Studies have shown that caffeine interferes with the memory. 

By |2017-03-10T14:28:30+00:00March 9th, 2017|Categories: Healthy, Interesting Facts|Tags: , |

Participants began adding fake words to the list after having only 100 mg of coffee which is equal to one cup.

Caroline R. Mahoney , Tad T. Brunyé , Grace E. Giles , Tali Ditman , Harris R. Lieberman & Holly, & A. Taylor (2012). Caffeine increases false memory in nonhabitual consumers Journal of Cognitive Psychology

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If you want to encourage a team of people to bond, make sure everyone feels warm.

By |2017-02-02T15:57:48+00:00February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Relationships|Tags: |

A warm room and hot coffee allows us to look warmer on people.

One group of people watched a movie inside a room where the temperature was set at a cool 15 to 18 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, a second group sat to watch a movie in a warmer room where the temperature was set to 22 to 24 degrees Celsius. The group in the warmer room felt socially closer to the experimenter. It is also interesting to note that they also used more concrete, natural language to describe the film.

Researchers achieved similar effects with hot coffee.

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A Daily Cold Shower Seems to Work Better Than Drinking Coffee

By |2017-01-22T07:37:37+00:00January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Healthy, Productivity|Tags: , , , |

3018 people took daily cold showers for 30 days for at least 30 seconds.

Participants who took a cold shower recovered faster from flu than those who didn’t. But they did get sick as often as the rest of society.

Work productivity and levels of anxiety didn’t increase. But the participants experienced other benefits like higher energy levels.

Citation: Buijze GA, Sierevelt IN, van der Heijden BCJM, Dijkgraaf MG, Frings-Dresen MHW (2016) The Effect of Cold Showering on Health and Work: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE 11(9):

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Coffee can help you at your next meeting, if you’re a woman

By |2016-11-26T10:46:24+00:00November 26th, 2016|Categories: Personal Success|Tags: |

This all depends on whether you are a man or a woman. The conflict resolution strategies causes them to react in different ways.

Women during a experiment improved in stressful meetings using caffeine. This was because they tended to have a conflict resolution style that is more collaborative.

Men in the experiment tended to do worse after using caffeine. This was because their fight or flight response was active. Caffeine enhanced this and made it harder to think.

In short, if you are a woman then drink coffee before your meeting. If you are a man, don’t.

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