Why Coffee Will Always Be Part of My Healthy Morning — Healthy Mornings

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I've been trying to drink more tea lately. This is partly because I feel like tea is good for me, but also because every time I make myself tea, I am glad I did. I really like tea! But somehow it still feels like something I have to talk myself into making.

The very simple explanation is this: I also really like coffee. Coffee is my preferred morning drink and, even as I hope that my newest tea purchase (spoiler: it's a kettle/pot combo due in the mail any day now) will inspire me to make tea more often, coffee will always be part of my morning.

I'd even go so far as to say that coffee is a "healthy" start to my day.

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Extra Crispy’s Bacon Critic Has Chosen the Best Bacon in America — Food News

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Like most things in life, not all bacon is created equal. Some offer better flavors and others are easier to cook with. Extra Crispy's bacon critic, Scott Gold, took one for the team and sampled a plethora of bacon to decide the best bacon in America.

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What Is Ramadan? — The Ramadan Table

Islam is the world's fastest-growing religion, but for many non-Muslims, the month-long observance of Ramadan may still seem a little mysterious. This is particularly true in the United States, where, according to data from the Pew Research Center, about 1 percent of Americans practice the Muslim faith. But Ramadan presents an opportunity for the curious to gain a deeper understanding.

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Recipe: Spaghetti with Crispy Pancetta, Peas, and Burrata — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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You know that basic box of spaghetti you keep stashed in the pantry? I'm about to show you how to really make it live up to its full potential. This gem is easy enough to pull together on a Monday night when you're pressed for time, but fancy enough to hold its own when you host friends or your new in-laws for dinner. Soft, creamy burrata steals the show to make everyday spaghetti and frozen peas feel super special. Crisp bites of pancetta add a salty twist, and a handful of fresh basil and mint balance it out with a sweet, fragrant aroma that keep this meal feeling seasonal and fresh.

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Should You Get a Fridge with the Freezer on the Top or Bottom? — Side by Side: A Guide to Appliance Shopping

If you're considering a new refrigerator, chances are the first things you'll consider are price and size. These are critical! But, as you'll find out once you start to do some research, there are many (many) more factors to take into consideration. One of those is freezer placement. No, it's not sexy, but it is a question you should ask yourself: Do you want a freezer on the top or a freezer on the bottom? There are advantages (and disadvantages) to both. Here, we break them down.

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This Is the Best Way to Revive Stale Dates — Tips from The Kitchn

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If you've ever brought a package of dates home, on at least one occasion you've probably pulled them out to find them looking kind of crystallized on the outside and way more firm than you remember. Am I right? Here's the thing about dates — these sweet fruits continue to dry out (and eventually harden up) as they age. It happens when they're stored properly, and even faster when they're not. They're still perfectly good, though, so don't toss them. You just need to revive them and bring them back to life. Here's the best way to do it.

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