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10 tips for boomers to become entrepreneurs
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The urge to strike out on their own and start a business strikes many mature workers, but all too often missteps put startups on the wrong side of the statistics. For the best chance of success, consider these tips. More

Why you need to find a mission
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You've heard the phrase: Get a life. Well, better yet: Get a purpose in life. Studies of 1,500 men and women by the Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center's Alzheimer's Disease Center show that having a purpose in life can help stave off cognitive decline and promote a broadly healthier, longer life. More


Now accepting nominations for the
2013 NAMA Industry Awards!

It’s time to nominate your colleagues for the 2013 NAMA Industry Awards! The NAMA Industry Awards are presented to individuals and their companies that best exemplify consistent support of the Vending and Coffee Service Industry. The awards will be presented at the OneShow in April. To learn more and to nominate a colleague, click here.

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Young adults swapping soda for the super buzz of coffee
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If you live in a college town, you might have noticed that campus coffee shops are still buzzing late into the evening. And that makes sense. New survey data from the NPD group, which tracks trends in what Americans eat and drink, finds that 18- to 24-year-olds are turning to coffee, rather than caffeinated sodas, as their pick-me-up of choice. More

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Does drinking soda cause depression? Does drinking coffee cure it?
Orlando Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A study to be presented in March at the 65th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology says drinking sweetened beverages — including regular and diet sodas, fruit punch, and sweetened iced tea — may lead to a higher risk for depression, the Nashville Business Journal reports. More

Has coffee culture jumped the shark?
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Do you really need to home roast your beans? How about hand-grind them? Is foam art really necessary? There's a growing cultural obsession with the intricacies of the perfect brew. Do you yearn for the days of a simple cup of joe? Or do you delight in a robust coffee culture? More

This coffee machine tries to figure out your age, gender
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A new coffee vending machine, recently unveiled by U.K. coffee company Costa Coffee, will use facial recognition and other technologies to analyze the people using the machine — adjusting the overall experience, advertising and initial coffee options based on the general demographic information it deduces about each customer. More

Bottom Line Benefits of using GPS North America

Reduce operating expenses - including fuel costs, overtime pay, and insurance premiums, and enhance safety and reduce liability. Better measure, monitor, and manage fleet performance while increasing driver productivity and enhancing customer service.

Brewing a healthy drink: Tea made from coffee leaves
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Scientists have discovered a "super brew" — tea made from coffee leaves — which they claim is healthier than both of the drinks. The coffee leaf tea, which is said to have an "earthy" taste that is less bitter than tea and not as strong as coffee, boasts high levels of compounds which lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease, experts said. It also carries far less caffeine than traditional tea or coffee and contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, the Daily Mail reported. More

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More than beans, a quest for great tasting sustainable coffee
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Guest author, Bonnie Hulkower, discusses her quest for great tasting, sustainable coffee. "I used to be ignorant about the origin of my morning cup of Joe. The specialty coffee craze has been going on for years, but I honestly wasn't paying attention to labels like fair trade or organic or even if the coffee I drank tasted good. I just wanted it to wake me up." More

Alpine® "Flowing with technology™"

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Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the Keeping In Touch with NAMA news brief, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of NAMA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics and payment.
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