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Black Bean Brownies, Kissing Irish People, and More
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Black Bean Brownies, Kissing Irish People, and More

Happy Sunday! As always, Links We Love brings you our favorite health and fitness inspiration from around the web. This week, we have a lighthearted video perfect for St. Patrick's Day, and an interesting argument for why cardio machine calorie metrics may not always be accurate. We want to show some love and share kick-ass content in the wellness world, so here are our picks: Fitness 3 Reasons Never to Trust Calorie Burn on Cardio Machines - BuiltLean Hang on - those 400 calories the treadmill said you burned may not be so true.

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These Street Artists Break the Law To Make You Think Twice about Fast Food

Greatist Bites examine what's fun, weird, innovative, and downright interesting in health, fitness, and happiness - all in 250 words or less. Check out all recent Bites here. We might not typically think of spaghetti as scandalous, but a group of rebellious Germans is proving us wrong. Some unidentified street artists in Cologne, Germany are defacing ads for fast food with recipes for higher-quality, home-cooked meals .
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How To Make Your Own Pumpkin Purée

Share on Pinterest Photo by Liz Carr Pumpkin, the jack (o-lantern) of all trades, does much more than add seasonal décor to the house. The orange gourds are loaded with beta-carotene, a provitamin that converts to vitamin A in the body, which helps boost the immune system and keep our eyes healthyNutrition and retinal degenerations.
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10 Healthy Roasted Recipes from Around the Web

This week, we decided to mix things up and round up recipes based on a method of cooking instead of an ingredient. Across the country, the temperature is dropping, the leaves are falling, and we're ready for some serious comfort food. What better time to fire up the oven and test out some flavorful, roasted recipes?
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The Greatist Podcast: Mastering Nutrition with Brian St. Pierre

Share on Pinterest What You'll Learn In This Episode How healthy living inspired Brian to changes careers and pursue his true passion Why Brian chose Precision Nutrition Brian's biggest pet peeves with the fitness and nutrition industry, and the trusted sources he goes to for information in a pinch What “lean eating” means for Brian - and how it could change the way you see food The simplest rule to healthy eating in existence The first thing everyone should do when changing their diet Show Notes Subscribe to the podcast RSS and on iTunes: http://feeds.
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The Greatist Podcast: How to Save Money, Learn Better, and Run Faster

Share on Pinterest In this episode of the Greatist podcast, our hosts bring you the site's best tips, tricks, hacks, and healthier living advice from September. Listen in for dozens of qiuck, actionable tips to: Be more efficient in the kitchen Save money like a smart millenial Prevent hangovers Bust out of a workout rut Learn anything faster and better than ever Run like a pro
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It's OK to Snack Before Working Out

Share on Pinterest Grab a light snack before hitting the gym for extra energy. Working out on an empty stomach can lead to greater fat loss, but it won't make a huge difference to weight loss goals unless you're planning to run a marathon before breakfast (also not recommended). Instead of starving while sweating, eat a quick pre-workout bite to stay energized during your gym session.
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5 Tips to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy for the Long Haul

Eric Cressey is the owner and President of Cressey Performance, one of the nation's top sports training institutes. An author, presenter, consultant, and powerlifter, Eric has worked with clients from youth sports to the professional and Olympic ranks. For more information on Eric, follow him on Twitter and check out his new High Performance Handbook, a complete resource for research-driven strength and conditioning.
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10 Surprising, Healthy Eating Habits From Around the World

The United States doesn't have the highest obesity rate in the Americas (that dubious honor goes to Mexico), but over one-third of U.S. adults are obese, and that number isn't dropping. It's a pretty eye-opening statistic, especially when compared with data from countries like Japan and India, where obesity rates fall below 5 percent.
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Get Creative and Use Up Veggies Before They Go Bad

Share on Pinterest Bought too much at the grocery store (or farmer's market or CSA basket)? Think outside the box to use up produce before it goes bad. Turn extra veggies into smoothies, omelets, sauces, wraps, or even pizza. Focus on dishes like stew and tacos or wraps that let the produce shine. No Meat, No Problem: Take inspiration from Meatless Mondays and pick a day to let veggies take center stage.
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Learn to Cope with Change

Share on Pinterest Our 20s can be a time of excitement, opportunity, and yes, depression. Rapid change makes young people susceptible to unhappiness and anxiety. Ward off the blues by getting plenty of exercise and sleep, reaching out to family and friends for help, and seeing a professional therapist if troubles keep piling up.
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5 Happy Things: Animals in Halloween Costumes Edition

Share on Pinterest Sometimes all it takes is a change in mindset - no matter how small - to turn a crappy day into a good one. To help you shift into a happier gear, we've rounded up five things from around the web that inspire and delight us, and we hope they'll do the same for you. This week, in the spirit of Halloween, we've rounded up five adorable, hilarious pictures of animals in costume (though it's quite possible we're enjoying it way more than they are).
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Set Goals to Achieve a Meaningful Life

Share on Pinterest Create a life you love by taking time to brainstorm about the future. Then focus on writing down and tackling the most important goals to achieve long-term aspirations. When priorities and lifelong ambitions are clear, it's easier to live without regret and commit to following your dreams.
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Links We Love: Yoga and Fitness Edition

Happy Sunday! As always, Links We Love brings you our favorite health and fitness information from around the web. This week, we're looking at yoga and fitness: from online yoga classes to controversial workout motivation. We want to spread the love and share kickass content in the wellness world, and here are our picks: You Don't Need a 'Yoga Body,' And Here is Why One writer investigates the widespread idea that practicing yoga automatically leads to a certain kind of physique - and why that kind of thinking is dangerous.
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Vegetarian Black Bean Soup

Vegetarian black bean soup is a healthy, hearty, and easy to make meal that will keep you warmed up all winter. Topping this soup with a spoonful of Greek yogurt, a few slices of avocado, and fresh cilantro takes it over the spot. Keep it vegan by omitting the yogurt, or make it heartier for meat-lovers by adding some sautéed chorizo sausage to the mix.
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10 Kick-Ass Moves to Train Like a Champion

Share on Pinterest Photo: Penn State Along with peanut butter and jelly, mixed martial arts (MMA for short) is proof positive awesome things happen when worlds collide. MMA takes different fighting disciplines - boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, you name it - and combines them into an unpredictable combat system.
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The Weird and Unexpected History of the Vibrator

The vibrator is nothing new-the first model appeared in the mid-1800s-but the use and public perception of the pulsating device has changed a whole lot since it first made its way onto the medical scene. Yep, you read that right: Vibrators were originally designed as a tool for doctor-administered “emotional relief” for women.
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Start Saving Money Right Now

Share on Pinterest Smart money management can help you be healthier (think gym memberships, more fruits and veggies, etc.) and happier (less stress and anxiety). Instead of fretting about cash, sit down and organize your finances. Set up a budget, plan how much you'll save each month, figure out how to get good credit, and even plan for the future.
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Your Most Inspiring Fitness Photos: On the Trail

Share on Pinterest Sometimes, we all need a motivational boost. And whenever the folks at Greatist need inspiration, we look to our community. Each week, we'll share our favorite fitness photos - tagged with @greatist - from the Instagram community, featuring amazing fitness feats and downright heartwarming moments from across the globe.
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