Heres how to taste-test coffee like a Certified Q grader (hint: grab a soup spoon)

Image: Pexels Canadians love their coffee. According to a study conducted by the Coffee Association of Canada in November 2018, coffee and tap water are the most commonly consumed beverages — 72 percent and 65 percent respectively — and the country consistently ranks among the top 20 coffee drinking nations in the world. With most Canadians drinking between two to three cups per day, you might start to wonder: what makes the coffee here so good?   “For many Canadians, coffee is a ritual that gives their morning meaning,” says Doug Rosencrans, vice president and general manager of 7-Eleven Canada, which is why the company has put extra emphasis on its coffee program. For 22 years, 7-Eleven Canada has worked …

Maybe Youll Never Be The Same After An Abusive Relationship And Maybe Thats Okay

Natalia Vela Updated May 13, 2019 By Jack Antal Hiding my favorite benzodiazepines – Xanax and Klonopin – in lipstick tubes and vitamin bottles, the false calm they’d bestow upon me and then the fog. How hard it was to stay away from single-edge razor blades and sharper things. The constant hunger. The trash always in need to be taken out, full to the brim with empty glass bottles of one thing or another. Our dog sensing the hurricane brewing in the pit of my stomach, licking my hands, my legs, my face, knowing the imminent deluge was a dangerous thing; more anxious than me, maybe. Never sleeping before 3 in the morning and always waking up before 8. My …

10 Things You Learn From Being Raised By A Strong Mother

Rania Naim Updated May 12, 2019 By Leah Turney 1. You learn the value of independence. You don’t need a man to save you or anyone to take care of you, you learn by example that you are capable of living a full and happy life without having to share it with someone else. You learn that you can build a home, raise kids, cook, and do the dishes all while having a thriving career. You pretty much learn how to be super woman. 2. You learn the meaning of unconditional love. You saw your mom sacrifice her time, health and youth for you and your siblings, yet she never complained or gloated about how much she is suffering or …

Joe Biden Shrugs Off Controversy In Debut Trip To New Hampshire

As he has in other states, Biden cast himself as the experienced statesman best equipped to defeat President Donald Trump, restore the country’s “basic bargain” of economic fairness and heal the country’s divisions. I feel like the country is broken right now. And we need somebody who can win and then heal it. Mindy Musumeci Friday story in Reuters in which his advisers discussed his plans to seek a “middle ground” on climate change. Biden argued, with ample evidence, that he was an early “leader” on climate change but did not specifically refute the claim that his policy plans would be tempered to win over skeptical voters in industrial states with large fossil fuel industries. “I got made fun of because …

Corey Johnson NY (and even the city’s subway). Will he run for mayor?

The speaker of the city council, 37, who was diagnosed with HIV in 2004, has overcome addiction and is mulling a mayoral run Corey Johnson got his first brush with fame when, as the captain of his high school football team in a small town in Massachusetts, he came out as gay. These days, he likes to say hes in a long-term relationship with New York City. Its a way of confessing his love for his adopted city where he was diagnosed with HIV, and where he overcame alcohol and drug addiction to become a high-profile speaker of the city council but not just that. I mean that I cant find a boyfriend! Johnson told the Guardian. Besides considering a …

Corey Johnson NY (and even the city’s subway). Will he run for mayor?

The speaker of the city council, 37, who was diagnosed with HIV in 2004, has overcome addiction and is mulling a mayoral run Corey Johnson got his first brush with fame when, as the captain of his high school football team in a small town in Massachusetts, he came out as gay. These days, he likes to say hes in a long-term relationship with New York City. Its a way of confessing his love for his adopted city where he was diagnosed with HIV, and where he overcame alcohol and drug addiction to become a high-profile speaker of the city council but not just that. I mean that I cant find a boyfriend! Johnson told the Guardian. Besides considering a …

Instagram will let you appeal post takedowns

Instagram isn’t just pretty pictures. It now also harbors bullying, misinformation and controversial self-expression content. So today Instagram is announcing a bevvy of safety updates to protect users and give them more of a voice. Most significantly, Instagram will now let users appeal the company’s decision to take down one of their posts. A new in-app interface (rolling out starting today) over the next few months will let users “get a second opinion on the post,” says Instagram’s head of policy, Karina Newton. A different Facebook moderator will review the post, and restore its visibility if it was wrongly removed, and they’ll inform users of their conclusion either way. Instagram always let users appeal account suspensions, but now someone can …

