PSA: 305 Fitness

Sometimes I think there’s a place you’ve just got to know about and my Public Service Announcements (PSAs) will give you the full skinny. With Liz visiting from DC, I wanted to actually plan a couple things so we weren’t just wandering aimlessly.  And since we had plans to booze Saturday night, we wanted to…

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Monday Reads

It’s been forever since I’ve posted a “Monday Reads” feature.  I’m soooooorry.  But we’re back!  I hope you find these articles interesting! The power of suggestion and charm of a chef can get diners to eat sub-par food. Just in time for Thanksgiving, here’s how those foods you know and love became traditional for the…

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Living Healthy: Meditation

Health problems present themselves even when you’re skinny so it’s important to take care of your body.  Whether you’re looking to lose weight or maintain your current size, this section of the site is all about living healthy. I’m not really a yoga person  When i work out, I want to jump around and sweat.  Cardio…

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Monday Reads

It wasn’t just fun and games: it looks like the ice bucket challenge raised the money that helped lead to a scientific breakthrough. Scientists are now much closer to slowing the progression of ALS. The key to getting single mothers out from below the poverty line is to get them educated; however, the welfare system…

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Monday Reads

We know acetaminophen, aka Tylenol, relieves your pain (a physical sensation), but research now shows it may reduce your positive feelings (an emotional sensation). This shows pain and pleasure may be more linked than we thought. Everyone rolls their eyes at messy teenagers, but there’s a scientific reason why they’re averse to neatness. The 2016…

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Monday Reads

We all have some grammar “rules” stuck in our brain. Here are a few that can be de-bunked…in certain circumstances. Mitochondrial disease can cause all sorts of difficulties if passed on to children. But did you know there is such a thing as mitochondrial DNA transfer, which would allow would-be mothers with unhealthy DNA to…

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Monday Reads

Alcohol can really mess with your sleep. Just because you pass out easily when you’ve been drinking doesn’t mean you’re getting a good night’s rest. There are some people running around right now who think it’s ok to not vaccinate their children. Though the argument (which I don’t support) that vaccinations cause autism may not…

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30 Before 30: #24 – Take a Boot Camp Class

When one of your 30 Before 30 items is exercise-related, there are few better times to cross it off the list than in the new year.  New year, new you…amirite? I hear people raving about boot camp style classes like Barry’s, Soul Cycle, and Physique 57 but never really gave in myself since the class…

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