The Checkup: This Word Is the Secret to Surviving the Long, Cold Days of Winter

And more reads to start your week off right.

Koselig: The norwegian word for “coziness,” which new research shows is key in helping Norwegian’s enjoy their very long winters. But it’s more than a word, really. It’s kind of a way of life: People make blistering-cold weather a lovely thing by lighting fires and candles, cuddling up under blankets, and actually leaving their houses (gasp!) to spend time cuddled up under blankets at other people’s houses. So take note: Koselig just might be the thing to help you survive the long, impending days of winter. [Fast Company]

• Huh? Junk food is not the enemy, a new study says. [Yahoo Health]

• When you think of the perfect Philly park to put down a picnic blanket or sit and watch the fall leaves drop, you usually think of Rittenhouse or Washington Square. But there are plenty of other hidden gems equally fitting for both occasions: Here, four of Philly’s less talked-about, but equally awesome parks. [Green Philly Blog]

• If you ran once and then decided you hated it, one of these first-time runner’s mistakes could be to blame. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• Ever wonder who’s behind the P90X phenomenon? Well, our friends over on BizPhilly have the inside scoop on CEO Carl Daikeler. Spoiler alert: He isn’t actually a health nut. [BizPhilly]

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