Filed under: Digital Interns, Health & Fitness
- Social Community Manager
Where would us college students be without coffee? It has been there for us through rough mornings, late nights, and our sweet cravings!
It is there for us in more ways than you may think – some of which are positive, among all the negative buzz. So sip down these facts with your next cup!
1. Health Advantages
- Free Radicals – Free radicals are molecules in our body responsible for tissue damage, aging, and some diseases. They end up bonding with and damaging other molecules in our body. Antioxidants end up preventing free radicals from harming healthy tissue. Coffee beans contain more than 1,000 antioxidants called phytochemicals to help keep those free radicals tamed!
- Prevents Muscle Pain – About two cups of coffee may actually cut post-gym muscle aches to those who are not casual drinkers.
- Weight Balance- Drinking after a meal causes your body to slowly digest the meal you just ate, making you feel full for a longer period of time. It also increases your overall metabolism to help you burn off calories.
2. Intellectual Improvement
- Memory – Sustained attention and memory have been proven to increase with consumption of caffeinated coffee.
- Grammar – It can also help you proofread with increasing your odds at finding grammar errors.
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3. Sex Life Boost
- Sex Drive – Coffee may enhance sex drive among those that do not drink coffee habitually.
- Fertility – It has also been claimed to increase fertility in men by increasing sperm mobility.
4. Reduce Cancer Risk
- Skin Cancer – Women who drink more than three cups of coffee a day have a 20% lower risk of skin cancer, while men have 9% lower risk.
- Prostate Cancer – Drinking 1-3 cups a day could reduce the risk of prostate cancer for men by 30%.
5. Disease Decrease
- Alzheimer’s - Coffee boosts the levels of GCSF (granulocyte colony stimulating factor) that fights off Alzheimer’s.
About 4-5 cups can remove the beta-amyloid plaques associated with the disease in the brain.
- Parkinson’s – A few cups a day can also lower the risk of Parkinson’s Disease by 25%.
- Diabetes – Also, the more coffee you drink (caffeinated or decaffeinated), the lower your risk is at developing Type 2 Diabetes.
6. Make You Happy!
- Mood Boost- Regular coffee drinkers have a 20% lower risk of depression than non-coffee drinkers. Caffeine is known to affect the brain since it modulates mood transmitters.
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Filed under: Funny Internet Stuff
- BookRenter Team
Congratulations to our second round of BookRenter Funnies winners! We’re sending 20 lucky fans $10 Starbucks gift cards. Let’s hope they can stay awake in class for a little longer than normal!
Click on the image to tell us what you put in your coffee!
Thank you to everyone who told us what they put in their coffee, left hilarious comments, and entered the giveaway! Keep coming back every Monday and Wednesday for the newest study break.
This week’s allows you to flex your creativity and win a digital camera of your choice ($200 value). Submit your funny caption today!
And here are the winners:
Filed under: College Life
- BookRenter Team
By BookRenter Mike
- Cup of Kindness
The concept of a random act of kindness baffles me a litte bit. What is a random act of kindness? Should I be prepared to act at a moment’s notice? In my opinion for an act of kindness to be seen as truly random, it needs to be an act that is completely unexpected and happen in the blink of the eye. Every day we have the opportunity to commit random acts of kindness, and today I decided to take advantage of that opportunity.
On my way to class this morning, I stopped by the local coffee shop in the library to grab a cup of steaming, hot coffee before class. Unfortunately, for the girl in front of me, the credit card machine was down and she had zero cash. At 7:50 in the morning, the prospect of attending class in ten minutes can seem downright daunting without that caffeine boost. Typically I’m pretty shy, but today I clawed my way to the front and bought her a tall cup of Joe. We ending up talking for about 5 minutes, and the unexpected conversation brightened my morning. Although, I don’t remember her name (come on it was 7:50 in the morning!), I now have another person to say hi to on my way to class.
The only problem with my RAK? I ended up being late to class!
Filed under: Contests and Promotions
- BookRenter Team
Congratulations, Janene you are this week’s $10 coffee gift card winner!
“Always be yourself, no one likes to find out later that you faked who you were…keep it real and if they don’t like you then so be it, I much rather know a person for real or just forget it.”
Comment on our blog and be entered in to win one of our weekly coffee giveaways. Each winner will receive a $10 gift card, to one of the following: Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, or TBD. Winners will be chosen at random and announced each Wednesday.
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