Trayvon Martin walked into a 7-Eleven in Sanford, Florida, grabbing a bag of Skittles and a can of AriZona iced tea. The hood from his dark gray sweatshirt over his head, he walked up to the counter, reached deep into his pants' pockets, paid the clerk, then walked out.
Marketplace Africa looks at the growing global popularity of rooibos, or redbush tea.
In cafes across Cape Town, brewing the perfect cup of rooibos has become a fine art.
Jeffrey Toobin and Howard Kurtz discuss covering the Supreme Court's hearing on the healthcare mandate.
Whether you have a head cold, an upset stomach, or an itchy rash, fast (cheap!) relief may be sitting on your kitchen shelf.
Q: Is there a safe way to drop weight quickly for spring break?
Trayvon Martin's parents say the police are trying to kill their son's reputation by bringing up claims he was suspended.
The saga of Trayvon Martin continued to energize thousands around the country Monday, spurring demonstrations across the United States and even turning what had been a regularly scheduled city commission meeting into a hot-ticket event.
This month Road to Rio -- a Green City Journey stops off in the world's second most populated country, India. Sara Sidner, Mallika Kapur and Nick Glass meet in the capital city New Delhi, to explore how carbon cuts are being made.
That morning cup (or cups) of coffee may do more than just kick-start your day.
Elizabeth Cohen reports on a Harvard study about coffee cutting the risk of endometrial cancer.
As western countries remain mired in financial turmoil, business people are looking to get a foothold in China, hoping to tap its growth and expanding middle class.
Magnificent snow-peaked summits and quaint thousand-year-old villages provide the backdrop for an unforgettable adventure in Nepal. Exploring the dramatic landscape on foot is nothing short of extraordinary, trekkers say.
Argentina is a huge, diverse country. Large cities and breathtaking vistas are just some of your travel options there. Every journey has to start somewhere, and many people choose to begin in the capital city, Buenos Aires.
Our culinary tour of Savannah's restaurants will keep you full and satisfied from breakfast to dessert. You'll get to experience Southern food at its best at restaurants like Olde Pink House, Elizabeth on 37th and Gryphon Tea Room. So, plot out your restaurant attack on Savannah with these suggestions and be sure to bring your appetite.
In the same way Hispanics have become an important political voice, so it goes with Hollywood and moviegoing.
Japan's green tea fields sway in the early summer winds, the picture of bucolic beauty. But beneath these peaceful rows of young green buds, ready for the second harvest of the year, a national crisis is brewing.
The nuclear crisis wreaks havoc on one of Japan's prized exports: green tea. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
Japan has slapped new restrictions on green tea and plums from areas around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant because of lingering radioactive contamination from the ongoing disaster there.
My project sprang from an idea in my book "Fashioning The Future: Tomorrow's Wardrobe."
Can you really grow a dress in a bathtub? Designer Suzanne Lee explains the world of "Biocouture" at TED 2011.
The sTORIbook Weddings star will have a sleepover with traditional English food and decorations
The Bay Area isn't just where your computers and favorite websites are designed.
Is decaffeinated green tea as healthy as regular green tea? Are plums as healthy as prunes? Are fresh cranberries as healthy as dried cranberries? The "buzz" in the media is that green tea, prunes and cranberries are all extremely healthy foods. But, what if the caffeinated green tea keeps you up all night and you're not a fan of dried fruits?
Erase extra flab with these super-effective tricks.
Starbucks will offer a new plus-sized iced drink beginning this week.
There's a reason why diet and money books get moved to the front of the bookstore come January first. We are full of good intentions with the promise of a new year.
Children play with a worn-out badminton set. Families sip traditional Indian tea known as chai from silver-colored cups and chat as the sun sets in a rose-colored sky. Goats bleat in the distance, water buffaloes chew on hay and the cackles of crows ring through the air.
Turner Broadcasting volunteers spent two weeks in India building homes for the country's neediest caste.
Eight centuries ago, Marco Polo anointed Hangzhou "the most splendid city in the world." Today it's one of China's best-preserved destinations, thanks to the careful stewardship of its pagodas and pavilions, mountain-fringed West Lake, and terraced plantations growing the region's famous longjing green tea.
Cooking Light's Holly Grainger describes 10 foods at the grocery store that give new life to your meals and snacks.
If you load your shopping cart with the same foods every time you visit the grocery store, it's time to shake things up.
In September 1997, I went for a run with a friend in New York City. We both wanted a tasty post-exercise drink, but everything on the market was too sweet.
The actress defends former girlfriend via Twitter, saying the deejay "never raised a hand" to her
It's going to be one lucky Friday the 13th for some college basketball program. That's because Harrison Barnes, the 6-foot-7 forward from Ames, Iowa, who is widely considered to be the No. 1 prospect in the senior class, will announce his college choice at 4 p.m. on ESPNU.
