A Beginner’s Guide to Brewing Coffee at Home

Coffee is the fuel that keeps us going during those busy days, the cup we savor over a catch up with a friend, and one of the most popular drinks in the world. When it comes to brewing a cup of joe at home, though, these days, there are so many different methods out there that it can be a little difficult to know where to start. To help you out, here’s an overview of five of the most popular methods for making coffee at home. Each one uses real coffee beans, not instant coffee. That way you’re guaranteed to get a perfect cup every time!

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4 Accent Pieces to Take Your Living Room from Shabby to Chic

When it comes to improving the look of your living room, you may think that you have to change out all your couches and other pieces of furniture. However, replacing all these can be expensive, and that expense may be holding you back from enjoying a new look. Luckily, you can change the look of your whole room with a few simple changes. Here are four simple accent pieces that will give your living room a makeover. Continue reading “4 Accent Pieces to Take Your Living Room from Shabby to Chic”

Drink Too Much Coffee? 4 Natural Home Remedies to Whiten Your Teeth

If you drink a lot of coffee, you probably have noticed how it has discolored your teeth. And as you already know, a white smile is a good indicator of strong and healthy teeth. In turn, it boosts confidence and self-esteem. However, the cost to achieve white teeth can be significant. White strips and bleaching sacrifices enamel strength for a whiter smile. Because of it, there’s a rise in natural home remedies to whiten your teeth. Here are four solutions to try. Continue reading “Drink Too Much Coffee? 4 Natural Home Remedies to Whiten Your Teeth”

Take a Coffee Break with Loacker and Win Pure Goodness!

This sponsored post is brought to you by Loacker USA Inc. and coordinated by Wendy’s Bloggers

Loacker is my favorite brand of wafer cookies. Those crispy wafers with a delicious creamy filling in between always hit the spot when I want a sweet treat. I can’t get enough of them. One of my favorite ways to eat Loacker wafers is with a cup of hot coffee. Forget biscotti. Bring me the wafers! I love to have a mid-day snack of these tasty wafers and coffee as a quick boost to power me through the afternoon. Recently, I learned that the company ALSO loves coffee as much as I do! 

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Sides of Coffee

Coffee, just like other food and beverages, has its own benefits. However, if one takes more than what is recommended, some side effects can be experienced. This is a fact that is not only true about coffee but is also applicable to all the food that you eat. If you have included coffee as a part of your fast metabolism diet, you should be aware of its good, bad and ugly sides.

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Top Coffee Health Trends

Contributed by Jennifer Dawson

 Photo by Nathan Dumlao 

Coffee is an adaptable and versatile drink, which can have health benefits if prepared in the right way. It can be consumed black or with added milk and sugar, but in recent years, the popularity of alternative flavor combinations has increased. In the USA, coffee is a $40bn a year business, but the benefits of drinking coffee will depend upon how it is prepared. Below are some recent trends that can make your coffee delicious, while improving your physical health.
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New Keurig? 4 Tips for Maintaining Your Beloved Coffee Maker

A Keurig can make a great cup of coffee in under a minute, and you don’t have to worry about grinding beans or measuring water every time you want a refreshing beverage. While these devices should last for quite some time, there are few steps that you will need to take to avoid common issues such as clogged hoses and sediment in the water reservoir. Here is a quick look at four maintenance tips that will keep your Keurig working flawlessly in the coming years.
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Coffee Connoisseur: How to Become a Savant in the World of Coffee

After crude oil, coffee is the most valuable commodity in the world, and is the most widely consumed liquid after water and tea. Over the last few decades, American coffee culture has risen to widespread proportions due to the prominence of Starbucks, the largest coffee retailer in the planet; as a consequence, more people are showing interest in becoming coffee connoisseurs.

To increase your coffee knowledge, you have to do more than hang out at Starbucks. Here are four ways you can increase your knowledge of this fascinating crop and beverage:

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Quality Treats: 4 Foods You Have To Take Time To Enjoy

Guest post contributed by Kara Masterson

In our fast-paced society, it seems like the faster that we can consume food, the better. Millions of Americans rush to fast food restaurants on their way home from work in order to grab something that can be put in their hands and scoffed down in under a half hour. However, some of the most special foods are the ones that take the time to enjoy. Plus, as it turns out, it’s much healthier for our bodies to consume food slowly in order to allow our digestive systems to build up enzymes that will break it down adequately. Here are some of our favorite foods that are meant to be savored, not inhaled.
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Does Drinking Coffee Have Health Benefits?


My husband would like for the answer to be yes!  Most of us enjoy a cup of coffee or two everyday. If you’re like me, you stumble into the kitchen first thing to get your brew on.  Don’t you love that delightfully rich aroma when you open the can?  Not only is the smell of coffee a pleasant eye opener, recent studies show that consuming up to three 8-ounce cups per day has proven health benefits. Who knew? My DH will be thrilled!

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