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Barre on a Budget: Free Physique57 Classes

Physique57, a trendy barre studio in places like NYC, Beverly Hills, and Dubai, is launching online classes in December and offered me a trial month to review their brand-new streaming offerings. Read on for my full review, or just try it out for yourself FOR FREE over the next four days (November 28 through Dec 1st) at during their Black Friday sale.

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie with Banana & Oatmeal

OK, my addiction to pumpkin has officially hit full tilt. I knew it was going to be hard acclimating to a different climate in Texas, but I didn’t know how hard it was going to be missing the change of seasons back in New England — especially as we near Thanksgiving and I’m still wearing sundresses and flip flops, verging on near-manic nostalgia for a real fall.

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5 Food Documentaries That’ll Save Your Health

Last summer ended with hospital visits, lots of them, back to back. For two weeks straight, I flew back and forth between North and South, first with one parent in the hospital, then another — as soon as one was released, another was admitted. Thankfully, they’re both in the clear, but it was scary, exhausting, eye opening.

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Save Your Weekends: Keeping Your Resolutions

Since it’s the first weekend of the new year, maybe you should at least try to stick to those resolutions. Instead of drinking all night or watching football with your face in a plate of nachos, here are some awesome alternatives that will help make 2013 the best year ever.

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DIY Worth a Try: Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Growing up, my mom always used to make these peanut butter balls for me and my siblings as a “healthy” snack — only she used powdered sugar instead of protein powder and high fructose corn syrup-laden peanut butter instead of organic. (Hey, it was the ’80s.)