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Calling All PSL Lovers—Starbucks Just Announced A Brand New Fall Drink!

Starbucks Is Making This Big Change To It’s Menu

Does Coffee Speed Up Your Metabolism? We Asked A Doctor.

Baristas Say Starbucks Is Ignoring This Major Problem

The Best Time To Drink Coffee When You Need A Pick-Me-Up

6 Things You’re Adding To Your Coffee That’s Slowing Your Weight Loss

The One Caffeine Mistake You’re Probably Making

The One Coffee Mistake You’re Making That’s Slowing Your Weight Loss, According To A Study

The One Hot Drink You Shouldn’t Have Every Morning For Weight Loss, According To A Dietitian

The Best Hot Drinks To Speed Up Your Metabolism, According To A Nutritionist

The One Thing You Should Never Put On A Coffee Stain–What Is It?

The One Thing You Should Never Do When Ordering Coffee At A Restaurant

You Won’t Believe Gwyneth Paltrow’s 14-Ingredient Latte Recipe

Celebrities are known for being so over the top and that is exactly why we want to be like them, right? Because being extra is the new cool. Gwyneth Paltrow is definitely one of those celebrities with diva-ish ways. She has this girl-next-door look and a seemingly primadonna type personality, which only makes us want to be her more. So why not spend the morning drink a 14-ingredient latte like her? Yes, 14 ingredients (I am not kidding)! If you check out her website Goop, you can find out how to make her absurd "latte" (can we even call it that??). According to the recipe, she combines ingredients for healthy skin, a strong immune system and stress relief for the ultimate detox. The ingredients include fresh turmeric, almond butter, sunflower butter, coconut oil, sun potion astragalus (what even is that?!), sun potion tacos, sun potion reishi, ground nutmeg, ground cardamom, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, sea salt, black pepper and boiling water. If you don't believe check out the recipe for yourself. I'm truly wondering how all of those things taste mixed together. Must be good if Gwyneth drinks it! Don't forget to also check out what Gwyneth Paltrow eats in the morning and why she was named the most hated celebrity. [Photo: Splash News]

How To Get Free Starbucks Everyday For The Rest Of 2016

From the stressful presidential election to all the Hollywood legends who passed away, 2016 has just been the worst. But we finally have some good news for the last 60 hours of this horrible excuse for a year: Starbucks is giving away coffee. Every day between 1 and 2 PM until January 2, you can get any tall espresso drink for free. There is a catch, though. You have to find out if the Starbucks near you is participating, and the locations change every day. To find out if your neighborhood spot is part of today's lineup, check out Starbuckscheer.com. Thanks, Starbucks, for never letting us down. Don't forget to check out: the first thing Gwyneth Paltrow eats every morning and the one thing you should never do when ordering a burger at a restaurant [Photo: Shutterstock]

The Worst Starbucks Holiday Drink For You, According To A Dietician

The holidays are the best. We get to spend time with family, enjoy each other’s company, and most importantly, eat as much as we want (just kidding, not really, though). And we can't forget to mention the great drinks that Starbucks brings out seasonally! If only drinking all of those lattes and Frappucinos were as good for us as quality time with our parents. According to dietician Elaine Magee, the Peppermint Mocha Frappucino is the worst holiday drink to have from Starbucks. The popular holiday drink has 410 calories, 14 grams of fat and 64 grams of sugar, enough to make you jump off the walls. That many grams of sugar surpasses the amount recommended by the American Heart Association for women to ingest daily by more than 30 grams. Wow! If you must enjoy the festive Starbucks drink, try the Skinny Peppermint Mocha. It comes with skim milk, no whipped cream, and only 13 grams of sugar. Don't forget to check out: 3 easy ways to save money at Starbucks and the one drink you should never order at Starbucks, according to a barista [Photo: Shutterstock]

The Biggest Ripoff At Starbucks–What Is It?

Starbucks is the golden standard when it comes to coffee shops. The company made approximately $10 billion in revenue last year and is set to make a similar amount this year! And it's no surprise considering their menu has everything from fall-inspired lattes to delicious breakfast sandwiches. However, that doesn’t mean that everything sold at Starbucks is worth your money... Take, for example, the biggest ripoff on the Starbucks menu: those delicious yogurt parfaits. At first glance, you would assume that the parfaits are the perfect snack. They are relatively healthy, made with honey granola, non-fat Greek yogurt, blueberries, and strawberries, and are only 220 calories. Except, these parfaits will cost you upwards of $3.00. You might be thinking that’s not too bad. Oh, but it is. You can buy a whole gallon of Greek yogurt, or even a pack of six parfaits, for the same price at the grocery store! Save yourself and your wallet some unnecessary pain and go the cheaper route by creating your own parfait at home. Make sure to also check out 7 interesting things you might not know about Starbucks and 5 on-the-go breakfast ideas for when you're running out the door [Photo: Shutterstock]

Gifts For Girls Who Just CAN’T Without Coffee

Starbucks Red Holiday Cups Are Back! Will The Internet Melt Down Again?

