Pumpkin Spice and Starbucks

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  What is pumpkin spice and why is it so popular in the United States around this time of year? Pumpkin spice is actually a mixture of several different spices: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and clove. It has been used since the late 1790s to make a variety of sweet pies. Now it is one […]

I have to pay more?!

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  If you go to a restaurant and order a $20 steak, you might have to pay $25. This is not only because of taxes but also because of tips.   In the United States we do a lot of tipping. Tipping is a way of offering gratuity to the people who work hard for […]