At Samovar Tea Lounge, a chain of three teahouses in San Francisco, you'll find no wireless Internet or bulletin board littered with local news and advertisements.
For years, dentists have warned patients about the decaying effects of cola and sugary, fizzy drinks on their teeth.
Many travelers tramp through Europe like they're visiting the cultural zoo. "Ooh, that guy in lederhosen yodeled! Excuse me, could you do that again so I can take a picture?" When I'm in Europe, I become the best German or Spaniard or Italian I can be.
Steamboat Springs is about three and a half hours northwest of Denver. Watch for deer and elk on the beautiful drive over Rabbit Ears Pass on U.S. Highway 40.
If you think you're doing your teeth a favor by sipping white wine instead of red, you may need to rethink your tooth-whitening strategy.
If you've got cabin fever and are looking for a cozy outing, afternoon tea is bound to hit the spot.
At the site of his wake, his sisters speak out about his Oscar nod and one-year anniversary of his death
Nursing is supposed to be a calming, tranquil time for a newborn, but when Deb Kruse-Field put her son, Luke Field, to her breast, instead of cuddling up and eating, he arched his back and screamed.
Losing weight and getting healthy isn't easy, but it's often the little things that add up over time. Here are some things you may want to avoid and some you should include in your diet if your resolution is to lose weight and feel fine in 2009.
Many older adults in the United States are taking a confusing combination of medications, some prescribed by doctors and others picked up over-the-counter or in health food stores.
A country prone to dieting fads has convinced itself that bananas for breakfast is a magic formula for weight loss
When her colleague at a Cleveland construction company fixed up Bethany Billi, the guy she was about to date seemed like a winner - on paper.
A mother and her 6-month old girl escaped unhurt after she calmed down a knife-wielding robber with a glass of iced tea and a chat, Tokyo police said Wednesday.
Amid allegations of Iranian aid to Iraqi insurgents, Iran's effort to build a nuclear bomb and a report on an increase in U.S. covert operations in Iran, analyst Fareed Zakaria takes a look at possible changes in the country's leadership and assesses the threat Iran could pose to Mideast stability.
A new study shows the beverage can protect the heart arteries by keeping them flexible and relaxed
Certain foods play well with others, while others lose strength in pairs.
Maybe you think you know roses - those long-stemmed, full-petaled beauties that need a lot of coddling to keep disease at bay.
Must. Stay. Awake. Yes, it's the 3 o'clock mantra. And who hasn't mumbled it while fighting off midday yawns and drooping eyes?
The Office's Jenna Fischer helps throw a party for her pregnant costar
Steep yourself in know-how with these masterful tips on tools and techniques.
Dear FSB: I am currently putting together a business plan for a tea room in Dallas. The local SBDC (Small Business Development Center) office is helping get this project off the ground. I have allocated funds for about 30% of the startup amount, consisting of stocks, mutual funds and liquid assets. I have no experience in the food industry, just my passion for food and tea and my determination to succeed. In preparation for this project I am currently attending tea seminars and working to get certified for food handling.
Nestled in one thousand acres of rolling countryside, Castle Leslie, is a magnificent example of Irish heritage.
When cold and flu season comes around, many people head to their medicine cabinets in search of relief. But a trip to the kitchen may be the smarter move.
A small California drug company hopes to extract the next cancer cure from Chinese herbs
At the Venice Film Fest, Richard Corliss feels creepy pointing out similarities between Wilson and his character in The Darjeeling Limited. He wishes the movie were better, too
Owen Wilson's future?
Owen Wilson is doing well as he recovers from an apparent suicide attempt, and is even making colleagues laugh, the director of his latest film said Monday.
For all its swank and glamour, a formal afternoon tea still has a place in British society. Of course, you'll see Russians surrounded by shopping bags and bodyguards, Japanese photographing the teapot and Americans buried in guidebooks. But you'll hear British accents, too, as they celebrate, or seduce, or do a deal. (Meaning you should book that teatime at least six weeks ahead; these are popular spots.)
What is it: For my money the Mandarin Oriental is the most glam hotel in London. Its not unusual to see movie stars or models milling around the foyer, while its location near Hyde Park and the shopping mecca of Harrods and Harvey Nichols also make it a place for the seriously monied.
Coca-Cola Co. may be interested in acquiring Cadbury Schweppes Plc's Snapple iced tea, a trade publication reported Friday.
Dilhan Fernando gathers a fistful of earth and surveys his family's sprawling estate. "What's grown on that field," he says, pointing to lush cultivation on a distant misty hill, "will differ dramatically from what's grown over here." He lets the dirt sift through his fingers, as if for emphasis. "And they will both be superb drinking."
Launched in Los Angeles two years ago by a failed restaurateur and a former nightclub bouncer, Pinkberry could become the next hot franchise. This purveyor of tart-yet-sweet swirled yogurt is dubbe...
