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Mocca Latte Anyone? Science Suggests Coffee Helps You Live Longer

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The debate about coffee consumption posing health risks may be closer to a definitive answer following a 30-year-long study that ended in favor of the practice. Surprisingly, the rule seems to apply even to decaf drinkers. Grab a cup and read on.

The data gathered for the research was obtained from 167.944 women and 40,557 men as part of three separate surveys, with 19,524 deaths occurring in the female ranks and 12,432 in the opposite camp. Cause of death was obviously a key metric, considering that the research focused on a consumable whose effects on health are regularly called into question. So here’s what they uncovered

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Research Uncovers Strong Correlation Between Competition and Creativity

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Collaboration has some undeniable perks, from brainstorming to actually building upon an idea. But what about creating things that don’t require the input of an entire team? A logo, for instance. Can the rivalry between a bunch of designers racing to draw the best design for one paying company actually improve the outcome? As it turns out, it can. But only when the competition dial is turned to just the right level

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Need Innovation? Foster Curiosity First

9 out of 10 workers acknowledge that it’s the curious person in the office that will most likely bring ideas and get promoted. But only 22% of workers describe themselves as curious, and only 12% say their employers are encouraging a strong desire to know or learn something. No wonder innovation doesn’t grow on trees!

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Your Office Chair Isn’t The Silent Killer It’s Said to Be

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Sit-stand workstations are said to provide a solution to the sedentary lifestyle of office workers, but new research suggests that sitting isn’t directly correlated to mortality risks, as previous studies have claimed. And standing has almost the same results as sitting, the researchers say.

The study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, acknowledges that sitting behaviors have long been linked with increased risk of all-cause mortality. However, it cautions that previous studies have examined single indicators of sitting or all sitting behaviors combined, whereas the current examination looks to enhance the evidence base by looking at type-specific prospective associations of five different sedentary behaviors (including standing) as well as total sitting

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New Research Suggests Twitter Makes You Smarter

Einstein once openly admitted that he had no special talents or skills – that he was just passionately curious. And yet he is the most revered figure in the history of science. Could this be the recipe for generating brilliant ideas? New research suggests that the answer is “yes.”

A study conducted by MIT Sloan School of Management reveals that curiosity about many different things greatly expands your ability to generate brilliant ideas. And the easiest way to do it is to use Twitter. Marketing people, listen closely

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Chasing Digital Value – Most Companies Want Returns, Not Disruption

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According to the PWC 2015 Global Digital IQ Survey, “digital” is creating significant disruption inside organizations everywhere, but not so much on the outside. Few companies are looking at tech investments with the same eyes, but those who see disruption power in digital have been attributed a “Digital IQ” that surpasses that of ordinary companies.

If technology does one thing right, it’s disruption. New technology means new capabilities, new inroads, new ways to reach the market or answer customer needs, faster ways to reach the market and customer needs, and so on, and so forth

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Technology Is Evolving Faster Than We Can Handle It

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Not too long ago, we discussed how a number of African countries were going mobile before they could even be fitted with landlines. Cell phones are dirt cheap today and ‘wireless’ is the norm, so it’s no surprise that copper-wire infrastructures are becoming irrelevant.

The same thing is happening across other industries and applications. According to a survey commissioned by Deloitte,

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13 Reasons Why Our Brains Crave Infographics [Updated]

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The use of visualized information on the Internet has increased by a staggering 9900% since 2007, according to NeoMam Studios. And it’s hardly a surprise. With the increase in computing power and storage, the usability of the Internet has increased proportionally. If you think about it, the number actually seems a bit modest.

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How Wireless Charging Will Change Communications Forever

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Ask yourself this: “am I using my phone too much?” If you’re like most people, chances are you’ll say “yes.” And it’s difficult not to, with so much connectivity at our fingertips and everyone doing it. But the reality is our cell phone usage today is moderate compared to what’s coming.

One big limitation that keeps us from constantly fiddling with our phones is battery life. On a full tank, we have no problem watching videos, playing games and browsing Facebook, sometimes for hours at a time. But the minute that battery meter drops below 20% we enter power-save mode. And I’m not talking about dimming the screen or switching from 4G to 3G either. No. I’m talking about literally going into power-save mode ourselves, by limiting actual usage of the phone. However, all that is about to change really soon.

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How Texting Changed The Way We Walk On The Street [Study]

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Let’s face it. We’ve all turned into a population of zombies thanks to our pesky smartphones. Whether it’s texting, tweeting, scrolling through Facebook or playing Candy Crush Saga, we somehow always find ourselves fiddling with our handheld devices on the go. That’s why they’re portable, right? Not quite.

New research suggests that smartphones – along with their versatile functions – are changing the way we walk on the street. It’s not invisible to the naked eye, granted. But apparently we do it so often that it’s beginning to change how we behave. So Bath University (UK) A&M University (TX, USA) went and conducted a joint study to take a closer look at the implications of texting and walking.

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