You should drink water every day. Most people have been told they should drink 6 to 8, 8-ounce glasses of water each day. That is a reasonable goal. However, different people need different amounts of water to stay hydrated. Most healthy people can stay well hydrated by drinking water and other fluids whenever they feel thirsty. For some people, fewer than 8 glasses may be enough. Other people may need more than 8 glasses each day. If you are concerned that you are not drinking enough water, check your urine. If your urine is usually colorless or light yellow, you are well hydrated. If your urine is a dark yellow or amber color, you may be dehydrated.
If you buy your groceries at Walmart or Target, think again! For instance, tests from the Center for Environmental Health found high levels of arsenic in certain bottled waters. They found arsenic in bottled water brands Peñafiel and Starkey. The bottled water contains higher arsenic levels than tap water. Therefore, they had high enough levels to violate California’s guidelines.
An industry of experts exists to advise us on how to spend our money. Some of those experts are truly on your side and sincerely want to help you be better with money. Some of those experts are … not exactly on your side, and are perhaps more interested in riling us up about our spending. It can be difficult to tell them apart, and it makes our already-fraught relationship with money even worse.
Earlier this month CNBC generated an outrage cycle about money advice by tweeting this story, in which the personal finance professional Suze Orman claimed that buying coffee means “you are peeing $1 million down the drain as you are drinking that coffee.” (Even the legendary writer Susan Orlean weighed in.) Earlier this summer, USA Today generated a similar negative buzz when it published an article from the money website The Motley Fool that claimed Americans waste an average of $18,000 a year on “nonessential items,” which they said included personal grooming, gym memberships, restaurants, coffee and lunch. These are all on top of similarly shaming articles that tell us we’re not rich because we sleep in and travel; because we buy shoes and jeans; and, of course, because we buy too much coffee.
Nimbus Coffee sits just a few blocks from L.A. Live, and the whimsical new café is dishing out lattes, pastries, giggle waters and vegan shakes with all the trappings of a trip into the world of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling series.
Once upon a time, if you wanted to mix a serious cocktail with a caffeine kick, options were limited to an Irish coffee or espresso Martini. The coffee-infused spirits landscape was equally sparse, consisting primarily of Tia Maria and Kahlua.
Those times have passed. As Americans have become more particular about our morning cup or afternoon cold brew, the coffee liqueur category is thriving. Options range from artisanal liqueurs to surprisingly tasty coffee-infused vodka. Here are five of our favorite coffee-infused spirits, and how to use them.