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Kombucha has been around for years but has recently gained a lot of traction as a soft drink replacement due to some clever marketing that pits it as a low-sugar tonic that can heal all sorts of maladies. It’s taking up more and more space in the drinks aisle at the supermarket as consumers clamour for options outside the traditional high-sugar drinks and anything that seems remotely healthy.

But is kombucha actually as good for you as some may claim?

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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I've just sat down with my third cup of tea for the day. Technically it might be considered my fourth, as my work mug is the largest one I could find. Often it feels like a good cuppa is the only thing that gets me through a tough day -- and even on a good day I still enjoy the ritual. But does tea's feel-good appeal come down to more than just personal preference?

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Kitchen cabinets have a habit of accumulating a lot little jars, most of which contain spices and seasonings. If you're worrying about working your way through them before they lose their flavour, make like the folks at Extra Crispy and use them to make some "ad-libbed teas".

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Australians aren't particularly imaginative when it comes to tea - dunk a Lan-Choo bag in a mug of boiling water, add a splash of milk to taste and you're basically done. In other parts of the world, tea drinking is much more sophisticated process that involves unique plants, brewing processes and receptacles. This infographic looks at 21 popular and exotic teas from around the world.

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Celebrities on Instagram love to hawk weight loss products, and one of the biggest trends is the teatox: Herbal "detoxing" teas that are supposed to help you lose weight naturally. Of course, miracle cures don't exist, and many of these teas are just laxatives.

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I really love cooking seafood, but I really hate listening to husbro complain about how the house "smells like fish." (Fans and open windows only do so much.) I'm not going to quit searing scallops, but I can will up a pot o' pleasant smells to eradicate the oceanic stench that accompanies their preparation.