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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

The Queen on Climate Change: "'The time for Words has now moved to the time for action!"

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Queen Elizabeth made a headlining address to individuals in attendance at the COP26 UN Climate Change Summit in Glasgow, Scotland.   The Queen spoke with a sense of urgency highlighting the importance of prioritizing the global climate change problem, essentially stating, “If we fail to cope with this challenge, all the other problems will pale into insignificance.” The Queen, dressed symbolically in green and wore a triple strand delicate pearl necklace and a beautiful diamond and gemstone brooch given to her by her beloved husband, Prince Philip.  She remembered him in her speech and his photograph was seen right behind her.  She emphasized that Prince Philip was a great respecter of the environment who shared his love of the earth with his children and grandchildren. "It is a source of great pride to me that the leading role my husband played in encouraging people to protect our fragile planet lives on through the work of our eldest son, Charles, and his eldest son, William,&qu

It's World Vegan Day!!! Hip Hip Hooraaayyy!!

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Happy World Vegan Day Folks! I was actually reflecting the other day on how glad I was that I stopped eating meat.  It’s really the best decision that I have ever made for myself.  Not only am I living a healthier life, I know that I'm also doing a whole lot of good for the planet.    The fact is that eating animals contributes greatly to the worsening climate crisis. Did you know that 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions are derived from animal emissions?  Going vegan or vegetarian is not only beneficial for overall health and well being but also for the health of our earth.  On this World Vegan Day, I’m appreciating all the vegans around the globe.    Now, you probably went vegan for different reasons.  Perhaps it was an “I just love animals and I don’t want to eat them” decision or maybe you went vegan for better health. Maybe you simply wanted to be trendy (that’s okay too) or maybe you’re rare and you just don’t like the taste of meat. Whatever the reasoning behind your decisio