Six Healthy Coffee Alternatives to Warm Up Your Mornings This Fall

by , 10/09/14
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While there’s nothing quite like a hot cup of java to start your day out and give you that morning jolt of energy, drinking too much coffee throughout the day isn’t great for your health. Coffee does have its own particular benefits when consumed in moderation, but drinking more than three cups per day can cause a host of unwanted health problems. With fall in full swing and winter approaching, hot beverage season is upon us. If you’d like to cut your caffeine consumption but don’t want to give up your morning ritual, you’re in luck: here are some very tasty and healthy coffee alternatives that you can enjoy at any time of the day.

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A Reflection on Energy Justice Summer—The Fight Against Fracking in Pennsylvania

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Energy Justice Summer has come to an end, but our work against fracking and extreme shale gas extraction is still continuing. In the coming months, we’ll be looking for more fellows to come to Susquehanna County to join us in the fight to stop fracking in the name of energy justice, and a just transition to a clean energy economy. Thank you all for joining me on this amazing journey! This article is a reflection of Energy Justice Summer as a whole, and the life I lived in Montrose over the past three months, working alongside some amazing, dedicated activists.

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Winter is Coming: 6 Game of Thrones-Inspired Vegetarian Recipes to Brighten Cold Days

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Winter is coming. No, really… it’ll be here in a couple of short months. Avid Game of Thrones fans have been inundated with the foreboding of oncoming winter, and October’s arrival reminds us that snow and bitter cold will be following shortly. Fortunately, there are some delicious ways to brighten up grey days, such as these fabulous vegetarian recipes inspired by George R.R. Martin’s works. Warming soup, succulent roasted vegetables, and tantalizing desserts are waiting for you right after the jump!

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9 Eco-Friendly Thrift-Store Halloween Costumes for Under $15

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Across the country, the leaves are changing and the air is turning crisp. It can only mean one thing: Time to get your Halloween plans in order. We love dressing up for Halloween just as much as the next guy or gal, but we’re less enchanted with the trend of buying pricey, wasteful and poorly-made store-bought ‘costumes’. The solution? Hit the thrift store and assemble your own creative costume. Over at Ecouterre, learn how, with a bit of leg work, you can put together your own one-of-a-kind costume for under $20.

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PHOTOS: Ai Weiwei's Amazing Chinese Dragon Flies Through the Air at Alcatraz

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TEST DRIVE: 10 Things You Need to Know About Toyota's 2015 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

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For the past 20 years, Toyota has been working on a vehicle that could revolutionize the way we get around. It’s virtually silent, its emissions are so clean you could drink them, and it’s finally ready to hit the streets next year. Meet the 2015 Toyota FCV – the first fuel cell vehicle you’ll actually be able to buy. We recently had a chance to jump behind the wheel and test drive Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell car in San Francisco – read on for our first thoughts and 10 things you need to know about this groundbreaking vehicle.

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DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

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Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this revolutionary way of growing food in some of the projects featured on Inhabitat. Per square foot, it’s the most productive form of agriculture on the planet, and is a perfect example of a living machine: a self-sufficient assembly of plants and animals that functions like an ecosystem, producing food for people without creating waste products or pollution.

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Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States

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Have you ever wondered what the tree population and density of the United States looks like? This amazing map shows just that. Created by Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of Woods Hole Research Center in conjunction with the U. S. Geological Survey Science Center‘s Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center and the US Forest Service, the map was generated based on a series of data sources including readings collected from space-based radars, satellite sensors, computer models, and simply counting trees the old-fashioned way. The map was created for NASA to help determine how the world’s forests have the potential to store more carbon in the future.

 

8 Cool Thrift Store Furniture Revamps to Inspire Your Next DIY Project

8 Cool Thrift Store Furniture Revamps to Inspire Your Next DIY Project

Mini Modern Side Table This cute and interesting accent piece was great before it was revamped, but looks even better with a two-toned paint job. Modern End Table All it…

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DIY Gift Idea: Make 10 Epicurean Vegan Treats in Beautiful Recycled Glass Jars

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Social events and celebrations happen year-round, and delicious food gifts are as much fun to give away as they are to make! Whenever you buy products that come in glass jars, from…

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DIY: Make Your Own Yogurt in a Crock-Pot!

DIY: Make Your Own Yogurt in a Crock-Pot!

Image via Shutterstock  Yogurt is one of those all-around fabulous edibles that can be used a thousand different ways. It gets added to smoothies, eaten with cereal, mixed with herbs…

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