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People Say That They’re Finding Worms In Their Tea Bags…But Lipton Isn’t So Sure

Lipton Tea is involved in a huge scandal right now that was caused by a YouTube video. A woman claims that she spotted strange worms in several tea bags. After she filmed herself opening a bag of tea and picking through the worms, the video quickly went viral.

Representatives from Lipton have denied this claim that their tea bags are riddled with worms by saying that the “worms” are actually lemon flavoring. Check out the video below and decide for yourself.

Here’s the original video:

And this is Lipton’s response:

According to Snopes, Lipton is correct in their claim that the worms are just flavor additives. When submerged in hot water, the objects in question instantly dissolve. Real worms wouldn’t do that. As a tea enthusiast, I appreciate this woman’s vigilance either way.

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With Fancy Machines Available, People Forget All You Need To Make Coffee Is This

Espresso machines have a knack for breaking, fancy coffee makers often have too many buttons, and visiting a cafe to get your morning Joe can quickly put a huge dent in your wallet…

But thankfully, you can forget about all of that nonsense! All you really need to make a strong cup of caffeine is a coffee cup, a filter, hot water, grounds…and a strainer.

Yes, a strainer. It’s ridiculously simple, friends. Just watch:

It’s basically like having one of those fancy pour-over contraptions, but without the ridiculous price tag! Now…where’s my strainer?

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You May Be Surprised When You Realize Just What Dogs Are Able To Eat

Anytime we bust out some “people food,” our pups know to lay it on thick. Their sad, begging eyes hypnotize us into submission as we drop a few harmless crumbs to the ground.

But are they really safe for our furry friends to devour?

As you know, there are plenty of things that are not only bad for our dogs, but could also be fatal for them. Chocolate is one, but pay attention to this video…what you learn in the next minute could save lives.

Did you learn something new about your dog’s diet? If so, share this video so all your pet owner friends can become informed, too!

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Making Dessert Doesn’t Have To Mean Hours In A Kitchen. Here Are 20 Pieces Of Proof!

If only every meal began with dessert, the world would be a much better place.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth like I do, then you know that dessert is where it’s at. It’s hard to say which is my one true weakness when faced with cookies, brownies, cakes, and pies. However, as much as I enjoy a good dessert, there aren’t too many occasions where one is served with a meal cooked in my home.

In most cases, with all the extensive prep for the main course, there is little to no time left to whip up an elaborate dessert. But not all delicious sweets require as much work as the main event. Here are 20 quick and easy recipes.

1. These no-bake Oreo bars will give traditional brownies a run for their money.

2. Sushi isn’t just a main course anymore! Check out these candy sushi desserts.

3. This simple Nutella soufflé only requires two ingredients.

4. Celebrate your next birthday with these birthday cake croissants.

5. Forget the eggs and butter, this cookie dough recipe is 100 percent vegan.

6. Chocolate chip cookie balls breathe new life into this dessert classic.

7. Transform those extra cake mixes in your pantry into these awesome cookies.

8. This recipe combines my two favorite things: cookies and brittle.

9. Cheesecake-stuffed strawberries are a delectable summer treat.

10. Why go to the store to buy Lemonheads, when you can make your own?

11. This Oreo mug cake can be ready in five minutes or less.

12. Always have chocolate mousse on hand with this easy recipe.

13. Candy cane truffles will add a simple eloquence to your holiday parties.

14. Cool off with a refreshing mini cheesecake parfait.

15. Who knew you could fry milk and transform it into this awesome dessert?

16. Combine PB&J with banana bread and you get this epic treat.

17. Making crepes has never been easier.

18. Whoever makes this salted caramel ice cream cake for me will win the key to my heart.

19. These pecan pie muffins go from kitchen to table in less than 30 minutes.

20. Pumpkin butter pecan gingersnap rolls are the perfect treat for a chilly October day.

(via BuzzFeed)

Instead of what’s for dinner tonight, I’ll start asking what’s for dessert!

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The Sweetest Doughnut Shop in Louisville – Travel Channel

With flavors like bourbon-caramel and also bacon, you have to have a look at Hi-Five Doughnuts in Louisville, Kentucky. Not only is it one of the sweetest destinations in town, but it's also Louisville's initial female-owned doughnut truck and shop.

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Why We Love Nashville – Travel Channel

Take a look at a few of the means you could eat as well as play in Nashville

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Cheesy Mashed Potato Cups Are About To Become Your Absolute Favorite Snack

Mashed potatoes should really be their own food group.

I could eat them morning, noon, and night and never think twice about my life decisions. But like most traditional dishes, it can become tiresome having the same thing the same way all the time.

What if I told you, though, that there was a recipe that could turn your leftover mashed potatoes into something scrumptiously new and exciting?

Get ready, because these tasty treats will help you transform mashed potatoes from a side dish into a mouth-watering main course.

