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Order Up... A Doctor

House calls are making a comeback, thanks to a growing number of apps that bring doctors into your home. Many of these fall into the category of telemedicine apps: They let you speak to a doctor via video chat, text chat, or voice chat rather than going for an in office visit. But Pager is different. In participating locations (New York, Florida, and Texas), you can use the app to request a home visit from a real, live doctor. The MDs can even deliver prescriptions to you. Perfect for those times when you're feeling so sick you really don't want to leave the house. (Nurse chats are free, teleconsults with MDs are $50, and an urgent care visit is $150.)

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Order Up... Toothbrushes

Every so often I look at my toothbrush head and come to the jarring realization that it's looking the worse for wear—and that I haven't changed it in probably half a year. (Could your electric toothbrush injure you?) Not ideal. Luckily, Quip, an electronic toothbrush delivery service, takes care of that problem for me. After ordering a starter pack (from $25, that comes with an electric toothbrush, a toothbrush head, a travel cover, and two sizes of toothpaste, you can sign up for a refill plan (from $5), which will send you new toothbrush heads and toothpaste every three months. So you never have to have another moment of "OMG I've been brushing my teeth with that?"

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Order Up... Supplements

The supplement aisle at the supermarket is, in a word, confusing. Whether you're there to pick up a general multivitamin or a particular nutrient like iron, choosing between the different forms and dosages can be daunting. Enter Care/of (from $5 a month,, a company that provides personalized supplements shipped right to your door. The process is simple: You answer a few quick questions about your lifestyle and diet, and Care/of recommends a certain mix of vitamins and other nutrients. You can tweak the mix as desired. Once you're set, the company will send you personalized supplement packs each month, which each day's dose individually wrapped.

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Order Up... Braces

I wasn't the only one who used to mold hard candies to the roof of my mouth and pretend they were some kind of orthodontic treatment, right? (Speaking of which, whatever happened to Jolly Rancher Stix?) Anyway, SmileDirectClub (from $1,500, makes the dream of DIY dental treatments a reality—and in a much more legit way than my elementary school experiments. The company sends you a kit that lets you make a 3D impression of your teeth at home. Then they mail you invisible aligners that will slowly guide your teeth into a perfectly straight smile. And because there are no dental visits required, you're shelling out way less than you would if you were getting traditional braces.

The downside, of course, is that SmileDirectClub aligners are best suited to relatively modest adjustments. But if you're just looking to fine-tune your teeth or correct some relapses that happened when you stopped wearing your retainers after your first set of braces, it's an amazing option.

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Run (Then Get Zen) In New England

If you live in the Northeast and have "run" on your list of goals for 2017, there's no need to hop on a plane. Just head up to the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts. Jump the gun on your resolutions by starting right on January 1 with their ChiRunning and Yoga retreat—a six-day program that meshes the teachings of tai chi with distance running by focusing on breathing, relaxation, body awareness, and posture. No worries if you're new to the pavement; runners of all levels can join. (Just make sure you pack enough cold-weather running clothes and gear.) Loosen up after your runs with one, two, or three daily yoga practices.

(From $777,

Photo: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health