The Checkup: The Brilliant Way to Eat an Underripe Avocado

And more healthy reads for your week!

• Sure, you could be a patient human who does things like waits for their avocados to be perfectly ripe before digging in and never reads spoilers before watching the episodes of The Walking Dead. Or you could be, well, the other type of person — the kind who wants an avocado now, even if it’s not ripe yet. And thanks to the brilliant trick Chef Carolina Santos-Neves shared for using unripe avocados to make avocado carpaccio (say whaaat?), you can have your avocado and be impatient too. [MindBodyGreen]

• Your homework for the week: Do something creative every single day — even if you aren’t good at it. Science says, either way, you’ll be happier. [Science of Us]

• In news that seems kind of unbelievable: Nestlé has reformulated sugar to make it healthier — and they plan to start making their candy with it in 2018. [New York Times]

Bart Yasso of Runner’s World, otherwise known as the Mayor of Running, is retiring. [Runner’s World]

• Could stress be to blame for your bloated stomach? Maybe. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

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