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Just like in a cafe, we talk about everything. Nothing heavy. Just talk over a cup of coffee.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

BY FOCUSING IN READING BOOKS MAKES ME LESS BUSY

Six months ago, I found myself drowning in a flood of easy information. The internet—and all the lovely things on it, things like Wikipedia, Twitter, podcasts, the New Yorker, email, TED Talks, Facebook, Youtube, Buzzfeed occasionally, and yes, even the Harvard Business Review—provide unlimited sources of delight at the touch of a finger.

Friday, August 14, 2015

G FOR GOOGLE

G is for Google, as the company's chief executive, Larry Page, put it this week in a blog post introducing Alphabet, Google's new corporate name.

G is also for genericization.

That's the process of becoming generic, or "not sold or made under a particular brand name," according to Webster's dictionary.

The definition is of more than just linguistic interest to Google and its shareholders.

Friday, April 17, 2015

HOW SUCCESS ALMOST KILL "MAGIC: THE GATHERING" CARD GAME

This guy is ready to play a really sick hand.Magic: The Gathering is a game where players use cards to cast spells on their opponents. The game quickly became a hit after it was introduced in the mid-1990s. But the game's very popularity led to a crisis inside the company.

Magic cards are sold in small packs with random sets of cards, like baseball cards. And, like baseball cards, some Magic cards quickly became more desirable — and more expensive — than others. Not long after the game was invented, particularly desirable cards were selling for hundreds of dollars each.

A LITTLE JOLT OF ELECTRICITY WILL BOOST PEOPLE'S CREATIVITY

ShutterstuckNeed some creative, out-of-the box ideas? Try adding a little jolt to your next brainstorming session.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill have found that stimulating the brain with electrical impulses boosts creativity. The impulses, researchers say, activated specific brain waves associated with originative thinking, and people who were buzzed scored significantly higher on a test of creative thought.

Time to kiss writer’s block goodbye.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

COFFEE DRINKERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE SUCCESSFUL

I love coffee. I hope you do too. There is a ritual that comes with making it and the smell is wonderful. While others are yawning and trying to get their days going, coffee is like a punch in the face to wake you up into the real world. Perhaps you drink coffee all the time or merely sometimes, yet do not quite fully understand how pivotal it is to your success. If so, here is some news for you!

1. They are more physically active
When caffeine enters your blood stream, it acts like fuel. It also increases the adrenaline level in your body to significantly enhance your physical performance. Some suggest that you have a cup of coffee roughly an hour before you hit the gym or engage in a physically engaging exercise.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PERCY SLEDGE DIES AT 74

Percy Sledge, the R&B singer whose soulful ballad of eternal love and rejection, “When a Man Loves a Woman,” topped the charts in 1966, died on Tuesday in Baton Rouge, La. He was 74.

His death was confirmed by Artists International Management, which represented him. Mr. Sledge had liver cancer, for which he underwent surgery in 2014, Mark Lyman, his agent and manager, said.

Mr. Sledge, sometimes called the King of Slow Soul, was a sentimental crooner and one of the South’s first soul stars, having risen to fame from jobs picking cotton and working as a hospital orderly while performing at clubs and colleges on the weekends.“I was singing every style of music: the Beatles, Elvis Presley, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Motown, Sam Cooke, the Platters,” he once said.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

DENZEL WASHINGTON'S BOXING WORKOUT

At 55, the Oscar-winning star of such films as Malcolm X and Training Day follows a workout routine that would tire out most men half his age. Washington does 10 rounds of boxing five days a week — a good exercise that combines strength training and aerobic exercise, helping to build muscles and burn fat at the same time. If you’d like to try a boxing workout, a boxing gym is a good place to start.

Friday, October 3, 2014

JOHN WICK (trailer - video)

John Wick is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Alfie Allen, Jason Isaacs, Bridget Moynahan, Adrianne Palicki, Michael Nyqvist, Ian McShane, Dean Winters and Willem Dafoe.