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Who says you need caffeine to get through the day?

(Image Credit: Studio1901)

(Image Credit: Studio1901)

If you’re anything like me, you try to do a million things all of the time and believe the only way to get through the day is drinking a good cup of coffee…or three.

However, about a year ago, I decided to take a 2-month break from coffee to see how I could handle it. The only way I could possibly attempt it was to know there were other ways to keep my energy up during the day, so the research began. Continue reading

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Do you have a caffeine addiction?

Coffee Cup (Image Credit: Kuba Bożanowski)

Coffee Cup (Image Credit: Kuba Bożanowski)

A demanding day of work, class and other responsibilities may have you running to the nearest coffee shop or supermarket for an energy boost. Caffeinated beverages like coffee, tea and energy drinks can help you get through your day; but how do you distinguish between these caffeinated sources being merely a boost for the day or a necessity? How do you know when you’ve had too much caffeine? The following is a guide to caffeine consumption, its “addictive” effects and how you can monitor your intake! Continue reading

What We’re Loving Right Now: Keurig Coffee Maker

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Hi, my name is Jennifer, I am a coffee addict and I am lazy. My Keurig is probably one of the best gifts I have ever received. At least now there is some chance that I will actually make my own coffee. I think I may have used my regular, old drip coffee maker only a handful of times. Pure laziness consumes me, and the thought of putting in a filter and adding coffee to it (different amounts depending on how much I wanted to make) just didn’t do it for me. So instead, I’d be out at Starbucks buying coffee that I could have made myself, for a lot cheaper. Enter the Keurig I received as a birthday gift last year; just fill up with water and pop in a K-Cup®. What is a K-Cup®, you ask? It’s a single serving sized cup that goes right into your Keurig and brews a delicious cup of coffee. Once you’re done, take out the cup and toss it in the trash! No messy filters to clean up. I can make one cup for myself and not have to worry about all the left over coffee that I will either have to force myself to drink ( and be bouncing off the walls) or dump down the drain. K-Cups come in many varieties, including tea and hot cocoa. Continue reading