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Breaking the Ice with Olympic Bronze Medalist Marissa Castelli

We caught up with the Providence native to see if her health habits are as relatable as her passion for the Pats.

By Michelle Taraian What does a normal workout look like for you? I show up to the rink, do a warm-up first, skate a session in the morning, take an hour break, and then skate another session for an hour. Then we usually have another session for our jumps for about an hour, and afterwards we finish up with an…

Fact, Fiction or Fickle: Mental Health Myths

We ask a local mental health expert if these myths are fact, fiction or fickle.

This week, we wrap up our myth-busting guide with mental wellness myths. MENTAL WELLNESS Expert: Emily Gentes, PhD, Psychologist, Women’s Partial Program, Butler Hospital Myth: Mental health issues are more common than we think. F A C T Mental illness is quite common. Almost half (46 percent) of Americans will meet diagnostic criteria for a mental health issue at some…

Fact, Fiction or Fickle: Beauty Myths

We ask local beauty experts if these myths are fact, fiction or fickle.

This week, we tackle myths surrounding beauty. Check back next week when we bust fitness myths. BEAUTY Experts: Mary Ellen Disanto, Registered Dietitian and Jessica Storti, Hair Care Specialist Myth: Certain nuts are good for your skin. F A C T Walnuts are high in omega-3, which can help delay wrinkles and fight the effects of stress on the skin….

Fact, Fiction or Fickle: Nutrition Myths

We ask local nutrition experts if these myths are fact, fiction or fickle.

This week, we tackle myths surrounding nutrition. Check back next week when we bust beauty myths. NUTRITION Expert: Meg Marie O’Rourke, RD-LDN, Harmony with Food Myth: Dark Chocolate is good for you. F A C T In moderation (think one ounce per day), quality dark chocolate is very nutritious; it’s rich in antioxidants, fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese and a…

Take a Virtual Tour of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

Dr. Priscilla Brooks, director of ocean conservation for CLF, will give a free talk about the monument.

The NOAA research ship the Ronald H. Brown. Photo by Tracy Sorgenfrei.In our July issue, you can read about the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, a federally protected area located 150 miles off the Rhode Island coast. The Monument, protected by President Obama just last year, is home to endangered whales, deep-sea coral communities, and a wide variety…

Fish and Chips at Enders Island

On Friday evenings during Lent, head to Enders Island in Connecticut for fish n' chips and meditation.

I stared out the car window of our 2001 dusty blue Toyota minivan as pine trees blurred by. My family was taking my sixteen-year-old self to Enders Island in Mystic, Connecticut, for a fish and chips dinner and stations of the cross, and teen me wasn’t having it. “Why are we driving to Connecticut to get fish and chips!?” I…