3 Easy Ways To Save Money At Starbucks

Whether a "Trenta, no foam, five shot, half-caff., no foam, pumpkin spice latte, with no foam at 210-degrees" is your go-to order or coffee runs are a daily habit, it's easy to spend a little TOO much at Starbucks. Here are three ways to stop that and actually save money next time you hit up Starbucks. Make it a Misto I was on a soy latte kick a few winters ago and would order the drink pretty much every day. That is, until one morning when the latte machine wasn't working. A barista suggested I order a soy Misto instead because, well, it's pretty much the same thing. The only difference between the two is that a Misto is coffee + steamed milk, while a latte is espresso + steamed milk. Oh, and a grande Misto costs less than $3 while a grande latte is over $4. Bank account, saved! Bring your own cup You will save 10 cents by bringing your own reusable cup. Sure, it doesn't sound like a lot, but it will all add up in the end! Order a Short Yes, there is a size smaller than a "tall." According to Slate, a "short" cappuccino has the same amount of espresso as a tall--and it costs less. Don't forget to check out: how to cut calories at Starbucks and what to never order, according to a former barista [Photo: Instagram]

The One Drink You Should Never Order At Starbucks, According To A Former Barista

Starbucks is pretty much the ideal place to pick up your caffeine fix: there's nearly one on every corner in most major cities, and the menu is so big it can almost be overwhelming sometimes. No foam or extra? Should you add flavor? What does coconut milk even taste like in a latte? Luckily, we got the inside scoop from a former barista on the drinks you definitely shouldn't be ordering at Starbucks. Tara,* who worked at a Starbucks location in upstate New York, says that unless you're looking to consume what is basically a caffeine-free meal of ice and cream, stay away from any of the "Creme" frappuccino. "Any of the creme fraps don't have any caffeine, like the strawberries and creme one. The vanilla bean frappuccino is basically pure sugar," she says. Essentially, "Creme" in the name is just an indicator that the drink is basically dessert. Considering that a grande Vanilla Bean Creme rings in at 440 calories (and that you don't even get any actual coffee in it!), we think we'll be sticking to the coffee giant's lattes and drip coffees, thank you very much. Oh, and if you don't want your barista to hate you? Tara says to always specify whether you want your drink hot or iced before actually ordering - you'll save your barista tons of frustration and will probably get your drink faster. "I would get so annoyed if people would give a really complicated order that I would need to write on the cup while they were saying it, and they didn't say hot or iced before they ordered," she says. Lesson learned: if you want more caffeine bang for your buck, steer clear of the frapps - and seriously people, don't let your barista write your entire complicated order on a hot cup, only to tell them that you wanted that grande triple soy latte with extra foam, iced. *Name has been changed. Don't miss: The Most Unhealthy Items At Chipotle and 6 Cocktails That Are Low Calorie [Photo: Instagram]

8 Cult-Favorite Starbucks Drinks Everyone Should Try At Least Once

The Cheapest & Easiest Recipe For At-Home Cold Brew Coffee

During the summer months, I drink iced coffee like you wouldn't believe. We're talking a venti Starbucks cold brew every morning, and sometimes two if I stick around long enough to get a free refill with my gold card. I have an addiction - and an expensive one at that. Especially with the prices of coffee in New York, I've been trying more and more to brew my own at home at least a few times a week - and I think I've finally mastered the perfect cold brew recipe. For the coffee-to-water ratio, I generally go with 3 parts water for every 1 part coffee. When you buy your coffee, make sure you ask for it to be ground coarsely - this will make life a lot easier when you go to strain the coffee. Simply combine your coffee grounds and water in a glass container and cover. A large mason jar like the Ball Quart Mason Jar ($6.63) works well and the lid prevents any accidental spillage! Leave the water and grounds to sit for 12-24 hours, either refrigerated or at room temperature. (Pro tip: Make it the night before!) When the coffee is finished brewing, pour the mixture through a coffee filter or fine strainer to separate the grounds out, and your coffee is ready - it's that simple. Don't forget to have fun with the add-ins too! This blogger's recipe suggests adding almond milk and maple syrup, and my mouth is basically watering over it. To avoid watery coffee that stays chilled, I also love to put some cold brew into ice cube trays ahead of time - when the ice melts throughout the morning, your coffee stays strong! While making your own cold brew can feel like a hassle at first, it's actually super easy - and will save you tons of cash in the long run. Don't miss: 7 Game-Changing Hacks For Packing Lunch That Will Save You Tons Of Cash and Exactly How To Order Those Starbucks Rainbow Drinks Blowing Up On Instagram [Photo: Morgan Maloney]

Exactly How To Order Those Starbucks Rainbow Drinks Blowing Up On Instagram

This Is How Calvin Klein Orders His Coffee So It’s The Perfect Color Every Time

Tired of getting the wrong amount of milk in your morning brew? Uggh, we've been there. A smidge more or less milk than desired and the cup of Joe you've been dreaming of is effectively RUINED. Honestly, it's difficult to communicate your milk preferences to someone who isn't you. A 'splash' means something different to everyone. Buuuut, thanks to legendary fashion designer (and master coffee-orderer) Calvin Klein, we're beginning to think our days of disappointment are over... Rumor has it, Sir Calvin Klein leaves a Pantone swatch in his kitchen for his chef to reference of the exact color he prefers his coffee. Okay, you probs don't have a chef, but the concept behind this is BRILLIANT. Find your tone of choice, grab a swatch, keep it in your purse to whip out whenever the question of milk level arises! Find your swatch here!   Don't forget to check out: Every ‘Smart Girl’ Needs To Know Kris Jenner’s Shoe Hack and Hacks For Saving Every Last Drop Of Your Favorite Makeup [Photo: Shutterstock]

