Well it’s Day 12 of the shutdown and the good news is we are only 9 days from setting a new record. The bad news is, that’s the good news.
But not to worry, Starbucks is on it. Oh yes, Starbucks has decided to step up and put together a petition to end the government shutdown. Read the rest of this entry
Happy unofficial first day of autumn!
What makes this the unofficial first day of autumn… since technically we still have three (or so) weeks to go.
Today we welcome back the Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. Read the rest of this entry
Smokers, the forgotten refugee of the modern era are being ousted by another institution today—Starbucks.
The coffee cup has long been an instrument of communication. Over the years, many a message has been sent via Starbucks, whether it be your name, preferred milk fat content, syrup flavor, or the phone number of your local barista, the disposable coffee cup is no stranger to the scribbled note.
Now it’s going political. If you head to any Starbucks for your caffeine fix this Thursday or Friday(in the Washington D.C. area), prepare yourself for the possibility of propaganda.
Starbucks’ CEO, Howard Schultz, is encouraging baristas at the 120 Washington-area cafes to emblazon your lattes with the phrase “Come Together” as a gentle reminder to lawmakers (or at least the caffeinated ones) of the importance of compromise when working towards a solution.
True, these words may not make it past the interns on coffee duty, but the sentiment has already been heard.
Is it crossing a line? Maybe, but the simple fact is that someone’s going to have to cross that line (or at least the aisle) if anything is going to be solved. If it takes a few coffee cup notes to remind our elected officials, perhaps it’s a line worth crossing.
Few people are looking for more distraction in their lives. I doubt any of you have heard someone say, “Gee, I wish I could focus a little bit less.” While a little distraction may be a good thing from time to time, for the most part we all wish we could find the secret to focusing.
I’ve found it: distract yourself.
Mildly distract yourself, I should say. A new study has found (as they so often do) that If you’re looking to focus and be productive, ambient noise is your friend. The murmur of conversation, sound of scurrying baristas should be just what you need.
It sounds like you need a Starbucks. Lucky for you (odds are) they’re just around the corner (each and every one). You may have thought that a Starbucks every half-block was a bit overkill, little did you know just how helpful they were trying to be. They give and give and give…
Of course if Starbucks is to “chainy” for you I’m sure a locally owned cafe (with free WiFi) would work just fine. Enjoy you’re independently operated focus.
Just promise me one thing. Buy something. Don’t be one of “those” people. No one likes a focus mooch…you know who you are.
“Need to Brainstorm? Head to Starbucks”: TIME