I’m Going To Lose Weight on a Cruise… and Other Lies

By Jeff Bogle, of Out With the Kids Spending 8 days onboard a floating buffet isn’t exactly a recipe for weight loss but I was steadfast ahead of my family’s first ever cruise. I even said as much on Facebook, which totally made it official: I will lose weight while cruising on the Carnival Sunshine. […]

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Vitamins: Are you Getting What You Pay For?

Recently, FRONTLINE aired a documentary titled, “Supplements and Safety,” which investigates “the hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements.” The message of the documentary is that it’s often hard to know what’s really in the bottles you’re buying. We couldn’t agree more. This is one of the reasons why we created SmartyPants: To make a supplement […]

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Smarty Food & Fitness Guide: Chicago

SmartyPants headquarters is located in Marina Del Rey, California. Within one mile of our office, there are 24 Pilates studios, six meditation centers, three CrossFit boxes, seven juice bars, and one exclusively Paleo coffee shop. But all it takes is a plane ride, or a trip down the 405, to realize that it’s a great […]

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9 Foods to Help You Detox From the Holidays

The holiday season has come to a close. Cue the sad trombone. We’ve stuffed ourselves with stuffing, drank the nog dry, and sampled enough baked brie to open an artisanal cheese shop. Fitting with tradition, Monday, January 4th will be one of the biggest “Diet starts Monday,” Mondays of 2016. But if you’re dreading an […]

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Do Vitamins Actually Work?

Americans love to eat. There is no time when this is more apparent than during the holidays. But while we’re tucking into our hams, latkes, cakes, pies, and whatever Aunt Bethany wraps up, it is important to remember that many people don’t have this luxury – now, or any other time of year. Prolonged, limited […]

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How to Stay Happy During the Holidays

The house is louder than it usually is. These are the echoes of things long forgotten: extra pets, younger kids, and a line for the bathroom. It is chaos with a theme: Family is together for the holidays. You have heard the horror stories. Perhaps you have shared a few of your own. There are […]

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Is THIS the Best Pregnancy Workout Ever?

In the world of fitness, there seems to be a new trend almost every day. Some of them pass more quickly than others: Tae Bo, Bowflex, Prancersize… But yoga, it seems, is here to stay. The practice that was once reserved for the linen-swaddled and incense-burning has been steadily growing in popularity for the past […]

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Giving Thanks Versus Thanksgiving

We are on the cusp of Thanksgiving, that one day each year when we acknowledge all that we are thankful for, eat too much, and get in a shouting match with the drunk relative of our choice. Then we put on our sweatpants and go shopping, because, tradition. But wait! What if we told you […]

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The Ultimate All-Natural Guide to Staying Well This Winter

You eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep. Or, at least you try. Yet, every winter, despite your best efforts, a nasty bug seems to get the best of you. What gives? While diet and lifestyle are two of the most important keys to good health, there are a few other tips and tricks you […]

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When You Should Get Out of Your Kids Way

He is often quiet when there is little need to be, casting a shade of shyness and his smiles to the sidewalk. It is the benefit of blinders: impressively oblivious to any person in the room beyond the boundary of his play, until they fall suddenly into focus. Otherwise, he is full of song and […]

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