Tell Philly Where You Want Bike Share Stations

Bike Share Map
It seems like just about every other big city around—D.C., New York, Chicago, Boston—has launched a bike share program in the past few years. So, where the heck is ours? Well, it’s coming guys: The Philly bike share program is expected to launch in the spring of 2015 (yay!), but before then, the city wants you to chime in on where you think bike share stations should go with a handy interactive map.

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Why Meat-Loving Philly Chef Scott Schroeder Is a Six-Days-a-Week Vegan

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Not too long ago, chef Scott Schroeder of South Philly Tap Room and American Sardine Bar hosted a Spam night at one of his restaurants. Yep, you read that right: a night full of culinary creations made with the infamous canned meat product, Spam. Spam nachos, Spam tacos, Spam sliders—Spam everything. So it might be a tiny bit hard to believe that this Spam-enthusiast (to his credit, he doesn’t actually love Spam—he just appreciates it’s versatility) recently went vegan. Well, six days a week, at least.

We chatted with the Philly chef to get the lowdown on why he ditched meat (Spoiler alert: he doesn’t actually disagree with eating animals at all) and to soak up some vegan cooking inspiration. Check out what Schroeder had to say about his vegan diet below.

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Free Ladies’ Night Run Tuesday in the Wissahickon

Photo by Flickr user Rhys A.

Photo by Flickr user Rhys A.

Grab your sneakers and get ready to sweat, ladies: Tomorrow evening, you are invited to a free ladies’ night out, courtesy of sports coach Marcy Gialdo. And if your typical ladies’ nights are anything like mine (margaritas, Mexican food and more margaritas), this night is guaranteed to be a bit more scenic than usual.

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What to Eat This Week: Brain Food

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My mom was always pretty laid back when it came to my dinner meals; When I was younger, I was such a picky eater that as long as I was eating something—mac n’ cheese, grilled cheese, straight-up cheese—my mom was happy. Except when I had to take a big test the next day. Every night before a standardized test, from the time I was five to 18, my mother would insist I eat a meal filled with “brain food”: salmon, avocado, nuts—you get the idea. Needless to say, as someone who preferred to eat only refined carbs paired with cheese, I was not happy. But it turns out, she was on to something—all of these foods are filled with omega-3s which increase blood-flow and decrease inflammation, helping to keep our brains in tip-top shape.

So, in the spirit of back-to-school week, we decided to take a cue from my mom and bring you five recipes filled to the brim with foods that are good for your brain: blueberries, whole grains, avocado, wild salmon and more. Just eat up, and watch the brilliant, million-dollar ideas start pouring in. Happy cooking, friends!

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: An Ode to The O.C.

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This week’s workout playlist comes to you courtesy of the teen soap opera of ALL teen soap operas—drumroll, please—The O.C. Not only did the series provide tons of inspiration for how to rock a yellow Juicy Couture track suit (so glad those days are over) and inappropriately channel teenage angst, the show also expanded our iTunes library, thanks to all the great music it featured. Anyone else remember when Seth mentioned Death Cab for Cutie and then, like, four minutes later they were every 16-year old’s favorite band?

So, for this week’s workout playlist we’ve got a two-hour long ode to The O.C., filled with songs and bands that appeared on the show. Now, let the nostalgia commence.

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Meet Jazz, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Photo by Linda O'Brien

Photo by Linda O’Brien

If this face doesn’t make you squeal, I don’t know what will: Jazz is a sweet young pooch with lots of energy and smiles to go around. When she’s not trotting along the Schuylkill Trail with the Monster Milers, you can find her at PAWS’ Grays Ferry adoption center. Learn more about Jazz below.

Name: Jazz

Age: 1 to 2 years

Breed: Pit bull terrier mix

Size: 44 pounds

Background: Jazz was found abandoned on a vacant property.

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