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Farewell, Mr. Coffee

I’m not a sentimental guy, but when people of note pass on to the next life, it periodically registers on my radar. And that was the case recently when I saw an obituary in the newspaper for someone named Vincent Marotta Sr.Who was Mr. Marotta? Well, he was the creator of the Mr. Coffee machine. [...]

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​5 Fascinating and Strange Facts about Coffee

While making my first cup of coffee for the morning, I decided to Google “coffee facts” to treat myself to some morning enlightenment. There were a lot of stories out there, but a few facts really caught my eye. Here are five coffee facts that you probably didn’t know but might find interesting.Brazil is the [...]

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​Just the Coffee, Ma’am

Do you remember the show Dragnet and how they used to say something like, “Just the facts, ma’am?” If not, well, seriously? You should be ashamed of yourself. If so, yeah, I loved that show as well.And just the other day, I was thinking about Dragnet when I was in a coffee shop in New [...]

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​Cool Coffee Drinks for Not-So-Cool Summer Days

It seems like no matter how you slice it, the summer months are hot and busy. Whether you’re a parent with kids out of school, a college student working two summer jobs or a fan preparing to spend hours in the heat at an outdoor sporting event, you could use a pick-me-up.Stay refreshed and energized [...]

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​Is Coffee Better Than a Husband?

Trust me ladies, even when my husband is more Homer Simpson than David Beckham, I still know that without him, I’d be in it completely by myself. And that would be awful. That said, I wonder if there are times when I’d get more done with another cup of coffee than I would by asking [...]

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5 People Who Spend a Boatload of Money on Coffee

Americans spend a lot of money on coffee — a whopping $1,092 a year per person, according to Wells Fargo.Of course, that’s just the average. Many people probably spend way more than $1,092 a year on their habit. (Personally, I try to keep it affordable.) Although coffee drinkers come from all walks of life, the [...]

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10 Must-Haves for the Freshman Dorm Room

Pretty soon, you, the new crop of college freshmen, will be moving into the dorms, preparing for what could be the best four years of your lives (they certainly were for me).Arriving at the dorms to begin a new life is one of the most exhilarating aspects of the collegiate experience. It’s important, however, to [...]

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My Kid is Not Getting $10 a Day for Coffee

So, I was at the coffee shop the other day with my best gal-pal getting our much-needed Mom Needs A Break time. I could use more of those. Sometimes coffee is the beverage of choice; sometimes it’s wine. But I’m not sure how people parent without taking a few minutes once in a while to [...]

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​Dos and Don’ts of Instagramming Your Morning Coffee

OK, I’m going to admit something here: I really tire of the endless Instagram posts of people’s meals. Seriously, how often can I see someone’s sandwich or steamed kale? And it’s not just food that people Instagram. A variety of beverages are not immune, and thus I ask the all-important question: Should we be Instagramming our morning coffee?And here’s [...]

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Coffee Memes That Speak to Me

When I became a mother, caffeine became liquid gold. Middle-of-the-night feedings were made worse by early mornings and skipped midday naps. I am not exaggerating when I say coffee is the only reason I survived my children’s infancy.Perhaps only another mother can understand how vital coffee is to successful parenting. I’ve rounded up my favorite [...]

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