I give you…cheesy mashed potato cups!

I can’t wait to make these for myself. They’re so simple! Just follow the recipe below:


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup bacon
  • 1/4 cup chives
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese


  1. Mix the mashed potatoes, bacon, chives, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder together in a bowl.
  2. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray and divide the mixture between the cups. Mold the mixture to them.
  3. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese evenly between the cups.
  4. Bake at 400° F for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Let cool for a minute or two.
  6. Garnish with sour cream, chives, and bacon, if desired.
  7. Enjoy!

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When This Little Tot Tries Broccoli, She Has The Most Appropriate Reaction Ever

For parents, it’s a never-ending battle to get kids to eat their vegetables.

When threatening to take away their favorite toys or finding new and creative ways to trick kiddos into eating their greens won’t do the trick, most parents find themselves getting more frustrated by the second.

Hoping to avoid the future hassle, this mom and dad decided to get their baby girl, Hazel, on the right track by instilling in her a love for veggies at an early age. While initially excited by the prospect of feeding time, the babe’s face soon drops.

When she first tastes broccoli, this adorable nugget has a reaction we can all understand.

Little Hazel is certainly not the first baby to hilariously protest yucky foods. Take this guy eating a lemon, for example.

He’ll never forgive Dad for this culinary offense.

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Next Time Your Friend Tries To Be A Wine Snob, Tell Them About These Experiments

I’ll never forget the day when I sat down to watch a documentary and was verbally assaulted with this statement: “This wine has notes of tennis ball and garden hose.”

That is (a paraphrased version of) an actual sentence uttered by an insufferable snob from a film called “Somm.” I know that everyone has their thing, but watching grown-ass adults talking about the base notes in wine in comparison to garden tools for hours on end felt like a form of punishment.

And since I’m a glutton for the stuff, I tuned in until the end. Don’t get me wrong. I love wine. Most people love wine, but sommeliers are known the world over for being the most hardcore winos of all.

But are they really onto something with all that sniffing, spitting, comparison-making insanity? If you ask some researchers, probably not.


According to one decidedly unenthused announcer from Freakonomics Radio, “Wine experts should just put a cork in it.”


Why, you ask? Aside from opening up the possibility of making any friends ever, sommeliers should probably just throw in the towel for the sake of not lying professionally.


“This wine has notes of oak, wet grass, and a lifetime without friendship.”

Call me unrefined, but something tells me that there is no possible way that one could tell the month and year in which a particular wine was bottled. To be fair, I once bought a wine called BearBoat solely because the label was stamped with an adorable bear sitting in a boat. I may not be the best judge here.

So without getting into formal wine-tasting jargon, let’s take a look at a few experiments run by the likes of Harvard economists and California vintners.

1. The Harvard Setup


When Steven D. Levitt was a burgeoning economist at Harvard, he was asked to join a prestigious society filled to the brim with scholars and Nobel Prize recipients called the Society of Fellows. Fancy.

Levitt, who happened to have a taste for grape soda and beef jerky at the time, was a little peeved with the fact that he was paying a ton before each meal to make up for the absolutely insane amount of money the group spent on fine wine.

When he suggested that those who didn’t enjoy guzzling $300 wine pay less, his smarmy buddies turned up their pinot-sniffing noses. To retaliate in the most Harvard way possible, he conducted a little experiment.

When their next wine-tasting event rolled around, he had some tricks up his sleeve.


With a little help from a wine steward, he purchased two bottles of wine that were close to $100 each. After that, he bought a bottle that his buddies would likely call “swill.” It was $8.


He poured the two expensive wines into their own decanters. He filled a third decanter with the cheap wine and repeated one of the expensive vintages in the fourth.

The four wines received similar ratings from the panel. What’s more is that the ratings on the two decanters filled with the same wine showed greater disparity than ratings between decanters that contained totally different wines. I’d call that a win, folks. Needless to say, no one in the Society of Fellows was pleased to hear that they’d been duped.

2. The Vintner Victory


One winemaker by the name of Robert Hodgson was getting all kinds of annoyed with the inconsistencies he faced when he sent his best bottles off to competitions.

Because he happens to have a background in statistics, he put judges at the California State Fair to the test. He presented them with a flight of four wines, three of which were the same one poured from a single bottle. The results made the judges’ inconsistencies blatantly obvious, since the exact same wine was often judged differently by the same people. Fun!

Because I ruin everything in real life, I love TruTV’s “Adam Ruins Everything.” To hear Adam Conover’s take on wine snobbery, check this out.

You know what? I’m going to drink my cheap wine proudly. Next time your wine snob friend decides to go from zero to infuriating real quick, smile as you drink your swill knowing that they wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

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5 Global Food Markets – Travel Channel

Shop the best international grocery store from London to Barcelona to Singapore.

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