The Checkup: The Impatient Person’s Guide to Ripening an Avocado Fast

• Right now, I have four rock-hard avocados sitting on my counter at home. While I wish I could call myself a patient human being, I really can’t — so on my way home today, I’ll be picking up an apple and some brown paper bags to perform this ripening trick. Guacamole, here I come! [PureWow]

• The key to keep your calorie-burn going after you stop sweating? Up the intensity of your sweat sessions. Cue the HIIT workouts! [Greatist]

• Here, the perfect time to schedule an afternoon meeting, plus 11 more work hacks to help you have the most productive workday ever. (Your boss can thank us later.) [Huffington Post]

• This DIY spice-blend chart will change your life. Trust me. [BuzzFeed]

• Dick Costolo, the former CEO of Twitter, is setting up shop in the fitness world. [Fast Company]

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