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The Weekly Weigh-In: Your Pooch is Good For You

Plus, your blood pressure is probably higher than it should be, a gender gap in CPR, E. coli in Westerly and more in health and wellness.

Dog owners, rejoice: your pooch may actually be good for your health. A major scientific study uncovered a link between dog ownership and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, especially in single households. While there is no concrete proof that your pup improves your heart health, dogs could alleviate loneliness, depression and get you to spend more time outdoors engaging…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Nov. 23–29

A FEZ-tival of trees, shopping strolls on Block Island, the Nutcracker at Rosecliff and more fun things to do.

1. Island Moving Company’s The Nutcracker  Be a part of the classic holiday story, The Nutcracker, as you follow performers through Newport’s Rosecliff Mansion. Set within the salons and ballroom of the grandiose “house,” Rosecliff serves as the stunning backdrop throughout the recital. The one-of-a-kind ballet lets you go from room to room trailing the action, creating an interactive and engrossing…

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…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Nov. 16–22

Get in a holidaze (in a good way), shop 'til you drop at Blithewold, don a mask for a good cause and more things to do.

1. Holiday Shopping at Blithewold From Blithewold Facebook. Getting a head start on your holiday shopping? Shop ’til you drop in the holiday decorated splendor at Blithewold Mansion. Take a stroll through the first floor of Blithewold at the winter marketplace, where guests will find goods from local traders and purveyors  artisans and artists. If you are looking for a…