3 Reasons Why Tea Is The New Coffee #FACTS

I'm a coffee fiend. As high maintenance as it sounds, my day does NOT start until I've had my morning dark roast.  If I had to choose between coffee and tea, I'd pick coffee 1,000 times over — actually, I'd probably pick coffee over most things: food, water, shelter, oxygen... It's not that I dislike tea, it's fine, I've just always considered it too mellow to wake me up. Well, apparently I've been adult-ing all wrong, because tea (green tea in particular) is actually a much smarter morning option than coffee! THE OUTRAGE! I might not get over this, but I have to admit there is some serious evidence backing the tea claim... Tea Helps You Fight Disease Coffee is not bad for you, per se, but it's not good for you either. Tea on the other hand actively fights esophageal cancer — reducing the risk in women by up to 60%! What's more, tea has antioxidants that both slow the effects of aging AND (!!!) help prevent heart disease. Tea Can Help You Lose Weight...?! In contrast to the fattening, sugar-coma-inducing options available for most coffee drinks, tea (unless you're a v adventurous Argo Tea goer) doesn't provide much room for fatty extras. Additionally, tea wards off the growth of new fat cells! Tea Keeps You Active Longer Than Coffee Does! Coffee is a shock to the system, the results of which often save the day (for me, at least). BUT (ugh, the but...), coffee's effects wear off quicker, which can sometimes leave you feeling more strung-out than you did before your first cup. Tea, however, endures. You won't need to guzzle cup-after-cup to stay on your game! So... why aren't you drinking tea yet??? Get on it, girl!   Don't forget to check out: 8 Starbucks Drinks That Don’t Have Coffee and Shop 13 Travel Mugs That Will Make Your Morning Commute Better–Guaranteed [Photo: Shutterstock]  

This Is The Most Efficient Way To Brew Your Own Coffee

Calling all recent grads! Yeah, YOU! Your Starbucks run isn't getting any cheaper — actually it's increasing in price (the demand is REAL). So now's about time to learn a real adult skill. Shouldn't this be like a Freshmen Seminar? HOW TO BREW COFFEE 101. Unless you graduated from the school of life, you probably skipped this lesson... SO, HERE IT IS: First things first, buy a coffee maker. Despite the gross amount of $$$ you spend on coffee per week, coffee makers and ground coffee itself are pretty inexpensive! I recommend the simple (but effective) Mr. Coffee. Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Switch Coffee Maker, CG12 ($16) There are TONS of different models, but for the sake of simplicity we'll refer to the very ordinary machine above. Now, you will need a filter. You can choose to use either the disposable paper version, or invest (for like $6) in a gold, permanent filter that you can just dump and rinse. Personally, I recommend the gold filter. It'll make life a LOT easier, and you'll never have to deal with the early morning no-filter fiasco that many of us know oh too well. Brew Rite 8-12 Cup Permanent Coffee Filter, Basket Style ($6) Last (and most important) thing: COFFEE BEANS! If you shop for your coffee somewhere that offers a grinder (like Trader Joes), you can save a few bucks and grind the beans yourself. But if you'd rather skip the hassle, you can buy the pre-ground alternative. Starbucks French Roast Ground Coffee, 12 oz ($8) Okay, now you're ready to get down to business! First step, flip up the lid to your coffee maker. In the circular area above the coffee pot, place your filter. Now, decide how much coffee you'd like. One Tablespoon is equal to one cup, but "one cup" by the standards of your machine is V DIFFERENT than what you're imagining. If I want to comfortably fill two regular-sized mugs, I'd add 6 tablespoons to the filter. So if I were just making coffee for myself, I'd add 2-3 tablespoons. Capiche? Next step, fill your coffee pot with water so that it holds as many cups of water as there are tablespoons of ground coffee in the filter. Pour the water into the space around the filter — read: the back part with the numbers, NOT THE ACTUAL FILTER OR FILTER AREA (I've done this wayyyy too many times). You're almost there! Flip the coffee maker lid back down and put the pot back in place below the filter. Flip the switch so that you (literally) get the green-light, and ta-da, you're a-brewin'! Grab a mug and you're off on the amazing caffeine-fueled adventure we call life. Once you've got the Mr.Coffee routine down, graduate to the masterclass: How To Brew Cheap Coffee At Home So It Tastes Like A Fancy Store-Bought Cup   Don't forget to check out: This Is The Most Efficient Way To Clean Your Coffee Maker and When Should You Stop Drinking Coffee Before Bed? The Answer Might Surprise You   [Photo: A House In The Hills]

How To Brew Cheap Coffee At Home So It Tastes Like A Fancy Store-Bought Cup

I'm sure like 99.9% of people start their morning with a cup of coffee. Okay, maybe not that many, but the point is a lot of people drink coffee every single morning. The writers at PureWow discovered an even better way to enjoy your morning cup of joe. In addition to a coffee maker, coffee filter and coffee grounds, you'll need some cinnamon. Yes, cinnamon! Here's what you do: Fill the filter with coffee grounds and add in a generous amount of cinnamon. Set your coffee maker to brew and you're good to go! Enjoy a refreshing cup of coffee with a twist...and then go tell all your friends about it! BUY CINNAMON NOW Don't miss why you should never sleep with your cell phone in your bed and find out if the five-second rule is legit! [Photo: Shutterstock]

