My Favorite Colors: Green, Black, White, and Oolong?

Tea is a great alternative to soda. Just it’s lack of large amounts of sugar makes it a great choice, but recent research has found some great health benefits in many different types of tea.

Green tea is high in antioxidants which is great for the body. Who knew one of the best anti-cancer drugs can be bought at the grocery store? Antioxidants don’t just stop at helping to prevent cancer however. Green tea’s magical properties have been shown to help dandruff, anxiety, psoriasis, and more. Let me go get a cup now.

Black tea does not have as much Chinese magic as green, but it has been shown to help get rid of bad breath bacteria and the animo acids in black tea has been shown to strengthen your immune system.

Oolong tea can prevent tooth decay, fight dermatitis, help you lose weight, and, like black tea, it also strengthens your immunities.

White tea has been shown to have similar properties and health benefits to green tea. In the end however green, black, white, and oolong leaves all come from the same plant.

[Source: Men’s Fitness and Health Castle]


The Problem with 2-for-1 and the Real Way to Get Free Drinks

During this past weekend, I was taking my cousin from the Bahamas out on the town to see beautiful Miami, but we ran into some sneaky two-for-one “deals”. Saturday, we went to Chilli’s. Not the best place for a vegan like me, but the house salad was huge. We each ordered the mango mojitos recommended by the waiter (mojitos are my favorite, besides beer of course), who I’ll give props to, was super-nice. The waiter brings four mojitos…? It was the two-for-one special.

“Could you just have given us two drinks and charged us for one?”

At first taste the mojitos taste delicious, but where is the kickback that I usually get after drinking any type of alcoholic beverage? We ask the waiter if there is even alcohol in the drinks. Click to continue reading…

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Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Anti-heros, van-controlling iPhones, musical, and Neil Patrick Harris (yes same guy from How I Met Your Mother and Doggie Howser) equals plain awesomeness. Thanks to Nick for convincing me to see this Internet-only film.

The film was initially distributed as three different episodes, but have now been combined into one 45-minute film at almost all locations. It follows Dr. Horrible trying to win the girl, battle his arch nemesis Captain Hammer, and enter into the Evil League of Evil. At the end he is only able to accomplish two of these goals so watch this great movie/show to find out. You can currently buy Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog on iTunes now or DVD. Or, if you are a poor college student, then watch it for free on or the official site (video is hosted by Hulu either way). International viewers should be able to view this video as well. There is also a free HD version. Also, all 15 songs are available on iTunes.

Here is the embeded video from Hulu:


Friday Funnies: Little Birdie and the Shit

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.
Morals of the story:

  • Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.
  • Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
  • And when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep your mouth shut!

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What Are You Looking For

This evening, while looking for cooking tips on the Internet, I noticed that some of Google’s “Suggestions” for search terms were rather unusual. Keep in mind, in order for a search term to show up as a suggestion, it has to be entered a number of times by a number of different people. Remembering that, here are some of my favorites garnered by entering the phrase “How To” and then a random letter or couple of letters. Click to continue reading…

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