The Checkup: The Trick to Squash a Headache in Two Minutes Flat

And more healthy reads to start your week.



• Do you have a headache right now? Not a surprise, considering it’s the Monday after a beach-filled, beer-filled long weekend. Here, a visualization trick that promises to kill a mild headache in two minutes flat — that a lot of people say (shockingly) really works. [Byrdie]

• Have you ever thought about how many calories you burn while bird watching? Neither had we, but apparently, it’s the same amount you burn while doing Hatha-style yoga stretching. Who knew? [NPR]

• And speaking of outdoorsy activities like bird watching, here’s why you should make a point of getting out to the Wissahickon more often: A new study shows that a good ol’ fashioned nature walk can boost well-being and prevent down-in-the-dumps feelings. [The Atlantic]

• Sugar is hard to avoid — especially in the summertime, what with all the irresistible basil-lemonade cocktails and watermelon margaritas on restaurant menus. So this guide to cutting back on sugar where you can should come in handy. [Huffington Post]

• A lunch salad made entirely of beauty superfoods, aka the good stuff like spinach and hemp seeds and lemon that keep your skin looking, well, like you’ve gotten a good dose of beauty superfoods? Don’t mind if we do. [Into the Gloss]

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