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Starbucks Has A Secret Valentine’s Day Menu Including 3 New Frappuccinos

Everyone knows Starbucks has a secret menu, but did you know there are special Valentine's Day items on it?! Tony Aguilar, a Starbucks employee in a Tucson store, came up with not one, but three V-Day Frappuccinos. "My coworkers and I came up with some Valentine's Day drinks to go with our Valentine's Day merchandise," he wrote on Reddit. Here are their delicious creations: The Valentine Frappuccino: "Strawberries and cream with raspberry pumps to make it extra pink, vanilla bean in the middle and blackberry on top, topped with whipped cream." The Love Bean Frappuccino: "Vanilla bean with raspberry pumps topped with raspberry infused whipped cream and chocolate curls." The Java Berry Frappuccino: "Java Chip Frappuccino topped with raspberry infused whipped cream." Don't expect to go into any Starbucks store and simply ask for a Valentine Frappuccino. A Starbucks spokesperson said, "If customers would like to order a beverage that is not listed on our menu, we recommend they know the recipe so that their barista can handcraft the beverage perfectly for them." Don't miss how to eat a Kit Kat like Kourtney Kardashian and the most efficient way to clean your coffee maker! [Photos: Imgur]

This Is The Most Efficient Way To Clean Your Coffee Maker

I don't know about you, but my first interaction of the day almost always includes my coffee maker. Cat needs food? Phone is ringing? Yeah, yeah, everyone can wait — I NEED COFFEE. Considering how essential my coffee maker is to my day-to-day, it's pretty disgusting how little attention I pay to its maintenance. Apparently it's not enough to simply dump the filter... You probably didn't see this coming, but your coffee maker is actually one of the most bacteria-prone spots in your entire home. Don't make the mistake of googling this. Please, just take my word for it (and DON'T look up pictures, either!) Here's the verdict: you need to be hand-washing your coffee pot and filter after every use. The whole of the machine can go longer sans wash, but make sure you thoroughly clean any area likely to accumulate grinds. Once a month, clean the rest of the machine using white vinegar. Here's how: Pour a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water into the area where you'd usually pour the water for your daily brew. Add an empty filter where you'd typically pour the coffee grinds. Turn your machine on and allow the vinegar concoction to brew to the half-way point. Turn the machine off and let it sit for thirty minutes. Finish brewing the rest of the vinegar. After every last bit of vinegar has collected in the pot, dump it out. Fill the machine with water and let it all brew out into the pot. Now repeat! Ta-da! You have a bacteria-free coffee maker, and it's probably running a lot faster than before... Don't forget to check out Starbucks Has Answered Our Prayers By Adding A New (Permanent) Menu Item! and When Should You Stop Drinking Coffee Before Bed? The Answer Might Surprise You [Photo: Williams-Sonoma ]

Starbucks Has Answered Our Prayers By Adding A New (Permanent) Menu Item!

Coffee, coffee, coffee! If you're a caffeine fiend like me/everyone, January 5, 2016, is going to fuel your wildest coffee-addled dreams. Starbucks has done it again and created a new drink that will likely revolutionize your ordering habits. Get ready to shout: "Latte Macchiato! Latte Macchiato! Latte Macchiato!" because that's the title of Starbucks' newest PERMANENT menu item. Yep, unlike everyone's seasonal favorites (Pumpkin Spice Latte, Peppermint Mocha...) the Latte Macchiato is here to stay! Now, for the brass tacks, what is this illustrious new beverage? Well, the Latte Macchiato is a member of Starbucks' espresso family. It falls midway between the spectrum of creamy and coffee-y (not as indulgent as a flat white, but milkier than an Americano). Try it for yourself when it hits menus tomorrow and let us know what you think! Don't forget to check out: You Can Now Charge Your Cellphone With Your Coffee #NBD and When Should You Stop Drinking Coffee Before Bed? The Answer Might Surprise You [Photos: Starbucks]

You Can Now Charge Your Cellphone With Your Coffee #NBD

OK, so this may rock your world. You know how heat emits energy and what not? Yes, yes, I graduated from high school. Well, *prepare for mind to be blown* the heat energy that's emitted when you pour yourself a mug of coffee, cook a hot meal, use your laptop, etc., can be harvested and re-used for other means, like charging your cellphone! Two Copenhagen design students, Sergey Komardenkov and Vihanga Gore, have created a table that does this very thing! Their invention, aptly named "Heat Harvest," is an amazing feat for the sustainable energy movement. We must get our hands on this game-changer ASAP! [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ3B68rxkf4[/youtube] Don't forget to check out: UPDATE! There Are So Many Cute Converse Sneakers On Sale For $17 At Net-A-Porter Right Now, This Is The #1 Best-Selling Dry Shampoo At Sephora…, and 4 Natural Remedies That Will Soothe Your Painful Eczema [Photo: Sugar and Cloth]

