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Foods you should never put in the freezer

October 13, 2015 by


By Sheela Prakash It’s been said before that a stocked freezer is the best and easiest way to win in the kitchen. And that’s true—most of the time. But there are a handful (well, a couple of handfuls) of foods that get strange when frozen and then defrosted. Here are a few of them: 1. […]

3 Foods That Won’t Survive Minor Climate Changes

August 24, 2015 by


If you believe in thermometers, you should believe in global warming. And if you believe in eating fries with your burger, you should worry more about carbon emissions. It won’t happen overnight, but as the planet’s climate changes, the growth cycles of staple crops will all by heavily affected such that even a minor worldwide […]

Harmful bacteria may be lurking in your single-serve coffee machine

May 20, 2015 by


There’s some bad news for coffee lovers brewing their morning joe with a single serve coffee maker. According to a swab test conducted by KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, over 4 million colonies of harmful bacteria and mold was founding lurking in the water tank, coffee pod compartment, spout and tray on more than half of the […]

Heavy coffee drinker? Blame your genes, study suggests

October 7, 2014 by


by Deborah Kotz Ever wonder why you can’t get through the day without your two cups of java, but your spouse and college-age daughter shun the brew? (Okay, I have.) A new study led by Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers found genes may be at least partly to blame […]

Barista-Stand Owner Faces Prostitution Charge

September 3, 2014 by


The owner of bikini coffee stands in Washington state banked more than $2 million in just three years because her baristas were also selling sex acts, according to local prosecutors. Snohomish County prosecutors charged Carmela Panico, a 52-year-old former nude dancer, with promoting prostitution and money laundering, alleging that she operated drive-thru brothels throughout the […]

Afternoon slump? Ditch the coffee and do this free thing instead

August 30, 2014 by


By Ravelle Worthington How many of us hit that mid-afternoon slump and immediately run for a fresh cup o’ Joe? (For me, it’s hot tea.) There’s a better alternative though and this one is easy on the bank account. If you’re looking to increase your focus, creativity, or just clear your mind—leave your desk and […]

The alarming thing that’s probably hiding in your coffee

August 26, 2014 by


A strong cup of joe (or two) can be a trusty get-through-this-crazy-day helper–but there may be more than coffee beans and a jolt of caffeine hiding in your cup. “Fillers” like wheat, soy beans, barley, rye, acai seeds, brown sugar, corn, and even sticks are often present in coffee grounds, according to new research presented […]