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January 27, 2014 | By Barbara Demick
YANJI, China - After the North Korean coal mine where she worked stopped paying salaries, Park Kyung Ok tried her hand at business. Buttons and zippers, candy and dried squid, fabric, plastic tarpaulins, men's suits and cigarettes. "I sold just about everything," said Park, 44. But it wasn't until she started hawking methamphetamine in 2007, she said, that she was able to earn a living. Methamphetamine, known as orum, or "ice," is a rare commodity manufactured and sold in North Korea, where most factories sit idle, the equipment rusted or looted.
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SCIENCE
April 24, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
Drinking more coffee may decrease your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a new study shows. Researchers from Harvard University found that people who increased their coffee consumption by at least one cup per day over a period of years were 11% less likely to get Type 2 diabetes compared with people whose coffee-drinking habits didn't change. On the flip side, people who dialed back their coffee habit by at least one cup a day were 17% more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.
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NEWS
April 15, 1997 | From Associated Press
Research presented Monday by a UC Davis chemist suggests that chemicals in fresh-brewed coffee may form potent antioxidants, similar to vitamin C or vitamin E, which are believed to help prevent cancer. Takayuki Shibamoto, a professor of environmental toxicology, says that, based on his preliminary study, the antioxidants in a cup of coffee might be equal to the amount found in three oranges.
SCIENCE
April 10, 2014 | By Karen Kaplan
In their continuing quest to prove that coffee is indeed a health food, medical researchers analyzed the health records of nearly 180,000 Americans and determined that the ones with a daily java habit were less likely to get a common type of liver cancer than their less-caffeinated counterparts. The study , presented this week at the American Assn. for Cancer Research's annual meeting in San Diego, may not be enough to get your coffee break covered by your health insurance, but the results were striking.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1996
There's somethin' wrong with your paper. Every time I sit down to read it, my coffee disappears. M.H. BARTHOFF Beverly Hills
FOOD
May 22, 2013
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes, plus 1 hour steeping time and several hours chilling time Servings: 8 Note: You will need eight (4-ounce) espresso cups or ramekins. 1 cup espresso beans 2 tablespoons whole green cardamom 2 cups heavy cream 1 1/2 cups whole milk 6 egg yolks 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons brewed espresso, cooled 1 1/2 tablespoons very finely ground espresso 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1. Crush the espresso beans and cardamom by placing them together in a thick plastic bag and lightly pounding them or crushing them with something heavy (a rolling pin or wooden mallet works well)
NEWS
March 7, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
Luxurious as it may be to sip a great cup of coffee at a coffeehouse, sometimes there's nothing better than a fresh pot brewing away first thing in the morning when you've barely got your eyes open. For some, that first cup o' joe is nothing more than a jolt to get us up and running; for others, it's still a sacred art, even if we practice it in our bathrobes. If coffee is more your passion than vice, you probably take great care about where you buy your beans. But have you considered how you store them?
BUSINESS
January 13, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Flight attendants, required to work long hours with little rest and to battle unruly passengers with oversize carry-on bags, must now deal with another midair hazard: exploding coffee filters. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a safety alert to all airlines warning that packages of coffee grounds enclosed in filters have burst while coffee was being brewed in commercial planes. The FAA has recorded about a dozen coffee explosions in the last 10 years, causing first- and second-degree burns to flight attendants and passengers.
NEWS
May 18, 2011 | By Marissa Cevallos, HealthKey / For the Booster Shots blog
Drinking coffee is a fine way to start the day, many men would agree. For those worried about prostate cancer, it appears to be a great way to start the day. The latest of many studies on whether a daily cup, or many cups, of java might lower a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer, especially lethal prostate cancer, falls on the side of coffee enthusiasts. A Harvard School of Public Health study of nearly 48,000 men found that those who drank more than six cups of coffee per day had a 60% reduced risk of developing lethal prostate cancer compared with nondrinkers.
