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Gractivity of the Week: CrossFit [VIDEO]

This week, the Greatist Team challenged ourselves to a beginners class at CrossFit NYC. Here’s what co-founder and co-owner Josh Newman had to say as an intro to this popular competition-driven sport and exercise protocol.

Do Scents Affect Mood?

Ever have a flashback to Grandma’s kitchen after getting a good whif of some home made chocolate chip cookies? It’s no coincidence— thanks to the nose’s ties to the brain, some scents may actually influence mood and trigger memories.

Eating in Real Life: Olive Garden

Is it really possible to get a healthy meal at this carb-centric Italian food chain? Greatist investigates.

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