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WHACKO-TV never avoids tackling tough issues. This time BACKLINE takes a look at ADDICTION and what drives the addict. Wolf Douglas takes a look at all kinds of addictions and what they make people do. This is hardcore reporting at its best. We call it ADDICTION CONVICTION, because we love how those words sound next to each other.WHACKO-TV never avoids tackling tough issues. This time BACKLINE takes a look at... more
For years, you've been told that the America needs "Tort Reform."
Thinking people don't buy the propoganda.
Thoughtful people need to find out more.
Ambivalent people need to be educated.
Ignorant people need to be outvoted.
And most importantly, complicit elected officials, need to be ousted.
Catch an eye-opener tonight on HBO.For years, you've been told that the America needs "Tort Reform."... more
In honour of World Fair Trade Day, this May 14th, coffee roaster Van Houtte has sponsored this video explaining the history and impact of the Fair Trade movement. Have a look and pass it on so others may be inspired to support Fair Trade!In honour of World Fair Trade Day, this May 14th, coffee roaster Van Houtte has... more
“Coffee Time” is an amazing, tasty two-minute stop-motion animated short film by Ching-Wen Wu (aka Wan-Tzu). Does the taste of every cup of coffee change, each one containing its own soul that’s extracted from how you’re feeling when you make it? That’s how animator Wan-tzu feels and more, it seems. This animation shows the construction of a single cup of coffee, a veritable magic show that contains a number of different journeys bringing unending imagination and surprises along the way. With a sip of coffee, you not only taste your own story, but also change your perspective of the world!
This piece includes photographs, as well as the savory roasted animated short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/coffee-time-magical-cups-of-coffee/“Coffee Time” is an amazing, tasty two-minute stop-motion animated short... more
David Lynch talking to the head of a Barbie doll to promote his new organic coffee range. Weird? Yep.David Lynch talking to the head of a Barbie doll to promote his new organic coffee... more
The things that make life worth living i.e. coffee and sex, could increase the risk of a type of stroke, say researchers in the Netherlands.
The study on 250 patients identified eight risk factors linked to bleeding on the brain.
Vigorous exercise 7.9%
Nose blowing 5.4%
Straining to defecate 3.6%
Drinking cola 3.5%
Being startled 2.7%
Being angry 1.3%
All of these factors increase blood pressure which could result in blood vessels bursting, according to research published in the journal Stroke.
More than 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke each year with nearly 29,000 due to bleeding on the brain.
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13294022The things that make life worth living i.e. coffee and sex, could increase the risk... more
"Americans are making coffee a bigger part of their lives, expanding attitudes and behaviors that are driving new levels of consumption." - Robert Nelson"Americans are making coffee a bigger part of their lives, expanding attitudes... more
(Reuters Life!) - Go ahead. Have that second cup of coffee -- or maybe even a third.
Despite previous concerns, downing lots of coffee doesn't seem to increase the risk of high blood pressure, says a U.S. study.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, has been linked to heart disease, stroke and a shorter life expectancy, and some scientists have suggested that coffee might fuel the problem.
But according to a report in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that pooled data from six previous studies, covering 170,000 people, this did not appear to be the case.
"The results suggest that habitual coffee consumption of more than 3 cups per day was not associated with an increased risk of hypertension compared with less than one cup per day," wrote Liwei Chen, from the Louisiana State University School of Public Health in New Orleans, who worked on the study.
But Chen added that more data would be needed in order to draw a firm conclusion, noting that the report "is not saying there's no risk" to drinking lots of java.
What's more, people who drank between one and three cups per day had a slightly higher risk of high blood pressure than those who drank less, a result the researchers couldn't explain.
The studies surveyed the participants to find out how many cups of coffee they drank each day, from less than one to more than five, and then followed them for up to 33 years.
Just more than one in five eventually developed high blood pressure, with the chance of being diagnosed with the condition no different for people who said they chugged more than five cups of coffee a day and those who drank very little.
"I don't think of coffee as a risk factor for high blood pressure," said Lawrence Krakoff, who studies high blood pressure at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and wasn't involved in the new study.
