8 Starbucks Hacks Any Coffee Lover Should Try

8 Starbucks Hacks Any Coffee Lover Should Try

Energize your day with a cup of joy

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Who doesn't love starting off the day with a cup full of coffee? Coffee is known to have many health benefits. Not only is a source to wake you up but also a good source of antioxidants. The next time you are wanting coffee, be sure to make a trip to Starbucks. They serve a variety of coffee options along with pastries and desserts. For all those Starbucks fans or newbies out there, here are some hacks to try out the next time you stop by.

1. Ice Caramel Macchiato

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The ice caramel macchiato is a popular drink year round. They mix vanilla, milk, ice, and espresso together. Then, to top it off they drizzle the drink with caramel syrup. It may seem delicious but it can be pricey. For a Venti, it costs $5.25. Try to switch to an ice caramel coffee with milk. It tastes similar and you will be saving money and calories.

2. Protein+Espresso Shots

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Next time you are looking for a protein boost and craving Starbucks order two espresso shots. Then, add Premier Protein drink or any protein shake of your choice. This gives you the caffeine while also adding more protein into your system.

3. Try Adding Something New!

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Spice up your black ice coffee by adding honey instead of sugar. This will make the drink a little bit sugary but honey is healthier than straight up sugar. It doesn't hurt to try adding something new to make your regular order different!

4. Sweet Tooth

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This hack is for the ones who have a sweet tooth! Take your dessert to the next level by ordering a banana but bread and ask for whipped cream in a cup. If you would like to make it more sugary, ask for caramel drizzle and chocolate syrup. Layer the whipped cream on top of the banana bread and enjoy. Next time, try it with a brownie to mix it up!

5. Iced White Chocolate Mocha

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Another tip of saving money is to order an iced coffee Americano with two pumps of white mocha sauce. It tastes similar to an Iced White Chocolate Mocha and you get to save $1.40.

6. Make a Meal

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A great aspect of Starbucks is that they also sell food. You can count on them to fill your hunger by making a satisfying meal. Order a chicken and double-smoked bacon panini. Then spread some avocado spread.

7. Indecisive of what to get?

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Not sure what drink will hit the spot? No worries, Starbucks always has your back. Not many customers know this but if you don't know about a brew or drink try asking for a sample. Most of the time they would be happy to let you try something before buying. As long as the store isn't busy give it a try the next time you aren't sure of what to order.

8. Chai Tea Latte

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You can never go wrong with a Chai Tea Latte. Sipping on black tea with cinnamon, clove, steamed milk seems so relaxing. But it won't be relaxing to see your bank account going down due to how expensive one drink can add up over time. Try ordering chai tea with milk and a pump of cinnamon dolce syrup for the same taste but lower price.

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8 Reasons Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better

Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.
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There are all kinds of alcohol stereotypes out there but the one associated with tequila is probably the worst: tequila makes you crazy. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that women who drink tequila are one-of-a-kind.

Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

1. She's independent

A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

7. Tequila is healthy for you

Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

Any girl who can shoot some shots at the bar all day and night can handle alcohol, which means she can handle herself too. You won't have to deal with her constant breakdowns and mood swings because she will be too busy ordering more shots.

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5 Things You Need To Know About Thinx Underwear

Those of you with a uterus, listen up.

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I first heard about Thinx underwear two years ago while on a subway in Washington DC. I thought the whole idea of leakproof underwear sounded a bit too much like diapers and brushed the product aside. Fast forward two years, my mom states that she is going to buy a pair to try and offered to get me one too. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, I decided to give it a try. I'm sure glad I did!

If you're not familiar with Thinx allow me to explain. It's a company that prides themselves on creating underwear specifically designed for individuals to wear during their periods. Looking at the reviews, everyone seemed to love them, and after trying them out for myself, I must say I like them quite a lot. Here are a few important things to know about Thinx underwear.

1. It doesn’t always replace your pads/tampons

Thinx may not replace tampons, but it can help cut back the amount you use.

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I learned this the hard way that if you have a heavy flow, you can't wear Thinx on its own. If you have a light flow, you could get away with only wearing these, but for us poor souls with heavy flows, I recommend making these your new period underwear. You never have to worry about any leaks, even at night!

2. They don't stain

Behold! No bloodstains!

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If you leak onto this underwear, fear not. Merely rinse them in the sink and then throw them in the wash like normal and boom! Clean underwear. No more ugly stained underwear to keep in the corner of your drawer.

3. There’s a bunch of cute designs/colors

There's something for everyone!

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One thing I must say about Thinx is that they have a wide variety of options. There are several different cuts, and almost all of them come in different colors options as well. They seem to be introducing new colors all the time, so keep an eye out for one you like.

4. They are super comfy!

These feel just like normal underwear.

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When I got my pair, I was worried that this underwear would feel like wearing a diaper or something else uncomfortable, but that was not the case at all! This underwear when you're wearing it feels like normal underwear, and while you're washing it, it feels like a swimsuit.

5. They donate to a good cause

Everyone should have access to period products. Period.

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For every pair of underwear that you buy, the company donates a pair to someone in need. It seems like most are sent to developing countries where women do not have access to proper menstruation hygiene products. In addition to this, Thinx was designed to help cut back the number of disposable pads entering landfills. They designed this underwear to be a more sustainable alternative for people with periods!

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