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ANYWHERE

5 brilliant, easy, and healthy summer mason jar recipes
Since putting meals in mason jars is officially a thing—we share five hot (but actually cool) summer recipes that you can throw in a jar. Enjoy!

Why you should really stop bragging about how sore you are
Sure, it’s a badge of post-workout pride. But experts say that can’t-move-a-muscle feeling is not, in fact, a reliable measure of fitness progress.

3 cleansing summer beauty foods from a raw food goddess
Sarma Melngailis, the brains (and bombshell) behind Pure Food and Wine and One Lucky Duck, shares the detoxing foods she’s eating for clear skin.

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10 New York City spots where you can tap your inner athlete
Got World Cup fever? You may not make it onto Team USA anytime soon, but you can absolutely work out like the players.

The Organic Pharmacy has a beauty-wellness prescription for New Yorkers
The London-based Organic Pharmacy opens its first New York store that feels a lot like a chic wellness center, with expert health consults and skin-care facials.

A traveling braid bar may show up at your next workout
If you’re leaving the beach with a mess of knotty hair and happen to spot a mint green 1979 Volkswagen Surf Wagon driving by, run after it.