The Checkup: The Weird and Scary Way Your Sleep Habits Are Affecting Your Social Life

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• You know that if you don’t get enough sleep, you hurt your productivity, your mood, your motivation, and your health. But what you might not know is that sleep deprivation also reduces your ability to interpret facial expressions, which could seriously affect your relationships and how you treat other people. A recent study found that after 24 hours of being awake, people could not distinguish between threatening and friendly faces. [ScienceDaily]

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The Generation Run 5K Is Coming Up (and There Will Be Root Beer Floats at the Finish Line!)

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Image via Generation Run

If you like root beer and Little Baby’s ice cream, and you like them even better paired together, you are going to go nuts for this year’s Generation Run 5K, Students Run Philly Style’s annual fundraising race: This year, runners will be greeted with free root beer floats, made with root beer from Yards Brewing Company and ice cream from Little Baby’s, at the finish line. Just the motivation you need to run your fastest, right?
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Oyster House Is Hosting a 5K Led by a Giant Lobster Tomorrow

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Wednesday is apparently National New England Clam Chowder Day, so naturally, the Oyster House is going all out. At 10 a.m. tomorrow, the restaurant is hosting the inaugural Chowder Awareness Fun Run, a 5K(ish) group run through the city led by—wait for it—a gigantic lobster. (I guess the clam was not available?)

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Thanksgiving Fun: 20 Turkey Trots Near Philadelphia

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It’s no secret: Everyone’s jeans feel a bit more snug after Thanksgiving dinner. I mean, who can say no to the heaven on a plate that is mac n’ cheese, creamy mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and pumpkin pie? But here’s the good news: If you squeeze one of these pre-Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day turkey trots into your schedule, there’s a chance your pants might not feel quite as oh-my-God-I-think-I’ve-lost-circulation-in-my-left-leg tight after Thanksgiving dinner. You’re welcome.

(Pssst: If you don’t have time to get your trot on before Thanksgiving dinner, no worries: We’ve got post-Thanksgiving turkey trots on this list, too.)

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13 Things To Do In Philly This Weekend: Get Spooky in Manayunk, Eat Filipino Hotdogs at Garage, Go Inside The Artist’s Studio, And More



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