Month: January 2017

Triathlon Tips

Triathlons include swimming, biking, and running sections, but the training requires much more than that. Experienced triathletes know that you can’t have a good race without plenty of rest, mental toughness and physical strength workouts. These tips will help you increase your speed and decrease the time it takes you to finish the triathlon. Go to sleep Getting plenty of rest will improve your triathlon time. Not only should you be getting a good night’s sleep the night before the race, but it’s important to prioritize sleep all throughout your training. The body needs sleep to recharge and recover...

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Teapot Masters: Learn How to Brew the Best Cup of Tea

Matt Westenburg Talks Tea Brewing If coffee isn’t your cup of tea, a cup of tea is a great alternative. Tea comes in a variety of flavors. Many tea leaves contain the caffeine you need to get through the day and have additional health benefits. Preparing a pot of tea was an art form in some cultures, so you’ll want to get it right. Although we generally don’t take tea as seriously today, here are some tips to help you brew tea like a master. Tea brewing techniques For the perfect cup of tea, use cold, purified or spring...

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A Royal Destination

Matt Westenburg Talks Travel Throughout history, palaces have been symbols of defense and strength. Although they’re more commonly seen in princess movies today, Americans remain fascinated by castles. For an enchanting vacation, walk the grand halls of an old castle. Some of these royal rooms are even available to rent out for a night in the king’s bed. Wherever your travels take you, take check out these imposing fortresses around the world. Russia Known as the Russian Versailles, the Peterhof Palace boasts gorgeous fountains and impressive architecture. Located in Saint Petersburg, the palace was built during the time of...

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Spot the startup: The difference between startups and small businesses

Matt Westenburg Talks Startups Business magazines and entrepreneurs alike celebrate the success of startup companies across the country, but what does that even mean? Startup businesses are usually pictured with young adults in hoodies gathered around a laptop, but there’s more to it. We’ll take a closer look at what classifies as a startup and how it’s different from a small business. What makes a startup Startups are all about innovation. What makes startups different from a new small business opening across the street is their commitment to fresh ideas. Technology is not a requirement, but it’s usually integrated...

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Coffee Bean Classification

Matt Westenburg Talks Coffee Beans A good cup of coffee starts with quality coffee beans, but many of us don’t understand the difference. Coffee beans are classified by what kind of bean they are, how much they’re roasted and what coffee grade they receive. Here’s a quick rundown of what makes coffee beans different and what that means for your favorite cup of java. Arabica or robusta beans? Your morning cup of coffee is probably roasted from either Arabica or robusta beans. These are the two kinds of coffee beans are most commonly grown for coffee drinkers around the...

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