WTF Is the Bullet Journal? (And Why Are People So Obsessed With It?) 

Bullet journals | Photos via @thebulletjournaladdict (left) @annaslettering

Bullet journals | Photos via @thebulletjournaladdict (left) @annaslettering (right)

The bullet journal has been taking over the internet lately. To wit: If you search #bulletjournal on Instagram, you will find over 200,000 photos of people’s journals — yes, THOUSANDS of people are Instagramming their journals — from all around the world.

So, WTF is the bullet journal, you ask? Well, it’s a journaling technique that was created by Ryder Carroll, a Booklyn-based digital product designer. The technique is … complicated to say the least, but it can be put into any journal and molded to fit and highlight your particular needs and priorities and organize just about everything in your life, from your eating habits to your emotions to your workouts to your to-do list. As Carroll explains in a video on the bullet journal, it’s a single place to “track the past, organize the present and plan for the future.” See the full video of Carroll explaining the journaling technique below. (It’s been viewed an impressive two million times, by the way).

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PSA: Herban Quality Eats Has a Sweet $2 Deal to Quell Your Mid-Afternoon Hanger 

If you unfailingly get hangry (that’s the perfect, eye roll-inducing mix of hungry and angry, obviously) around 2 p.m. every day, take note: today and today only, University City’s Herban Quality Eats is slinging $2 servings of guacamole and chips. That is all. (See their Instagram announcing the deal below.)

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The Muscle-Burning Class You Need to Add to Your Workout Bucket List 

Roots Athletics | Photo via Facebook

Roots Athletics | Photo via Facebook

I am not a coordinated human. When assigning spirit animals in happy hour conversation, my friends have labeled me a flying squirrel. Because I am the opposite of coordinated — I am a Kirk from Gilmore Girls-level spastic creature who gets compared to a flying squirrel WAY too often. (Yes, once is too often.)

So yesterday, when I was in the warm-up for the F.I.T. class at Fairmount’s Roots Athletics, a martial arts gym on the corner of Brandywine and 21st that’s been open for about nine months, and owner and instructor Levi LaLonde demonstrated a hopping handstand-like move that involved a mid-air foot switch, my mind basically shut down. I proceeded to try my best. It was not something I would’ve wanted any video evidence of.

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The Checkup: How to Fill Up on Protein Without Ever Grilling a Piece of Chicken Again 

• We KNOW you’ve seen the #mealprep photos of tupperware container after tupperware container neatly packed with pieces of grilled chicken breast nestled next to steamed vegetables. And if that looks absolutely terrible to you (we’re with you), the good news is — neeeewsflash — grilled chicken is not the only source of protein out there. Here, 25 chicken-less recipes that each boast at least 20 grams of protein per serving. Enjoy! [Greatist]

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Calling All Night Owls! This Free Late-Night Art Museum Boot Camp Is for You

Confession: At 9 p.m. on any given Friday evening, there’s a 96.7 percent chance that I am already in my matching thermal PJ set, and a 99.9 percent chance I am also watching Netflix. But next Friday, September 2nd, there’s some pretttttty decent incentive to stay up a little later than usual: Next Friday, the ladies from CoreFitness are hosting a free late-night boot camp at the Art Museum steps — complete with a post-workout shindig. (Because it isssss Friday night, after all.)

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Drink 4 Beers and Run a Mile: The Brew Mile Is Coming Back to Philly This Fall

Last year, the Brew Mile, essentially a beer mile on steroids, made its Philly debut at South Philly’s Xfinity Live. And if you missed out on the chance to chug four beers while running a mile — a feat you could easily brag about accomplishing for years to come — fear not: The run is making its way back to Xfinity this October. And it’s bringing another run with it!

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Cool! A Mobile Greenhouse Is Coming to Fishtown’s Riverwards Produce

Aeroponic chives and Swiss chard grown in the mobile greenhouse | Photos via Instagram

Aeroponic chives and Swiss chard grown in the mobile greenhouse | Photos via Instagram

Living in a city like Philly, touring a greenhouse isn’t a normal weekend activity. But this weekend, Riverwards Produce — the new oh-so-cute (and always well-stocked) garage-turned-produce market in Fishtown — will have a mobile greenhouse on deck. Yes: A mobile greenhouse. Cool, right?

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The Checkup: The Science-Backed Trick to Cut a Cold’s Life Span Short

• Colds are the WORST. And I — a human who will catch a cold from anyone within a three-mile radius who has even an inkling of the sniffles — am all for tricks to end a cold as quickly as possible. (Otherwise, I probably wouldn’t have a job.) And apparently, according to a new meta-anaylsis, zinc lozenges may shorten the life of a seven-day cold by THREE whole days. Costco, here I come. [Men’s Health]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Philly 10K Before Race Day

The Philly 10K | Photo by Matt Stanley

The Philly 10K | Photo by Matt Stanley

We can’t believe we’re saying this, but the Philly 10K is right around the corner, people. The end-of-summer race is coming up this Sunday, August 28th, and while we’re sad that summer is clearly coming to a close, we are OH so happy for the big day. Below, everything you need to know before the race — including where to find a blowout party for the entire Philadephia running community this Friday and Saturday.

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