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Why Your Brain Craves Coffee

Why Your Brain Craves CoffeeFor a long time, the man has held us down. They used their science and medicine to tell is that ingesting coffee, or more accurately the caffeine in coffee, was bad.

Freddie Mercury drinking coffeeTimes they are a changing we no longer have to justify drinking coffee to anybody. Recent research carried out by many free-thinking independent medical professionals from universities and health care institutes has shown that actually, caffeine has many benefits to our bodies and minds.

The caffeine present in our daily coffee can help us to live longer, have more mental ability and focus, fight depression and even help us to lose weight. What’s not to love about the nation’s favorite drink?

Fed up of justifying your coffee freedom to the man? This infographic from Dripped Coffee gives use 13 reasons why our brains carve coffee.

Dripped Coffee - 13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Coffee

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Ralph Bach has blogged from his Bach Seat about IT, careers and anything else that catches his attention since 2005. You can follow me at Facebook and Twitter. Email the Bach Seat here.

 

Whats a Lifetime on Social Media?

Whats a Lifetime on Social Media?From the scary stats department – In 2015, time spent on mobile apps exceeded time spent watching TV for U.S. consumers according to TechCrunch.  And now influencer marketing agency MediaKix has calculated more scary social media statistics. Social media users will now spend years online during their lifetime.

Time spent on social media is increasingGrowth on many of the top social media platforms continues to rise as each network rolls out new features and functionalities to better compete for users’ daily time. It must be working, not only is the number of people using social media increasing, and the time people are spending each day on social media is increasing. MediaKix says that just  Facebook (FB) users are spending an average of 50 minutes each day on the site.

In order to see how much the average person will spend on social media through out their life, MediaKix calculated the time spent across today’s most popular social media platforms. Across today’s most popular social media platforms, people are spending the following daily averages:

A lifetime on social mediaThe advertising firm says these social media consumption rates, across a lifetime will total up to:

  • YouTube: 1 year, 10 months
  • Facebook: 1 year, 7 months
  • Snapchat: 1 year, 2 months
  • Instagram: 8 months
  • Twitter: 18 days

Cumulatively, this adds up for a total of 5 years and 4 months spent on social media across a lifetime. Compare the time spent on social media against more mundane life activities.

  • Social Media: 5 years, 4 months
  • Eating & Drinking: 3 years, 5 months
  • Grooming: 1 year, 10 months
  • Socializing: 1 year, 3 months
  • Laundry: 6 months

The Santa Monica, CA firm projected the social media figures across an entire lifetime and put the numbers into the infographic below.

 

How much time do people spend on social media?

 

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I have argued for a while that the social media fake news issue is a result of the American educational system. They are obsessed with teaching the common core, that they don’t teach any analytical skills. Schools need to reinstate current events and media literacy classes.

Quartz cited a survey that found that teens prefer Facebook as a news source (41%), while tweens break between YouTube (41%) and Facebook (37%). By huge margins, girls prefer Facebook for news, and boys, YouTube.

The converging trends of more time spent online, preferring social media as a news source and no education is putting democracy at risk.

Search Engine Journal offers some good suggestions on how to evaluate if a story is real or fake.

What is the Site? most major recognized sources for news journalism are not going to be producing clickbait fake news. Most of the fake news that go for “shock” value and produce fake stories are not as recognized. Look into the source itself and see whether it is a website that can be trusted.

Check the Domain – Many fake news stories use similar URLs and domain names to mimic reputable news sources, but rather than using a .com they use .com.co endings

What are the Authors’ Sources? – Good news stories contain links to other reputable reporting by respected organizations. Be wary of sources that cannot substantiate their claims.

Fact Check! – When in doubt, fact-check the information that you read! You can start with a simple search to look into the keywords or the event that is being reported on. You can also use sites like PolitiFactFactCheck, and Snopes.

Examine the Website Closely – Look at the full spectrum of details on the site. Are there other fake-looking or shocking headlines? What does the overall website look like? How is the user experience? Sometimes doing just a little further digging will make it clear if a news story is fake.

Act! – Once you identify if a story is real or fake, you can make a big difference. Do not share stories on social media that are fake and make them more visible. If you notice a friend or family member share a fake story on a social media outlet, do them a favor and comment or message them showing how you found out it was fake so they don’t repeat the same mistake.

If you come across a fake news article, comment on it stating how you arrived at the conclusion it was fake. If everyone does their part to distinguish fake news stories and make them known, then they won’t be shared as easily.

 

Ralph Bach has been in IT for a while and has blogged from his Bach Seat about IT, careers and anything else that catches his attention since 2005. You can follow me at Facebook and Twitter. Email the Bach Seat here.

Does Coffee Make You More Productive?

Does Coffee Make You More Productive?Did you know that our bodies naturally caffeinate themselves? Or the best time to take a coffee break to make you more productive at work? This infographic explains some of the tricks to get the most bang from your daily cup of joe.

 

Does Coffee Make You More Productive?

Ralph Bach has blogged from his Bach Seat about IT, careers and anything else that catches his attention since 2005. You can follow me at Facebook and Twitter. Email the Bach Seat here.

Beat Stress & Boost Happiness

Beat Stress & Boost HappinessJust in time to make a New Year Resolution, interactive game and social media site Happify has created an infographic that teaches us about stress and how we can boost happiness.

Titled ‘How to beat stress & boost happiness’, this infographic gives valuable tips on how to beat the stress in easy ways while avoiding any stress-induced illnesses.

How to beat stress & boost happiness

Ralph Bach has been in IT for over fifteen years and has blogged from his Bach Seat about IT, careers and anything else that catches his attention since 2005. You can follow me at Facebook and Twitter. Email the Bach Seat here.

Coffee v. Beer

Coffee V. BeerOne of my favorite non-Tech blogs is I Love Coffee. The author is Ryoko Iwata, a self-described caffeinated Japanese woman living in Seattle. It is full of infographics, facts, quizzes, and other fun visual stuff about coffee and sometimes sushi. This infographic breaks down how two vital elixirs: coffee and beer affect your creativity and energy.

Your Brain on Beer Vs. Coffee

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The obvious question is what happens if you make coffee with beer or beer from coffee?

Ralph Bach has blogged from his Bach Seat about IT, careers and anything else that catches his attention since 2005. You can follow me at Facebook and Twitter. Email the Bach Seat here.