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5 Totally Weird Science-Backed Ways to Burn Calories Today (Without Exercising)

We’re all for a good, sweaty, calorie-torching workout here in Be Well Philly Land, but some days — because freezing rain, injury, the new season of […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Latest Peanut-Allergy Research

Peanut allergies affect a lot of people — we’re talking 2.8 million Americans. But if the latest surge in peanut-allergy news is any indication, it looks […]

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Researchers Say Same-Sex Couples May Soon Be Able to Produce Biological Children Together

Well this is a game-changer if I ever heard one: Scientists say that same-sex couples may soon be able to produce biological children together. Researchers […]

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The New Running Study That Royally Ticked Off Runner’s World

A new running study has been making the Internet rounds this week under headlines like “Cool News: Jogging Too Much Is Bad for You” and […]

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Stop Hibernating: Hanging Out With Friends Is Good for Your Heart, Study Says

Turns out, “I get by with a little help from my friends,” doesn’t just ring true when you need a ride to the airport or […]

City Life

STUDY: It Really Does Get Better

We’ve been saying it for years, and we always believed it, but now there’s actual scientific evidence that proves it really does get better. A […]

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STUDY: Lesbians Earn More Than Straight Employees, Gay Men Lag Behind

Some rather surprising stats were revealed in a study this week out of Ruskin University in Cambridge. Numbers show that, worldwide, lesbians are paid 12 percent more than […]

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Are You Vegetarian? It’s Probably Just a Phase, Research Says

I’ve seen my fair share of vegetarian friends hop back on the meat-eating train: One of my co-workers ditched his years-long vegetarianism for a Pat’s cheesesteak; […]

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Good News: Exercise Really Does Make You Smarter

Lately, there have been loads of studies suggesting that exercise boosts brainpower in some form or another—it improves long-term memory; it increases the brain’s plasticity; […]

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Study: Why You Should Listen to Sad Music When You’re Sad

If you scroll through the music on my iPod, you will find a series of playlists titled Whatever, Who Cares?, Ughhhh, and so on, each one […]

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An Apple a Day Keeps Weight Gain Away, New Study Says

Still no confirmation on whether the whole “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” saying holds true, but it does look like an apple […]


Study: 26 Percent Of People Start Holiday Shopping Before Halloween

Here’s some shocking news for you: According to Google’s research on holiday shopping trends, 26 percent of shoppers will have already started their holiday shopping […]

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If You Live In Philly, You Probably Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Did you just yawn? And are you a little bit grumpy? Because if this new data is any indication, you probably didn’t get enough sleep last […]

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The Five Smells That Predict Your Death

I have some gardening cleanup to do this week, including clearing out a patch of wild mint. For once, I won’t mind the chore, because […]

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The Real Takeaway from Big Soda’s Promise to Cut Sugar

There were two pieces of good news this week, and—surprise!—they both had to do with sugar.