Samuel Ricardo

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Make DIY cold brew coffee—without fancy equipment

The method and chemistry behind your favorite caffeine source.<p>If you want to buy cold brew coffee, known for tasting smoother and naturally sweeter than its hot cousin, you’ll have to deal with its inflated price tag. Luckily, it’s quite easy to make your own cold brew, despite what Big Coffee …

Coffee

Spain road trip: Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

<b>Madrid</b> is a dynamic city, full of gastronomic pleasures, late nights, art and music. In recent years it has added important art galleries and avant-garde restaurants – without losing its soul. It has the same rustic tavernas and unfussy bars that writers such as Ernest Hemingway fell in love with …

European Travel

Wine, Coffee and Chocolate: More Similarities Than You May Think

Nick Antonaccio<p>The natural and scientific components of winemaking are similar to the production of numerous other products. These products share the …

Agitation Investigation: The Melodrip Alters Pourover Control

There is consensus among professionals that for the best results from the manual pourover method of brewing coffee, some agitation of the grounds is …

Advocacy

The best coffee grinders you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>There's nothing better than a perfect cup of coffee. If you're a coffee snob, you probably know that freshly ground …

The best French Press you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock/Business Insider<p>The Insider Pick:<p>Coffee brewing methods are many and varied — You have pourover, cold brew, classic espresso, …

The Cold Brew Smoothie Is The Greatest Thing You'll Have This Week

By now you likely know you need to refuel after your long runs so that your body can start the recovery process. I often find that eating after a …

Coffee

What's the Difference Between Coffee and Espresso? | MyRecipes

If you order a black coffee and are handed a shot of espresso, you'd probably be pretty disappointed—and vice versa. That's because a cup of drip …

It’s time to stop looking for yourself

A vast array of books and courses is offered on self-development and self-improvement. Our lives seem to be in a state of flux and change, but legions of coaches, therapists and lifestyle counsellors are on hand to steer us safely through these choppy waters by teaching us self-esteem and …

Self-esteem

Clear coffee is a thing, and it looks like the morning drink of the future

If you like your coffee strong and you need <i>at least</i> one (or five) cups to get you through the day, there’s one downside that doesn’t involve feeling …

The Sharing Economy: Innovation Vs. Regulation

“The sharing economy is not about technology it’s about people — about changing human behaviors,” says Martijn Arets, who calls himself a Collaborative Economy Analyst at Crowd Expedition, a 4-year project, begun in 2013, designed to determine the real added value of the Collaborative Economy. In …

Innovation

Mapped: The countries that drink the most coffee

It's International Coffee Day, a global celebration of flat whites and espresso martinis.<p>But which country is most fond of the much-loved bean? We've mapped the world according to coffee consumption per capita – and it's the Finns that come out on top. They grind their way through an impressive …

Northern Europe

How to Train Your Brain for Positive Thinking

People ask me, “How do I reprogram my mind?” Why? Did somebody ninjutsu your brain and hypnotize you into thinking something horrible?<p>Here’s the …

Yes, You Can (and Should) Salt Your Coffee | MyRecipes

I’ve never passed up an opportunity to add salt to anything—even bacon. But it hadn’t occurred to me to salt my coffee until, taking in my daily dose …

Gratitude Journal: How Journalling Could Change Your Life For The Better

Simple, yet effective<p>You may have heard the term 'gratitude journal' banded about all over the place of late, and possibly dismissed it as the latest …

Happiness

Neuroscience: Coffee Can Protect Your Brain Against Alzheimer's | Inc.com

Love coffee? You might be in luck. Although the fresh, aromatic bean has long been lauded for its many uses and benefits, it can be difficult to see a real use for coffee outside of its primary function -- keeping us awake when we don't have the energy to ourselves.<p>However, if you're an avid …

Neuroscience

Meet Go Java, the Social Enterprise Recycling Your Coffee Pods

Toronto-based social enterprise, Go Java, has finally taken the step we all needed – they are recycling the coffee pods we all feel guilty about …

Coffee

Change Your Words, Change Your Life

<i>“Language shapes our behavior and each word we use is imbued with multitudes of personal meaning. The right words spoken in the right way can bring</i> …

What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility of Your Life

Most people are too afraid to commit to anything because they already know they’re going to break their commitment. This internal fear is the primary …

How to Create Your Five-Year Master Plan

Two weeks ago, I wrote this article here: The Most Valuable Strategy to Apply to Anything You Do. I received a lot of positive feedback from hundreds …

These 7 Coffee Gadgets Will Finally Make You a Morning Person

Coffee's up, and so are you.<p>There are plenty of reasons that we <i>have</i> to get out of bed on weekday mornings, but often very few reasons that we …

The Russian Scientists Bringing Back the Ice Age

Sergey Zimov and his son, Nikita, are attempting to recreate a long-lost ecosystem in the Siberian Arctic. It will be a refuge for species that survived the last Ice Age—and a perfect ecosystem to bring others back from extinction. They call it Pleistocene Park. “It’s one of the few places in the …

How to Conquer Envy

Dear friend,<p>The problem with today’s world with social media — we quantify our self-worth with others.<p>This is easy for us to turn victim to envy. To …

3 Tips For Finding Your Ideal Workflow

When most of us think of flow at work, we may think of charts, project plans and deadlines. But there is another kind of work flow that is incredibly important, especially for entrepreneurs.<p>Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi popularized the concept of “flow” in the early 1990’s. …

Self-improvement

How Writing An Article A Day Will Change Your Life (And Your Business)

If you’re looking for a way to improve your business, and improve yourself in the process, take this challenge: write an article every day.<p>What kind of article? How long? What counts as an article? These are subjective questions that won’t be the same for everyone, but you’ll find many of the same …

Marketing

3 critical habits of leaders people want to follow

It's an important skill that helps us engage better with new people, build new relationships, and perform to the best of our potential.<p>The first step in motivating people is to stop treating them just as employees, managers, CEOs, etc. — we're more than the titles on our business cards. Sounds …

Motivation