Hungry for Valentines Day?

Hungry for Valentines Day?

Here's where you can chow down.
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Valentine's Day is Tuesday, February 14th. If you're anything like me, Valentine's Day does not necessarily mean buying presents and going out with that someone special, but for finding the places with Valentine's day themed food to eat with your best friends. Galentines, if you will. So if you are looking for places to get some special treats, just keep on scrolling.

Looking for breakfast? At Chick Fil A you can get chick-n-minis in a heart shaped box.

Need to get caffinated? Starbucks has three limited time molten chocolate drinks that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Papa John's is serving up a heart shaped pizza, because pizza is always the answer. You could also add a brownie too!

If you are around the Fredericksburg area, Mason-Dixon diner is hosting an anti-valentines day. Sweatpants and an appetite are encouraged.

Finally, some of us have our prefrences between Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts. If you are looking for dessert (or really any meal of the day) Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts are making heart shaped donuts. Dunkin' is also offering new flavored swirled coffee for those of us who like coffee without the coffee flavor.


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Why Your Grandma Is Your Biggest Blessing In Life

Because nobody loves you more than she does.
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There are many people in your life you are thankful for: Mom, Dad, siblings, cousins, best friends, teachers, neighbors, you name it. You are grateful to have people who constantly support you, who pick you up when you're down and love you unconditionally. But the one person who stands out among the rest of them is your grandma.

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Ever since you were little, you and your grandma have always had a special connection. Going over to Grandma's house for the night was something you looked forward to. She knew how to entertain you at your best and worst moments. No matter what you did together, you loved it. Being with your grandma wasn't like being at home or with your parents – it was better. You went to the park, made cookies, went out to dinner, got a “sweet treat" at the mall, played Go Fish, took a bubble bath for as long as you wanted and got way too much dessert than you should have. You did things you weren't supposed to do, but Grandma didn't stop you. Because at Grandma's house there were no rules, and you didn't have to worry about a single thing. Being with Grandma was the true epitome of childhood. She let you be you. She always made sure you had the best time when you were with her, and she loved watching you grow up with a smile on your face.

The older you got, your weekend excursions with your grandma weren't as frequent, and you didn't get to see her as much. You became more and more busy with school, homework, clubs, sports, and friends. You made the most out of your time to see her, and you wished you could be with her more. Although you were in the prime of your life, she mattered even more to you the older you both became. You were with your friends 24/7, but you missed being with your grandma. When the time rolled around, and you got the chance to spend time with her, she told you never to apologize. She wanted you to go out, have fun and enjoy life the way it makes you happy.

Reflecting back on these moments with your grandma, you realize how truly special she is to you. There is no one who could ever compare to her nor will there ever be. All your life, there is no one who will be as sweet, as caring, as sincere or as genuine as her. Even though you're all grown up now, there are things about your grandma that never changed from when you were a kid. She still takes you out for your favorite meal because she knows how important eating out means to you. She writes you letters and sends you a $5 bill every now and then because she knows you're a hard-working college student with no money. She still helps you with all of your Christmas shopping because she knows it's your tradition. She still asks what's new with your young life because hearing about it makes her day and she still loves you to no end. Your grandma is your biggest blessing (whether you knew it or not), and she always will be no matter what.

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4 Benefits Of Coffee That Reaffirm Why It's The Best Breakfast Drink

If you're looking for a reason to pour a second cup, this is it.

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My ability to successfully function in the morning would not occur without my favorite drink, a cup of black hazelnut or green mountain's breakfast blend coffee. My family and I are huge coffee drinkers, so you could say my addiction to coffee started at a fairly young age. Drinking my cup of coffee every morning, and sometimes even throughout the day has made me wonder what and if this drink I have learned to love is actually healthy and beneficial to me in any way. So I did some digging to find out some of the benefits coffee has to offer.

1. It boosts memory

Memory is a funny thing to think about. Our memories based off of school information or everyday life can be more difficult to recall based on the time of day. So, the 8 a.m. classes college students think they can take successfully turn south. They have a difficult time paying attention due to being tired. Specifically, drinking coffee would allow a student ot not only function better for early morning classes, but boost their memory during non-optimal times of the day for people.

2. Coffee beans have great antioxidant properties

Coffee Beans have antioxidant properties which reduce oxidative stress processes occurring within our cells and body that often cause mutations to occur, leading to the development of cancer. Light roasted coffee beans tend to have a higher concentration of antioxidants compared to dark roasted coffee bean levels. Having a boost of antioxidant levels in the human body is beneficial for many reasons.

3. It protects your body

The human body can be protected from certain diseases that affect the body from consuming a moderate amount of coffee. Neuromuscular Diseases, such as Parkinson disease were diminished in fellow coffee drinkers, as well as a decrease in cardiovascular disease occurring in those who drank a moderate amount of coffee. This is due to the antioxidant and phytochemicals found in coffee that decreases inflammation within the body.

4. It protects your mind

The human mind can be protected from certain diseases as well by consuming a moderate amount of coffee. One example is the decreased risk of Alzheimer's occurring in a person's lifetime. A study done a couple of years ago concluded that those who drank coffee on a daily basis compared to those who did not were found to be less likely to have Alzheimer's by 60%

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