Health

Bad Manners Cancer

A local artist branded her cancer and started living.

Kim Turner Clark huddles over a desk in the corner of her warm Hope Artiste Village studio, toying with a new creation. Her wispy gray hair, unceremoniously pulled away from her face, catches the late-winter light emptying in from massive windows above. Clark, age fifty, is the industrious woman behind the accessories line LuckyBird Studios, the biannual craft fair Craftopia…

Celebrate Recovery the Rhody Way

Five-K, BBQ, balloon animals or yoga, anyone?

Rhode Island’s recovery community is a vivacious one. The Phoenix House, which offers an array of substance abuse prevention and treatment services, is channeling that celebratory spirit for Run! Walk! Ride! — For the Health of It! a family-friendly day this Saturday in sunny South County. Here’s more: WHO: Everybody. The public is invited to celebrate life, health, wellness and…

Three Easy Ways to Go Green

From composting to changing our heating and electricity plans, these simple changes make a big difference.

Spring means the launch of backyard gardens, and time spent outside, when we can re-connect with the natural world. And with this season, many of us start to wonder if there's more we can do to lessen our damage to our environment. But too often, we're busy, and easily distracted, and slow to change, and end up just feeling guilty….

Run Like the Wind

Two innovative nonprofits support young athletes as they mentor Woonsocket kids and train for their dreams.

Even in Woonsocket, a city that grabs hold of every funky urban trend, David Goodman stands apart. The lanky twenty-four-year-old popped up on city streets in late 2012, literally a stranger to all, and he’s been tearing up the pavement ever since, running eighty, ninety, sometimes more than a hundred miles a week. He’s now a familiar face along his…

Adopt the Most Adorable Micro Pigs Ever

“The Rhode Show” always highlights something cool from the magazine for a video segment, and this month, adorable pet micro pigs stole the show.

I went on “The Rhode Show” today to talk about what's inside the April issue of Rhode Island Monthly, on newsstands now. The magazine is all about the best cocktails in the state, celebrity bartenders and bar bites. “The Rhode Show” always highlights something cool from the magazine for a video segment, and this month, adorable pet micro pigs stole…

Monthly Goodies Delivered to Your Doorstep

Multiple companies offer monthly subscriptions of boxes of goodies — from makeup and perfume, to healthy snacks and even dog toys.

A popular trend is sweeping the nation, which I like to call the “receive boxes of stuff on your door step" movement. Throughout recent years, multiple companies have inspired cult-like followings by offering monthly subscriptions of boxes of goodies — from makeup and perfume, to healthy snacks and even dog toys. These monthly surprises are perfect if you are interested in…

Kayak to Work? Volunteer for Watershed Watch

The URI program that monitors our waterways is looking for new volunteers.

WHO: About 400 volunteers from all over the Ocean State monitor 210 waterways around the state for Watershed Watch, a program out of the University of Rhode Island. About two-thirds return, but others move or get too busy. They are looking to recruit a new crop of volunteers for the upcoming season. WHAT: The volunteers collect data that help scientists…

Nuts 'N More on Shark Tank

Meet the minds behind Nuts ‘N More natural fortified nut butters, and check out their “Shark Tank” audition video.

It’s a weekday morning at Nuts ‘N More’s new 10,000-square-foot East Providence facility, and a tractor trailer is unloading 5,000 pounds of protein powder at the back door. “That protein will be gone in about two weeks," says Neil Cameron, co-owner of the company that creates natural peanut and almond butter that has fourteen grams of protein per serving without…

Yoga for a Good Cause

Stretch for a good cause at Shri Studio’s third annual Yogathon. The Pawtucket-based studio, owned by NBC-10 Anchor Alison Bologna, won a Best Of Rhode Island award in 2013 for its nonprofit outreach program, the Shri Service Corps. WHEN: Saturday, April 12. Workshops begin at 9 a.m. and the closing gong bath ends at 6:30 p.m. The lunch buffet will…

CVS to Cease Tobacco Product Sales

The Woonsocket-based CVS Caremark announced today that it plans to stop selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 pharmacy stores across the United States by Oct. 1, 2014.

Smokers will soon have to find a new place to stock up on cigarettes. The Woonsocket-based CVS Caremark announced today that it plans to stop selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 pharmacy stores across the United States by Oct. 1, 2014. It is the first national pharmacy to do so. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of premature…