When Should You Stop Drinking Coffee Before Bed? The Answer Might Surprise You

The most difficult part of my day is the early-morning slog to the coffee maker, hands-down. Even then, at my lowest point, there’s still a sliver of hope — coffee is in the kitchen; help is on the way. Sadly, even coffee has its limitations, and the groovy “Hello, sunshine!” effects of that first cup are fleeting at best. What do you do when your morning dose has run its course? Do you have another? When do you stop? When CAN you stop?? (LOL, hope y’all aren’t as addicted as I am!) But real talk, when’s the cut-off point for a night of caffeine-free slumber? Well, it differs from person to person, but the general consensus is that you should cut the caffeine-drip 4-6 hours before you go to bed. To test your limits, try drinking half a cup of coffee six hours before bed and note when the effects wear off. [Photo: Shutterstock] And don't forget to check out: Beauty Road Test: Find Out If Expensive Eyeshadow Is Really Any Better Than The Cheap Stuff, FYI, The Best Designer Jewelry Is Now Up To 60% Off At Barneys Warehouse, and From Mara Hoffman To Madewell, Shop The Best Items Under $150 At The Net-A-Porter Sale

Find Out How To Get Starbucks Frappuccinos For Half Price #YoureWelcome

There has been quite a bit of controversy following Starbucks this holiday season. Let's all remember the #RedCup debacle. To make up for their customers being unhappy, Starbucks decided to launch a new holiday promotion called Merry Mondays. If you haven't been able to participate in Merry Mondays, don't worry because it lasts until next Monday, December 7. When you pay with your Starbucks App or registered Starbucks Card, you'll receive a festive offer from 2 PM to close. On Monday, December 7 customers can enjoy half off any Frappuccino Blended Beverages. Not a member of My Starbucks Rewards? All you have to do is download the app and register a card and then you'll be able to participate in Merry Mondays! Mark your calendars for December 7 so you don't miss out on this offer. Don't miss 3 at-home remedies for a sore throat and 26 gifts any millennial will appreciate! [Photo: Starbucks]

A New Study Proves Why Coffee Literally Gives Us Life And Helps Us Live Longer

To coffeeholics everywhere, we've got news as good as Christmas morning. While we were almost sure that the one thing a person shouldn't do while drinking coffee is consume more than four cups, a new study reveals five cups per day may actually help you live longer. A new study by the American Heart Association published in Circulation reveals that drinking one to five cups of coffee a day can lower the risk of mortality compared to individuals who don't drink coffee at all. RELATED: The One Thing You Should Never Do When Drinking Coffee  One of the authors from the study, nutrition researcher Walter Willett told NPR, "In our study, we found people who drank three to five cups of coffee per day had about a 15 percent lower [risk of premature] mortality compared to people who didn’t drink coffee.” Willet later shares with NPR, "We’re not sure exactly how coffee is [linked] to all these benefits. The coffee bean itself is loaded with many different nutrients and phytochemicals. And my guess is that they’re working together to have some of these benefits. We [see] similar benefits from caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee. That’s important, because it suggests that caffeine is not responsible for [the benefit]." RELATED: 8 Quotes That Accurately Describe Our Feelings About Coffee What's interesting here is that the lowering of mortality has nothing to do with caffeine. So for all you decaf drinkers, this association with lower risk of mortality and coffee applies to you too! Although we don't know the exact reason why coffee works this way, we now can be literal when we say it gives us life. Don't forget to check out: The One Thing You Should Never Do When Spraying Perfume, PHOTOS: Amazing Celebrity Hair Transformations!, and Why You Should Never--Ever--Rub Your Eyes With Your Hands [Photo: A Beautiful Mess]

The One Thing You Should Never Do When Drinking Coffee

If you are anything like me, there's no such thing as too much coffee. Especially since it's been proven that coffee helps fight depression in women and helps lower the risk of stroke and prostate cancer. With these findings, you would think the more coffee the merrier, right? Yeah, that's not quite the case... The total number of coffee cups we can drink per day is no more than... four cups. For pregnant women, this gets cut down to no more than two cups per day. Considering that the average cup of coffee contains around 100mg of caffeine, four cups of coffee would amount to 400mg of caffeine. To put this in perspective, four cups of coffee equates to 10 cans of soda or two "energy shot" drinks. All of a sudden four cups of coffee does sound like a lot! But the reason why it's not recommended to drink more than four cups of coffee is because of the major side-effects that come along with this much caffeine, including: - Insomnia - Nervousness - Restlessness - Irritability - Stomach upset - Fast heartbeat - Muscle tremors With all that said, as good as those four cups of coffee sound... it may not be worth it. But if you must drink four cups, it's recommended to at least drink one cup of water for every cup of coffee! And don't forget to check out: Spray-On Nail Polish Is Happening--Welcome To The Future, Caitlyn Jenner Reveals Her Latest Emotional Milestone At Glamour's Women Of The Year Awards, and 13 Tech Gifts That Are Perfect For Any Girl On Your List. [Photo: Shutterstock]

