The Checkup: The 10-Minute Trick to Overcome the Dreaded Afternoon Slump

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• The dreaded afternoon energy slump hits harder than ever on Fridays, when you are counting down every single second until the clock strikes five. But research shows that, instead of reaching for a shot of espresso come 2 p.m., taking on a set of stairs for 10 minutes could be just the fix to perk yourself up and make it through the rest of the day. Worth a try, right? [Men’s Health]

• Because making kombucha requires serious patience we don’t have: This fermented quinoa drink comes together in 48 hours and apparently tastes pretty good. (We’re skeptical too.) [Bon Appétit]

• In a weird tale of old research coming back to life, science shows animal fat might not be as evil as its made out to be after all. [Newsweek]

• Warning: After reading this infographic, you’re going to want to spend your entire life savings on herbs. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• If just being alive seems to be wearing you out — as in you’re inexplicably tired ALL the time — here are a few exhaustion-causing culprits, aside from lack of sleep, that could be to blame. [Man Repeller]

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