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5 Reasons You Can’t Quit Sugar

Let me guess. You’ve been on keto for 5-6 months and enthusiastically thinking this is how you’ll finally wrangle your sugar cravings into submission! You’re loading up on healthy fats, avoiding grains, and ditching highly processed, high-carb foods. Yet there’s that incessant nagging. You know, the one that tells you that life is too short […]

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7 Socially Distant Weekend Getaways for New York City Urbanites

It’s safe to say that New Yorkers are desperate for an escape. After months of isolating in shoebox-sized studios and cramped apartments, nothing sounds more appealing than socially distant weekend getaways near New York City. Now that summer has officially started, it’s especially hard not to spend our days fantasizing about the far-flung destinations topping […]

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Hunger and Satiety Hormones

Today we’re taking a peek under the hood and looking at some of the hormones involved in hunger and satiety, a.k.a. appetite hormones. You might think of hunger as a gnawing feeling in your stomach and satiety as that feeling of fullness when you’ve eaten enough… or maybe too much. That’s how we experience the […]

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Old Tub Bonded Bourbon Is a Summer Hit Under $25

A new release of Old Tub bourbon is reinventing the brand with an applause-worthy twist and a laudable price point. But before we get to what’s great about this whiskey, we should probably address the question on most minds: What, exactly, is Old Tub? Even the nerdiest bourbon fans will probably have to kick-start the […]

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Test Driving the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63

While slaloming the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 through the twistiest reaches of Mulholland Drive, it might be easy to forget that there’s over eight feet of car behind you, not to mention 3 tons of German metal to share with seven passengers. Massive machines simply shouldn’t be able to dance like this, and the way […]

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Self-Efficacy: Reach Your Health Goals Every Time

Who’s that person? Nope, it’s not me. Although health coaches are a great resource for helping you set goals, overcome obstacles, and get out of your own well-intentioned way. For the record, that person is also not your spouse, your roommate, your friends, or your kids. The one person who can make you reach all […]

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Grilled Greek Summer Veggies Recipe

When planning a BBQ menu, the meat is usually the star, and the sides are an afterthought. With this Grilled Greek Summer Veggies recipe, a platter overflowing with colorful marinated and grilled vegetables steals the show. This is the perfect vegetable side dish for summer. It’s very no-fuss, keeps well in the refrigerator to eat […]

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Weekly Link Love—Edition 88

Research of the Week Physical frailty predicts COVID-19 outcomes. If you’re lifting, getting 1.62 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight is a nice target. After new analysis, Ireland reduces its “excess deaths from coronavirus” numbers. Still 13% higher than normal, but lower than previous estimations. Evidence for coronavirus presence in Brazil as early as […]

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Smells Like Success: Meet The Masterminds Who Turned Natural Deodorant Into A Hot Beauty Trend

They’re the leaders of a green beauty revolution! In two short years, Michael Cammarata, cofounder of Schmidt’s Naturals, and Moiz Ali, founder of Native, transformed their brands from humble start-ups into two of the biggest names in natural deodorants. The enterprising CEOs tell Star how they combined their business smarts and passion for sustainability into […]