunity.

    February 19, 2010

  • Rick Perlstein related another illustrative story after attending a conservative conference in Princeton later in 2005: Karl Rove showed up for a surprise after-lunch briefing and Q&A, in which he defended his conservative purity by boasting of how he pressured a reluctant Republican into voting for a free trade bill ( "That sombitch was cryin!").

    Tom Sullivan: Do Progressives Have What It Takes To Win?

  • We got to reminiscing and lit upon the subject of Mrs. Geissler's after-lunch readings.

    Steve Leveen: Reliving Your First Literary Love

  • I miss the token 'after-lunch' cigarette, the 'after-dinner' cigarette, even the 'after-sex' cigarette.

    Archive 2009-12-01

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