What to Eat This Week: Grilled Everything

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This weekend marks the first official barbecue weekend of the year, which means the grills are comin’ out of storage and staying out — so why not use ‘em? This week, we’ve rounded up five veggie-loaded recipes that are one, sure to to make you drool all over the place and, two, guaranteed to get you grilling all week long. From pizza hummus with grilled pesto bread (yes, pizza hummus) to portobello burgers with grilled peaches, we’ve got you covered. Read more »

Your Weekend Workout Playlist: 20 Songs to Transport You to the Beach

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If you plan on avoiding Instagram all weekend because you don’t think your heart can handle the steady stream of beach photos that are sure to pour in while you’re stuck in this very grey city, where the closest body of water is nothing you’d want to dip your toes into, not to worry, friends! I feel your pain, which is why, for this week’s playlist, I’ve put together a bunch of songs that will surely transport you (and me!) to the beach. At least for the course of your weekend workout. Enjoy!
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WTF: Most People Still (Still!) Don’t Use Sunscreen, Survey Shows

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Not to sound like your mother or anything but, please, please put on some freakin’ sunscreen, people! As Science Daily reports, new research done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, found that most Americans still — despite images like this! — don’t use sunscreen, like, ever.
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The Checkup: Is This the Miracle Hangover Cure We’ve All Been Looking For?

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• Because it’s a long weekend full of barbecues and beer, and we care: Apparently, Pedialyte — you know, the drink dehydrated, sick children drink? — is loaded with sodium and potassium, making it the perfect morning-after drink when your head is throbbing and your will to live is at the bottom of a Bud Light can somewhere. [Greatist]
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Let’s Discuss: How Do You De-Stress?

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When I chat with friends and family, the sentence “I’m so, so, so, soooo stressed OUT!” pretty much always squeezes its way into the conversation. The catalysts behind the stress vary: law school exams, the prospect of retirement, wedding planning, work (that’s a big one), and so on. But pretty much everyone I know is seriously stressed out for some reason or another at all times. And venting about it seems to be one way of relieving that stress — so feel free to unload on me, friends! I’m happy to listen. But one thing I’ve realized after having about a billion and one conversations that start with this sentence is that we talk about stress a lot, but we don’t discuss how to deal with that stress once the phone call is over, like, ever.
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Change of Plans: Philly VegFest Won’t Be at Clark Park This Year

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A few weeks ago, we told you guys VegFest, the free festival celebrating all things vegetarian, would be making its way back to Philly June 6th (Sadly, the same day as Be Well Philly Boot Camp, our day-long fitness fest — but no worries, you can go after you get your sweat on!). And when we announced that the festival would be back for a second year, the location of the 2015 festival was supposed to be Clark Park, but looks like there’s been a change of plans.
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The Checkup: The One Thing You Really Shouldn’t Do If You’re Trying to Lose Belly Fat

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• If you’re trying to shed pounds, you might think eating a nice big breakfast and then skipping lunch is the answer, but think again: A new study, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, found that mice who ate just one big meal a day, compared to those who grazed, had more belly fat and increased inflammation. The study was designed with humans in mind and researchers say the findings could easily correspond to the way our bodies work. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

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Yoga With Jake: Detox and Refresh With This Quick Yoga Routine

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Some of you are probably familiar with Philly yogi Jake Panasevich: He teaches at a number of studios around the city, he’s the yoga trainer for the Philadelphia Union soccer team, he put together this yoga routine for runners, and he preaches the gospel of Yoga for Dudes in ongoing workshops throughout the year. His specialty is yoga for men (in case you couldn’t tell), but his classes and routines work for ladies and gents alike. And, good news: Every week, we’ll be posting one his yoga videos so you can get your at-home yoga practice on.
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