The Checkup: Why Paper Cuts Are Always So Much More Painful Than They Look

• Fact: When you get a paper cut on your finger, it hurts — really bad. But complaining about a paper cut can make you feel like a wimp, because, they’re usually so darn tiny. But know: The pain from that tiny cut is not all in your head. Apparently, our fingers are more sensitive to pain than most other areas of the body, which is why the littlest paper cut can make you cry like a baby. [Men’s Health] Read more »

The 4-Step Crock Pot Dinner That Will Save You on Busy Days

Photo by Becca Boyd

Photo by Becca Boyd

My least favorite part of using the Crock Pot? Food that comes out hours later with seriously drab colors. Not the case here with this fiery-red Thai-style chicken that uses simple ingredients — and not very many of them, I might add. I also dislike when a Crock Pot recipe’s directions are any more difficult than “mix ingredients in Crock Pot and cook for eight hours.” I mean, if it’s supposed to be easy, it better be easy. This recipe fits the bill: All it takes is four very easy steps, and you’ve got dinner. And you barely have to spend any time in the kitchen! (Hello, lifesaver on busy days.)

After making this, my house smelled stupendous all day and the meal tasted even better than it smelled. I suggest you whip this up tonight then pack leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch to eat over torn butter lettuce for an almost too good to be true two-for-one meal. Read more »

If You Have These Trader Joe’s Items in Your Freezer, Throw Them Away 

Photo courtesy Trader Joe's

Photo courtesy Trader Joe’s

Last week, CRF Frozen Foods recalled over 350 products, including some Trader Joe’s frozen veggies, due to potential listeria contamination. And now we have more bad news for frozen-foods lovers of the world: Trader Joe’s has expanded the earlier recall (which included their brand-name frozen organic peas, petite peas, organic whole green beans, organic broccoli florettes and organic foursome) to include all Trader Joe’s Vegetable Fried Rice and Trader Joe’s Chicken Fried Rice due to potential listeria contamination. Read more »

Where to Learn How to Whip Up Healthy Meals Like a Philly Pro (From Philly Chefs!) Next Month 

Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you’ve probably seen us wax poetic about Be Well Philly Boot Camp — our wonderful ladies-only day of ALL things wellness coming up June 4th — at some point over the past few weeks. I mean, what with all the fitness classes (20 total!), the amazing inspirational speakers and the post-sweat healthy happy hour, it deserves some gushing over. But one thing we haven’t told you guys a whole lot about yet is the Culinary Demo Stage. So let me tell you: We have some awesome chefs lined up to school you on how to throw down in the kitchen like a pro. Read more »

10 Ways to Take Your Avocado Toast to the Next Level

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Avocado toast is loaded with healthy fats (great for your skin, by the way!), it’s versatile (evidence below), it’s oh-so-easy to make, and you can eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. So when it comes to go-to meals, there is really nothing better. That said, plain ol’ avocado toast can get a bit boring day after day. That’s where these recipes come in.

Below, 10 recipes to take your avocado toast to the next level, from the simple — a perfectly runny egg, for instance — to the unexpected (hi, Mexican grilled corn avocado toast). Bonus: All these recipes will make your avocado toast more Instagram-worthy, too. Don’t lie: We know you totally Instagram your avocado toast on the regular. Read more »

Rittenhouse Adds Another Healthy Eatery (With a Juice Bar!) to Its Growing List 

Former 4th Street Deli | Photo by Adjua Fisher

Former Kaufman’s Deli, soon to be Smart Street Healthy Kitchen & Juice Bar | Photo by Adjua Fisher

Don’t tell my boss, but every day that I don’t brown-bag my work lunch, I spend roughly 47 minutes in between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. engaged in an intense internal debate, trying to answer the question of where — oh, where? — the heck I will stuff my face with a healthy lunch that day. Not for lack of options: Our Rittenhouse office building is surrounded by healthy lunch spots, a handful of them recently opened — Honeygrow, Snap Kitchen, Sweetgreen, HipCityVeg, Pure Fare, Agno, Farmer’s Table, Dizengoff, Sip-N-Glo, and the list goes on. And it looks like the neighborhood is about to get one more to add to the list: Smart Street Healthy Kitchen & Juice Bar, a new health-focused eatery, is setting up shop at 38 South 19th Street, former home to Famous 4th Street Deli and Kaufman’s Deli.
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