The Know: Apples Are Better Than Candy


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1. Honeycrisp Apples may replace Pumpkin Spice as my favorite thing about fall. They are that. freaking. good. So good that they almost make me want to go to University of Minnesota (where they were created) and cheer them on instead of the Badgers. OK, maybe not but I will give them props for this fabu fruit.

These apples are seasonal so you MUST get your hands on them while you can. I know, I know, I’m freaking out over an APPLE but trust me – one bite of this crispy deliciousness and you will feel the same. They are the perfect afternoon snack or late night sweet-tooth-craving crusher. I can’t believe I am typing this, but these bad boys call my name more than those chocolate chip cookies lurking in my fridge. Crazy? Yes. Delcious? You bet. Just try one with some peanut butter or almond butter for a protein packed snack of amazingness. I dare you. 

2. Last night, I went to the Kelly Clarkson concert. Not only was it amazing (that girl has some serious pipes), but her opening act was just as impressive as she was. Eric Hutchinson is no doubt a talent to watch. You may have heard his single “Ok It’s Alright With Me” on your local radio station, but the rest of his songs are even better. I came home, downloaded his entire album and have been listening to it ever since (personal fave – All Over Now). He is that perfect balance of witty and boyishly nerdy (in a cute way, of course) that makes you want to be his best friend. His awkward dance moves paired with his awesome talent on the guitar, piano and, obviously, the mic, are impressive and indeed a must-add to your iPod.

3. In honor of MJ’s “This Is It” hitting theatres this week, I just had to share this video in case you haven’t seen it. It looks like the coolest glee club of clones. That is, until you realize it’s the same guy singing the whole time (with the exception of the dude all the way to the left). The vocal production is amazing and a mash-up of all MJ tunes is truly the best kind of mash there is. Well except for mashed potatoes. When hungover. I’d pick those over a music mash-up any day. And if you disagree with me, you’re clearly rexy. Or lying.

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