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For a while now, rumours have been circulating about Yerba Mate: recent scientific studies now seem to have confirmed that it is probably dangerous. Despite its high antioxidant qualities, “Yerba Mate” tea, or rather its production and preparation method are apparently a potential danger to health, with a propensity to increase respiratory and digestive (lung, oesophageal, stomach, intestinal, pancreatic,...
Stones, plastic,insects, traces of pesticides, rodent hair... This is the worrying and not terribly appealing list of “foreign bodies” contained in some teabags. A study was published last Thursday in the French magazine 60 Millions de Consommateurs which made a worrying observation – one that poses a problem for the industry and remains a potential threat to health. “All...

A Healthy Tea

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Which items on the infusions menu are the most effective anti-inflammatories and immunostimulants? Turmeric, ginger, peppermint, or camomile tea? Or simply a green tea? These brews may help you consolidate your health capital. A recent study listed some rather unappetizing or even downright dangerous ingredients that can be found in commercial concoctions. The French magazine 60 Millions de Consommateurs...
“Bubble Tea” or “pearl tea” is now enjoyed all over the planet. This drink, invented in the mid-1980s on the Taiwanese archipelago, has become a current trend, especially among young people. Although perhaps these new generations should consider replacing it with a traditional soft drink... Today’s cliquey culture, promoted by social media, encourages consumption of Bubble Tea because it...
The end of the year festivities go hand in hand with fine fare; for many, this is a time for first-rate gastronomic indulgence. And, all too often, it’s a time when we fall into the trap of overindulgence and suffer for it the day after. So, still braced with your finest festive attitude, read the advice of a doctor,...

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Potentially Toxic Residue in Teabags

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Stones, plastic,insects, traces of pesticides, rodent hair... This is the worrying and not terribly appealing list of “foreign bodies” contained in some teabags. A study was published last Thursday in the French magazine 60...

Chernobyl Apple Liquor Seized by Ukrainian Secret Service

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An apple based alcoholic drink, produced in the infamous region of Chernobyl, has been seized by the Ukranian authorities... and not really for the reasons suggested by the provenance or the label of the...

Is It Immoral to Pay More than €70 for a bottle of wine?

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One of life’s big questions, the answer to which surely deserves three long pages, but will be summed up in this brief sentence: “It is perfectly normal to pay the price for things when...

The Woman Who (Always) Sells

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When an adman is tired, when he has run out of inspiration, when depression has set in or drug abuse has scrambled his grey matter, there is a “magic” formula that offers a way...

Working from Home in Japan: Robots Operated Remotely by Disabled Workers

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This news isn’t new, but in these times, when doing things “remotely” may become a reality for many, the example of these Japanese “robots” shows that this kind of remote working is a perfect...