To Do: Kombucha Brewing Workshop at Greensgrow Farms

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If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “Man, with all the money I’ve spent on kombucha, I could’ve bought a house! Oh, how I wish I knew how to make this bubbly beverage myself,”  while piling bottles upon bottles of kombucha into your shopping cart, then this workshop is tailor-made for you: On May 3rd, Greensgrow Farms is hosting a kombucha fermentation workshop with Philly’s very own fermentation enthusiast, Amanda Feifer of Phickle.

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Nike Is Done Making Wearable Fitness Trackers

 

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Bad news for Nike+ FuelBand SE fans: Nike is done creating new wearable fitness trackers, according to CNET. Last week, the company fired the majority of the team responsible for the development of their wearable FuelBand fitness tracker and it looks like they won’t be putting together a new team anytime soon — as CNET states, the company seems to have “shelved all future physical product projects under the Digital Sport helm.”

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Video: Why You Really Shouldn’t Eat Lunch at Your Desk Today

On a typical work day, my lunch break looks like this: Me, hunched over my desk, shoveling some sort of salad/wrap/quinoa concoction into my mouth with my right hand while very inefficiently typing with my left hand. It’s not that I can’t leave my desk during lunch. But the weather has been so miserable for the past five months, that venturing outside for lunch simply wasn’t an option. Plus, why go somewhere else when my desk chair is comfortable enough? Well, here’s why: According to this video posted by The Atlantic, eating lunch in your lonely cubicle, day after day, isn’t just sad, it’s also bad for your health.

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What to Eat This Week: One-Bowl Dinners

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As a child, I was that ridiculously annoying picky eater who demanded all my food be served on separate plates. And if anyone dared to bring me a plate with a hint of dressing/gravy/spice on it, you better believe, a hunger-strike would commence. Thankfully, for me and everyone who’s ever had to cook for me, this behavior ceased around the age of 16 (embarrassingly late in life, I know) and I discovered the joy that is the one-bowl meal.

The one bowl-dinner is, simply put, a bunch of ingredients thrown in a bowl and mixed together. It’s delicious, efficient and — best of all — easy. And nothing says weeknight dinner like an easy recipe, am I right? Which is why, this week, we’ve got five protein packed one-bowl recipes you’re sure to love. And you’ll love the short and sweet one-bowl clean-up, too.

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The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly: Vegan Edition

Cheesecake at Vedge // Photo via Facebook

Cheesecake at Vedge // Photo via Facebook

*Welcome to our new occasional feature, The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly. We’re on a mission to find the most delicious, indulgent restaurant dishes for every kind of dieter—whether you’re gluten-free, vegan, raw and more. We’re all about occasional splurges, and that’s what this series is all about. We’ll talk to foodies to find out their favorite eats, but feel free to add yours in the comments. Bon appétit!

Once you find your favorite restaurant dish, you never, ever forget it. And upon discovering the amazing creation you’ve stumbled upon, you’re usually tempted to tell anyone and everyone who will listen, because they simply canNOT miss the trip to mouth-heaven that your new favorite dish provides. But aside from posting a “Man, the Curry Tofu Wrap at HipCityVeg is bangin’!’” Facebook status, there’s not a whole lot you can do to get the word out on your favorite Philly restaurant dishes. And this is where our new series, The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly, comes in.

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Try This: 112-Mile Schuylkill River Sojourn Guided Kayaking Trip

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Here’s an insanely cool event you probably haven’t tried before: the Schuylkill River Sojourn. Over the course of seven days, participants take a 112-mile guided canoe/kayak trip down the Schuylkill River, stopping at campsites along the way. The trip kicks off in rural Schuylkill Haven, not far from Pottsville, on June 7th and ends, 112 miles later, at Boathouse Row on June 13th. Pretty neat, huh?

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The Top 5 Worst Excuses We’ve All Used to Skip The Gym

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Sure, there are some valid excuses to skip the gym. They look like something like these: I’m injured, I’ve hit the gym every day this week and I need a day to rest, I’m dying of the flu, my BFF is in town for 24 hours and I’m going to spend every millisecond with her and a few bottles of champagne (Okay, we’ll call this one borderline), etc. But there are also those totally invalid, my-dog-ate-my-homework excuses that we all know are BS, but use anyway. They look something like these:

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Free BYOB Yoga Class Friday Night at SWEAT Fitness

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It’s hard to squeeze in a Friday afternoon workout when, come 5 o’clock, happy hour is just screaming your name. But thanks to SWEAT Fitness, this weekend you don’t have to choose between working out and boozing it up: This Friday, SWEAT Fitness’ South Philly location is hosting a BYOB Vinyasa yoga class. And this class beats even the cheapest of happy hours, because it’s totally free!

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