Óscar Gallegos Ramos

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Tech stocks aren't at bubble levels

March 10 is the anniversary of the dot-com bubble, a reminder of just how foolish investors can be.<p>It was exactly 15 years ago that the tech-heavy Nasdaq Index hit its highest levels ever. It touched a peak of 5,132.52 during the trading day and closed at a whopping 5,048.62.<p>The Nasdaq hasn't …

Ejército colombiano reporta la muerte de líder de las FARC | DW | 10.03.2015

Las Fuerzas Militares colombianas han informado de la muerte en combate del líder de la guerrilla de las FARC, José David Suárez, alias “El Becerro”, …

Disneyland to close Innoventions hall; What next for Tomorrowland?

The Innoventions exhibit hall in Disneyland will close at the end of March, reigniting speculation among theme park fans about a much-rumored makeover of Tomorrowland.<p>Disneyland officials declined to discuss Monday what they have planned for the exhibit space, saying only that "we regularly make …

Everything You Need To Know About 2015's Weirdest And Wackiest Health Trends

A few years ago, if you told your friends that you were drinking charcoal, going to 7 a.m. raves and drinking bone broth, they probably would have looked at you like you were crazy. There's no doubt that these activities still seem a little strange, but they're also considered healthy (at least by …

The Secret to Brewing the Perfectly Caffeinated Cup of Coffee

Coffee is the defining element of most people’s college life. It’s the only thing that can make late night cram sessions bearable. You probably can’t …

Report offers stimulating recommendation on coffee

A new round of dietary do’s and don’ts accompanied last month’s scientific report on the latest food research, summarizing everything from aspartame …

10 Pups Immensely Enjoying Their Starbucks Puppuccinos

Yes, Starbucks has a secret menu item for your dog!<p>You already know all about Starbucks' secret menu for humans (Butterbeer Frappuccino, anyone?), but apparently the coffee chain has a special item on there for your dog too.<p>Next time you bring Fido to your local Starbucks, he can lap away at his …

How I Stay Awake At Work Without Drinking Coffee

In New York City, telling colleagues you don’t drink coffee is like telling someone you meet in a bar that you don’t drink alcohol.<p>Usually, they assume I never acquired a taste for the bitter, caffeinated elixir. Far from it. Five years ago, when I worked as a barista in a café on Boston’s posh …

Quick Caffeine Facts - Page 2 of 3 - Women's Running

<b>ORIGIN STORY</b><br>The stimulant known as caffeine is found naturally in the leaves and seeds of more than 60 different plants and can also be formulated in …

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Why I Don’t Take A Pre-Workout Supplement!

Dear Davey,I’ve seen a lot about pre-workout supplements and my nutrition store was giving out free samples. I wanted to hear what you think of them? …

So You Want to Stop...Drinking Caffeine

I used to be a caffeine addict, and I know how tough it can be to kick that habit. As a kid, I would drink 2 liters of soda a day; post-college, it …

Coffee's Mysterious Origins

DeaPeaJay/flickr<p>We do know for sure that the coffee plant originated from a plateau in Ethiopia, given its proclivity for spontaneous growth there as nowhere else. The region is known as Kaffa. It's not clear if coffee took its name from the region, or vice versa. So it's a short leap to assume …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

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Want more bang for your Starbucks? We tested 8 money-saving hacks

Even if you're a die-hard penny pincher, your daily Starbucks routine may be a habit you're just not willing to kick. Fortunately, there's no shortage of Starbucks addicts online, sharing tips for how to shave cents or even dollars off each cup. We tested eight of the hacks they brag about the …

Why Is Iced Coffee Getting So Ridiculously Expensive?

<i>(James Thilman / Gothamist)</i><p>Summer 2014 has brought many troubling things to New Yorkers, from rats in wraps, and sharks near the beach. But one of …

Invergo coffee-maker improves extraction and saturation, and can serve cold coffee

Invergo’s main novelty is how the ground coffee is treated and extracted. It features a patent-pending technology called Autospout, which ensures the …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

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A Quest For The World's Best Restaurant Coffee At Noma

On a sunny day last June, during the spectacular Scandinavian summer, I found myself riding a bike through the center of Copenhagen towards Noma, a …

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Can Blossom’s MIT-Enhanced Brew Win Over Skeptical Baristas?

Inside the attempt to perfect coffee-making technology<p>Inside a grimy garage off an alleyway in San Francisco’s SOMA district seethes the accouterment of a bootstrapped startup. Filthy frat-house leather couches, stray books with titles like “Emotional Design,” and a former NASA engineer jockeying …

17 gifts for coffee lovers

There's probably a coffee gift that's perfect for anyone on your holiday list, whether that person is inclined to make coffee with a manual dripper or is more interested in pods, is someone who drinks Intelligentsia espresso or sips Dunkin' Donuts mocha mint, downs three coffees a day or prefers …

New Coffee Film, “Caffeinated”: A Beautiful, Intellectual Journey to the Heart of Our Industry

I’ve always loved the lilt in Geoff Watts’ voice. I think it comes from the slight smile he’s always wearing, even as he speaks, as if he can’t …

Third Wave Wichteln and Global Communities

Although I previously linked to this global coffee exchange initiative in one of my recent Wiser Web Wednesday posts, as I near the end of the bag of …

The Barista Creed, 7 Years Later

Over seven years ago I posted something to an old coffee blog proposing a <b>Barista Creed.</b> That post fostered a lot of debate when it first came out and …

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How to Maximize Sharpness with a Telephoto Lens

Maximizing Sharpness - Tips for overcoming the difficulties associated with shooting at long focal lengths to help you maximize image sharpness