But "if people are drinking 12 cups a day and aren't sleeping, I assume that's an important issue."
The relationship between coffee drinking and blood pressure is complicated by the possibility that it doesn't work the same way for everyone, Chen said.
"People with a different genetic background may react to coffee differently," she said.
"For some people maybe it's safe to drink a lot of coffee, but not for other people."
(Reporting by Genevra Pittman at Reuters Health; editing by Elaine Lies)(Reuters Life!) - Go ahead. Have that second cup of coffee -- or maybe even a third.... more
The Buena Vista and Irish Coffee have become an icon of San Francisco history. While Irish Coffee originated in Ireland, it was refined to perfection at the Buena Vista on the Wharf which is still the best place to sit and enjoy a glass looking out over the bay.The Buena Vista and Irish Coffee have become an icon of San Francisco history. While... more
Ingrid Bedrosian, owner from Ingrid's Cafe Restaurant One on One Interview with Steven Escobar on March 23, 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tmTXHqCGnIIngrid Bedrosian, owner from Ingrid's Cafe Restaurant One on One Interview with... more
Ingrid Bedrosian gives us a tour of inside and outside of her restaurant Ingrid's Cafe in Beverly Hills, CA on March 23, 2011.Ingrid Bedrosian gives us a tour of inside and outside of her restaurant Ingrid's... more
short film i did about 2 brothers in America helping farmers in Chiapas organize and bring their organically grown coffee to market. The brothers are equal partners with the largely Indigenous farmers, and are offering an alternative to the poverty and desperation that the multi national coffee corps have subjected them to for years. The brothers are also offering their coffee at deep discount to non profit organizations to assist in fund raising efforts.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toKuaI4AUv0&feature=channel_video_titleshort film i did about 2 brothers in America helping farmers in Chiapas organize and... more
The masters of coffee, the artists who use beans as their paints, the experts who create alertness for all of mankind, they are: Baristas. After scouring the internet for our favorite Barista Blogs, we have narrowed down our selection to the Top 10 Barista Blogs.
link: http://www.culinaryartscollege.org/for-your-brewing-pleasure-the-top-10-barista-blogs/The masters of coffee, the artists who use beans as their paints, the experts who... more
Drinking coffee improves women’s brainpower in stressful situations – but sends men into meltdown, according to a study.
link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1352700/Coffee-boosts-womens-brainpower-scrambles-mens-thinking.htmlDrinking coffee improves women’s brainpower in stressful situations – but... more
Ever wonder what to do with your coffee grinds? Your soil can only take so much! This is a great list and I think the cellulite reducer might be my favorite!Ever wonder what to do with your coffee grinds? Your soil can only take so much!... more
A graphic is making the rounds comparing the volume of the new Big-Gulp sized Starbucks Trenta and the average capacity of the human stomach. Seems that the Trenta's 30.9 fluid ounces are slightly more than that of the average adult human's, 30.4. I don't really see what the big deal is. Obviously people will just take a break from chugging ice coffee and go to the bathroom and then go back and drink more ice coffee.
See, for comparison, 7-11 sells drinks in 20, 44, 64 and 128 oz sizes, known as the Gulp, Super Big Gulp, Double Gulp, and Team Gulp, respectively. No one goes around making funny pictures of them.
But those are for truck drivers, right? Well, this a 34 ounce Nissan thermos. So, basically Starbucks is selling you a plastic, disposable, thermos full of coffee. Well, guess what, Mr. Fancypants? Some days when you're pulling a long-haul of Powerpoints and your budget request is getting jacknifed coming off of Mt. Sheetrollzdownhill, you just need a dang Trenta full of iced coffee to get you through it.
What's even better is that you can buy two, drink one, and then use it to empty out your average adult human stomach into later, discreetly, under your desk. With a discreet toss out of your work area, no one needs to know that you're the one responsible for the "cubicle bomb."
http://consumerist.com/2011/01/starbucks-trenta-slightly-larger-than-average-human-stomach-capacity.htmlA graphic is making the rounds comparing the volume of the new Big-Gulp sized... more