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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

Mindful Plants?

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We all know that plants are living, breathing entities.  Both humans and plant forms receive energy from the sun.  The main difference that separates humans from plants is photosynthesis; however plants and humans are dependent on each other for survival.  Plants helps humans to breathe by providing us oxygen and humans help plants to breathe by providing them with carbon dioxide.  This cycle of plants and humans being dependent or interacting with each other don’t simply happen on an ecological or biological level; it can also be on social, spiritual or cultural levels. Of course when it comes to foreign ideologies, there is always the need for evidence for those doubting Toms who are skeptical of that which is elementary or different to current knowledge or belief systems.  Studies have shown that plants can be mood boosters as well as reduce stress; they help to eliminate toxins and clean the air by providing us oxygen. Nurturing and caring for plants help people to be more compassi

What's in Green Lifestyle Organization's 2021 End of Year Blessing Bag?

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One of the main initiatives of The Green Lifestyle Organization is the Blessing Bag, a small-medium sized bag which is given out to homeless citizens and shelters in the New York Tri State area.   Sooner than later, we'll soon be launching Blessing Bags across the United States to areas that need them the most.  Too often, homeless citizens are almost always given low quality items or ingredients.  Of course, those experiencing situations where they are in lack are grateful to have whatever they can get.  The mission of GLO's Blessing Bag initiative is to provide food and personal care items that are certified organic, non GMO and free of unsafe and toxic ingredients.   Here are some of the items that will be featured in GLO's 2021 end of year Blessing Bag: 1.) Made Good Dried Crispy Squares  2.) Nature's Path Flavored Cinnamon Flax Oatmeal 3.) Yoogi Tea 4.) Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame 5.) Twinings Tea 6.) Uncle Bud's Hemp Hand Sanitizer 7.) Dr. Bronner's

Hello Fresh Review! Is it Truly Fresh?

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I've been inundated with advertisements and reviews about Hello Fresh over the past few years and I would always think, "what's with the hype for Hello Fresh? I'd rather pick and buy my own groceries." Let's just say that now, I completely understand the hype! I subscribed to Hello Fresh three weeks ago and have tried two boxes so far. The three words to describe what I think of Hello Fresh: I'm. Blown. Away.  The main feature that I love about Hello Fresh is that it takes the guess work out of preparing and planning meals. There's no looking for a recipe that interests you. No shopping for the items at the store. No portioning out of ingredients.   When you visit the site, you select the meals that you're interested in or that you'd like to try and voila..it gets sent to your door in a couple of days!  You should have somewhat of an affinity for cooking since you'll be making the meals yourself. Every box comes with large sized recipe card

Virgil Abloh's Final Show

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It’s been almost three weeks since Louis Vuitton announced the passing of Virgil Abloh who was the creative director of menswear.  It was Virgil’s dying wish for the show that he was working on to continue.  His final show took place in at the Maritime Marina in Miami and was attended by his best friend Kanye West, Kim, Pharell Wiliams, Rihanna, A$AP Rocky and other fashion and music heavy hitters.   Virgil received a masters degree in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology and decided to take his place in the world of fashion. He was one of the first black men to intern at Fendi along with Kanye West and from there he went on to establish his own luxury designer brand, Off White.  He accepted the position of director of menswear at Louis Vuitton in 2019 and made history doing so as the first black man to hold this coveted position.  Virgil brought so much color to Louis Vuitton and this was apparent in his final show. Colorful ombre pieces in rainbow and electric hues

Allbirds: The Sustainable Sneakers Brand

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Move to the side Yeezy! There’s a sustainable sneaker company on the horizon! With a motto such as “Love at First Step,” who wouldn’t run out to snag a pair? Allbirds creates running shoes made from planet friendly sources such as eucalyptus infused pulp, sugar cane and merino wool.  They are in the process of producing a natural plant based leather. Allbirds sneakers come in an array of colors, prints and styles.   The Women’s Wool Piper Mid (which I think looks totally rad)   boasts a price of $120 and has a very unique two fold half and half print going on.    This reimagined classic is made with merino wool fiber and is balanced at with a sugarcane outsole.   Though I’m not a sneaker head, I’m all for a sneaker company which keeps the safety of the environment as a focal point during its production processes.   Allbirds realizes that the fashion industry is one of the largest contributors to environmental problems.   They’ve set intentions to reduce their carbon footprint to zero b

Trisha Paytas Talks Suffering from Breast Implant Illness (BII)

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Trisha Paytas revealed in a video that she thinks she has breast implant illness.   I’ve watched Trisha for a long time and I remember the slew of videos they did at the time detailing the implant surgeries.   Paytas has been very public over the last 10 years about her plastic surgery experiences and has received cosmetic surgeries such as liposuction, brazilian butt lift (BBL) and two breast augmentations including a slew of non surgery cosmetic enhancements.   Her Symptoms It’s been five years since her last breast augmentation and Trisha says that she’s now experiencing symptoms such as weakness and fatigue.   In her words, she claims to have “started feeling like I was poisoned.”    She also mentioned that it felt as if she couldn’t breathe at times. Paytas even expressed that an ultrasound revealed a slow leak of the implants and it’s believed that one of the implants has flipped.     Struggling with Necessary Next Steps Trisha acknowledged that she knows removing them is an opt