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Running With or Without Tunes

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October 09, 2015 by Jenn R.
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I enjwoman running with headphoneoy listening to music while I run. My tunes of choice are electronic dance beats. They motivate me and keep me going at a rather steady pace. I’ve always found listening to music helps my workouts move along. However, I recently came across an article that argues against listening to music during runs. Some say it is dangerous and distracting to wear headphones while running. Being able to hear the surrounding traffic, potential problematic dogs, and fellow runners along the way is important, that's a simple fact.

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All About Kale

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October 07, 2015 by Jenn R.
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kale and smoothieIt’s leafy and green, but sometimes purple. Some may call it wild when compared to other domesticated forms. It’s super but it doesn’t wear a cape. What am I talking about? Kale, of course! You’ve probably heard your friends adding kale to their smoothies, making kale chips, and when you ask why, it’s usually the same response “it’s a superfood!” But what makes kale the #1 superfood? In honor of #NationalKaleDay, here are 4 reasons you should DEFINITELY incorporate kale into your diet:

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7 Steps to Take Your Budget on Vacation, and STILL HAVE FUN!

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October 05, 2015 by Guest
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suitcases lawnchair and umbrellaOk, so no one wants to think about their budget when they’re on vacation! How fun would that be? But planning your vacation-spending ahead of time, can give you the freedom you want when you finally get away! Follow these tips to save beforehand, and enjoy your vacation without running out of funds in Timbuktu!

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Change is in the Air

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October 02, 2015 by Jenn R.
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trees starting to change colorAs I write this article around lunch time, I am eating a pepperoni pizza and yes, I also had a large slice of apple pie for dinner last night! Don’t judge. I’ve started out the month of October on the right foot. Yay-me! Yesterday I got home from work and immediately changed into my running gear before any excuses could get in the way. I felt great. It was an early, crisp autumn day.

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Pumpkin Everything isn't for Everyone!

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September 30, 2015 by Amanda N.
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woody and buzz light yearPumpkins are great, really, they are, but do we really need pumpkin everything? Lattes, muffins, kisses (the Hershey’s kind), casseroles, candles, lotions, cat litter… ok, that last one might not be true, but have you checked?  What happened to apples? Apple picking is big. Apple flavors need to take back some of the Fall market. That’s why I’ve put together a list of apple-themed recipes to help you get to Halloween without wanting to smash all things pumpkin!

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