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The culture of tea: not just for grandma anymore

It couldn’t be more perfect timing that January is National Hot Tea Month. Research presented last year associates tea drinking with maintaining a healthy body weight, while reducing the risk of heart disease and certain cancers, and supporting healthy brain function, according to the Tea Council of the USA, Inc.…

Man forsakes free will for art

Would Chad Wanzek answer his phone Saturday as he walked around Philadelphia letting strangers control his day? Outlook not so good.As he asked his Mattel Magic 8-Ball if he should return my call, the triangular answer settling through blue-bubble goo, serendipity was on my side.…