This Is The Most Efficient Way To Clean Your Keurig

If you're anything like me, a coffeeholic, then your Keurig is your BFF. But with a Keurig comes the maintenance of the product, and that part isn't so self-explanatory. But don't fret! We're here to help you. After searching the Internet for the most effective ways to clean your Keurig, we've come across the vinegar cleaning solution! With this cleaning routine, it's recommended that you do it between three to four times a year. Step 1: Open the top of the Keurig brewer and remove the K-cup holder. When removing the K-cup holder, be careful since there are two sharp needles inside the brewer compartment. Since the K-cup holder is dishwasher friendly, you can either toss it in there or hand wash it with hot water. Step 2: Remove the the drip tray that's at the bottom of the Keurig. You can either hand wash it with warm water, or toss it in the dishwasher with the K-cup holder! RELATED: 8 Quotes That Accurately Describe Our Feelings About Coffee Step 3: Carefully remove any buildup or obstructions from each hole in the machine. This is referring to the upper half of the Keurig with the needles. Take a paper clip and straighten it out to carefully dig through and remove any dirt or excess coffee grinds. Step 4: Wipe everything off with a damp towel.  Make sure to wipe off any water/coffee stains and excess coffee grinds that have accumulated, especially in the cup holder area! Then, give the entire Keurig a good scrub with the damp towel to make sure you get every inch of the machine. Step 5: Take your clean K-cup holder and attach it back to the upper brewer section. Make sure when inserting the K-cup holder you align the holder with its indicated arrows. RELATED: What Your Coffee Order Says About You Step 6: Take out the water compartment. This is where the vinegar comes in handy! After giving the water compartment a good rinse through, fill it with undiluted white vinegar. Then place it back in the brewer. Step 7: Run four large cups of vinegar. You're running the large cups of vinegar the same way you use your Keurig to brew coffee. Dispose the hot vinegar after each cup is made. Step 8: Leave your Keurig on for four hours. This will allow the vinegar to break down whatever build up is in the tubes of the brewer. RELATED: 8 Starbucks Drinks That Don't Have Coffee Step 9: Water it down! Once the four hours are up, remove any vinegar that may be left in the water compartment. Then, fill the water compartment with water and run cups of hot water until the machine lights up with, "Add Water". This will make sure that any traces of vinegar in the machine are removed! After all, there's nothing appetizing about vinegar-flavored coffee. Also, if you still smell vinegar, refill the water compartment and keep running cups of water until you notice the smell has dissolved. And... you're done! Keep calm, and drink coffee. And don't forget to check out: 8 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Wedding Bands, Once And For All, What Are Freckles?, and We Asked A Doc: Are Wedges Really Better For Your Body Than Heels? [Photo: Flickr]

8 Starbucks Drinks That Don’t Have Coffee

I love Starbucks but I hate coffee. Ironic, I know. Although a majority of Starbucks drinks have coffee, there are a lot that don't have coffee at all. Here are eight drinks that don't contain any coffee. Iced Chai Latte. This is my Starbucks order 90% of the time I go there. It's simply just chai tea (spiced-infused black tea) with milk and ice! Yum. Caramel Apple Spice. A perfect drink to enjoy all throughout fall. It contains steamed apple juice and cinnamon syrup, topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle. White Hot Chocolate. This is a twist on a classic hot chocolate. White chocolate and steamed milk are combined to create this delicious drink. Even better, it's finished with a dollop of whipped cream. Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino. I mean, who wouldn't love this? It's basically a grown-up version of a vanilla milkshake. Teavana Shaken Iced Passion Tango Tea. A favorite drink for the summertime. Everyone is always sipping on this sweetened hibiscus tea once the warm weather hits. Green Tea Creme Frappuccino. Green tea is loved by everyone and it tastes even better when it's blended with milk and ice and topped with sweetened whipped cream. Chocolate Smoothie. This isn't your average chocolate smoothie. It's enhanced with a banana, mocha-flavored sauce, whey protein and fiber powder. It's blended together with milk and ice. Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Get rid of the chill with this warm and cozy drink. It's steamed milk with peppermint, mocha and vanilla-flavored syrups. Sweetened whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings complete the drink. There are a bunch of other drinks that don't have coffee, but these are among the most popular. What's your favorite non-coffee Starbucks drink? Don't miss the limited-edition Halloween Frappuccino at Starbucks and check out the new Hershey's Kiss! [Photo: Shutterstock]

Starbucks Released A Limited-Edition Halloween Frappuccino Called ‘The Frappula’

Big things are happening at Starbucks this fall. First, they released a brand new fall flavor (Toasted Graham Latte) and now the company has announced a limited-edition Frappuccino just in time for Halloween. https://twitter.com/Starbucksnews/status/658614724146368512?lang=en The Frappula will be available starting October 28 through October 31. The "fang-tastic" Frap consists of white chocolate sauce, milk and ice, which is layered between mocha sauce and delicious whipped cream. The drink is topped off with a drizzle of raspberry syrup and another dollop of whipped cream. Do you want to try the Frappula?! Don't miss how to make a PSL at home and 7 things you might not know about Starbucks! [Photo: Starbucks]

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Starbucks Released A New Fall Flavor For The First time In Four Years

For the first time in four years, Starbucks has released a new fall flavor to their menu! Introducing the Toasted Graham Latte, which is available today just in time for the first day of fall. The new latte is a blend of "graham and sweet cream, mixed together with steamed milk and Starbucks' espresso," according to Us Weekly. To make it even better, it's topped with cinnamon graham crumble. In addition to this delicious fall drink, Starbucks is rolling out brand new cups and matching sleeves nationwide! The fall-inspired cups that feature illustrations of pinecones, berries and leaves. You may also notice your Starbucks baristas wearing a new uniform, such as "flannel scarves and sweaters." Plus, your name will be written in orange marker. It sounds like Starbucks is really excited about fall! Get into the fall spirit yourself and shop Starbucks' fall mug collection. Umm, I think the Pumpkin Spice Latte needs to watch its back! Oh, and just in case you don't have time to wait on line, Starbucks just released their new Mobile Order & Pay feature, which is now available nationwide. Don't miss how to make a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte at home and 7 things you didn't know about Starbucks! [Photo: Starbucks]

