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Turmeric Sencha Green Tea

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Slightly spicy and earthy. I started this blend because I wanted to drink my turmeric and though it is usually suggested that the spice be added to milk, I am still in the process of getting myself out of the habit of drinking milk.

There are several benefits of the Indian spice, turmeric, here are a list of five:

1. Cleans out your liver 2. Natural anti-flammatory  3. It's used in Chinese medicines to treat depression 4. It's thought to prevent and stop several cancers including breast cancer 5. Known as treatment for joint pains
And there are also several benefits of sencha Japanese green tea:
1. High in antioxidants 2. Helps prevent certain cancers 3. Quickens the metabolism and therefore assists in weight loss 4. known to prevent certain heart diseases 5. Helps slow aging of the body
I buy the loose sencha green tea and turmeric.  You may use any infuser you care for. I use finum paper filters because I like the smooth finish. I don't like the granules of turmeric in …

Broadway Review: The Common Pursuit

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Brought to us by the Roundabout Theater Company is Simon Gray's The Common Pursuit.  Directed by Moisés Kaufman. Now showing at the Laura Pells Theater on 46 Street through the 29th of July. I saw the play on the Thursday evening of May 10th. There are two reasons why I am now doing a review so late: 1. I didn't get it. 2. I was lazy.

We encounter Stuart Thorne (Josh Cooke) in his Cambridge dormitory. Along with his girlfriend Marigold Watson (Kristen Bush). And this was where my confusion took root. Stuart mentions marriage to Marigold at one point, and I thought I understood her reaction. I thought I understood her body language.


The Common Pursuit is the title of a literary magazine that Stuart started at school with a few odd peers who would remain his and Marigold's friends twenty years later. I found Humphry Taylor (Tim McGeever) very interesting. He reminds me a little of my boyfriend, though I actually think Humphry as intelligent as he appears. My boyfriend on the…

Learning to Ride a Bicycle As An Adult

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This morning I woke up not very excited to go to work until I read an email  from my very good friend India. She had the most exciting news. She wrote: "Jane, I learned to ride a bike!!...Your turn!!!"

I don't know how to ride a bicycle. And I am 25. I'm not embarrassed about this situation. I never had a bicycle growing up, and though my brothers learned some how, I never got back on when I tried, and fell at the age of 7. I just forgot about the whole thing. It was only a few years ago that I actually started nourishing the idea to learn how to ride; thinking it would be such a cool way to travel and exercise.

A really nice sorority sister of mine tried to teach me about two summers ago, she even gave me her old bike to practice, yet, I never made it. Another friend of mine who was in my club of not knowing how to ride, just exited the club. And now, so has India. We were supposed to do it together, but it matters not. It is so beautiful when someone masters somet…