Author - PBFY

Coffee and Its Natural Benefits

Tea and coffee are the two hot beverages that feature most in our day to day lives. For some it’s a coffee to kick start the day and a nice hot cup of tea to wind down in the evening. Other people can’t start the day without a large cup of tea to accompany their breakfast and rely on the buzz of a coffee mid-afternoon to push you through to the end of the day. As we make our way through the work week, we rely on them as a pair to fulfill our hot beverage needs, even on [...]

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New Year, New Me – Do Resolutions Ever Really Work?

With the New Year upon us – 2018 – how did it arrive so fast? Of course with the beginning of a new year comes a time of reflection and, as we tear into our selection box and flick through our ‘To watch’ list on Netflix, we ask ourselves what did we achieve this past year? It’s usually at this point you consider setting your New Year’s resolution, you might be really ambitious and set two, maybe even three. This year I’ll go to the gym three times a week, I’ll quit smoking and I’ll only eat chocolate and [...]

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The Most Common New Year’s Resolutions

Christmas Day has come and gone. The turkey has been eaten, the advent calendars are empty, the fridge is bare and you’ve just finished taking down the decorations. The television schedule has returned to normal and all that’s left of the chocolates are the ones nobody wants to eat. At this point all that’s left is to look forward to the following year, the year of new beginnings where anything is possible. Yes, it’s that time of year again where we promise to become better people, where we sit in the office and try to shake the January blues by [...]

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Employee Morale – The Hidden Key To A Successful Business

High employee morale is vital to any business. Happy employees, as I always say, mean a happy business. According to George N. Root III of The Houston Chronicle’s small business blog: An organization experiencing high morale also benefits from fewer work hours lost to unscheduled days off, and higher productivity from employees satisfied with their company.” Additionally, “low morale can cause additional expenses, such as employee turnover and a drop in production.” There are real effects on your business if your employee morale is low. Unhappy employees mean unhappy customers which means unhappy sales, loyalty, et cetera. Customers are more [...]

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All About Chai, the Delicious Spiced Milk Tea from India

You may have heard someone order a “chai latte” at your local coffee shop or seen a chai flavored sweet at a bakery, but what exactly is chai? The short answer is that chai is a spiced milk tea from India, but the long answer may surprise you. There are many variations of chai tea, each with their own spices and flavors, as well as many different preparations from the aforementioned latte to ice cream or even a cupcake. Let’s take a peek into the world of chai and discover a new flavor profile. Origins of Chai First of all, the [...]

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Why Do We Hate Fruitcake So Much?

The oldest known recipe for fruitcake dates back to ancient Rome and included pomegranate seeds and raisins. It wasn’t until the 1500s when sugar from the American Colonies became widely available and it was discovered that large quantities of sugar could help to preserve fruits that fruitcakes became a more affordable and popular dessert. Using the word popular in the same sentence with fruitcake, however, may seem a misnomer to most unless “popular” is immediately preceded by the word “least.” Fruitcake in modern times has developed, pardon the pun, a less than savory reputation. What’s behind the ire for this [...]

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Small Changes You Can Make To Be Environmentally Friendly

Environmentally friendly is a term that is discussed a lot these days, with climate change regularly talked about in the media, organised protests and activists campaigning for a more protected planet, it’s no wonder that many of us are starting to become more conscious of our choices and how they affect our planet. And let’s face it, this is great news! The point of wanting to be environmentally friendly is to help to preserve our planet and make it a better, safer, greener and more sustainable home for our future generations. There are plenty of business owners, communities and [...]

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