To Cut Back, or Not to Cut Back … on Coffee

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

Coffee’s usually a good way to start the day. It’s how many of us ATM staffers start the day … and keep the day going … and end the day. Well, at least one certain blogger here, anyway.

But there were times that blogger was told he should cut back on his coffee consumption. He was drinking too much, people around him claimed.

Then this study was published in the journal Circulation earlier this week. That blogger was elated. A few cups of java correlates with life longevity, according to the study. After monitoring over 200,000 people for over 20 years, the study showed those regularly consuming coffee had a lower risk of premature death. In fact, the study showed those consuming three to five cups of coffee per day were 15 percent less likely to die prematurely than coffee avoiders.

To celebrate, the blogger grabbed another cup of coffee—his fifth of the day—then stopped. Moderation is important.

So, after you wake up—whether you use a cup of coffee to do it or not—make sure to hit the town. There’s so much to do in ABQ.

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You finally rounded up someone that can babysit your kids tonight. Alas, you have no where to go.

Look no further.

Tonight, from 6:30–10 p.m., Explora is hosting Adult Night. The theme is “Science of Food,” and the event will feature hands-on experiments, night sky viewing, and live music. All the museum exhibits will also be open for exploration. Nice to know you can see what you want, since the kids won’t be with you and all. The 18 and over event costs $8 per adult, while those 65 and over and students ages 18 and over, or military with military ID get in for $5.

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The Second Annual Pueblo Film Festival will take place this weekend at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

The two-day event will take place Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. There will be feature film screenings, short and documentary screenings, workshops, and lectures.

The fest is committed to exclusively showcasing the work of pueblo filmmakers, actors, and works about “the pueblo experience,” and, according to, it’s the only fest that does such a thing.

Tickets from the all age event range from $2–$5.

Delicious strawberry jamFood Swap

Do you love making things from scratch in the kitchen? Do you grow your own herbs, or have a hen that lays eggs for you?

Do you feel sad because you don’t get to share all those goodies with the rest of the community?

If so, you should probably be at Slow Food ABQ’s first-ever Harvest Food Swap. Take three to five of those homegrown or homemade items to The Source for Creating Sacredness on Sunday, Nov. 22. From 4–6 p.m., where likeminded food harvesters will be on hand to chew the fat, swap goods, and dish out samples.

The swap is free to enter. Call 512-775-8463 if you need more info before heading out.

What are your weekend plans?