Dunkin’ Donuts Delivery Is Seriously Happening

Calling all coffee lovers! Your dreams are about to become a reality because Dunkin' Donuts is about to start a new delivery program. No, this is not a drill. During a recent media summit at the Dunkin' Donuts headquarters in Canton, Massachusetts, the company announced they are going to start delivering breakfast through their mobile app. The new version of DD Perks will also let you order food and drinks curbside or for in-store pickup, so no more waiting on massive lines. The new DD Perks app is expected to launch sometime next year and will be available in a single test market that has yet to be revealed. Once the testing period is complete, Dunkin' Donuts will be rolling out the delivery program to DD Perks members across the country. Don't miss 5 affordable recipes to make using ramen noodles and how to make a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte at home! [Photo: Shutterstock]

Test Your Dunkin’ Donuts Knowledge With These 10 Fun Facts

In addition to (and in competition with) Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts is one of America's most popular coffee shops. I'm not a huge coffee drinker, but I actually prefer Dunkin' coffee over Starbucks. Dunkin' is always keeping things fresh by adding new items to their menus, like cookie flavored coffee and limited-edition donuts. Just when you think you might know everything about DD, here are ten fun facts that might surprise you. 1. On average, Dunkin' Donuts sells more than 30 cups of coffee every second. Woah. 2. The original name was Open Kettle, a donut restaurant opened by Bill Rosenberg in 1948. In 1950, the name Dunkin' Donuts came into play. 3. When DD first opened, coffee sold for 10 cents a cup! 4. Beloved Munchkins were added to the menu in 1972 and muffins were added six years later in 1978. 5. Dunkin' Donuts is the first national brand to sell espresso drinks with Fair-Trade Certified espresso beans. On that note, about 2,000 beans go into making one pound of Dunkin' coffee. 6. DD sells about 1.7 billion cups of iced and hot coffee each year. 7. Bagels weren't added to the menu until 1996, followed by breakfast sandwiches in 1997. 8. The now famous slogan "America Runs on Dunkin'" didn't come about until 2006. 9. There are more than 10,000 Dunkin' Donuts stores across 38 US states and 32 countries. 10. Dunkin' coffee experts taste about 200 cups of coffee a day. Talk about a caffeine high... Don't miss 7 things you might not know about Starbucks and see Kim Kardashian's #NoMakeup magazine cover! [Photo: Shutterstock]

7 Interesting Things You Might Not Know About Starbucks

I'm convinced Starbucks is taking over the world. The company founded in 1971 has completely revolutionized the idea of gourmet coffee. Millions of people wait in long lines every morning (and afternoon...and night) just to get their favorite drink, which will cost a pretty penny. Considering come people think of Starbucks as a second home, here are seven interesting facts about your favorite coffeemakers. 1. There are more than 22,000 retail stores in 66 countries. This number isn't too shocking, seeing how there's a Starbucks on virtually every corner in NYC. 2. Starbucks owns Teavana. Ever wonder why you see Teavana products on the menu and sold in Starbucks stores? Well, they own them! High-end coffee and high-end tea. It's the best of both worlds. 3. The original name was Pequod. The name is inspired by Moby-Dick and originally was going to be the name of the whaling ship. They decided against it and Starbucks is an ode to the first mate. 4. There's a secret cup size. It's an 8 oz. cup and it's called "short." Starbucks doesn't offer it unless you ask for it. It's also known as the kids size. 5. The circular tables serve a purpose. They make people who are at Starbucks alone feel less lonely, and it creates the illusion that there aren't any "empty" seats. 6. Smiling is a part of the job. No, really. It's in the job description. Smiling is a way to bond with customers. 7. The 31 oz. Trenta is larger than a human stomach. The average stomach capacity is 900 mL and the Trenta is 916 mL. Don't miss Taco Bell is now delivering to your home and here's the definition of 'gucci' so you can use it in a sentence! [Photo: Shutterstock]  

Ugh, Starbucks Is Raising Its Prices Today

Your morning cup of coffee just got a little pricier. Starting today, Starbucks is raising its prices anywhere from 5-20 cents. The coffee chain told ABC that the purpose of this increase was to "balance the need to run our business profitably while continuing to provide value to our loyal customers and to attract new customers." However, the underlying reason is because the price of Arabica coffee beans has increased almost 100%. In April, they went from 106 cents to 220 cents due to prolonging droughts and recent floods in Brazil. Although the prices did decrease since then, they are expected to rise again due to increasing demand for premium coffee beans and the early outbreak of El-Nino, the oceanic disturbance, which can intensify weather conditions in Southern Brazil. Luckily, the price increase will mostly only apply to hot drinks and are expected to affect less than 20%  of customers. So, no need to add to your coffee fund just yet. That percent will increase in the Fall when your iced vanilla latte turns into a hot pumpkin spice latte. But don't worry, Starbucks will not be raising their price on any food items. The chain actually hopes to increase their food item sales this way. Don’t miss: Neiman Marcus’ massive sale, plus Kendall Jenner’s favorite $78 jeans [Photo Credit: Shutterstock]

