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Blue Matcha Is Taking Over Instagram—But There’s a Catch

Blue Matcha Is Taking Over Instagram—But There’s a Catch

Health
If you follow the latest foodie trends on Instagram, this probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard about blue matcha. The indigo powder is popping up in beautiful photos of teas, juices, and smoothie bowls that give off serious mermaid vibes. But you might be wondering, What exactly is it? And does it boast the same great health perks as green matcha?Green matcha—which is made from the leaves of green tea—is loaded with antioxidants that have been tied to improved metabolism, anti-aging benefits, blood sugar regulation, blood pressure reduction, and protection against cancer and heart disease (whew). Matcha is also famous for its caffeine content and the "alert calm" it's said to induce, thanks to a natural substance it contains called l-theanine, which prom
Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

Sports
Joe Root insists England are still "massively" in the Ashes series despite falling 2-0 behind with a 120-run defeat in the second Test.England arrived on the final day at the Adelaide Oval with an outside chance of sustaining their revival in the inaugural pink-ball Ashes encounter.But after conceding a 215-run first-innings deficit, even James Anderson's maiden five-wicket haul in Australia and then a battling half-century from the England captain himself could not truly turn back the tide.DAY FIVE REPORT: England hope quickly extinguished as Australia storm into 2-0 series leadRoot was unbeaten at stumps on the penultimate night, with 178 still needed and six wickets intact to pull off a national-record run chase of 354 to level the series.Instead, he followed nightwatchman Chris Wo...
Thailand arrests U.S. tourists for taking nude photos at Buddhist temple

Thailand arrests U.S. tourists for taking nude photos at Buddhist temple

World
Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Two American tourists in Thailand are facing charges for exposing their buttocks in front of religious temples.Joseph and Travis Dasilva, both 38, were arrested Tuesday after they took photos of themselves with their pants down while standing in front of the Wat Arun, one of Thailand's most famous Buddhist temples. But Thai authorities found the married couple's photos on Instagram and put them on a watchlist. And when they tried to catch their flight at the Bangkok airport to return home, they ended up in a Bangkok jail instead."Once they are through with the charges, the Thai immigration police will revoke their visas and push for deportation," Pol Col Choengron Rimpadee, deputy spokesman of immigration police, told the BBC. "They will also be blacklisted from coming bac...
How the rich and famous are taking over Ibiza: Private jets to VIP nightclub residencies

How the rich and famous are taking over Ibiza: Private jets to VIP nightclub residencies

Entertainment
PHPARTY GIRL: Paris Hilton as a residency in Amnesia From typical lads on tour to wild hen parties at Ocean Beach Ibiza, the Spanish rock is a hotbed of the young and beautiful.But its reputation as a party mecca has also helped it become a major celeb haunt.**IS THE ALGRAVE IN PORTUGAL THE NEW IBIZA?**Need examples? How about Eva Longoria hitting up STK Ibiza and Justin Bieber partying with Kim and Kanye.Suffice to say, the island has gone far beyond the usual reality TV crowd.FAMEFLYNETSUPERSTAR: Justin Bieber is a fan of the White IsleIbiza: Brits get WILD at clubbing capital of the world Ibiza became the main holiday destination for clubbers in the mid-90s, and party loving Brits are still flocking there today in their thousands to experience the sunshine, sex and partiesInstagramINFDO
MLB: Tampa Bay Rays OF Colby Rasmus taking break from baseball

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays OF Colby Rasmus taking break from baseball

Sports
The Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Colby Rasmus on the restricted list, and he is not expected to play again this season, the Tampa Bay Times reported Thursday. Rasmus has had physical problems recently, and the Times reported Rasmus has decided to "step away" from baseball. Rasmus, 30, had surgery to repair his left hip labrum and his core muscle last offseason. However, the hip still bothered him in spring training and he began the season on the disabled list. He played his first game of the season on May 2, but went back on the disabled list on June 23. Rasmus is hitting .281 with nine homers while playing in 37 games this season. Last season he hit .206 with 15 homers. The Rays issued a statement, which read, "The Rays fully support Colby's decision to step away from baseball. We are...