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10 Life Changing Tea Tips

Tea is only second to water when it comes to beverage popularity  --  so popular that it's consumed as much as coffee, soft drinks, and alcohol combined. There's always time for better tea, though, so here are ten tips and tricks to take your tea to the next level.
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What Does It Take To Be A Tea Sommelier?

Most people are familiar with wine sommeliers — trained experts who assess wine based on flavour, smell, colour, and "mouthfeel,” among other factors most of us don’t notice when we take a sip. But people can also be certified as tea sommeliers to taste and assess the incredible variety and complexity of each type of leaf.
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Some of What I've Learned in the Last Year

It's already November. Soon, we'll all begin looking forward to a new year, forming new hopes and goals around our calendar year. But, it's also a time to reflect on what we accomplished, to bank those new learnings and embrace the person we've become in 2012. Here are some of the things that I learned in 2012 and that I'll carry forward to the next year.

Shad Vallery 2012 - Not Just for Nerdy Kids

Every July, around 10 Canadian universities scattered across the country play host to 500 students from all provinces/territories and even internationally. Although the program is for open-minded high school students who are not afraid to delve into any subject and become challenged or inspired in ways they never thought possible in one month, I hope to break the stereotype that this is "nerd camp". My program consisted of 56 total Shads and we lived in residence at the university.

Which Security Software Should You Use?

I get asked this question a lot, and it's a question I love to be asked. I have spent the last ten years trying out just about every security software product available. I have come to the conclusion that you get what you pay for, and not all software is created equal.
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Is Tea the New Coffee?

In many ways, tea is the direct opposite of coffee. Coffee is often linked to hectic schedules and energy rushes in the midst of stress-filled days. Tea is associated with comfort, slowing down the pace and with tradition and ritual. Coffee stimulates. Tea calms.