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Five reasons why drinking lots of coffee is good for you

Yes, it is – deal with it! 1. Coffee slashes your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 2. Coffee can counter cancerous cell damage. 3. Coffee may lower your risk of dementia. 4. Coffee protects (men, anyway) against Parkinson’s disease. 5. Coffee may buffer depression. http://www.caring.com/articles/5-best-reasons-to-drink-coffee?utm_medium=email&utm_source=suggests&utm_content=20120207 Advertisements

Review: Aphrodisiac – The Play

Aphrodisiac takes us back to the turn of the Millennium, the time of the Clinton impeachment and the drama about Gary Condit. For those who have forgotten Condit, he was the Congressman from California accused of having an affair with a young intern, Chandra Levy, who subsequently disappeared, and whose dismembered body was found several … Continue reading

Reid Hoffman (Founder of LinkedIn) on how to Network effectively

Many people are turned off by the topic of networking. They think it’s slimy, inauthentic. Picture the consummate networker: a high-energy fast talker who collects as many business cards as he can and attends mixers sporting slicked-back hair. Or the overambitious college kid who frantically e-mails alumni, schmoozes with the board of trustees, and adds … Continue reading

How to write like Murakami…

“When I’m in writing mode for a novel, I get up at 4:00 a.m. and work for five to six hours. In the afternoon, I run for ten kilometers or swim for fifteen hundred meters (or do both), then I read a bit, and listen to some music. I go to bed at 9:00 p.m. … Continue reading

Is China starting to innovate?

China is innovating. Some of its achievements are visible: a doubling of the global percentage of patents granted to Chinese inventors since 2005, for example, and the growing role of Chinese companies in the wind- and solar-power industries. Other developments—such as advances by local companies in domestically oriented consumer electronics, instant messaging, and online gaming—may well … Continue reading