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If TV's Your Cup Of Tea, Try A Character-Infused Blend

It looks like tea is joining the ranks of fan fiction and fan art as an option for expressing your love for the likes of everything from Downton Abbey and Doctor Who to Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games. One company is selling crowdsourced fandom blends inspired by customers' favorite TV shows, books, movies and comics.
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Sandwich Monday: The Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich

Is your bikini a few sizes too big? Try this. We re-create the latest dessert sandwich from Carl's Jr. using items procured from our office vending machine.
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Pork Producers Root Out Market Niche With Berkshire Pigs

Pork producers looking for more financial stability than the commodity market affords are trying their luck with specialty hog breeds. These pigs, raised on small farms, with limited antibiotics, cost more to raise but fetch more at market. And many say they make for tastier pork.
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Why Caffeine In Coffee Is A Miracle Drug For The Tired

Historians tell us that caffeine in coffee helped Western civilization "sober up" and get down to business. Now scientific research shows that at low doses, caffeine improves performance on mental tasks, especially in people who are already tired.
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VIDEO: The NPR Virtual Coffeehouse

All this week on The Salt and on Morning Edition, we've explored the stories behind your ritual cup of joe. Watch archived video of our Coffee Week conversation in our first Google+ Hangout.
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Exploring Coffee's Past To Rescue Its Future

Today's commercial coffee production is based on only a tiny slice of the genetic varieties that have grown since prehistoric times. And that's a problem, because it leaves the world's coffee supply vulnerable to shocks like climate change, or the leaf rust currently ravaging Latin American coffee farms.

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