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When you toss a bunch of ingredients into your blender or Nutribullet, you probably only think about how many calories you’re whirring up in there. To be fair, it’s probably smart to consider how liquifying fruits (like bananas and blueberries) and adding even healthy fats (like nut butters, avocado, and chia seeds) can seriously ratchet up the calorie count. Other less-healthy ingredients are more likely to cause you to inadvertently gain weight—and that’s if you’re making your smoothie at home! The average store-bought blender drink is much worse, thanks to the sugar content. (You really want to watch out for

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Check it out: HITIDES Coffee in the Crossroads

Among the finest things in life (and probably in this order): ice cream, coffee, doughnuts, and bagels. And in what can only be described as a win for all of us, all of these things can now be found in breezy, tiki-inspired environment in the East Crossroads. With the opening of HITIDES Coffee, which became official late last week, the retail space inside of Collective Ex (519 East 18th Street) officially has welcomed its second coffee shop (Thou Mayest vacated the space and transitioned to a roasting-only operation

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Lawmakers want Washington to be the first state to establish a sweetened beverage tax.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Your favorite soda, juice and sweetened coffee drinks would likely get more expensive under the latest tax proposal debated in Olympia.

Modeled after a similar ordinance in Seattle, Senate Bill 5371 would charge beverage distributors 1.75 cents for every ounce of a sweetened drink that has more than 20 calories in a 12-ounce serving. That would make a 12-ounce can of regular soda cost an additional 21 cents.

Bill sponsors said, while other cities and communities around the country have similar taxes, Washington

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SAN ANTONIO – For communities like Comal County, still under a boil water advisory, making sure you’re not getting sick from the water out of the tap is very important. But experts say boiling the water may not be enough to stay safe.

Low water pressure and water main breaks can cause contaminants and backflow from wastewater treatment plants to seep into water sources.

Dr. Tess Barton, an associate professor of pediatric infectious disease at UT Health San Antonio, says that fecal germs and bacteria can find their way into your mouth if you are not careful.

“Mostly what we

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You know how the Aral Sea was done really dirty? Like, how it was once one of Earth’s largest lakes, but was wrung dry of its WAP after gnarly Soviet water diversion? Well, yeah. That’s our veins right now. Thirsty. Out of ideas. In need of hydration. 

Water is instrumental to staying alive, so why is it something we consistently forget to drink? As Forever Class Wit Diana Vreeland said, “I think water is God’s tranquilizer, to be in it, to drink it, to look at it,” which is very much the energy we would like to channel in 2021.

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From the commercials you saw on TV as a kid to your own parents’ advice, everyone’s heard the long list of health benefits you’ll supposedly enjoy if you drink enough milk. However, many experts say that significant milk consumption can actually be detrimental to your health, from exacerbating cardiovascular issues to causing your skin to suffer. If you want to boost your wellbeing, read on to find out what health issues you may be setting yourself up for if you’re drinking too much milk. And if you’re ready to revamp your diet, start with The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat

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