Your Weekend Workout Playlist: The Philly 10K Edition

The Philly 10K. | Photo by Matt Stanley

The Philly 10K. | Photo by Matt Stanley

Can you BELIEVE the Philly 10K is already here?! Neither can we. But it is! So, to help you make it through the race (and, more importantly, to your free beer and custard) nice and strong, we got one of our favorite Philly runners, Rebecca Barber of the Rocky 50K, to put together an awesome playlist for you. Barber has made many a long running playlist — she does run 50Ks for fun, after all — so you are in good hands. Good luck, folks! (And pssst: If you’re running this weekend, make sure to come by our tent at the finish line festival for some yoga for runners and massages after the race!) Read more »

The Checkup: Pretty Much All Hamburger Meat Has Poop in It, New Report Says

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• If you plan on grilling up a hamburger this weekend, one thing you should know beforehand: A new Consumer Reports investigation found that pretty much all store-bought hamburger meat “contained bacteria that signified fecal contamination.” Yeah, there’s poop in your hamburger meat. But, if you’re going to buy it anyway, you’re better off going with grass-fed. [Mother Jones]
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The Checkup: The Argument for Skipping Salads

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• If your go-to salad is a bowl packed with nutrient-loaded greens like kale along with tofu, legumes and the like, this probably doesn’t apply to you. But for everyone else, picture your favorite salad without the lettuce. Now, does it still look nutritious? Oftentimes, the answer is no. And that’s just one piece of the pie in this food writer’s argument for skipping salads. [Washington Post]
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Photo Recap: Our Last Be Well Philly Summer Yoga Flow Session of the Season

Be Well Philly Summer Yoga Flow | Photo by Susan Nam

Be Well Philly Summer Yoga Flow | Photo by Susan Nam

Last night was our very last Be Well Philly Summer Yoga Flow session of the season (insert all the teary-eyed emojis here), and we are oh-so-sad to say goodbye to Tuesday nights of outdoor yoga with our friends from DIG Yoga — but at least we have these wonderful photos to tide us over until next summer!
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Nicole Marquis’s New Rittenhouse Spot Will Have You Dreaming of Vegan Tacos

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About an hour ago, a coworker and I were about to duck into HipCityVeg for a quick grab-and-go lunch (clearly I’ve lapsed back into my old, embarrassing ways) when we saw that Nicole Marquis’s new sit-down Rittenhouse eatery, Bar Bombón, located just a few feet away from HipCityVeg, was officially open. And of course, in the name of work, I had to try it. Spoiler alert: This new place might just cure me of my HipCityVeg addiction once and for all.  Read more »

Our Last Pop-Up Training Run for the Philly 10K Is This Friday!

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Your training for the Philly 10K isn’t over quite yet, friends! This Friday at 6 p.m., we’re teaming up with our friends from Philadelphia Runner for our very last training run for the Philly 10K, a short two-mile shakeout run from Philadelphia Runner’s Center City store to the Philly 10K’s Bibs and Beers Pick-Up Party at Headhouse Shambles. And, as always, there will be beer awaiting you at the finish line.  Read more »

The Checkup: Why Science Says You Should Watch Cat Videos at Work

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• Who needs endless Starbucks soy lattes when you have cat videos? As a new video from the American Chemical Society points out, science shows cat videos can save you from the dreaded afternoon slump: They give you pleasure and temporarily boost your attention to detail. So go ahead, watch one (like this one, perhaps) on your work computer today, guilt-free. [Science of Us]
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