Grace Kelly

How to Survive A Rhode Island Traffic Jam

What to eat, listen to and do while you sit in miles of traffic.

It’s 4:55 p.m. on a Wednesday. I get in my car and sigh. Before I left work, I checked the state of traffic going to my apartment in Riverside, a mere five mile drive that, on a good day, takes ten minutes. Google maps popped up on my screen crisscrossed in maroon veins with an estimated travel time of forty-five…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Are Essential Oils Medicine or Marketing?

Plus, RI sees rise in STDs, URI launches Mental Health First Aid, a bike sale gets you back on two wheels and more in this week in health and wellness.

Essential oils are one of the latest health trends. They are somewhere between a perfume and a potion, providing physical and psychological benefits while keeping you smelling nice. But are they medicine or marketing? This article explores how aromatic oils came to be seen by some as the cure for anxiety in this age. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month….

Adopt-a-Pet: Puerto Rican Pups in Need

For October's adopt-a-pet, we feature Puerto Rican pups at the Potter League in Middletown looking for love.

In lieu of the recent hurricane’s that brought destruction to Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, this month’s Adopt-a-Pet are these island-hoppers flown in to Rhode Island from Puerto Rico.

The Weekly Weigh-In: This Week in Health and Wellness

Things you should know to make your day a little healthier.

It’s pumpkin season, which means you’re getting daily encouragement from Starbucks et. al. to consume as much pumpkin flavored (insert product here) as possible. But what else is this orange gourd good for besides making saccharine lattes? Turns out you can use it on your body as well.

Peaches in Rhode Island

Peach season has arrived in all its heady glory. Learn how to pick them, buy them and prepare them from local farmers, foodies and chefs.

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about this luscious fruit.   Peaches bring back memories of family car trips through South Carolina. Bushels of the heady fruit sat in the trunk — gifts for friends and family up north — perfuming the car and tempting my siblings and me towards fruity sin, i.e. stealing a peach. Can peaches be sinful?…

Adopt-a-Pet: September

We couldn't pick just one for this month, so meet Slugger and Blanca, two cute kitties.

Each month, RI Monthly highlights one adoptable pet in Rhode Island in the hopes that they will find a new home. But this month, we chose two because, well look at them! First we’ll introduce you to Slugger. This cutie was a junkyard kitty who eventually overcame his feral shyness to become a sweet and lovable cuddle bug. He  loves to…

4 Ways You Can Help Houston

Little Rhody can make a big difference.

Photo via the U.S. Department of Defense website, taken by Army National Guard Captain Martha Nigrelle. Houston is a sprawling city, which makes the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey even more disastrous. Here are some small ways Rhode Islanders can help those in need. Eat Ice Cream, Listen to Music and Help Houston: The Pop Emporium of Popular Culture in Providence…