The Checkup: The Perfect Excuse to Drink a Beer Today

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• The perfect excuse to drink a beer later on today: This infographic shows how a beer or two — but not more — is the perfect brain-aid when you’re on the hunt for a good idea, be it for work, remodeling your backyard, or whatever else requires a little creativity in your life. You can thank us for this information come happy hour. [Prevention]

• The average American eats 18 pounds of bacon a year. Eighteen pounds, people. That’s 44,000 calories worth of bacon each year. If you just threw up in your mouth a little bit, I’m totally with you. [Huffington Post]

• Seven ways to put a pep in your metabolism’s step that might surprise you — like sleeping through your morning workout, for one. [Real Simple]

• If you save all your Tiffin delivery containers and reuse them to pack your lunches (guilty), you might want to rethink that practice, experts say. [Yahoo Health]

• Well, this is the greatest news ever: A new study shows that working out for 30 second-bursts five times throughout the day can help you burn an extra 200 calories. Talk about an efficient workout plan. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

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