Voldemort and the Destruction of Christmas

Merry Voldemas and Happy Red Cups to you. Thank God for the Red Cups, because they may just save the world… one sip at a time.

The False Conflict of Starbucks and the Red Cups

Halloween is barely over, and we’re sparring about this ongoing, fictional “War on Christmas” because of the color of Starbucks cups. Is this real life?

Six Things You Can Do With Coffee — After You’ve Finished Drinking It

Rhodri Jenkins explores the cool chemistry of coffee that give it uses far beyond just a morning boost.

Like Your Coffee? You Might Need to Find an Alternative

Dr. Anthony Horton explains how coffee production causes deforestation, land degradation, and resource depletion.

All Cups of Coffee are Not Created Equally

Does place make a difference in your cup of coffee?

What A Wise Old Farmer Taught Me About Love

Jordan Gray took an older farmer out for coffee and asked him his best advice about love and life. —– His tiny spoon clanks down on to the side of his white plate as he fumbles to grasp his cup of coffee. He is in no rush, and it seems that he has never had […]


Sweet and sad at the same time, this poem from Jia Oak Baker speaks to age, desire, and a kind of freedom.

Find La Dolce Vita in Second Act

Sometimes it takes jumping off a cliff to discover the courage to change one’s life.

A Month Without Coffee

Leo Babauta is the baddest man on the planet. He gave up coffee. No, really. He stopped drinking coffee. Here’s how he did the impossible.

Cups of Opportunity Prove Sweet to At-Risk Youth

CUPs Coffeehouse founder Brian Gray teaches young adults they CAN make a difference.

You Might as Well Face It, You’re Addicted to…Fill in the Blank

Bruce Sanguin digs deep beneath the surface of addiction. What he finds there is surprisingly common and seductively ordinary.

On French Presses and Diamonds: Turning Pressure Into Something Good

George Davis notes that pressure can be used to be great acts of creation. If only we let it.

South African Boy Inspires Philadelphia Woman to Pour Coffee

A 16-year-old boy in foster care is the inspiration behind an award-winning, Philadelphia-based social venture which helps bridge the gap between foster care and interdependence.

Dads Are Not the Enemy

Whit Honea was told that men are inherently dangerous. He disagrees.

How to Form a Habit that Sticks

The bad ones are easy, but adding a good habit might not be as hard as you think. — Why does it sometimes feel like it’s effortless to let negative habits creep up, but when we want to change them — or add a new healthy habit—it feels nearly impossible? A big part of it […]

Five Ways Taking a Break Can Make You More Productive.

Are you good at taking breaks? Here’s how you can tell—and maybe how you can get better.