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Why You Should Watch ’13 Reasons Why’ With Your Teen
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**SPOILERS AHEAD**
 
It's the most tweeted about show of 2017 (Variety) -- and while 13 Reasons Why receives critical acclaim,…
Laura Daniels Shares a Breakfast Oatmeal Food Hack [VIDEO]
Did you have any idea how darn clever the good folks at Quaker Oats are???  I sure didn't.  So when I saw the dotted line, designating how much hot water I should pour into the cup, my life changed (???).
Honestly though, if you WEREN'T aware of this perk, how many times have you …
Tony Tries…Sensory Deprivation at The Flo on Allen [VIDEO]
It's Tuesday which means I am forced to try something new.  Tony Tries has become somewhat of a revenge day for Val Townsend, as she gets to pick all of the things I need to try.  Today she took it easy on me, and I am sure glad she did.
 
I was lucky enough to try sensory dep…
Tony P’s Top 5 Stress Relievers
It's a stressful world we live in and it's only getting worse.  Whether it's your job, kids, marriage, money, or favorite hometown sports teams, everything causes us stress. Unfortunately it is not going away.  We need to take steps to help curb it and focus our energy into …
Before & After – Val’s 12 Week Weight Loss Challenge [Photos]
At the start of the new year, I made a resolution to lose weight. Lots of people do -- it's a common goal -- and it's also a tough one to follow through on.
 
What makes it easier is having some guidance and support. And while Tony wasn't much help (like that time he made me smell pizza while going th…
Reddy Bikeshare Now Rolling in Buffalo For The 2017 Season
It's just another sign of the spring season in Buffalo! The second season of the Independent Health Reddy Bikeshare is ready to roll throughout the area! In the past week you probably saw the red kiosks being set up in the area. The kiosks will soon hold over 200 Reddy Bikes that will let …
Don’t Blow Off Your Workout Cool Down…Here’s Why [SPONSORED]
At the end of a hard workout, it's tempting to towel off and crawl back to your car as soon as possible.
 
However, skipping doing a cool-down at the end of a workout can have some negative consequences.
 
Going through a proper cool-down ensures better muscle recovery, and can prevent so…
Girls Who Lift: But Won’t I Get Bulky? [SPONSORED]
Many women seem to shy away from weight lifting for one reason...won't it make me bulky? Simply put, the answer is no! For a variety of reasons (lack of testosterone, among them), lifting weights will NOT make a woman bulky.
What it will do, is build beautiful, lean muscle that will, in turn, ra…
Val & Tony P’s Orangetheory Fitness Workout [SPONSORED]
As part of our (and so many others) New Years resolutions, Val and I decided we wanted to get into great shape.  Turns out you have to work for it and what better place to start than Orangetheory Fitness.  We ventured in for a workout, and they made us work for it...
Getting Ready for Your Mammogram
If you've never had a mammogram, you may have some questions:  how much radiation am I being subjected to? What if they find something? Are my boobs too big? Are they too small?
Lots of answers can be found at the Southtowns Radiology website...
That Time I Brought A Selfie Stick to a Mammogram… [VIDEO]
You see lots of things at a doctor's appointment....impatient fiddling, outdated magazines, super awesome 80s-style furniture patterns....
You won't find any of those things at Southtowns Radiology, but if you're there on the day of my mammogram, you may see a 41-year-old carrying a se…

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