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Coffee Breaks: The New Milk and Cookies

Every kid needs a snack break to make it through the day. But while milk and cookies work for the classroom, the office requires something a little stronger. Here’s why the benefits of coffee combined with the science behind taking social breaks makes the humble coffee break the most important part of your workday. Help employees make the most of them by getting the most delicious coffee and perfect mugs from Staples Food & Breakroom solutions.

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Caffeine’s Vascular Mechanisms of Action, International Journal of Vascular Medicine

Coffee, Caffeine, and Risk of Depression Among Women, Harvard School of Public Health

Coffee with co-workers: role of caffeine on evaluations of the self and others in group settings, The Journal of Psychopharmacology

Extraneous factors in judicial decisions, Princeton University

Brief and rare mental “breaks” keep you focused: Deactivation and reactivation of task goals preempt vigilance decrements, Cognition

Finding Comfort in Coffee Cups: Social Breaks Help Workers Cope with Workplace Stress, Symbolic Interaction