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High Tea Ritual, a unique and uplifting experience

Not only has the herbal blend become a popular daily beverage associated with hospitality, sipped leisurely and shared with convivial company, it is said to bring on warm and serene feelings.

The Tilted Teacup Tea Room uses only china cups, saucers and teapots for their Afternoon Tea sittings.

It’s been several centuries since the English first began the tradition of serving tea as a welcome for visitors or for celebrating important occasions. Nowadays, demand for the herbal beverage is a fast-growing trend in the US — even though it’s more for the iced variety rather than hot tea.

That is changing though as more and more Americans are beginning to appreciate the “ritual” of Afternoon Tea.

The Business of Staying Slim, Fit

As each New Year begins, the vow to lose weight, stay fit and eat healthy looms large.

The holiday season is officially over and thank goodness says your stomach.

Whether it’s losing weight, quitting smoking or improving our fitness routines, this is the time when people all around the world vow to stick to their New Year resolutions. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, those resolutions often fall flat within a few weeks because we tend to set the goals too high making them overwhelming and unattainable.

As our Top Five New Year Resolutions list shows, the focus is on staying fit, weight loss, and leading a healthier lifestyle.

The City of Brooksville has a Bed and Breakfast once again

The Dolan House Bed and Breakfast in Brooksville

Brooksville has a quaint picturesque downtown, a place that would be perfect for a stay at a bed and breakfast. It has been several years since the city has had a bed and breakfast. Fortunately, a new bed and breakfast has opened in the downtown area just a stone's throw away from the Historic May-Stringer House and Hernando Heritage Museum.

Tech Talk: Feel right at home with travel storage devices

Rocco Maglio, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP, has over 20 years in the field of software engineering.

Over the holidays, many families spend time traveling in their cars. There are number of devices that make can provide entertainment while traveling. The two devices to consider are mobile hotspots and mobile storage devices.

Vintage Treasures

The Worn Door offers vintage home decor and re-inspired pieces of the past

Leslie Exterkamp, right, with Jessica Denmark, left, with in the main showroom of The Worn Door Vintage Market located in Winchester Plaza, off US19.

Leslie Exterkamp adores old furniture.

“The craftsmanship is superb,” she said “It is amazing to see the quality of work back then to what we see nowadays,” she explained.

Exterkamp “rehabilitates” furniture and — beginning Jan. 7 — is holding classes at her newly opened vintage market to teach the public the techniques she and her assistant Jessica Denmark use to revitalize those old, beautiful pieces of furniture.

Lessons learned from the Podesta email hack

Rocco Maglio, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP, has over 20 years in the field of software engineering.

The hacking of Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta’s email provided a lesson for us all. It was an amazingly simple phishing email that caused his password to be revealed. An email was sent to Podesta’s gmail account saying someone had used his password to login to his account from the Ukraine and he should change his password. It included a link to change the password.

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