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All In, All Green!

Sometimes in our PF headquarters, we experience a midday slump that’s not uncommon in offices across the country. To combat this, we’ve tried numerous sluggishness-zapping techniques like midday coffee breaks, healthy protein snacks, and even brisk walks to spring our minds back into wakeful consciousness. But none proved as effective or long-lasting ...Read More

Daylight Savings: An Extra Hour of Sunshine!

Ah, daylight saving time (DST) is a sign of more than just your clocks jumping one hour forward — it also means that spring is on its way, and the cold dreariness of winter is almost behind us. Historically, DST was a good way to curb some energy usage and give people an opportunity ...Read More

Our Essential Oil Kits: Your Senses Will Fall in Love

I’ve always been a skeptic, the kind of person who’s more likely to turn to over-the-counter remedies to help with a particular ailment than try a more natural alternative. So over the years, I have amassed an arsenal of cold symptom-relieving formulas, decongestants, sleep aids, and many more bottles that currently overflow my medicine ...Read More

Care for Your Heart: Interview With Our Nutrition Team

As many of you know, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in our country. And February, the month that emphasizes love, romance, and everything related to matters of the heart, is the perfect time to raise awareness about this concern. We sat down with our ...Read More

Groundhog Day: Time to Break Out of the Loop

Let’s talk about Groundhog Day. No, not that one; the movie version, of course. And of all the days in the year, today is perfect for getting yourself out of the loop your life may have become. Perhaps you’ve fallen off of the New Year’s resolutions wagon, or maybe you didn’t even ...Read More

The Art of Eating Well for Pleasure

Countless diet books have tried to steer many of us toward a path of healthy eating and being. But with so many recommendations, it’s often hard to maintain a healthy view of what a diet should look like. An American diet, at least. “Eliminate gluten!” “Try cutting out dairy,” or “Get rid ...Read More

That Gut Feeling

How often do you listen to your gut? Do you know what really goes on inside of it? If you ever wanted to listen a bit more closely–and learn–about the inner workings of this organ, then look no further than this wildly entertaining and informative popular science book. Gut, by Guilia Enders, ...Read More

Holidays Around the World

‘Tis finally the festive season, and as the holidays rapidly approach, we wanted to take a moment to think about our own traditions–whether cultural or personal–that have shaped our memories of Christmases and New Years past.  Cultures around the world have had long-standing traditions when it comes to the celebration of the ...Read More

A Time to Reflect

Overall, 2016 has somehow managed to turn itself into a punchline, with many eagerly looking to bid “good riddance” and welcoming the new year with a clean slate. Amidst the countless memes poking fun at the year rapidly coming to an end, there are a few things that we can take away from ...Read More

The Quick Stats on Fast Food Nation

In his seminal work critiquing the fast food industry, Eric Schlosser presents an eye-opening account of the effects companies like McDonald’s have had on the American population that extend far beyond its waistline. Not only does he examine the monopolization of the beef and corn industries by corporate giants, but he also ...Read More