Tea, Tea, Tea

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In the words of notable author Lemony Snicket, “Tea should be as bitter as wormwod and as sharp as a two edged sword.” However, not all teas are created equal or even bitter necessarily. Tea comes in an assortment of flavors and different hues of color depending on what type of tea leaf it originates from. According to teavana.com, all …

The Dark Side of Chocolate

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Dark chocolate is distinguished from other chocolates for its rich bittersweet, intense flavor and originates from the harvested beans of Theobroma cacao trees; Theobroma cacao literally translates to “food of the gods”.  Dark chocolate is made with a small amount of sugar, soy, vanilla flavoring, and is completely dairy-free. Its commercial cacao concentration ranges from the delightfully sweet 30 percent …

Health Benefits of Coffee

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According to popular belief, college students and coffee have always been synonymous with one another. Many students rely on it as a morning pick-me-up when those eight hours of sleep are simply not an option. And while it may also be a popular belief that coffee is an absolute detriment to one’s health, recent research has revealed that there are …

Flu Season: Get Vaccinated

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While the Mediterranean climate of Southern California means mild winters, warm summers, and a weather forecast that rarely—if ever—drops below the mid-fifties, Los Angeles is in no way exempt from the arrival of the ill-fated flu season. And, while it may be October—only the beginning of fall—flu season will soon be upon us. Flu season is a period of increased …

What Exactly Are We Eating?

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To most people, nothing better compliments potato salad or fried chicken on a hot summer day like a delicious slice of watermelon, but have you ever wondered where the stereotype of Black people liking watermelon comes from? Watermelons are associated with historic Black stereotypes because during the 19th century this fruit was a daily part of a slave’s regular diet. As …