Would you believe that coffee, even just the smell of it, can help it seem like the time is going by faster. So when you are at work, etc and the time just seems to be dragging by, get a cup of coffee. Scientists at the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation of Chicago found that inhaling a coffee scent made time seem to zip by roughly 14% more quickly than it actually did. According to neurologist and foundation director Alan Hirsch, M.D., "Coffee is a stimulant associated with productivity and alertness." Now there's you an excuse for a mid-afternoon cup of coffee!