Friday, April 12, 2013

Coffee--the staff of work life

Anna Codrea-Rado, Govt Executive magazine, Apr 10, 2013, said even the College of Cardinals takes coffee breaks.

Java is good stuff.

First, she says, it keeps you alert. Workers perform better, especially on the night shift, where the body says forget it even if the person slept during the day.

Coffee eases pain in the neck and shoulders--so people can sit at a desk longer.

People talk more--are more social--more creative.

Coffee shops are pretty good places to work. Studies show background noise improves concentration and creativity.

The best time for a cup? 2 PM. In Britain, they did a study--energy levels bottom out at 2:16 PM.

Still, coffee can make stress more stressful--see how it affects you.

People in their 50s and 60s who drink three or more cups a day have a 10% lower risk of death compared to non-coffee drinkers. (This goes for decaf, too.)

You know who drinks a lot of coffee? Baristas.

That's one for The Big Book of Duh.

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