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New Buzz on Workout Boosts

New Buzz on Workout Boosts

I’m an exercise purist. I won’t wear just any clothes or shoes. I pace myself like the experts say I should. And I only ever drink water before, during, and after. If I’m headed for the gym or a jog, I’ll postpone my caffeinated cup of joy until I’ve earned it. It makes sense, right? It just can’t be healthy to get all lit up on coffee before 100 reps of anything. Or can it? Because my mind just got blown by the idea that drinking coffee before a workout may be a great idea. Scientists gave a bunch of coffee...

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High on Dirt

High on Dirt

I don’t have the greenest thumb in the world, but I like to make things grow. So I keep lots of plants in my windows, potted herbs on the kitchen counter, and during the summer even a few larger containers outside. With the days getting warm, it’s time to decide what to grow in those containers this year. I’m thinking about green onions. Maybe carrots. Definitely tomatoes. (Gotta have tomatoes!) It doesn’t really matter. For me, it’s not the harvest. It’s the planting and the tending I love most—the journey not the destination and all that. I just like to...

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