5 Very Different, Yet All Equally Delicious Iced Coffee Recipes

Summer is finally here, which means it's time to say goodbye to hot coffee and embrace the season of ice cold java. It's what we live for in the heat! Check out some awesome recipes to help you stay cool and caffeinated this summer: 1. Vanilla Iced Coffee Ingredients 1 cup of coffee 1 cup of water Iced cubes Cream or milk 1 cup of sugar 1 tbs of vanilla Directions Pour sugar, vanilla and water into a pot and boil. After the mixture comes to a boil, let it cool. This is your simple syrup. The recipe makes much more than you need for one cup of iced coffee, but you can store the leftovers for about 2 weeks. Prepare your cup of coffee and fill a mug with ice. Pour the hot coffee over the ice and add the milk or cream to your taste. Then add the simple sugar! 2. Ice Cream Coffee Ingredients (Serves 3-4) 4 tbsp coffee powder 1 tbsp cocoa powder (optional) 5 tbsp hot water 4 tbsp sugar 3 cups milk Few Ice cubes Scoop of chocolate or ice cream of your choice Directions First boil your coffee mixture with water. Once the mixture dissolves, add 4 tbsp of sugar and continue boiling for about 2 minutes or until all of the mixture dissolved. Next, pour the coffee mixture, ice cubes and milk into a blender and blend until it becomes smooth. To top it off, add a scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor. 3. Coffee Popsicles Ingredients Any flavor International Delight Iced Coffee Chopped chocolate, mini marshmallows, chopped nuts (optional) Popsicle molds or popsicle maker Directions Fill your popsicle molds or maker with the International Delight Iced Coffee and freeze. You can also leave a little space and add in mini-marshmallows, nuts or chocolate pieces. Use a small knife to push the toppings throughout the mold. 4. Coffee Ice Cubes Ingredients Brewed coffee Sugar Ice tray Milk Directions Brew your coffee and add the sugar as you normal do. Pour the mixture into the ice tray and freeze. Once the ice cubes are frozen, place them in a cup and add milk. 5. Caramel Macchiato Ingredients Espresso Roast Coffee 1 cup milk, soy milk or almond milk 1-2 tbs vanilla coffee syrup Squeezable caramel sauce (coffee aisle or ice cream topping isle) 1/2 cup ice Directions Put 1-2 tbs of vanilla coffee syrup in the bottom of your glass. Next, add 1 cup of your choice milk then a 1/2 cup of ice. Add 2 shots of espresso and you've got yourself a macchiatto! Don't miss Taylor Swift Convinced Apple Music To Change Its Policy and Kim Kardashian Reveals The Sex Of Baby #2 Via Instagram [Photo: Shutterstock]  

What Your Coffee Order Says About You

Each of us knows our own coffee order by heart. Some of us may be picky, others are simple--but what are you really telling the word when you carry around your coffee? You know the saying, "You are what you eat." ? Well, in this case, you are what you drink! " Can I have an/a...." Espresso You are a go-getter. You know what needs to be accomplished and will get it done. Espresso drinkers don’t mess around or they would be drinking lattes. Latte You are most likely wearing Tory Burch flats or wish you were wearing them. You also have a Michael Kors watch on your wrist. Basically, you like to play it safe by doing what everyone else is doing. When it comes to ordering, you usually panic before getting up to the barista, which is why you order the easiest option: a latte. This reflects on your indecisive personality. Frappuccino You are soooo not a coffee drinker, but like to pretend you are because you feel like it is the “adult” thing to do. Lets be honest, you're not fooling anyone with that whip cream and chocolate sauce. You just really wish it was socially acceptable to bring a milkshake to work at 9am. Black Coffee You enjoy the simple things in life, like using the least amount of words to express your emotions or lack there of. Black coffee drinkers tend be wise and thoughtful.You don't like to flaunt your beverage, so you order black coffee. Iced Coffee Just like your drink, you are chill. You could care less what others think about you, especially when you order iced coffee in the middle of January. You are outspoken and don’t let any person or thing stop you from doing what you want. You are  also a strong believer in using a straw. Which kind of coffee drinker are you? Let us know in the comments below! Don't miss The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 trailer is here and the best sunscreens for women with sensitive skin [Photo: Shutterstock]  

If You’re An Introvert You Shouldn’t Do This…

These days, people down cups of coffee throughout the day just to get through meetings, school, etc., but it turns out half of us shouldn't even be touching the stuff. In his new book, Me, Myself, and Us: The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being, psychologist Brian Little explains how introverts are actually over stimulated after drinking coffee, whereas extroverts benefit from the caffeine boost. He says: "After ingesting about two cups of coffee, extroverts carry out tasks more efficiently, whereas introverts perform less well. This deficit is magnified if the task they are engaging in is quantitative and if it is done under time pressure. For an introvert, an innocent couple cups of coffee before a meeting may prove challenging, particularly if the purpose of the meeting is a rapid-fire discussion of budget projections, data analysis, or similar quantitative concerns. In the same meeting, an extraverted colleague is likely to benefit from a caffeine kick." With this in mind, it's safe to say that introverts should stick to decaf coffee, tea or water before a task that can be timed and cause pressure. Little, who is a lecturer at Cambridge University, was questioned by NYMag's Science of US regarding why this effects introverts. He says, "It's the idea that introverts and extraverts differ in the level of neocortical arousal in the brain — in other words, how alert or responsive you are to your environment. According to this theory, introverts are over the optimal level — that is, more easily stimulated — and extraverts under the optimal level." Good thing I don't drink coffee. Are you an introvert who loves coffee? Tell us what you think of this theory below! Don't miss the Victoria's Secret annual swim sale and 7 things you should never put on your face.

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