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Black Tea: Origins, Health Benefits and How Does It Different From Green Tea

Some like it hot, and some like it cold, but cultures around the world agree: black tea is an incredible beverage. From Chinese tea ceremonies to British tea-time, this drink has shaped the way that people live their lives for centuries. Although black tea may look humble as it steeps in your cup, it has a storied past and impressive list of health benefits associated with it. Black tea has a rich past Black and green teas actually come from the same plants: Camellia sinensis assamica and Camellia sinensis sinensis.[1]…

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Social Security benefits to get another small boost in 2018

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees can expect another small increase in benefits next year. Preliminary figures suggest that the annual increase will be around 2 percent, which would mean an extra $25 a month for the average beneficiary. The Social Security Administration is scheduled to announce the cost-of-living adjustment Friday morning. The annual increase hasn’t topped 2 percent since 2012. The COLA affects benefits for more than 70 million U.S. residents, including Social Security recipients, … Read the referenced story here: Social…

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After A Failed Launch, Smart Shoe Benefits From A Reboot

[embedded content] YouTube When Hahna Alexander set out to create a shoe that could charge a battery, she had no idea what challenges lay ahead of her. The inventing part went smoothly enough. Like many first-time inventors, she had a good idea and a passion for her work. She successfully invented a shoe that harnesses energy from each step the wearer takes. That energy can be used to charge a battery. Enlarge this image SolePower CEO Hahna Alexander speaks on stage at the 8th Annual Women In The World Summit…

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Understand The Benefits Of Avocados And You Will Never Blame Millennials Again

You might have heard about the millionaire who claimed that millennials can’t afford houses because they buy avocado toast. That’s not quite the reason why millennials have trouble purchasing homes. But it also unfairly maligns the avocado, which is experiencing unprecedented popularity for good reason. Avocados are a high-fat fruit as well as a superfood with an amazing nutritional profile. Any well-balanced diet will include this nutrient-dense food in some capacity. Read ahead about the benefits of the avocado and you’ll never blame millennials again! How Healthy is Avocado? The…

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