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The Checkup: The Expert-Backed Case for Skipping Your Workout Today (Really!)

• If you’re just re-kick-starting your commitment to your New Year’s resolution of getting fit, do know, you don’t need to hit the gym every […]

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There Won’t Be a Manayunk Bike Race This Year

The Manayunk bike race, most recently known as the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, will not be run in 2017. The race posted the news on its […]

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The Checkup: Hooray! Philly’s Bike Lanes to Get Serious Upgrade 

• Well, this is exciting: Yesterday, funding boosts for 51 transportation projects across Pennsylvania were announced. Included on the list: $250,000 to the City of […]

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Womp, Womp: 5th Street Tunnel Bike Lane Loses Barriers for Winter 

The installation of a protected bike lane in the 5th Street tunnel was met with lots of cheers from cyclists when it debuted over the summer, […]

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The Checkup: The Everyday Habits to Pick Up Now for Weight-Loss Success

• If one of your goals for 2017 has to do with weight loss, take note: These 19 everyday habits — from simply being kind to […]

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The Checkup: The Scientific Case for Taking a Daily Selfie (This Is Not a Joke)

• You could call taking a selfie a day vain, or you could call it a confidence boost: A new study found that folks who […]

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The Checkup: The Health and Wellness Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2017

• The folks over at Well + Good just put out their annual list of wellness trend predictions for 2017 and there are some interesting items […]

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The Checkup: Why You’re Terrible At Your Job the Day After the Eagles Lose a Game 

• If you feel like you kind of suck at your job on days after the Eagles lose a game, you’re not wrong: A new […]

News

SEPTA Strike: How to Navigate the Mess

Have a good commute today Philly #septastrike pic.twitter.com/3Rqys9zjrw — Ferg (@christoferguson) November 1, 2016 ICYMI, which is likely impossible, close to 5,000 SEPTA union workers […]

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The Checkup: These Are the Bike-Lane Deserts of Philly (Do You Live in One?)

• The folks over at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia have created an interesting map that highlights bike-lane deserts, areas of the city that […]

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10 Awesome Car-Free Photos From Philly’s First-Ever Open Streets Event

In case you missed it, this past Saturday marked Philly’s first-ever open streets event, Philly Free Streets. South Street was closed to cars (well, mostly — […]

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Philly Free Streets: Group Runs and Bike Rides to Know About

The time has come: Time for Philly’s first-ever open streets event — an event where the city will shut down a stretch of streets to […]

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An Open Letter to Drivers Who Double-Park in Bike Lanes: Why?

When it comes to spending my time on a bike in Philly, the street with a bike lane that I spend the most time on […]

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The Checkup: How to Pick the Fastest Checkout Line at the Grocery Store 

• Scary fact: Americans spend 37 billion HOURS a year waiting in line. And if you want to cut down on your personal contribution to that […]

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The Checkup: What to Do When You Can’t Poop

• Fact: Life is better when you’re not too embarrassed to talk about pooping. Everyone does it. So why not learn others’ tricks — in […]