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Study: This Is Exactly How Often You Should Be Moving If You Sit All Day

For years, we’ve been berated for sitting. It’s ingrained in our temporal lobes that sitting at home, at our jobs, and even on the plane is, […]

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Is Everyone Scheduling Secret Sex Dates But Me?

Okay, before we get started here, let’s get this embarrassing nugget of information, crucial to my talking about this subject, out of the way: The […]

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CHOP Docs Will Start Prescribing What This Summer?

Technology is great for a lot of things: YouTube tutorials showing you how to craft Kim Kardashian-esque cheekbones, GrubHub, and comparison shopping for fantasy vacations […]

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The Checkup: Where to Find Awesome Deals on Lululemon Leggings

• Did you know Lululemon has a “We Made Too Much” sale section on their website? Shopping it can save you a good chunk of […]

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10 Dos and Dont’s of Dealing With Sunburn, According to Philly Skincare Pros

So, we all know that sunburn is something that should be avoided at all costs. I mean, at this point, using sunscreen is a no-brainer. […]

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Study: Why Your Bedtime Matters Just As Much As the Number of Hours You Sleep

Sure, setting a bedtime alarm might sound like an eye-roll-worthy suggestion. But a new study performed by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that […]

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Over 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled 

If dairy does not work wonders for your body, you’re going to want to take note: Tyson Foods Inc. has recalled nearly 2.5 million pounds of […]

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Common Mistakes That Are Wrecking Your Skin (And How to Fix Them)

It’s time to get serious, my friends. Serious about taking care of the largest organ of our body — our skin. We chatted with Naomi […]

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2017 Guide to Sunscreens: The Best Sunscreens (and What Belongs in the Garbage)

The Environmental Working Group just released their much-anticipated annual Guide to Sunscreens— and, based on their report, you have plenty of reasons to be wary […]

Business

Ben Franklin Tech Partners Pumped $3.7M Into These 21 Philly-Area Startups Last Quarter

Tech investment powerhouse Ben Franklin Technology Partners released their third quarter investment plan this week and 21 early-stage companies got approved for investment. A total […]

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Exercise Really Is a Fountain of Youth, New Study Shows

The key to keeping your cells looking nice and young? It looks like exercise might just be the answer, my friends. As TIME reports, a new study […]

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The Checkup: Ick! These Are the Germiest Spots in Your Kitchen

• New research out of Drexel found the germiest spots in Philadelphia kitchens, so you’re going to want to read their breakdown (highly frequented areas […]

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The Checkup: The Unsettling Link Between Over-the-Counter Painkillers and Heart Attack Risk

• Before you pop yet another ibuprofen for your never-ending headache, take note: A new study published in BMJ found that taking certain over-the-counter painkillers, […]

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5 Ways You’re Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Smoothies

Oy. Navigating through the world of healthy drinks is no easy feat these days. What with that whole unicorn smoothie trend and the maca and the matcha […]

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The Hard Truth Behind Philadelphia Health Statistics

Every morning during my commute to work, in the span of 25 minutes on the Paoli-Thorndale train from Suburban Station to Overbrook, I witness what […]