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Does Coffee Give You Math Superpowers?

We have all seen those adverts where the alarm goes off in the morning, not wanting to get out of bed. Eventually, the person trudges down the stairs only to be woken by a freshly brewed cup of coffee. As the person grips the coffee and smells the fresh aroma, a smile develops, and an almost immediate change of expression is noticeable. It sounds ideal and the commercial companies probably just wanted to entice you to buy the coffee, but recent research has revealed that there might be more truth to the adverts than only a means to lure [...]

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Should I Store Coffee in the Freezer?

Coffee, that ubiquitous drink that is enjoyed the world over. Who has not woken up to that delicious smell off freshly brewed coffee or warmed their hands on a mug on a chilly winter’s evening? We all enjoy our coffee, whether hot or cold, sweet or bitter, black or white or anything in between but how do we store coffee to keep it as fresh and delicious as when we bought it? If you are a coffee aficionado then correct method for storing coffee is second nature, but to most of us who simply enjoy this delicious brew, the correct [...]

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Factors Influencing Caffeine Levels in Tea

Who doesn’t enjoy a great cup of tea? How many of us wonder about the factors that influence the caffeine levels, and quality of different tea varieties? What is Caffeine? It is a stimulant, which naturally occurs in several different plants. Since it is water soluble, it can be extracted into a cup when brewing tea, coffee, or other beverages that contain caffeine. Various factors influence the caffeine levels in tea They include but are not limited to: climate, geographic location, preparation, blends, and environmental changes. For example, tea harvested during peak season tends to have a higher caffeine content than tea harvested [...]

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Foods Guaranteed to Promote Deep Sleep

Sometimes getting to sleep easily at night can be difficult but good sleep is incredibly important for your overall health. Ideally, you should be getting between 7 and 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. A deep sleep could keep your brain and digestion healthy and boost your immune system. There are many strategies you can use to promote good sleep. The most important of them is to include making changes to your diet. There are many foods that contain naturally occurring substances that bring on sleep. If you are having problems with falling asleep and staying asleep, you can help [...]

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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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Could Climate Change Affect Your Coffee? Fact vs Fiction

Recently on Twitter, a trending hashtag read: “Without Caffeine, I’d” with people responding with GIFs of puppies falling asleep or people walking into doors. The basic premise was that without caffeine, many of us would lose our ability to function semi-normally. What would you do without your morning brew? There’s some decent evidence that humans may not have advanced as far as we have, technologically, creatively, even philosophically, without the stimulating, energizing magical potion that is coffee. In the 1500-1700s coffee “had a major impact on the rise of business,” with coffee houses become the center for idea-exchanges and business meetings. “Literature, [...]

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