Stop Hibernating: Hanging Out With Friends Is Good for Your Heart, Study Says

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Turns out, “I get by with a little help from my friends,” doesn’t just ring true when you need a ride to the airport or a pint of Ben & Jerry’s and a shoulder to cry on. A new study shows it also applies to the health of your heart—not your broken, pining for Ben & Jerry’s, heart, but your real anatomical heart, The Atlantic reports.

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New Vegan Bakery Coming to West Philly

Treats from Crust Vegan Bakery; left to right: mixed berry pie with crumb topping, baklava cheesecake, and apple pie cupcakes.

Treats from Crust Vegan Bakery; left to right: mixed berry pie with crumb topping, baklava cheesecake, and apple pie cupcakes.

Shannon Roche and Meagan Benz are basically a match made in vegan heaven, but they didn’t know it until a few months ago. Both spent part of their academic lives studying chemistry, both are lifelong vegetarians-turned-vegans, and both are naturals in the kitchen.

“We had similar interests and business ideas, and we kept hearing about each other through mutual friends, who said we just had to meet,” says Roche, 26. When they finally did meet, it all clicked: Philly needed a vegan bakery, and they were just the gals to do it.

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Lululemon Center City Issues Statement on Yesterday’s Partial Roof Collapse

Lululemon’s Walnut Street store suffered a partial roof collapse yesterday when loose bricks from a neighboring building crashed through the store’s roof. Three female shoppers where injured in the incident and treated at Hahnemann for non-life-threatening injuries; they were later released from the hospital.

The store’s management team issued a short statement about the incident on its Facebook page this afternoon.

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New Fuel Location Opening in Ardmore Friday

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Rendering of the new Fuel Ardmore | Via Facebook.

If you’re a fan of organic meals that don’t break the calorie bank (Um, who isn’t?), get ready to jump with joy: The beloved all-organic spot Fuel, which currently has locations in Center City and South Philly, is opening a new outpost in Ardmore on Friday.

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Philadelphia Running Calendar: 10 Spring 2015 Races to Have on Your Radar

Runners at the Bucks County Half Marathon | Photo via Facebook

Runners at the Bucks County Half Marathon | Photo via Facebook

Believe it or not, the 2015 spring racing season is just about upon us. If you’re planning on doing a run or two, now’s the time to get serious about training.

To help you get amped, we’ve rounded up our 10 favorite runs coming up in the next few months. (Except for Broad Street because, well, we think that goes without saying.) Get ready to hit the road, runners.

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Buh-Bye, Tofu: 10 Seitan Recipes That Blow Tofu Out Of the Water

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My boyfriend calls seitan, pronounced say-tan, “Satan.” This is both hilarious and misleading, because as I’ve recently discovered, seitan is not the vegan “meat” from hell. The meat substitute, made from wheat gluten (sorry gluten-free folks) and often called “wheat meat,” is actually incredibly delicious, super easy to prepare, and really (really!) tastes like meat.

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Schuylkill River Trail Is Getting Its Own Beer

SRT aleWell, this is pretty sweet. Or, er, hoppy. Pottstown-based Sly Fox Beer is releasing a special beer later this spring to benefit the Schuylkill River Trail. It’s called — wait for it — the SRT Ale.

It’s described as “a golden, delicious, hop-forward American Pale Ale, and at 4.7% alcohol by volume, it’s designed to be the perfect post-activity beer.” A portion of the proceeds from the beer’s sales will go toward maintenance and improvement efforts of the 130-mile Schuylkill River Trail.

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