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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

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NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

Angelina Jolie Reveals that She will Undergo a Second Surgery

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Last year Angelina Jolie, actress and philanthropist, made headlines about her decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy. Jolie admitted that she carries the BRCA1 gene. BRCA1 stands for breast cancer type 1 susceptibility protein which is located on chromosome 17. This particular gene is responsible for an individual's increased likelihood to develop ovarian and breast cancer. Scientists have linked the BRCA1 gene with cancer development because of the hundreds of mutations that can be found in the gene. Medical providers told Jolie that she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer and a 50% risk of developing ovarian cancer. A few days ago, she revealed to Entertainment Weekly that she is choosing to undergo another preventative surgery very soon. "There's still another surgery to have, which I haven't yet. I'll get advice from all these wonderful people who I've been talking to.....to get through that next stage," Jolie said. Angelina

NEED Brands Launches Herbal Tea for Moms

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Pregnant women and new mothers have to face many changes and transitions on the journey to and through motherhood. For new mothers, nothing can be worse than not being able to produce enough milk for your baby. Twin actresses and mothers, Tia and Tamera Mowry, infused their creative minds together in order to develop a product for lactating women everywhere. Milky, a product of NEED Brands, is a natural, chemical-free herbal tea that assists in a woman's production of milk when taken orally. After having their own bout of trouble with lactation, Tia and Tamera decided to go out and research ingredients that helped to encourage lactation. Viewers and fans alike were able to see the twins' passion for creating a lactation product for new mothers on Season 3 of their reality show on the Style Network. The celebrity sisters found that herbs like fenugreek and fennel, were extremely helpful for increasing the production of breast milk. Fennel and fenugreek have been used for cent

Move Over Lanvin & Lagerfeld, Say Hello to Fashionbymaven

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The world of sustainable fashion has a new little genius on hand. Mayhem Keiser is treading through the glorious fields of fashion at the tender age of 4. While most four year olds are actively running around the house in circles, Mayhem along with her mom, Angie are busy working on their next sustainably made outfit. Mayhem is no stranger to the dress up phase that most young girls go through. When she became bored with the usual play clothing typically sold in stores, she decided to start making her own. Her first fashionable creation used two simple items: construction paper and tape. Mayhem began to ask her mother to help her create dresses using household items like tissue paper, wrapping paper, saran wrap, foil and towels. Many of the dresses that she designs take no more than 15 minutes to make. Mayhem has become so engrossed in dress making that she's memorized the amount paper that she needs to cover her pint sized body. “She could layout construction paper right now and