Courtesy Gabrielle Olya

We Tried It: Yaye, a New Fitness App Featured on Tyra Banks’ FABLife

Originally posted 10/15/2015 11:18AM

What It Is: Yaye (pronounced “yay”) is a free wellness app that allows you to share your fitness activity with friends and family, praise each other for healthy behaviors and stay on track with your goals.
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FILED UNDER: Fitness , Health , We Tried It

JumpLife JumpDance Class
Courtesy JumpLife

We Tried It: a Trampoline Fitness Class That Feels Like a Dance Party

Originally posted 10/12/2015 09:00AM

What Is It: JumpLife’s JumpDance, a trampoline fitness class in New York City

Who Tried It: Diana Pearl, Features Editorial Assistant

Level of Difficulty: For me, a 9. For someone in great shape, I’d say it’s a 7.

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Dominique Ansel Pie Night

Dominique Ansel’s Pie Night Was a Slice of Heaven — and We Ate Nine Slices to Prove It

Originally posted 10/08/2015 02:57PM

WHAT IS IT: Pie Night at Dominique Ansel Kitchen in New York City

WHO TRIED IT: Mark Marino, PEOPLE.com homepage and content director, @mamarino

WHY WE DID IT: Unlimited slices of pie for 35 bucks? Uh, yes please!

I’ve always wanted to enter a pie-eating contest.
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Aqua Studio NY
AQUA Studio NY shot by Frederic Pinet

We Tried It: An Underwater Spin Class

Originally posted 10/05/2015 03:40PM

What Is It: Aqua Studio NY, the first aqua cycling facility in New York City

Who Tried It: Kate Hogan, Deputy Features Editor

Level of Difficulty: I’d call my class a 5, but they definitely go up to a 10

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Kate Hudson
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We Tried It: YAS, a Yoga-Spinning Combo Class (Loved by Kate Hudson!)

Originally posted 09/18/2015 12:55PM

What Is It: YAS stands for “Yoga and Spinning.” The 60-minute signature class starts with 30 minutes of spinning and ends with 30 minutes of yoga
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We Baked Our Own Milano Cookies — and You Should Too

Originally posted 09/01/2015 02:17PM

WHAT IS IT: Homemade Milano cookies with a citrusy twist

WHO TRIED IT: Mark Marino, PEOPLE.com homepage and content director, @mamarino

WHY WE DID IT: Because we love a challenge — and who doesn’t love the Distinctive Milano?
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The Easiest, Most Delicious Salted-Chocolate Toffee You’ll Ever Make

Originally posted 08/24/2015 05:09PM

WHAT IS IT: Salty, chocolatey, buttery toffee made with saltines and ready in minutes

WHO TRIED IT: Mark Marino, PEOPLE.com homepage and content director, @mamarino

WHY WE DID IT: It’s a childhood treat I haven’t had in years, and I realized it’s been missing from my life

When I was a kid, I always loved when my Great Aunt Connie’s friend Elsie would visit. Elsie was a big, brassy, loud woman with a wicked sense of humor and a face that could stop a clock. Even Big Ben.
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Teddy Bear Hugging Nut Cookies
Courtesy Pinterest

We Tried It: Those Too-Darn-Cute Teddy Bear-Cuddling-Nuts Cookies

Originally posted 08/06/2015 06:36PM

WHAT IS IT: The world’s most adorable cookies (a.k.a. “Huggy Bears”)

WHO TRIED IT: Mark Marino, PEOPLE.com homepage and content director, @mamarino

WHY WE DID IT: Because the cuteness was too overwhelming not to
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Vat 19 Gummy Skull
Maria Yagoda

We Tried It: The World’s Largest (5 lb., 7000 Calories) Gummy Skull … Eaten in One Day by One Woman

Originally posted 07/22/2015 04:11PM

WHAT IS IT: The World’s Largest Gummy Skull (~5 lb.), in red cherry flavor

WHO TRIED IT: Maria Yagoda, PEOPLE.com writer-reporter, @mariayagoda

WHY WE DID IT: Because she loves gummy candy — and adventure.
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FILED UNDER: Dessert , Food , We Tried It

Amy Schumer sandwich recipe
David M. Benett/Getty; Shay Spence

Amy Schumer Wants This Sandwich to Be Named After Her—So We Made It for Her

Originally posted 07/20/2015 12:29PM

What Is It: Amy Schumer’s dream sandwich

Who Tried It: Shay Spence, associate food & lifestyle editor

Level of Difficulty: 2 (on a scale from 1 to 10)

Why We Did It: For the love of Amy (and delicious sandwiches)

Ask and you shall receive, Amy Schumer.

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