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National Bagelfest Day

By: Andrea Fasciano

July 26th marks National Bagelfest Day thanks to Murray Lender, owner of Lenders Bagels! #HipNJ has you covered with the best bagel shops around the Garden State so you don’t miss out on the celebration.

1. Hot Bagels Abroad, Montclair

2. O’Bagel, Hoboken

3. Bagel Barn, Princeton

4. Wonder Bagels, Jersey City

5. Teaneck Road Hot Bagels, Teaneck

6. Brooklyn Bagel & Deli, Randolph

7. Bagful O ‘Bagels, Lafayette

8. Bagel Masters, Shrewsbury

9. Bagel Basket Café, Spring Lake

10. Kosher Bagels Supreme, Springfield

11. Bagels-4-U, Springfield

#HipNJ Celebrates #NationalLollipopDay

Lollipops, who doesn’t love them? Whether you’re keeping your mouth busy or are just in the mood for a sweet treat, these suckers come in handy more than we know. And for that reason, there’s a national holiday devoted to them. July 20th is #NationalLollipopDay!

Allow #HipNJ to aid in your celebration by sharing with you some fun facts about these tasty candies!

1. The world’s largest lollipop was made by See’s Candies in 2012. It was 7003 pounds, over four feet in length and 5 feet in height, and had a 12 foot stick. How many licks do you think it takes to get to the center of THAT?
2. The original lollipop machine would produce 40 lollipops per minute but the modern ones make 5,900 a minute. Isn’t technology awesome?
3. The most popular lollipop flavor is Cotton Candy. There is no surprise here.
4. Some lollipops are made for adults. The candy company Lollyphile produces a variety of beer flavored ones. For fans of the grape, they also offer merlot, chardonnay, and cabernet. Keep out of small children’s reach.
5. The lollipop, invented by George Smith, was named after a racing horse he liked, named Lolly Pop. A cute pet name turned into a beloved candy, who would’ve thought?

It seems like there’s a lot of lollipops to go around, right? Well, if you’re looking to contribute to the lollipop chaos, check out these three top-notch candy shops where you’re sure to find a lollipop in almost any flavor you can think of!

Candylicious of Randolph – Randolph, NJ
There’s little need for decoration at this Randolph-based candy shop thanks to the candy spread out wall to wall. The assortment of candy includes chocolate, cotton candy, jelly beans and of course lollipops. Delicious is an understatement when describing the quality of candy at this shop – that must be how it got its name.
candylicious

Black River Candy Shoppe – Chester, NJ
With over 900 different candies offered and a trademark pez dispenser collection, Chester’s Black River Candy Shoppe is rated among the top candy stores in America, and it’s right here in New Jersey for us to enjoy! Also available is Linda’s Gourmet Lollies, the best-selling lollipop brand with over 24 original flavors.
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The Candy Jar – Collingswood, NJ
Known for its birthday parties and made-to-order products, The Candy Jar in Collingswood is your go-to if your needs are more specific. Lollipops are just one of many candy items that you can include in the shop’s custom candy trays and gift baskets.
candy jar

Going Back To Work After The Holiday Weekend

By: Andrea Fasciano

You just came back from an amazingly fun weekend at the beach with family and friends. Now that the Fourth of July has passed it is time to get back into reality. Going to work after a holiday weekend can be a major challenge because your brain just refuses to leave vacation mode. #HipNJ has some useful tips to help overcome a lack of motivation following a fun holiday weekend.

1. Steer Clear From Negativity

Only think positive thoughts and don’t let negativity dominate your work day. Pessimism will just lead to harmful and needless stress. Staying optimistic will always help in the long run because it brings happiness and good health! Therefore, here are some motivational quotes to help you get through the work day:

2. Take Relaxation Breaks

Breaks are the key to surviving the work day. Sitting in the office all day gets old and boring. Your legs get stiff, your mind gets jumbled, and all you want to do is enjoy the beautiful sunshine. If possible, take a break and go for a walk outside. It will help to get a change of scenery while also refreshing your brain from all that hard work! Here are some parks around the #GardenState that are great for taking leisure breaks:

Lord Stirling Park, Basking Ridge

Thompson Park, Lincroft

 

Kittatinny Valley State Park, Newton

3. Workout

Working out is the perfect way to boost your work ethic and help stimulate your brain. Studies have shown that working out has a positive impact on productivity and communication in the workplace. Some awesome places to workout around the #GardenState are:

Barre3 Morristown, Morristown

Anytime Fitness of Colonia, Franklin

Surfside Fitness, Sea Isle City

Orangetheory Fitness, Bedminster

Powerhouse Gym, Linden

4. Plan Everything Out

Avoid getting overwhelmed by staying organized. Making to do lists will help you stay on top of everything that needs to get done. As you complete each task, check it or cross it off the list. It is always beneficial to have a notebook so you can write things down and not forget any of the responsibilities that you have at work.

5. Socialize

Be sure to converse with your coworkers. Socializing will help construct proper relationships and also makes time go by faster.

6. Don’t Go To Work On An Empty Stomach

Nobody wants to sit in the office with an empty stomach. If you are hungry while you are working it will be hard to concentrate on the task at hand. Eat a big breakfast prior to taking on the work day so you can avoid any distractions. Here are some Café’s around New Jersey that offer delicious breakfast meals:

Jersey Girl Café, Hamilton

Beechwood Café, Jersey City

The Buttered Biscuit, Bradley Beach