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The Checkup: The Gut-Friendly Ingredient That Totally Transforms a PB&J Sandwich

• Miso: The unexpected (and gut-friendly! Heyyy, daily dose of skin-boosting fermented food!) ingredient to add to your PB&J sandwich.  [Bon Appétit]

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So You Don’t Lose It: The Simple Tweak to Gain More Control of Your Emotions

Trying to calm down is no easy feat when you are feeling anything but calm. But per Futurity, new research published in Scientific Reports suggests that there’s a […]

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A Scientific Explanation for Why This Wegmans News Makes People So Happy

We may never be able to fully explain why people love Wegmans SO much, but we can put a little science behind why people love this recent Wegmans news […]

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The Checkup: These Are the Two Happiest Ages of Your Adult Life

• Womp, womp: If you’re like me, the happiest years of your life — that would be ages 23 and 69, according to research — […]

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WATCH: This Is the Happiest Mayor Kenney Has Ever Looked

Mayor Jim Kenney usually looks sad. Ed Rendell told him he needed to smile more, possibly appending “sweetie” onto the end of his advice. Philadelphia […]

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The Checkup: The Carbs Chart That Makes Weight Loss Way Less Complicated 

• Trying to lose weight? The Hierarchy of Carbs, a chart designed by a dietitian after he got a bazillion questions from clients about which carbs […]

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The Checkup: The Case for Embracing the Six-Hour Workday

• Go ahead and email this post to your boss with the subject line “Hint, hint”: Swedish companies experimenting with the six-hour workday have found […]

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The Checkup: The Brilliant Way to Eat an Underripe Avocado

• Sure, you could be a patient human who does things like waits for their avocados to be perfectly ripe before digging in and never […]

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The Checkup: The One Abs-Toning Move to Do Before Every Workout

• We love a good double-duty move around these parts: Working in standing toe touches before you get your sweat on serves as both a […]

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

• 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 […]

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The Magic of Ditching Email 

At least once a day, as I watch a wave of email alerts come across my desktop, I think to myself, “I wish I could […]

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The Checkup: Why You Should Stop Trying So Hard to Be Happy

• It seems, in this day and age, we are all obsessed with the idea of achieving — and flaunting on social media, of course […]

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The Checkup: Happy Hour Drinks That Won’t Cost You More Than 100 Calories

• Proof it’s possible to hit up an after-work happy hour without completely blowing your diet: A slew of dietitian-approved drinks and cocktails, most of which […]

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How to Laugh at Your Worst Days (and Why You Should)

Shane Burcaw, 22, suffers from a debilitating disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (it’s related to Muscular Dystrophy). Despite his illness, or maybe, because of it, the […]

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5 Ways to Be Happier This Week

As a psychologist, I’m often asked for my professional opinion about how to be happier. There’s no easy answer, of course, but over the years […]