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March 27, 2011 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
Sometimes, a cup of coffee is more than just a cup of coffee. That, at least, is the fervent belief of two Arizonans, one a buttoned-down Presbyterian minister, the other a tie-dyed Roman Catholic renegade. They are convinced that a steaming cup of cafe arabica could do nothing less than help solve the problem of illegal immigration. And that's just for starters. They also believe it can bring together liberals and conservatives, fulfill the Old Testament's prophetic vision of a "new heaven and new earth," and bring the wolf together with the lamb.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
The breakfast fast-food war is heating up.  Taco Bell on Thursday rolled out its new breakfast menu, which includes a waffle taco, across more than 5,500 stores in the U.S. The Irvine-based chain made clear it was going after McDonald's, which dominates sales of breakfast at quick-service restaurants. The menu's launch included a campaign featuring two dozen Ronald McDonalds (everyday men, not the red-haired clown) chowing down on Taco Bell breakfast items. McDonald's, however, wasn't going to stand by idly.
NEWS
March 12, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
Caffeine is an essential at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim - thousands and thousands of food and personal care products and crowds as big as nearby Disneyland. Which is what led me to one of my favorites of the 2014 show last week. Blue Bottle Coffee and Clover organic milk - together. In a little school-size milk carton, with chicory and sugar. I can hardly wait for these to get to markets, which should happen this year. Blue Bottle founder James Freeman said he had tried other ready-to-drink coffees on the market and rated them "from terrible to horrible.
BUSINESS
March 12, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez, This post has been corrected, as indicated below
Toms, the Los Angeles company known for its comfy, eco-friendly footwear and its shoes-donating ways, is tiptoeing into an unusual product line: coffee. The philanthropic business, which sells shoes and eyewear under a One for One business model, made the announcement Tuesday in Austin, Texas, at the South by Southwest Interactive conference. For every bag of coffee purchased, Toms said it will be able to provide a week's worth of clean water to a person in a developing country.  "Through my travels, I found that some of the greatest coffee comes from developing countries," said Toms founder Blake Mycoskie in a statement.
HEALTH
February 21, 2014 | By Rene Lynch
1. Walk or bike to work once a week. 2. Don't park your car in the spot closest to the front door. Instead, find the parking stall farthest away. (Of course, take security into consideration.) 3. Stairs, no elevators. 4. Stop the impulse to email. Instead, get up off your duff and walk to a colleague's desk to deliver a work message. 5. Walk 15 minutes before work. (That's 71/2 minutes in one direction, and then turn around.) 6. Walk 15 minutes at lunch. 7. Walk 15 minutes after your shift ends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
The mystery of Dumb Starbucks is solved. Turns out the brainchild behind the faux Starbucks store in Los Feliz, with white-and-green cups and hot coffee, was comedian Nathan Fielder, star of the Comedy Central show "Nathan for You. " In a tongue-in-cheek news conference Monday afternoon outside the store on Hillhurst Avenue, Fielder thanked customers for patronizing his small businesses. He said he planned to soon open a second location in Brooklyn. Did Comedy Central know he was doing this, someone asked.
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February 9, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
Los Feliz was buzzing Sunday afternoon as crowds of people lined up for hours to grab a cup of coffee from, uh, “Dumb Starbucks.” The mock store, which quietly opened Friday, is nearly identical to a typical Starbucks location, with tumblers for sale and trendy CDs, including "Dumb Jazz Standards," displayed on the counter. But the similarities end there. Drinks here are served in green and white “Dumb Starbucks coffee” cups, while pastries are pulled from display cases straight from their Vons' packaging.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Jerry Seinfeld is getting caffeinated for the New Year. On Jan. 2 his popular Web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" will premiere its third season on Crackle and comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com . The show, which generally runs about 15 minutes or so, is pure Seinfeld. It features the comedian picking up another comedian friend in a new and snazzy car and going for a drive with coffee. In the first two seasons Seinfeld chewed the fat with Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, David Letterman, Ricky Gervais and Alec Baldwin, among others.
NEWS
February 4, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - President Obama announced plans on Tuesday to bring high-speed Internet more quickly to the nation's public schools, pledging to make sure students in the United States have every advantage that "some child in South Korea has right now. " After all, Obama told a crowd at a school in Adelphi, Md., “We shouldn't give that kind of competitive advantage over to other countries.” "In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Marisa Gerber
Sgt. Victor Arellano drove slowly through the hills of Echo Park, cruising by the places where he had seen the guys hanging out in the past. There was the market painted bright yellow with large green letters spelling out "BEER WINE" and the hidden staircase nearby. The graffitied stretch of pavement along Preston Avenue and the house where a known gangster lives. A few hours into his evening shift and the LAPD gang officer still hadn't spotted any members of the Echo Park Locos.
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