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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

Revelations from Super Soul Sunday with Whole Foods Founder, John Mackey

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Earlier this year, Oprah Winfrey sat down with John Mackey, co-founder of Whole Foods Incorporation, for her Super Soul Sunday Series on the OWN Network. There is one simple ingredient that Whole Foods was birthed from and it is--LOVE! As a Whole Foods customer, it's one thing to enjoy going down the natural food isles in the store but it's a real joy to learn how such an awesome grocery store came into being. Mackey provided the audience with remarkable insight about his life, fulfilling one's higher purpose and sound wisdom concerning ethical business practice. Birthing Whole Foods John Mackey was a student in university when the idea for a natural and organic foods grocery store came to him and his friend at the time. Mackey's parents desired for him to assume a typically coveted profession in society. His mother wanted him to become a doctor or lawyer. Deep down, Mackey knew that this was not what he wanted for himself and he decided to break away from what

People's Climate March 2014 and UN Climate Change Summit

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On People's Climate March Two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, thousands of people marched through the streets of New York City carrying an array of different signs. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Sting were among those in attendance at the People's Climate Summit. This ground breaking march took place on September 21, 2014 as a coalition effort to raise awareness about climate change and to urge government officials and lawmakers to take action on this global issue. Politicians have been warned repeatedly about the problems surrounding climate change. At the march, protesters spoke about the need for industrial nations to make the switch over to renewable energy. The seven hour march proved to be a unified and effective effort whose sole purpose was to awaken change within the country. People want action. The world is taking notice. Future demonstrations such as the People's Climate March will

New York Fashion Week: Kate Spade's Nature Inspired Collection

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New York Fashion Week has come and gone just as quickly as it came! The runways were fragranced with the scent of blissful spring air as models sashayed down the runways. The top three collections from Mercedes Benz Fashion week Spring & Summer 2015 would have to be Naeem Khan, Oscar de la Renta and the lovely Dennis Basso. Oscar de la Renta painted such a beautiful picture of a dreamy, picture perfect spring day. With the romantic floral prints amidst green backdrops, you'd think you were laying in a bed of thick, fresh cut grass sniffing a row of tulips, daisies and alpine flowers. How, oh how, does Mr. de la Renta do it?! Naeem Khan's designs were gracious and bold all at the same time. Silky bow ties juxtaposed with long, sheer gowns provided all the glitz needed to feed the glamorous woman's heart. At Dennis Basso, we learn the rules of how to wear a bombshell faux fur in the spring time. With all that said, we have to give the Green Award for fashion to Kate

Love With Food

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Love With Food is a monthly subscription box that is filled with snacks.  This snack box is perfect for the foodie who loves to try new things.  There are between 8-10 snacks in a tasting box.  The snacks that were received in the September box were pretty versatile.   From a lemon rosemary seasoning to sweet chili tortilla chips, you just never know what you'll get next. I used the lemon rosemary seasoning and was blown away by the taste.  Full bottle?! Heck yes! Totally want it!  The snacks are all natural and organic.  Here are the items that were in the September 2014 box: Simply So Sweet Chili Tortilla Chips by Way Better Snacks (Really great tasting!)  Lemon Rosemary Seasoning by Fogg City Spice Co.  (Full bottle please!) Hemp Rules Roasted Hemp Seeds by Ziggy Marley Organics (Have been wanting to try this brand, so glad it was in the box, new favorite snack! We CAN ATTEST TO the BENEFITS OF THE almighty hemp seed)! Green Superfood by Amazing Grass  (Longtime customer of Am