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The Checkup: 12 Alternatives to Energy Gels for a Mid-Race Energy-Boost

• Hey, Philly Marathoners in training. If you’re not too keen on energy gels like GU and Clif Shot (I don’t blame you), now’s the […]

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True Story: This Guy Has a Nose Growing Out of His Forehead on Purpose

When a friend of mine, who dabbles in improv comedy, posted this story on Facebook earlier today, I was certain it was of the Onion […]

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The Checkup: 5 Reasons People Abandon Their Diets in Less than a Week

• Here’s a depressing statistic: Only 20 percent of people who decide to begin dieting make it to the three-month mark, according to new research. […]

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Here’s How Much Pennsylvanians Could Pay for Insurance Under Obamacare

The next phase of the Affordable Care Act is set to roll out on Tuesday, when the insurance exchanges go online across the country. Yesterday, […]

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Why You Want to Eat Your Friend’s Adorable Baby

You know how when you visit your friend and her newborn, you have that weird urge to suck on its chubby lil’ calves and nibble […]

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Philly Bars Serving Pink Beer in October for Breast Cancer Awareness

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The Checkup: How to Make Your Own Energy Bars in 3 Easy Steps

• Save some cash (and possibly some calories) by making your own energy and granola bars at home. Here’s how to do it. [Well + […]

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To Do: Running for Answers 5K

We’re constantly running for answers, right?  You want to clear your head, get your heart-rate up and figure out how you can politely ask your […]

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What You Need to Know About This Year’s Flu Season and Flu Shots

This year we have a buffet of flu vaccine products to choose from, with at least five new ones on the market. Manufacturers have listened […]

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The Checkup: 10 Cutest (and Tech-iest) Workout Tights for Fall

• We already tackled your shoes, so that brings us to your legs. Here are the best running tights (with some reeeeeally cute patterns, colors […]

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The Checkup: 25 Hottest Running Shoes for Fall

• Time to upgrade your running kicks? Check out these 25 wacky, wild, ultra-bright sneakers on store shelves this season. Seriously—these shoes are hot! [Competitor] […]

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Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes Are Not Vegan, and Vegans Want to Change That

Have you ever indulged in the oh-so-revered Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks? I have not, simply because I’m afraid of the monster that I will […]

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Measles on the Rise: 159 Cases of Measles Reported in the U.S. This Year

If you thought measles were a thing of the past, think again. According to a report on CNN, the disease, which researchers thought had been eradicated […]

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Why Glucosamine Chondroitin Doesn’t Help Joint Pain

A few years ago, when my arthritis got pretty bad, I asked my doctor for suggestions on dealing with the pain. She told me to […]

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The Checkup: 14 Hilarious Treadmill Fails (GIFs)

• I’ve had my fair share of embarrassing moments at the gym, but I can honestly say I’ve never actually flown off the back of […]