Health

The Weekly Weigh-In: Is Healthy Fast Food a Myth or a Reality?

Plus, why sad music is so good, dessert hummus is now a thing, local turkey trots and more in health and wellness.

Thinkstock. Healthy, fast, casual dining is revolutionizing the food industry — but where did this trend emerge from, and is it here to stay? Industry insiders sound off on our changing cultural connection to food and make predictions on how much bigger this movement is going to get. Have you ever wondered why you can listen to sad songs over…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Is Ours an Age of Exhaustion?

Plus, the scoop on green powders, Memorial Hospital shutters its ER, oxymel is the new juice and more in health and wellness.

With long work hours, the pressure to look good on social media and to lead the “perfect life,” ours can seem like an age of exhaustion. This article examines the “age of exhaustion” and investigates to see if exhaustion is more widespread today than it ever has been before— the answer may surprise you. New age-y wellness tips are all…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Eating By Yourself Might be Bad for Your Health

Plus, the dark side of the wellness revolution, a new spine center in Newport, a seminar on toxic masculinity and more in health and wellness.

Dining solo can be peaceful, practical and even fun. But a new study shows that eating alone too often could be linked to type two diabetes, high blood pressure and more. Has the trendy nature of wellness become, well, too selfish? Click here to find out how social media is playing a huge, possibly not-so-positive, role in the self-care revolution….

The Weekly Weigh-In: Pillow Talk

Plus, a RI neurologist starts a relief fund for Puerto Rico, the mysteries of scent and a pumpkin and pooch themed race.

The future is here: A pillow can now tell when you’re snoring and a sleep sound system can help you wake up well-rested. Check out these weird but cool sleeping innovations.   Scent is something that impacts so much, yet we rarely think about just how this mysterious sense works. Why do we like the smell of fresh-baked cookies? Why…