As part of the "Vital Signs" segment on "Paula Zahn Now," CNN.com users sent in their tips, tools and methods for staying healthy. Here is a selection of their responses, some of which have been edited for clarity and length.
Meet the entrepreneurs behind the Aloha State's budding industry, agritourism, and bring an appetite!
Wandering through the aisles of the local grocery store, one can't help but notice the number of everyday food products that now feature some added health benefit.
The sales pitches are irresistible: "Lose 2 Pounds a Day!" "Burn Fat Round the Clock!" "Learn the Amazing Weight-Loss Secret of Hollywood's Sex Symbols!" OK, maybe that's pushing it. But if diet pills could give you Eva Longoria's body, would you bother with the salads and stair-climbing?
Can you drink your vegetables? We're not talking smoothies here. We're talking tea. It might seem an exaggeration to compare a cup of tea to a serving of veggies, but there are some similarities.
Old-fashioned retailing, where shoppers actually walk into a store instead of "click" into a store, is back in vogue.
They say you can't judge a book by its cover. All too often, you can't judge a food by its label, either.
Coca-Cola is introducing a sparkling green tea drink containing calcium and caffeine that reportedly burns calories.
At the R&D facility of Honest Tea, brewmeister Michael Petrone passes around samples of a new organic tea. Petrone, just 24, joined the company as an intern last year and rose quickly to a full-tim...
Beautiful and welcoming, Victoria, British Columbia, sparkles with Christmas color and spirit. The capital city's Parliament Buildings, outlined all year in sedate white lights, glow with well-placed green and red bulbs this season. Wreaths adorn Tally Ho's horse-drawn carriages, and Santa hats keep drivers warm. In the mood for giving, Harbour Ferry skippers donate their weekend fares to charity.
For three years Naoto Okinaka and his colleagues at Japanese beverage maker Suntory were known as a bunch of losers. That's because they were the brains behind Jukucha, a megaflop of an iced tea th...
Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison recently put his Japanese-inspired Atherton estate on the market for $25 million, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Who says coffee isn't everybody's cup of tea? Just ask Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz.
Come on, admit it. You've fallen victim to workplace stress at one time or another. You've probably even called in sick because of a stress-related illness.
Garden fashions come and go--right now, pale English borders are out, and hot-colored tropicals are in--but through it all, roses remain. No other flower is as widely loved, as widely planted--or a...
Garden fashions come and go -- right now, pale English borders are out, and hot-colored tropicals are in -- but through it all, roses remain.
Now here's an idea Hiroshi Maeda has been brewing for a long time: building a chain of Japanese teahouses in America for caffeine junkies looking for a healthy Starbucks alternative. After spending...
You feel a certain magic the minute you walk in the door. Nestled into college towns and chichi shopping streets, a chain of tea bars celebrates in classic dark woods and copper accents the refined...
A chance encounter sparked my love affair with Honest Tea. As I browsed the refrigerator in a Washington, D.C., deli, the artsy label on a bottle of Decaf Ceylon piqued my interest. The taste won m...
It was a wondrous place and a heady time--the great Exposition of 1904. It was the Meet Me in St. Louis fair, about which Judy Garland would one day sing, "Don't tell me the lights are shining anyp...
It was a wondrous place and a heady time, the great Exposition of 1904. It was the Meet Me in St. Louis fair, where, as Judy Garland would one day sing, "Don't tell me the lights are shining any pl...
So here we are, only a few scant weeks into a new year, a new decade, a new century, a new millennium. And yet plenty of people already seem certain what the future will bring: Giant U.S. growth st...
I spent part of a recent Saturday wrapped in heated blankets and tinfoil while a concoction of red clay, grape seeds, green tea, and lavender baked into my skin. The padded table below me was conto...
Whether or not herbal remedies such as St. John's wort, green tea, and kava really help fight depression, reduce the risk of developing cancer, or relieve stress, one thing is for sure: they are ha...
CONVENTIONAL wisdom holds that real industrial companies, the bedrock of American commerce, manufacture their own products. But the C.W. is wrong again: Many top so-called industrials manufacture a...
A consumer society thrives on new products. And FORTUNE's choices this year range from cuddly low-tech Barney to frighteningly high-tech embryo cloning. One theme emerges strongly: A worthy idea is...
Harold J. Ireland Jr., 54, should have been a boxer: He knows how to take a punch and get up before the count of eight. Since 1978 he has invested in fast-growing medium-size companies, including m...
YOU MIGHT figure that a company doubling profits every five years doesn't need much fixing, yet PepsiCo is overhauling businesses and revamping products almost as if it were desperate. Explains CEO...
Mel Ziegler, the entrepreneur who founded the Banana Republic clothing stores, was jetting home to San Francisco from the East Coast in April 1990 when he became engaged in a captivating conversati...
Good news from the oil front. In a recent issue of Science, Robert Lumpkin, the director of coal conversion projects at Amoco, writes that coal can now be liquefied at a cost competitive with crude...