This week, we’ve scoured the web to find some healthy, delicious (and not to mention stunningly gorgeous) cakes. We’ll let you decide if this roundup has anything to do with today’s date. Speaking of, take a few minutes to find out what happens to your brain on pot — you may be surprised. And since Stress Awareness Month is coming to an end, we’ve provided a few more resources to manage it, and why a little bit of stress isn’t all bad. For all our New York readers, get pumped for the soon-to-be-launched bike share program, and the latest in bike recreation: aquaspinning.

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20 Healthier Cake Recipes For Any Celebration
It’s Greatist’s birthday! And to celebrate, we’re having cake. Here are some killer tips and healthier recipes so you can have a healthier birthday cake right along with us.

How to Help: Boston Marathon Support and Resources
On April 15, two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Greatist is compiling resources on how to help out and stay informed.

How to Manage Workplace Stress
GUEST POST: Laurie Erdman details a three-step plan for managing work stress and improving your overall quality of life.

Exclusive Excerpt: Why We Struggle to Lose Weight
GUEST POST: John Romaniello and Adam Bornstein share an exclusive excerpt from their new book, “Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha.” They lay out why we struggle to lose weight and the first step to turning it around.


Strap on Your Helmet: Bike Share Arrives in NYC
New York City is getting its first and only bike-share program, expected to launch sometime next month.

16 Foolproof Ways to Make a Workout Fly By
Say goodbye to dreading the gym. With these 16 easy and effective exercise strategies, workouts will feel faster and more fun than ever.

22 Kick-Ass Kettlebell Exercises
Drop the dumbbells. Here are 22 kettlebell exercises that’ll give the whole body a killer workout.

Aquaspinning: An Underwater Spin Class
Just when we thought we’d tried it all, three Greatist girls found themselves on stationary bikes… in a pool. Read on to see if Aquaspinning at the U.S.’s first outpost was worth the wade.


5 Healthy Asparagus Recipes from Around the Web
Springtime means time for greens — finally! Get the most out of asparagus’s short growing season with these creative breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes.

Greatist Is Nominated for a Webby. We Need Your Vote!
The Webby Awards, which honor Internet excellence, has nominated us for best health website. Take five seconds to vote, and we’ll keep pumping out the very best fitness, health, and happiness content (EVER).

Is Social Media Good for our Health
Sure, Instagram is full of pretty pictures and all our friends are on Facebook but does social media actually do us good? For every chance we have to connect with friends, do we also get stressed out? Do social networks inspire us or bum us out? Weigh in our weekly poll.

Superfoods: A to Z
Healthy foods start with every letter of the alphabet. Here are 26 of our favorites, from A to Z, and why we think they’re so super.

Can’t Have Just One? Why the Taste of Beer May Urge More Drinking
A new study suggests the taste of beer, even without the intoxicating effects of alcohol, triggers the release of dopamine in the brain (making us crave more).
How You Get High: What Marijuana Does to Your Brain
What happens after you puff-puff-pass? Greatist explores the brain’s reaction to Mary Jane, both immediately and in the long-term.
23 Healthy Garlic Recipes
Celebrate National Garlic Day with some of our favorite healthy, flavorful recipes from around the web.


The Health Benefits of Volunteering
After the tragedies that occurred at yesterday’s Boston Marathon, millions of people are looking for ways to help. For anyone who needs some extra incentive, Greatist explains why volunteering can actually benefit our health and happiness, too.

All the Sleepy Ladies: Why Women Get More Tired Than Men
New research suggests women are more likely than men to say they’re tired. They’re also more likely to experience sleep disorders, and to be disturbed by their bed partners. We take a look at the science to figure out why.

#LiveNatural with Abe’s Market and Win a $500 Gift Card
We’ve teamed up with Abe’s Market to celebrate Earth Week! Read more on how to share your best Instagram photos for a chance to win an awesome prize!

This Spring You Should Smell Like Dirt, Says Margaret Atwood
What’s the true sign that spring has officially, definitely, totally sprung? Margaret Atwood thinks getting a solid dose of nature is the ticket.

5 Things That’ll Make You Happy From Around the Web
Ready to feel a little happier? From a silly seal to courageous women bikers in Afghanistan, we’ve rounded up five links from around the web bound to increase your happiness quotient.

Why A Little Bit of Stress is Good For You
Long-term stress can do a lot of damage to our bodies, but recent research suggests short bouts of stress may actually boost our brainpower and immunity.