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Five Unhealthy Lifestyle Habits and How to Break Them

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1. Skipping breakfast During the morning rush to get out the door, it’s tempting to just grab a coffee and go. However, skipping breakfast causes your metabolism to slow down in order to conserve energy. This negatively affects your overall performance and your ability to concentrate. You’re also more likely to overeat at lunch as a result. Solution: Eat within two hours of waking up. The best breakfast balances protein, fat and carbohydrates, such as whole grain toast with low-fat cream cheese or peanut butter. 2. Constant anger, worry or stress…read more

Fashion with Function

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Designers are always looking for new ways to make fashion more interesting and dynamic. Technology offers exciting ways to bring function to apparel and accessories. Here are some of the trends happening in wearable fashion right now. Charge It Someday soon you may be able to power your electronics with your clothes. Start-up Wearable Solar has begun using flexible solar panels to make lightweight wired garments that allow you to charge you smartphone up to 50 percent if worn in the sun for a full hour. York-based Voltaic Systems makes a collection of bags…read more

Five New Healthy Living Trends We Think You’ll Want to Try

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As healthy living trends continue to grow in popularity, we’re putting the spotlight on five up and coming trends we’re ready to get on board with. 1. Juice will be center stage Juice bars and juice manufacturers have seen great success in the last year, including a $90 million dollar investment by Coca Cola in juice company Suja. New kid on the block, Juicero, is set to change the landscape with the world’s first at-home, cold-press juicer. With already $100 million in investments, this one looks like it’s going to make a big…read more

Athletic Wearables to Help You Get the Most of Your Activity

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The best wearables fit into your lifestyle seamlessly, like these wearable devices that offer insights and assistance when you’re being active. Cycling navigation aid Whether you’ve rented a bike while on vacation, or are just cycling in an area you’re unfamiliar with, it’s a hassle to stop and pull out a map or smartphone. Adafruit, a company that sells DIY electronics and kits, developed a helmet to solve exactly this problem. It has a built-in navigation system that uses lights that flash on the left or right to let you know where to…read more