Time to get cozy with some comforting recipes like veggie mac ‘n cheese, coffee cake in a mug, and creamy sweet potato soup. And before your next gym visit, make sure to take a quick look-see at our ultimate etiquette guide (preview: Sharing is caring, so long as it’s not sweat). Since it’s nearly the weekend, and we’re ready to party like it’s 1999, check out our list of booze myths. You may think you’re in the clear if you drink liquor before beer, but not so! TGIF.

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