Time to hit the beach!

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Why No-Shave November?

No Shave November

It’s November, “No-shave November”, a month to showcase your talent guys. A Moustache November, beard November, hairy November, hotness November and a Manly November. There are simple rules to it. Say ciao to razors for 30 days, skip waxing appointments, grow your mustache, beard and say hola to facial hairs. The only exception to it is you can trim and groom them. Donate the maintenance cost of the month for a cause, as an individual or in a group.

No-shave November began to spread awareness and support men’s health issues like poor mental health, prostate cancer, and physical inactivity. The research, education, and prevention programs take place to identify cancer at an early stage because people tend to lose hair when they suffer from cancer.

This is how they came up with “The Movember Foundation”. They started back in 1999 in Adelaide, South Australia. It is a web-based non-profit organization. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of hereditary cancer and to follow a healthy lifestyle.

Grow wild, go free this November! Participate, donate, share and spread awareness to help all my Mo Bros. To be Mo Bros click here.

– Arunima

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I made better choices as a fetus!

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Yin and Yang

Yin Yang (1)

Black or White, Day or Night, True or False, Love or Hate, Light or Dark, Men or Women, we can’t imagine one’s merit until we see the other that compliments. They are interconnected and interdependent. They complete each other, one gives importance to another, totally opposite yet so close and so intriguing.

The beauty of life lies in the attraction of opposites.

Artwork by Pooja Rathore

5 Different Types of Tea You Should Know About

TEA

Tea is world’s 2nd most consumed drink after water. It has over 3,000 varieties.

All types of tea come from the same plant, the Camellia Sinensis. The difference arises from processing, growing conditions and geography of the tea.

More the tea leaves are processed the stronger the flavor. The level of oxidation, or exposure to the elements, is what determines whether a tea is white, green, oolong, puer or black.

The amount of tea used, temperature and brewing time are factors that make a perfect tea.

The lesser oxidized tea is, the lighter it will be in both taste and aroma. Heavily oxidized teas will yield a dark, rich, reddish-brown infusion while less oxidized teas will yield a light, yellow-green liquid.

Here are some interesting types of Tea!

White Tea

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White tea undergoes the least processing of all teas. The tea shoots are allowed to wither then dry to prevent oxidization.

Green Tea

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The leaves are heated before they’re rolled (by hand or in a machine) and dried. Very less oxidation occurs, but the extra steps bring out the natural flavor. Green teas are sweet and contain many vitamins and antioxidant properties of the fresh green tea leaf, making them highly regarded as a healthy, fragrant and delicious drink.

Oolong Tea (Wulong)

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Bruising or tearing the leaves results in partial oxidation, and a cup with a rich color. The flavor of oolong tea is typically not as robust as blacks or as subtle as greens, but it has its own fragrant and intriguing tones. Oolong is relatable with the taste and aroma of fresh flowers or fruits.

Black Tea

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It goes under complete oxidation and has characteristic dark brown and black leaf. It has more robust and pronounced flavors of black tea and, when brewed appropriately, it has a higher caffeine content compared to other teas.

Puer tea

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Puer is an aged black tea from China prized for its medicinal properties and earthy flavor. It is perhaps the most mysterious of all tea. The process of its production is a closely guarded state secret in China.

– Siddhangana