Christmas Tree Farms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey: Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Farms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey: Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

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Kill two birds with one stone this year: Cut your own Christmas tree. Not only will you get to haul home a beautiful, fresh, delicious smelling pine, fir or spruce, you’ll also get a killer arm workout! Just be sure to rehydrate with some steaming hot cocoa afterwards. (Doctor’s orders.)

Excited to get chopping? Here are 18 Christmas tree farms in our Pennsylvania and New Jersey where you can chop, chop, chop to your heart’s content.

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Best Winter Running Gloves: 7 Philly Runners Share Their Favorites

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Finding the perfect pair of running gloves is like finding gold, but the search for a pair that lives up to your expectations—whether it’s gloves that keep your fingers warm, but not too warm, or gloves that you aren’t afraid to wipe your nose on mid-run, or gloves with removable fingertips—is exhausting! Not to fear runners: This year, we’ve done the searching for you. We asked seven seasoned Philly runners to dish on the which running gloves they can’t live without. Now, all you have to do is read their rave reviews and pick a pair. Happy shopping!

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Question: Do You Diet on Thanksgiving? (Tell the Truth)

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Yesterday evening, I got a crystal clear view of just how much butter (and cream, and cheese) would be going into our Thanksgiving meal as I watched my boyfriend—who is a professional chef, mind you—pile our Whole Foods cart high with enough dairy products to feed a small army and still have leftovers. To some, this would be terrifying. But seeing all that heavy cream didn’t bother me—and for someone who usually screams “NOOOO!” when I see my boyfriend putting a big slab of butter into a pan, this lack of horror is kind of surprising.

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Free Yoga on Black Friday at Sweat Fitness

sweat yogaThree Philly Sweat Fitness locations are hosting boozy yoga classes on Friday that are free and open to the public. The classes are at 5:30 p.m. at the following locations: Sweat Queen Village (700 Passyunk Avenue), Sweat South Philly (1509 E. Passyunk Avenue) and Sweat Manayunk (4151 Main Street).

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5 Things to Know About the FDA’s New Calorie-Labeling Rules for Restaurants

5 Things You Need to Know About the FDA's New Calorie Labeling Rules for Restaurants

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When you order a dish at a restaurant (or a drink, for that matter), there’s a strong chance you have no idea how many calories you’re about to consume. And that’s exactly why the Food and Drug Administration issued some new rules today requiring certain restaurants to include nutrition information on menus. Right now, different states have different laws when it comes to the labeling of calories on menus, but the FDA’s new rules, which will take effect one year from now, will force all restaurants, chains and retail food establishments with 20 or more locations to follow the same guidelines when it comes to labeling. Here are five things you should know about the new rules.

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Yikes: You Consume HOW Many Calories Before Thanksgiving Dinner Even Starts?!

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I have a hunch this information won’t stop any of us from hunkering down at the Thanksgiving table and piling our plates high with mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, and creamed everything. I mean, it is Thanksgiving, after all. That said, here are some gasp-worthy Thanksgiving dinner facts, courtesy of TODAY’s Rossen Reports, that might make you think twice about that third serving of pecan pie.

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide: What to Cook, Where to Work Out and More

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Well, it’s official: Thanksgiving week has finally arrived. And if you can already feel your stomach knotting up in anticipation of everything to come—hosting every single relative you’ve ever met in your one-bedroom apartment; attempting to please your vegan aunt and your Paleo cousin during the same meal; making sure Great Uncle Lonnie doesn’t fall asleep at the dinner table—trust us, you are not alone. Case in point: Last night, I woke up in a deep sweat after having a nightmare that my Thanksgiving pecan pie turned out all wrong, with chunks of uncooked butter floating throughout and everyone at the dinner table was disgusted. I had a Thanksgiving nightmare, you guys—the struggle is real.

So, because we totally feel your holiday-anxiety pain, we’ve created The Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide, a resource for all your Turkey-Day needs. Here, you’ll find Be Well Philly posts on everything from Turkey Trots around Philly to Thanksgiving recipes for every diet to clever ways to get your family out of your tiny apartment for a few hours (hiking in the Wissahickon, anyone?). Now, read up and watch your blood pressure drop.

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