Mr. Coffee Versus Bunn-o-Matic - The Coffee Maker Battle Heats Up

Written by Jon Butt

For coffee lovers, there are few things more appealing than being met inrepparttar early a.m. hours by a perfectly brewed pot of coffee. That first cup setsrepparttar 148175 mood for your entire day, doesn't it? If it's brewed up right, you'll feel that extra zing in your step from morning till night. However, if that first cup is too strong or too weak, too hot or not hot enough, you quickly find yourself spiraling into a first-class coffee crisis.

So, how do you avoid a coffee catastrophe? It's simple, buyrepparttar 148176 best coffee maker onrepparttar 148177 market made especially for your coffee-drinking needs! Sounds simple enough, right? But, who makesrepparttar 148178 best coffee maker today? In other words, who isrepparttar 148179 All-Time Champion of Coffee Makers?

Ladies and gentlemen, we'd like to welcome you to our title bout ofrepparttar 148180 day where two mighty coffee making titans - Mr. Coffee and Bunn-o-Matic - will meet inrepparttar 148181 kitchen to crownrepparttar 148182 undisputed coffee making champion ofrepparttar 148183 world.

Introducing The Coffee Maker Contenders

Inrepparttar 148184 green corner, we have Mr. Coffee - long-recognized asrepparttar 148185 undisputed champion of home coffee makers. Affordable with many models to choose from, Mr. Coffee currently has over a dozen models onrepparttar 148186 market retailing from between $24.99 to $89.99. With makers serving up between one and twelve cups, he'll be hard to beat. In fact, Mr. Coffee is in great shape with an amazing array of features and settings, including single serve, speed brew, switch, programmable, and thermal models.

Inrepparttar 148187 red corner, we haverepparttar 148188 Bunn-o-Matic - king ofrepparttar 148189 commercial coffee making market. Found in restaurants and chosen by baristas aroundrepparttar 148190 world, Bunn-o-Matic is known for his professional-grade machines. With a limited variety (e.g., currently seven models, with one single serve and 6-10 cup models), judges will need to pay close attention torepparttar 148191 details to see what kind of punchrepparttar 148192 Bunn-o-Matic packs. One thing is for sure: with a starting price of $89.95, Bunn-o-Matic definitely tipsrepparttar 148193 scales as a higher-priced option for home consumers.

For those of you who are new torepparttar 148194 clash ofrepparttar 148195 coffee makers, here's whatrepparttar 148196 judges will be looking for duringrepparttar 148197 brew-off:

Cup size How many cups can your coffee maker cook up (say that five times fast)? Most brands today have single-serve and multiple cup models, with 10-12 cups beingrepparttar 148198 upper limit for most home coffee makers.

Mindfulness and Eating: Divine Desk Dining

Written by Maya Talisman Frost

Are you stuck eating lunch at your desk again?

Lucky you.

You see, staying put can be surprisingly soothing compared to making a mad dash torepparttar cafe for a sandwich and running back to your office, allrepparttar 148174 while worried that you’ll miss an important call.

If you feel chained to your desk, try viewing it instead as a powerful anchor that keeps you from drifting mindlessly.

Desk dining can berepparttar 148175 epitome of mindlessness—or a remarkable opportunity to slow down, reconnect, and enjoy a delicious moment or two. You can choose a chug-and-chew cubicle lunch or settle in for a session of mindful mastication.

Mom always told us to slow down and chew our food properly. She was more worried about choking, indigestion and bad manners than she was aboutrepparttar 148176 possibility that we would grow up to be disconnected from our experience of dining.

As usual, Mom made good sense. New research indicates that becoming more mindful of every mouthful is a powerful way to reduce our food intake, increase our meal satisfaction, and savor more than justrepparttar 148177 taste of our veggie on rye.

Jean L. Kristeller, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and director ofrepparttar 148178 Center forrepparttar 148179 Study of Health, Religion and Spirituality at Indiana State University. Overrepparttar 148180 last ten years, she has been working on ways to help overweight individuals develop greater awareness of their eating triggers using mindfulness meditation. Her program is being applied in a number of different settings, andrepparttar 148181 results have been quite promising.

There’s even a fancy term for her technique of paying attention to what you put into your mouth—Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training, or MB-EAT for short. It’s not rocket science—just a simple way to assess your needs and attend torepparttar 148182 process of eating slowly.

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