The Checkup: The Argument for Going to Happy Hour Tonight — for Your Health 

And more healthy reads to kickstart your weekend.

• From the director of a 75-year study on happiness and health: “Over and over in these 75 years, our study has shown that the people who fared the best [health-wise] were the people who leaned into relationships with family, with friends and with community.” So instead of heading home and curling up on the couch tonight, grab some friends and catch up over happy hour (we have plenty of healthy picks here) or go get your dance on or, if you’re not into going out, have a Netflix and chill session with your BFF — for your health. [The New York Times]

• I have a bell on my bike that says “I love my bike.” Apparently that’s dorky, which is why this company created a cooler bike bell — that also makes a cooler sound. [Fast Company]

• The new Paleo has nothing to do with your diet. [Science of Us]

• Listen up, fitness-loving mamas: Here, our lovely former Be Well Philly editor Emily Leaman dishes on all her favorite mom stuff, including a few fitness gems around Philly. [Wee Wander]

• A genius invention that will make your mornings significantly easier: A portable french press that is also a travel mug. What the whaaaat? [Greatist]

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