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If you’re tired of dropping dough on bagels from the coffee shop, try making your own. This recipe from Jessica Hirsch (@cheatdayeats) uses just 5 ingredients to create fresh, delicious everything bagels at home.

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If you tend to go for sweet drinks at your favorite coffee shop, this dessert mocha latte recipe from @coffeemaster97 is for you. The drink calls for a finely chopped KitKat and plenty of whipped cream on top.

The café is the first Black-owned coffee shop in Racine, according to owner Deontrae Mayfield.

Volunteers swing by the building to teach free classes, ranging from sewing to construction. Mayfield's goal is to offer youths skills they may not access in high school. But there's plenty more going down at The Main Project.

"I've learned that it's easier to help out than people think it is," said 19-year-old volunteer Devin Wilson. 

Mayfield learned how to make coffee just three days before his opening date, he said, and for the first two weeks he was open, he didn't charge anyone for the drinks they ordered. "I was still learning," he said. "I wanted to make sure I could make a great cup of coffee before I had you pay for it."

One of the few cafes in Downtown Racine has closed. A Little R & R Cafe closed its doors Dec. 28. It is the second cafe to close at its location, 619 Wisconsin Ave., in four years; in 2016 Circa Celeste was sold and transformed into R & R.

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Make sure you haven’t slowly reverted back to some of your old habits, like eating larger portions, stopping at the coffee shop for a mocha grande and a muffin, or deciding to skip your exercise routines. An honest review may find that the relaxation of some of your good habits is contributing to your plateau.

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Rachel spends much of the early "Friends" seasons figuring out this whole adulting concept. She wants to stand on her own and find a career, but she doesn't always have the connections or skill set to get there and barely making rent as a waitress at the neighborhood coffee shop. She thought she was getting somewhere after a positive job interview, only to learn at the end of the episode that she was wrong. This scenario is all-too-real for anyone with big dreams who is (or was) stuck working at a soul-crushing job to pay the bills.

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Every morning, thousands of Americans start their day with a sacred pilgrimage — the voyage to Starbucks for their favorite caffeinated beverage.

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