The Checkup: Why You Cry When You’re Happy, Explained (Finally!) 

• A few years ago, my best friend got married in her parents’ living room and I videotaped the entire thing. But it wasn’t really worth videotaping, because all you can hear is loud, sobbing sounds … coming from me. I swear, they were happy sobs, but still, it is not cute. And for years, I have wondered: Why the heck couldn’t I control my tear ducts?!? So I am oh-so-grateful to have that episode explained to me by the lovely folks over at Science of Us. If you, too, are a happy cryer, click through to learn why. [Science of Us] Read more »

Bluestone Lane, NY Cafe Chain Is Coming to Philadelphia


New York cafe picks Philadelphia for its first out-of-market cafe.

Bluestone Lane, a chain of six cafes out of New York that have sprung up since 2013 is opening its first out-of-market location. The cafe will be inside the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel at 17th and Locust. Bluestone is inspired by founder Nicholas Stone’s home café culture of Melbourne Australia. In addition to coffee, the former Coffee Bar will offer healthy-orientated breakfast and lunch options.

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Celebrate Coffee Day with Kraftwork

kraftworklogoSure Wawa and Dunkin’ Donuts (and Rocco’s Sausges) are giving away coffee today but will that get you buzzed? Well yeah, probably. But we mean with alcohol. Kraftwork is collaborating with Little Baby’s Ice Cream and La Colombe today in bringing coffee specials to the Fishtown bar.

There will be five coffee based draft beers on tap, five coffee based cocktails and a dessert special featuring Little Baby’s Coffee Coffee Cake Ice Cream.

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This Sunday: Nitro Ice Cream Floats at Rival Bros.

rival-weckerly-nitro-float-400This Sunday, September 6th, Rival Bros. Coffee is teaming up with Weckerly’s Ice Cream to create a Nitro Float, a coffee-infused take on the ice cream float.

The Nitro Float takes Weckerly’s Caramel Corn, Honey Plum or classic vanilla bean ice cream and pours Rival Bros’ nitro coffee overtop.

The floats are $5 each and available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rival’s nitro coffee is a cold brew of their Whistle & Cuss blend that is treated with nitrogen under high pressure, then chilled in a keg and served on draught with a cascading head and body, much like a stout beer.

Rival Bros. Coffee [Foobooz]

Yogurt Founder Invests in La Colombe

Todd Carmichael, Hamdi Ulukaya and J.P. Iberti | Photo via La Colombe

Todd Carmichael, Hamdi Ulukaya and J.P. Iberti | Photo via La Colombe

The founder of Chobani Greek Yogurt, Hamdi Ulukaya, has become the sole investor in Philadelphia’s La Colombe. Ulukaya bought out Goode Partners, a private equity firm that invested $28.5 million in La Colombe last year.

In a post to La Colombe’s blog, La Colombe co-founder Todd Carmichael said, “Hamdi and I share the same views and values about what makes a product and a brand great – and the impact that a company that makes great products can have on the world.”

Carmichael calls Ulukaya “one of the greatest craft entrepreneurs of our time.” Chobani has passed $1 billion in revenues.

For more on the deal, check out Biz Philly.

Chobani Founder Invests Big in La Colombe [Biz Philly]
A Note from Todd: La Colombe’s Next Chapter [La Colombe ]

Chobani Founder Invests Big in La Colombe


La Colombe CEO Todd Carmichael frequently seeks out business executives that he respects, so he can pick their brains and learn how they operate. One of them is Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of the wildly popular greek yogurt company Chobani.

Soon, the two became fast friends — and La Colombe now makes a coffee brand just for Chobani (and its New York cafe) and the two traveled to Turkey for an episode of Dangerous Grounds, Carmichael’s Travel Channel TV show about hunting for the world’s best coffee beans. Read more »

The Checkup: Calorie-Burning Cardio Workouts for the Non-Runner



• Anyone invested in their overall fitness knows that cardio is a crucial element of any exercise regimen. I happen to be a fan of running, but not all of us are. And even if you are a die-hard runner, sometimes these ninety-degree July days just aren’t ideal for pounding it out under the sun. Looking to get your heart rate up without going for a jog? These nine circuits are short, efficient, cardio-packed calorie burners. [BuzzFeed]
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