10 Healthier Cocktails for Your Holiday Weekend

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Memorial Day weekend calls for a few things: sunshine, relaxing, barbecues, and of course, booze. Some cocktails are sneaky though, and can cause you to pack in a boatload of extra calories if you’re not careful. So here, 10 healthier cocktail recipes to help you steer clear of the calorie bombs. Happy drinking!

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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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Did You Know You Can Machine Wash Your Dirty Yoga Mat?

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Whether your yoga mat is used on a regular basis or not, it can still get filthy. Think about it: After class you may notice the sweaty proof of your hard work, but what you don’t necessarily see is the dust on the studio floor, the dirt from your feet, and your body’s natural oils and bacteria. Without a second thought, you roll it up and stow it away until next class.
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You May Actually Be Able to Avoid Death by Sitting, Science Says — Here’s How

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By now, you guys are probably aware that sitting behind a desk all day is basically killing you. We’ve only told you, like, a billion times (here and here, for a just a few examples). But a new study shows that you might actually be able to counteract the negative effects of spending eight hours glued to your desk chair, The New York Times reports. Read more »

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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