How to make a friend of your anger

There is no quick fix to anger issues, but working through them can be a journey that sheds light on who we are and how we perceive the world Its easy to feel hijacked by our anger. After all, anger was one of the primary evolutionary feelings: it was designed for survival. It knows only on and off. But this means that once the trigger is pressed, often by a trivial event, we end up in noise and miss out on the detail and complexity of our humanity. Our capacity for empathy is reduced and we want only to survive, hide, hurt, blame or punish. Many people come to me expecting a quick fix or a solution to their anger. …

Human Actions Are Putting The Survival Of A Million Species On The Line

The United Nations (UN) released the much-anticipated IPBES Global Assessment on Monday, exposing the dire state of global biodiversity in 2019. Close to a million species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction within the coming decades unless we see “transformative change”, the report’s authors warn. And human activity is almost entirely to blame.  The findings echo suggestions of the sixth mass extinction, which some say we are already witnessing. Unlike past extinctions, triggered by extraordinary circumstances, whether volcanic climate change or extraterrestrial objects, this is a disaster directed by us. The key “drivers” of extinction listed in the report are, in descending order: 1. Changes in land and sea use 2. Direct exploitation of organisms 3. Climate change 4. Pollution 5. Invasive alien …

Cleaner trapped in lift for two days

‘Stressful ordeal’ A spokesman said: “KCC and Kier have launched an immediate investigation into the events, which is currently progressing. “We are unable to comment further until the investigation is complete. “We are assured that Kier is providing support to the individual for what must have been a stressful ordeal.” The council said it would be working with Kier to ensure “any lessons are learnt from the incident”. The Health and Safety Executive has been made aware. You may also be interested in: Crane topples on to house roof Benali reaches £1m fundraising goal ‘My university doesn’t have enough money’

Yes, Your Christian Husband Probably Watches PornAnd No, Hes Probably Not a Pervert

ShareTweetPinterest Is it possible your husband watches porn? Unfortunately, there’s a good chance he is. An incredible 47 percent of Christians say pornography is a major problem in their home, according to an article by Family Safe Media. And by “major problem,” these families don’t mean “the husband watches porn occasionally and the wife finds it kind of annoying.” No, according to a special report released by Covenant Eyes: Become A Contributor Among men ages 18-30: 79 percent view pornography at least once a month and 63 percent view pornography several times a week. Among men ages 31-49: 67 percent view pornography at least once a month and 38 percent view pornography several times a week. Among men ages 50-68: 49 percent view pornography at …

Bad Air Linked To Dementia, Bezos’ Lunar Lander, and More News

Air pollution is worse for us than we thought, the world's richest man unveiled his moon craft, and Mother's Day is around the corner. Here's what you should know, in two minutes or less. Today's Headlines Evidence suggests air pollution might cause dementia The health conscious among us can eat well, exercise plenty, and abstain vices, like smoking. But the worsening air quality in American cities is increasingly difficult to avoid. Now, a wave of studies suggests air pollution is more harmful to us than previously thought, especially when it comes to dementia. How overwhelming is the evidence? "I have no hesitation whatsoever to say that air pollution causes dementia,” says the head of USC's Air Pollution and Brain Disease …

Ocasio-Cortez posts about garbage disposal in posh new apartment

IN NETFLIX DOC, AOC REFLECTS ON 2018 RUN: ‘NOBODY ELSE WOULD, SO LITERALLY ANYBODY COULD’ “OK everyone I need your help because I just moved into this apartment a few months ago and I just flipped a switch and it made that noise and it scared the daylights out of me,” Ocasio-Cortez can be heard saying in footage. “I am told this is a garbage disposal. I’ve never seen a garbage disposal. I never had one in any place I’ve ever lived,” she later said. The “Green New Deal”-touting Bronx Democrat wondered whether the device was “environmentally sound.” “This DC apartment is bougie and has things I’ve never seen before…” Ocasio-Cortez captioned the video, later noting: “Is this what social …