Fit Geek Gift Guides 2018

There are less than two weeks until Christmas, which is plenty of time to get your hands on some great gear. Whether you’re buying for the fit geek in your life, or sneaking in an extra present for yourself, suit up to smash your 2019 fitness goals. (And rep your fandom while you’re at it!) Links on this page may …

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What is Your Detox Tea Really Doing to You?

Jameela Jamil made headlines recently when she lashed out at Cardi B’s instagram post, which featured the singer promoting a detox tea. “GOD I hope all these celebrities all s**t their pants in public,” The Good Place actress said on Twitter, “the way the poor women who buy this nonsense upon their recommendation do.” These products are becoming more and more …

Throw the Geeky Holiday Party of your Dreams with ThinkGeek

Well, it’s not December yet. But Thanksgiving is over so the holiday season can officially begin. It is time to fill the darkest days of the year with friends, light, food, and laughter. And, in true Super Squad style, geek holiday parties are the best parties. I rounded up the best items from ThinkGeek to throw a party that’s so much …

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Holiday Season Healthy Habits Survival Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Or the worst, if you’re working on healthy habits. Basically as soon as the clock struck midnight on Halloween, every pumpkin turned into a Christmas tree. (Super awkward if you’re Jewish, like me.) We are at Def-Con Holiday and it’s not ending any time soon. Sorry, if I sound a bit Grinch-y. …

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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) – “A Brazen Hodgepodge”

Bohemian Rhapsody is a film at least eight years in the making. It could have used a couple more. The ostensible biopic of Freddie Mercury leaves out the biggest feature of the genre — giving the audience insight into the life and mind of the subject. Makers of the film seemed to focus more on the image, not the person. …

How to Get in Shape for the First Time or Start Over the Fiftieth Time

Behind every success story, is someone who made one last attempt at starting over. You’ve decided to get in shape. This is it, you say. Time to start over, time to get it done. You’ve set a goal for yourself, tossed out all your unhealthy food, set your alarm to go to the gym. Two weeks later, you are sore, …

Venom (2018) – Review

Generally, a 30% Rotten Tomatoes score is not going to get me to a movie theatre. But, when a coworker told me Venom was Halle Berry Catwoman-Level bad, I knew I had to check it out. Comparing Venom to 1990-2000s superhero movies is a spot-on comparison. The plot feels together with strings and paperclips. All movement forward depends an underdeveloped …

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Imposter Syndrome and the Internet

Anxiety leading up to a big event is a normal reaction. Fear of failure stops many people in their tracks, but you have managed to push through it. Most people experience a mix of excitement and wariness leading up to a major challenge. But for some, another, insidious feeling lurks beneath the surface.   ‘It’s not that special,’ a little …

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Captain Marvel – Three Things You Need to Know

Much like the first set of Christmas decorations in September, the Entertainment Weekly Cover kicks the most wonderful time of the year. After years of anticipation — made longer by the additions of Spiderman: Homecoming and Ant Man and the Wasp–Captain Marvel is finally getting her turn on the big screen. While “break the internet” may have been an overstatement, …

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5 Fat Loss Myths Sabotaging Your Progress

What am I doing wrong? Anyone who has struggled to lose weight knows this thought.   You do your best to eat healthy while your friend seems to live on junk food. Or, somehow, even though you eat the same, your friend never seems to gain any weight. You start cranking it out at the gym every day but the …