Plus, the loot is perfect for snacking, adding to a parfait, or whipping up healthy treats together (gluten-free apple crisp, anyone? Cost: $$Instead of Instagramming, give the smartphone a break and purchase a disposable camera.

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While shared rituals—such as splitting the penne at your favorite Italian joint every Friday—can be a fun tradition, research shows relationships need novelty too.

Keeping things fresh can increase relationship satisfaction and bring back those “butterflies” that we’ve all had on the first few dates, at the same time flooding the brain with feel-good dopamine Couples’ shared participation in novel and arousing activities and experienced relationship quality. Department of Psychology, State University of New York, Stony Brook, N. Journal of Personal and Social Psychology, 2000; 78(2): 273-84.

Pick some healthy crudités like broccoli, cauliflower, and strawberries to up the benefits.

Cost: $Fun fact: Many local bars offer smaller, eight-ounce brew sizes, perfect for sampling new picks.

Cost: $$We love a good pub crawl, but why not switch things up and sample a few cups of joe on a weekend morning?

Map out a combination of favorite and as-yet-untested coffee shops around town and do a taste testing of their most popular picks, whether it’s a cup of dark roast or a seasonal latte.

Cost: 0*When the season’s right, hit up a local apple orchard to pick a bundle of the antioxidant-rich fall superfood.

There’s something refreshing about spending time outdoors and picking your own locally-sourced produce.

Cost: $ - $$$Scoping out the various for-sale goods can be the perfect way to score super cheap (and needed) clothes and home décor.