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Dash Coffee Roasters Lives Life to the Fullest in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Photo by Andrew Rizer. Courtesy of Dash Coffee Roasters. For Dash Coffee Roasters, which launched last November in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the name isn’t so much a reference to coffee delivery — the roastery cafe has a slow bar alongside faster options, after all — but to how it should be savored. The name refers to the line between the dates on a tombstone, a symbol that should remind us all to slow down and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells while [...]

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Coffee for Beauty?

Coffee for Beauty?

Are you a fan of coffee? If so, you might be delighted to know it can help with your beauty as well. The texture of finely ground coffee beans is perfect to be used for exfoliating and moisturizing your skin. Take a look at these different ways you can use coffee for beauty. Make Your Own Coffee Scrub Coffee is the perfect consistency to use as a scrub for your skin once it has been ground up. You want to use [...]

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Activated Teeth Whitening Charcoal

Everyone wants to have whiter teeth, but they don’t always want to visit their dentist. The dentist will usually have different whitening options, but it is expensive and requires sitting in the chair for an hour or longer. These are also not going to be natural options. Wouldn’t you like to get whiter teeth by only using natural products? One great way to do this is by using activated teeth whitening charcoal. This is a type of charcoal that can [...]

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The First Straw: Single-Use Straw Bans a Small Step for Coffee Sellers

Starbucks’ new strawless lid, which is replacing all single-use straws by 2020. Starbucks announced today that it is eliminating single-use plastic straws from all its 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020. (Why not tomorrow?) The move follows a ban on plastic straws and utensils in Starbucks’ home city of Seattle that took effect July 1, and it carries a $250 fine for any restaurants caught using single-use plastic. Starbucks — which is replacing straws with a proprietary, recyclable alternative plastic lid that looks [...]

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The Best Coffee Maker – 2018 Reviews

The Bonavita BV1800Technivorm MoccaMaster KBT 10 Cup Coffee MakerBUNN VT Velocity Brew 10-cup Coffee MakerMr Coffee BVMC -SJX33GT 12-Cup Coffee Maker Drip coffee machines can be fickle. Sometimes, the coffee tastes watered-down. Other times, it tastes like you’re sipping on a cup of charred coal. But with the Bonavita BV1800, neither of these things happen. Engineered for precise water temperature control, you get a perfectly smooth and flavorful pot of coffee every time. The BV1800 is my absolute favorite coffee maker. [...]

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All About Coffee

Reviews from top brands like Breville, Jura, Keurig, Cuisinart & more! Finding the best coffee maker or espresso machine can be a daunting task. We have been in this position many times before and understand the challenges that go into buying one. Do you go for the most expensive machine? What about the best looking? Or maybe a leading brand name? These are all great questions that many people ask and the answers to them can be found at All [...]

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Presidential children who grew up to be gorgeous

President Harry S. Truman once referred to the White House as a “glamorous prison.” If that description is any bit accurate, the jail-like atmosphere must only be intensified for the president’s children. “There was little privacy,” Julie Nixon Eisenhower, the daughter of former President Richard Nixon, admitted. “The minute we stepped onto the public floors below our rooms, we were guarded.” Coming of age while living in the White House was likely a very unusual and incredibly unique experience for presidential [...]

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Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

We’ll put this bluntly: disgusting things happen when you don’t clean your makeup brushes. We’re talking about the growth of potentially harmful microbes that can transfer to skin and cause irritation, breakouts and clogged pores. In addition to breeding bacteria, dirty makeup brushes prevent us from getting a flawless makeup application. “A dirty brush doesn’t perform as well distributing product as a clean one. When a brush is dirty, many people try to push harder on the brush to get [...]

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The Untold Truth of Father’s Day

Honoring thy father is a concept that dates back to the very roots of human civilization. But the day meant to really make your dad feel special is far, far newer than that — at least in the U.S. And while Mother’s Day was established officially in 1914 (and widely celebrated even before that date), Father’s Day was not met with the same vigor and enthusiasm. While many people may think that this official holiday was created in reaction to [...]

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