Everyone Rejoice: Shoppist Says Sneakers Are Chic

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We have a web meeting every morning here at Philly Mag HQ, during which the editors of our eight (awesome, amazing) blogs get together to go over our lineups for the day ahead. So imagine my glee when Shoppist editor Emily Goulet told the group that she was doing a post on how sneakers are the new stilettos because tennis shoes, of all things, are suddenly the hot new accessory in fashion. I think I audibly WAHOOOOED at the news.

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Apparently, Hipsters Are Very Healthy Eaters, According to This HuffPo List

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I didn’t know there was such a thing as “hipster foods,” but maybe I’m just not cool enough. On the latest list from Huffington Post, 22 foods are called out as “the most hipster foods on the planet,” said in typical mocking-with-eye-roll tone of voice that usually accompanies any list with the word hipster attached to it.

And while the Huffington Post admits the list is “all in good fun,” what I find funny/interesting/noteworthy is the fact that, according to this list, hipsters must be very healthy eaters. Go hipsters! Maybe we should all aim to be more like you.

Here’s a sampling of what HuffPo considers to be “hipster food,” and why we should maybe all just become hipsters already. (Note: By this metric, I’m guessing at least 90 percent of Be Well readers would be classified as hipsters.)

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5 Dog-Friendly Races Near Philly to Have On Your Radar

Dog Jog 5K // Photo via Facebook

Dog Jog 5K // Photo via Facebook

If you love running with your dog but have a hard time finding races in our area that allow four-legged competitors (Trust me, it’s hard—dog-friendly races are few and far between), this is the guide for you. Here are five runs and races in and around Philly—including one that features wine-tasting, too!—that welcome human-and-dog running teams. Plus, I threw in two dog-friendly walks, if that’s more your bag.

Peruse all the info about the runs while you also look at these adorably gratuitous photos of dogs running. You’re welcome.

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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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Doctor’s Opinion: How My Experience With Post-Partum Depression Helps Me Relate to Patients

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I just had my baby and thankfully, all is going well. He’s thriving and I am having a much better post-partum experience this time than with my daughter. Despite lingering blood-pressure issues, carpal tunnel syndrome in my dominant hand and the stress of all the baby weight I want to lose, I am happy. I didn’t think it possible to feel this way, having struggled with my mood after my first pregnancy.   

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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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What Not to Say When Someone Tells You They Have Cancer

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Ardmore-based Breastcancer.org posed the following question to its Facebook fans yesterday: “What is the one thing you DO NOT want to hear when you tell someone you have cancer?”

Not surprisingly, the question got a ton of responses from cancer patients and survivors, who shared what resonated and jarred them when they told their friends, family members and coworkers that they’d been diagnosed with cancer. I thought we might all be able to learn a thing or two from their posts, so here is a selection of the most insightful responses. Click on the link above to see the full list.

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