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The Checkup: Nutrition Pros’ Favorite Post-Workout Supermarket Snacks

• You know when you hit Solidcore and then head to the supermarket, only to realize midway through shopping that you really need a post-workout […]

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This Is The Best Thing I’ve Done for My Sanity This Year (And You Should Do It, Too)

In the middle of October, I stumbled across a deeply upsetting video on Science of Us that reported that more than half of Americans don’t […]

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The Checkup: Want to Instantly Increase Your Workout’s Calorie-Burning Powers? Do This

• The easiest way to up the calorie-burning powers of your workouts? Sip on some coffee or tea before you get your sweat on. Both […]

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The Checkup: How to Knock Out a Week’s Worth of Food Prep in 30 Minutes 

• 30 minutes — that’s all the time you need to knock out these nutritionist-approved prep-ahead ingredients for meals and snacks to have on-hand throughout the […]

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How to Stop Email From Driving You Completely Insane: Stop Being So Polite?

Email is like an annoying younger sibling. It’s constantly poking you and begging for attention, via alarming “ding!” and “swoosh!” sounds, when you are trying […]

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Spend Your SEPTA Commute Thinking About This, Science Says

This morning, I spent my SEPTA commute — a super-short ride compared to the commutes of some of my coworkers, who train in from places like […]

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WTF Is the Bullet Journal? (And Why Are People So Obsessed With It?) 

The bullet journal has been taking over the internet lately. To wit: If you search #bulletjournal on Instagram, you will find over 200,000 photos of […]

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How I (Finally!) Learned to Turn My Brain Off Before Bed

Lately, I’ve been trying to focus on honing habits that aren’t just good for my body, but for my mind, too. And (like many other […]

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The Checkup: How Doing Too Much Of This Is Actually Backfiring On You

• Creativity is a highly appreciated skill, both in the workplace (hello, pitching ideas to your boss) and in social situations (hello, not coming off […]

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What to Do When Anxiety Is Driving You Nuts (No Deep Breaths Involved)

If you never again want to hear the words “Take a deep breath” when you are freaking the f$#@ out about a work presentation — or […]

City Life

Is Milton Hershey School to Blame for Abbie Bartels’ Suicide?

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with a statement from Milton Hershey School. It has been three years since 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl Abbie Bartels died […]

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The Checkup: Words for All the Emotions You’ve Never Been Able to Explain

• Humans are strange creatures and our brains are filled with all sorts of odd thoughts (“I wonder what Missy Elliot is doing today”) and emotions […]

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The Checkup: These Are the Best Cities for Fitness in America (No, Philly Did Not Make the Cut)

• Looks like D.C. is kicking our butt when it comes to the fitness game. The District was just ranked the fittest city in the […]

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The Checkup: The Ultimate Arsenal of Yoga Poses for Killer Abs

• The nice thing about yoga poses is that, as long as you have a bit of wiggle room, you can do them just about anywhere. […]

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New Study: How Taking Tylenol Can Turn You Into a Bit of a Jerk

Welp, here’s an unexpected side effect of popping a Tylenol: A new study published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience found that acetaminophen […]