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The Checkup: The 10-Minute Trick to Overcome the Dreaded Afternoon Slump

• The dreaded afternoon energy slump hits harder than ever on Fridays, when you are counting down every single second until the clock strikes five. […]

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The Checkup: Hooray! Bartram’s Mile (Finally) Has an Opening Date 

• Guys, guys, guys! Goooood news: Bartram’s Mile — that’s the one-mile stretch of trail along the west bank of the Schuylkill River, designed to […]

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The Checkup: The Healthy Food Trends You’re About to See Everywhere

• If you follow every health-obsessed, acai bowl-Instagramming food blogger alive like I do, then you are well aware of the fact that Expo West, […]

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The Checkup: The 4-7-8 Technique to Help You Fall Asleep Fast

• Excuse me while I sound like a new mom bragging about her infant: I have always been a really good sleeper. Like, the kind […]

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How to Tell If You Actually Got a Good Night of Sleep

We all know that there are some trustworthy tricks to set yourself up for a good night’s sleep (like not taking a hot shower before bed and sleeping with […]

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Do You Shower Right Before Bed?

Last week, we alerted you all to the fact that, despite the cozy feels a hot shower or bath may give you, you actually shouldn’t take […]

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The Simple Nighttime Rule That Could Transform Your Sleep Life

Getting quality sleep is like trying to figure out WTF is going on with Kanye right now: Frustratingly, it’s harder than it should be. And […]

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The Checkup: The Classic Cold-Weather Mistake That’s Ruining Your Sleep 

• If you plan on going home tonight and curling up under your giant down duvet, buttoned up in flannel PJs, with your thermostat set to […]

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The Checkup: The Drink You Should Start Every Morning With (No, It’s Not Coffee)

• Lemon water is what’s UP. Not only is a great for your skin, drinking a warm cup of it first thing in the morning […]

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The Checkup: How to Effectively Say No to People (So You Don’t Lose Your Mind)

• I have a post-it note on my computer that says “Stop saying yes to shit you hate!” It is there as a visual cue […]

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The Checkup: The Worst Soups for Your Waistline 

• It’s soup season! And while soup may seem harmless — how bad can anything liquified really be for your waistline, right? — a bowl of […]

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The Checkup: Why You’re Terrible At Your Job the Day After the Eagles Lose a Game 

• If you feel like you kind of suck at your job on days after the Eagles lose a game, you’re not wrong: A new […]

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The Checkup: The Common Fitness Gear Mistakes Sabotaging Your Workouts

• Trainers aren’t just looking at your form when you hit the gym — they’re also taking note of your fitness gear, including the mistakes […]

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Making This Sleep Mistake Is Bad News for Your Waistline, New Research Shows

It happens to the best of us: You tell yourself you’ll just watch one more episode of The Fall (so good, amirite?) before bed, only […]

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The Checkup: Philly Study Validates Your Outrageous Lacroix Addiction

• The folks at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, right here in Philly, have figured out why your recycling bin is overflowing with Lacroix cans […]