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When I was a kid I would compare scars with my buddies. “Got this one when…” It was a posturing thing, a way of showing others that you were mixing it up with life. It’s part of being a kid – well, it used to be – but at some point, the fragility of life becomes more evident and wisdom prevails. Sometimes, I hate it. It’s Monday morning and in a few hours I’ll be teaching high school English. Students will ask me how my weekend was and I’ll be pissed because over the weekend I created a scar of...

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“You wanna get some coffee?” has become a ubiquitous question that is just the right temperature. There's nothing wrong with grabbing some coffee on the go or meeting up with friends but whats better home brew or store bought? It's all perspective but Jeff Lund breaks down price to decide what is really worth it. 

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First off, why does hot coffee taste better? I’ll drink coffee that’s been in a mug for a few hours, but prefer the hot stuff. Jeff Lund provides 3 reasons for drinking it extra hot, all of which are perfectly reasonable.... Read more to find out what they are.

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Author Jeff Lund had previously heard that adding coffee grounds to the soil around roses can stimulate growth as long as it’s not overdone. But is it the grounds specifically, or simply the addition of “organic matter” to the soil? And besides soil, how else can you recycle coffee rounds? Read more to find out. 

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According to the label, my fishing rod has “chemicals known to cause cancer." Now the coffee I am drinking while fishing may cause cancer too? Really? In the interest of keeping us informed and keeping us safe, warnings are everywhere and now may come with coffee. Apparently when coffee beans are roasted, a chemical called acrylamide is formed. So should we be concerned? Read more to find out.

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