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Alex Zorach
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Here I recommend to completely and always avoid making negative comments about other peoples' appearance or clothing. Why? I explain how these comments can be harmful in many ways, not just to the people they are directed at, but to others who may overhear them, and even to the people making the comments. Life is so much more enjoyable too, if you focus on things you appreciate about other people. #fashion   #positive   #negative  
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This CTC (mechanically processed) tea rivaled many pricier, hand-processed teas in quality. Strong and robust yet smooth and with considerable complexity. Very pleasant and the sort I could happily drink over and over again, and very affordable. #tea   #kenya   #blacktea  
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This was my favorite jasmine pearls tea ever sampled, thank you +TeaVivre for the sample! Subtle, and the jasmine scenting blends seamlessly with the aroma of the base tea, leaving me unable to tell where one ends and the other begins!  #tea   #jasmine   #greentea  
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From a local company in the Louisville, KY area: this was a very bold and strong jasmine tea, full-bodied and full-flavored, but best steeped briefly because it became bitter easily. #tea   #jasmine   #greentea  
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No picture for this tea, unfortunately, but it was really good.  A classic Keemun black tea of good quality: rich and warming.  Metropolitan is a wholesale-only brand; I bought this at a small shop, Notting Hill, in Lewes, DE. #tea   #review   #keemun  
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There are three different species called black-eyed susans or brown-eyed susans. This article explains how to tell them apart, shows their native ranges, and explains the differences in their habitat preferences, ideal growing conditions, and growth habit. This can help you to choose which one(s) to plant in your garden. I've grown all three, but not in the same conditions!  #flowers   #garden   #gardening  
Black-eyed susans are a common garden flower in the United States. This page explores the different species that are called black-eyed susans, and their different ecology.
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People who only know me online may not know that I typically wear a name tag in public. Here I share my story of how and why I started doing this, and I also talk about people's reactions, including a few people saying it is "weird" in a bad way, and how I respond to this. #nametags   #friendly   #weird  
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One of my favorite flavored teas yet from Mighty Leaf, I thought the vanilla blended well with the tea and was subtle, not overdone. The base tea had a rich, warming character. #tea   #vanilla   #blacktea  
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When people discuss sexual harassment or abuse of students by teachers, especially when it's older teachers, I often hear them shame and condemn teachers for merely feeling attracted to students. Here I explain that this approach may actually be putting more people at risk--increasing the likelihood that teachers harass and abuse students. I explain how focusing on the outward actions and choices people make, the things they control, is more effective than focusing on private thoughts and feelings of attraction, which we don't directly observe and people do not directly control. #sexualharassment   #teachers   #sexualabuse  
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Another tea review with no picture, this was very good, a potent, robust English Breakfast blend with nice complexity in the aroma. Also from Notting Hill, the tea shop in Lewes, DE. I am eager to try more teas from Metropolitan Tea Company, which only sells wholesale but is available in some local tea shops.  #tea   #blacktea   #review  
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Even if you've never heard of a sedge, you've probably seen one before, possibly dismissing it as a grass. Sedges are grasslike, but are not grasses and are often easy to tell apart. This article explains what sedges are, and gives some common examples, their uses in landscaping (and food), and their importance in ecology.  This species pictured here may be a weed in your yard--did you know it's an important food crop in some areas? #sedge   #plants   #nature  
A sedge is a member of a family of plants that are related to grasses and are grass-like in many respects, but are not true grasses.
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I thought this was an outstanding and powerful blend of black teas: not only is it very bold-flavored, it's very aromatic and the aroma is nuanced, with notes of fruit, rose, and a hint of smokiness. I wholeheartedly recommend this one!  #tea   #blacktea   #loosetea  
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Founder and Editor, RateTea.com
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Philadelphia, PA
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Lancaster, PA - Oberlin, OH - Ann Arbor, MI - Cleveland Heights, OH - Lancaster, PA - Lakewood, OH - Solomons, MD - Newark, DE - New Haven, CT - San Diego, CA
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Founder of RateTea, Co-founder of Why This Way
Introduction
I'm Alex Zorach.  I run RateTea, a social website for tea drinkers, and I am also a co-founder of Why This Way, a consensus-based belief system and organization.
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I've ridden on the Norristown High Speed Line. My life is complete.
Education
  • Oberlin College
    Mathematics, 1999 - 2002
  • University of Delaware
    Applied Math, 2005 - 2007
  • Yale University
    Statistics, 2007 - 2008
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