From asparagus to watermelon, there’s a whole wide world of produce out there — and many fruits and veggies offer vastly different clues that they’re ready to eat. Plus, while some will ripen after you bring them home — like those bananas that were green a week ago and are now a sad, soft, soggy brown (hey, don’t throw them out — use them for this!) — others, like pineapple, will not. If you’re in the market for some pro tips on choosing fresh, ripe produce — or figuring out how to use and store it after you’ve gotten it…

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When you first get that double line on a pregnancy test it can be all kinds of exciting and scary and everything in between. via GIPHY And soon — lots of planning and preparing begins. Picking a name. Starting a registry. Getting the nursery ready. via GIPHY And, if you’re planning to be a working mom (or just want some extra help with childcare — um, full support for that here!), now is also the time to start your childcare search. The childcare search may seem overwhelming at first, but if you start early and plan ahead, you’ll save yourself…

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When you’re in the grocery store happily getting your shop on, beef probably looks like, well, beef. via GIPHY Because when it’s in the package, it’s hard to see any difference between the more expensive grass-fed stuff and the conventional beef beyond the price tag. But, the difference? It’s big, yo. via GIPHY And a really good way to see exactly why that is? This infographic (below) from ButcherBox. (Oh, btw, we’re an affiliate — and that’s not just cool for us, because it also means that you can save $10 and get free steaks when you sign up for…

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You know that feeling when you curl up with a really good book, get cozy, and just zen out? via GIPHY It’s just the best. And, turns out, it’s really, REALLY, good for you. via GIPHY And, nope, not just because books are magical (although, let’s face, it books ARE magical: they take you to places near, far, above and beyond!) — but because of science. via GIPHY And this infographic highlighting seven science-backed ways reading helps your health from Global English Editing breaks it down in a really cool and compelling way. Now, we gotta know. What are you…

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It always makes me laugh when people ask me if I know how to grill. I mean, I don’t — I leave that to basically everyone else I know who loves to be at the helm while I chop veggies. But that’s not what’s funny. The funny thing is that asking, “Do you know how to grill?” is so broad, because knowing how to grill a steak doesn’t mean you’ve mastered the perfect technique for veggie kebabs. Because, sure, I know how to turn on the grill (unless it’s one of those fancy, complicated ones), and I’m not too shabby…

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When I became a mom, I found a deep inner strength that I didn’t even realized I had. Because having a baby is hard. And raising a kid is even harder. via GIPHY And I’m not the only one. Based on the results of a national study done by Planet Fitness, 79 percent of moms feel stronger after having a kids. And! A whopping 74 percent of the population says that their mom is the strongest person they know. But, despite all that awesomeness, 92 percent admit that they accept their partner’s body better than their own. Which isn’t surprising —…

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It’s always fun to see how your city or state ranks with the rest of the country. Is it healthy? Does it cook? Is it happy? If you’ve ever wondered how your city stacks up in the running-5Ks department (now that’s a department we’d like to work in), we have the infographic for you! Created by Custom Ink, this infographic breaks down which cities have the best attributes for 5K races, based on: safety, typical weather conditions, landscape, race frequency, and even brewery access (since many running events are now followed by beer). Check. It. Out. (We can hear the Chicagoans…

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We’ve recently recorded some POWERFUL podcast eps with women who have recovered from eating disorders. And, man, their stories are intense. And maybe the scariest part is that eating disorders, orthorexia, compulsive exercise and body dysmorphia are all on the rise … everywhere. It’s dangerous — seriously life threatening. In the upcoming pod eps you’ll get some good tips and thought-provoking discussion on this, but because they’re not live just yet (just a few weeks away!) we wanted to share this powerful infographic from EDCare that shares 12 signs that someone might be crossing from healthy behavior to a dangerous …

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You already know how important it is to find your deep inner why when it comes to getting healthy, losing weight or improving your fitness (or, really, any other goal you ever set), but did you know that your personality can play a big role in that, too? And, if you’ve got the right awareness of it, you can actually harness it to make you feel more motivated … thereby increasing the likelihood that you actually reach your goals. True. Story. And this flowchart from Quid Corner breaks it down easily and perfectly. Simply read through, answer the questions, figure …

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We all know that runners are a separate breed of awesome. And that to be “a runner,” all you have to do is, well, RUN. It’s a community of peeps that we are proud to be a part of. We mean, just look at this infographic from 16best.net that highlights 86 unbelievable facts about running. While our personal focus isn’t ever to burn off calories or food, it is damn amazing to see just how running can impact various aspects of your health … along with how you stack up to other runners in all kinds of ways ranging from …

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