offee has its origins in the Arabian peninsula when in 1100 AD for the first time coffee trees were cultivated. Coffee was first roasted and boiled by Arabs making "qahwa", a beverage made from plants.
In 1475, the worlds first coffee shop opened by Greeks soon after the occupation by the Turks in the ex-capital of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople. That followed by the establishment of more coffee houses in Constantinople.
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LEAF Society strongly believes that, children could be used as the effective change agents, if their leanings and environments are fine tuned effectively. LEAF Society is having 30 Joyful learning centers across Namakkal district covering rural children from Namakkal, Rasipuram and Senthamangalam blocks and tribal children from Kolli Hills region. We are keeping these Joyful learning centers as a base for all our project interventions like promotion of safe sanitation and drinking water practices or increasing negotiating skills of rural & tribal com munities using RTI act. Children from these centers are the key for us and through them; we are trying to bring the desired change among communities. We have more than 450 children from three blocks.Read More »from Concept of Joyful Learning :
These joyful learning centers are not tuition centers replicating what is being done at schools rather are centers filled with Joy for children. They learn new - life skill oriented things with fun, joy and happiness. These centers are
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Press Release:Read More »from Houlihan’s Brings Stylish, Contemporary Dining and Small Plates to Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, Mich. - July 2, 2012 - Houlihan's, a stylish casual dining brand for over 40 years, will open its newest location on July 2, 2012 in Grand Rapids at Breton Village, contributing to the established shopping center's new business revitalization and boosting the local economy with the creation of 75-100 jobs. Houlihan's of Grand Rapids, located at 1968 Breton Rd. SE, will offer diners made-from-scratch cooking in a contemporary setting with an energetic bar scene and cater to consumers' increasing demand for a customized dining experience with a flavor-packed menu of 30+ 'small plates.'
"We give a jolt to people's expectations of casual dining, not only with the taste, quality and presentation of our food, but our personality and atmosphere," said Peggy Fischer, General Manager of the new Grand Rapids Houlihan's. "Everything from our progressive décor, unique menu design and our ageless bar experience has been carefully thought out. Houlihan's is fine dining
This month, I set out to discover and indulge in local foods, drinks and destinations that set my soul on fire, inspired by the epicurean revolution happening right here in our own back yard. This season we have much to be thankful for as these ten tasty finds are notably worth the experience. After enjoying this month's trend adventures, there's no doubt in my mind that you'll thank me later.
andysietsemaSietsema's Orchards & Cider MillRead More »from Now Trending: 10 Tasty Local Finds
They say an "apple a day, keeps the doctor away" but what if you could drink it? Sietsema's Apple Orchard and Cider Mill is a fifth generation family farm that harvests some of the most mouthwatering apples on this side of the state. Sietsema's 1/2 gallon apple cider can best be described as sweet, refreshing and nothing short of amazing. Beautifully packaged and full of flavor, I was astonished at its mesmerizing taste. This is a delightful, crisp, fresh and festive beverage. Serve it up this season, hot or cold, and
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Monica's Gourmet Cookies - Fine ingredients, pure flavor, distinctive texture, sophisticated appearance and OH SO LOCAL! We love Monica's Gourmet Cookies. These cookies are not only a pleasure to look at, but are a guilty pleasure to savor every time you enter Knapp's Corner D&W. Monica's gourmet collection of cookies was born while she was confined to bed rest during a high-risk pregnancy. Perhaps that is why the various flavors of the cookies are so deliciously intriguing. The White Chocolate Almond Macadamia, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip and Carmel Rock are all tastefully complex and worth every bite. Shop now at www.monicasbest.com or stop into your local Spartan store today.
CHERRY REPUBLIC - Open a special delivery of delicious cherry products wrapped in a gift box that includes a pine cone, shred of birch bark and sprig of cedar and you will have entered a whole new world. While February was National
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by Janice Lynne Lundy
A MANIFESTO WORTH CONSIDERING
"Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference."
Beauty is a concept which countless poets and philosophers have sought to define. It appears that their passion to clarify it, however, may be rooted in faulty thinking: If we know what beauty is, surely we can harness it, shape it, make it our own again and again, as if we could hold onto it forever.
In fact, isn't this what we as women often do when it comes to our own beauty? We focus on the physical and spend extraordinary amounts of time and money to make ourselves a work of art. We strive to find our ideal style; arranging face, form, hair, nails, and wardrobe just so. And when we do, we're certain to present the perfect version of ourselves to the world.
And, yet, deep inside ourselves we know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Beauty is not a constant. It changes with time and from cultureRead More »from Inner Beauty Secrets
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Fact: I am not perfect. Not. Even. Close.
Fact: I honestly use to think that I was. (Well, maybe not 100%…but a solid 95%.)
Before I had children, I thought I knew every single thing about being a fantastic parent. I would observe parents and their kids in public and think things like "Wow, who would let their kid do that?", "Why would anyone let their 3-year old dress themselves?", "Does she not notice that her child's face is covered in dried snot?", and "Is the mom uniform sweats and hats?"
Fact: I would quite simply, judge. Oh and how I HATE that word! But, if I am going to be honest with you, JUDGING is EXACTLY what I did. I would silently cast my uneducated opinions on unassuming friends, family, and total strangers. Now, I would only share my judgmental thoughts with my husband and my fellow FWK (friends without kids). Completely clueless parenting-virgins thinking they knew it all. What a joke!
I actually went as far as creating "Cara's Top-5 Rules for Having a Child."
promotionHave you ever been promoted?Read More »from The Boss Speaks: 11 Tips to Get a Promotion
If so, congratulations. If not, there might be something you can do about that.
And we don't mean "be more confident" or "be more passionate." We mean specific actions you can take to impress your superiors-and take home a bigger paycheck.
Even if you're not specifically looking for a flashier title or more money (although who isn't?), these tips will help you become-or remain-a valued employee.
How did we find such useful tips? We asked the boss.
In fact, we interviewed nearly a dozen bosses, in fields ranging from marketing and tech to new media, executive recruiting and financial planning. They spoke to LearnVest on the condition of anonymity, to share exactly why they'd promoted a direct report in the past. From telling the boss when she's wrong to schmoozing at happy hour, their answers just might surprise you.
1. Tell Me I'm Wrong
"I love when someone smart challenges my thinking," says one boss.
That's not to
If we are what we eat, then it may be a good idea to take inventory of the foods the average person consumes on a daily basis. Although some foods are sought after for their taste, there are many foods that can be enjoyed because they have a positive effect on a person's appearance. In the simplest sense, eating a healthy diet can help maintain a good body weight, which is one way to improve individual appearance. But more specifically, there are certain foods that have particular benefits for the skin, hair and body. The key is knowing what to eat.
Seasoning food with flavorful herbs instead of salt is another way to improve looks. Salt is often a culprit in water retention, which can lead to bloating and puffiness. This is also advantageous to people who need to reduce salt intake thanks to high blood pressure or other ailments.
Blueberries and cherries:Read More »from Foods that Improve Your Looks
These fruits are chock full of antioxidants, which studies show can reduce inflammation, a
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