Benefits of Green Tea

Taylor's Blog.

As we all know tea is a very highly consumed beverage. There are many different types of tea including black, oolong, green, etc. Since green tea is very popular I decided to focus this blog on the benefits of green tea. Green tea is made through unfermented leaves and is believed to have the highest concentration of polyphenols. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals in your body. In an earlier blog that I wrote, I stated that free radicals are compounds in the body that damage/change cells, can damage DNA, and can result in cell death. The polyphenols in green tea can help neutralize free radicals and even help to prevent the damage they can cause.

According to there are 7 benefits of green tea:

  1. Protects Heart Health
    • The antioxidants found in green tea is said to be very beneficial to a person’s cardiovascular health. Green tea…

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5 Ways to Cope With Mid-Semester Motivation Loss

According to Aspen

Let’s face it. It’s the middle of the semester. I think I can speak for everyone when I say we’re struggling. We’re back from fall break and just counting down the days to Thanksgiving. It’s a constant cycle of “I just have to make it through this week.” So how do we keep ourselves from cracking under the immense pressure of midterms? Here’s a list of five tips to help (if I can motivate myself to finish it).

1. Coffee Coffee Coffee

Dragging yourself out of bed at 7 a.m. can be a chore in and of itself. Not to mention actually staying awake and alert in class and while doing homework. Caffeine is no joke, kids. Don’t underestimate its power to get you through the long, drawn out class periods that you think will never end.


2. Sleep sleep sleep

The middle of the semester is often jam packed with…

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when it rains…it pours

Rose's Rundown

Have you ever heard of the saying “when it rains, it pours”?  Sometimes I used to hear this saying growing up, and did not really understand it, even perhaps took it literally as in an act of the weather.  However, growing up the more I have come to realize not only what this term means but that it is very true.

It seems that every time something per say negative happens in my life it trumps a trickle effect of more negative things adding up….so much that you almost feel like you cannot take another thing.  The rain turns into a torrential down pour, and you begin to question if it will ever be positive and sunny again?

As hard as it may be to accept…..

The answer is Y E S it will be okay again sometime.

God has a magical way of helping us understand life to its…

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On My Favorite Books

Mattie's Musings

In which Mattie recommends her favorite books.

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

A haunting fictional account of a little girl’s experience of the Holocaust intertwined with a present-day journalist digging into a dark past history tries to hide. A heart-racing action/mystery book, I instantly fell in love with this book when I read it four years ago, so much so that it still tops my list after all this time.


Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

This non-fiction work based in 1980s Savannah, Georgia is an homage to the events that occurred after Jim Williams, important antiques dealer and Savannah socialite, reportedly killed a local male prostitute, Danny Hansford. Berendt’s characters are vibrant and colorful, practically leaping off the page to help the audience along. What makes this book particularly interesting is all of the quirky characters that we meet along the way are…

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Fall Adventures!….sorta

The World Through Hazel Eyes

This momma has already spent a whole lot of October working. That means that my time with bubba has been at a depressing low.

This weekend we packed a whole Halloween season into 3 days and I’m exhausted.

1. The Louisville Zoo’s Halloween Party

Look at that ninja turtle’s face of complete and utter exhaustion. Unfortunately, no amount of candy and mermaid snuggles was going to brighten my child’s day.

To be fair, he had no nap that day and had actually fallen asleep face down in pizza before coming to the zoo.

He was also highly disappointed at the lack of animals on exhibit.

My husband ended up trashing the visit and letting this tired turtle crawl into bed for a good night’s sleep for the next day’s fall festivities.

2.Hubers Farm

Our next brilliant idea was to pile into the car for an hour drive to…

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy and Energized



After filling my schedule with studying, work, and my social life I have realized that this is the time of year where I typically forget about myself. With it being such a busy time of the year I tend to focus on everything around me and let my body become tired and run down. Below are some tips and tricks I like to try to follow to keep my body and mind healthy.

  1. Drink water. When I start to get tired I tend to fall back on caffeine which makes me even more tired in the end, stay hydrated
  2. Take a break. Sometimes its hard to say no when asked to pick up an extra shift or asked to go out with your friends but your body knows yourself best so listen to it. Sometimes you just need a break
  3. Eat healthy. Filling your body with nutritious foods is what…

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What Is Love?

Julia's Judgments


What is love? And don’t answer with “baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more” even though that’s how I normally answer that question. Everyone has their own version of what they think love is. When I was little, if you would have asked me what love is, I probably would’ve told you that it’s what the Beast has with Belle. Cartoons were the first image of love that we saw and they helped us to form an idea of what love is and it was of course inaccurate. There is no “love at first sight”. There is “infatuation at first sight” and then love can come later.

When someone mentions love, our conditioned response is to think of Prince Charming on his white horse or a scenario with a boy and girl/ boy and boy/ girl and girl, whichever you prefer. The point is we fail to think…

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