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Experience Virtual Reality at Providence Place Showcase Cinemas

The theater’s new virtual reality (VR) arcade includes six cubicle VR systems that enable creative and dynamic play.

In a lot of ways, the Providence Place Showcase Cinemas 16 and IMAX is just like every other movie theater: the latest flicks, giant screens, cheery teenaged staff members and overpriced popcorn. But this theater experience isn’t just another trip to the movies. Not anymore.

The Weekly Weigh-In: Kiwi Troubles

Plus, Emergen-C might not be the cure-all you thought it was, pistachios are deemed a superfood, a wellness walk at Hope Artist Village and more in health and wellness.

There have been cases of students having bad reactions to kiwis across Rhode Island. How can such a tasty fruit cause sudden harm? Rhode Island officials thought that a peracetic acid cleaning solution was triggering these reactions, but now they’re supposing it’s just a case of allergic reactions.   When you start to feel a cold coming on, the go-to move…

Is Gluten-Free Really All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

We ask a local nutrition expert if a gluten-free diet is for everyone.

For the past few years it’s been all the rage to go gluten (a.k.a. the protein found in wheat) free, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be? We chatted with Dara LoBuono, the state media and marketing representative for the Rhode Island Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, to get her take on this lifestyle and more. WHY…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Feb. 15–21

Celebrate winter in Newport, watch innovative children's films, listen to swing in the historic Lippitt House and more fun things to do.

1. Newport Winter Festival From Newport Winter Festival Facebook page Chill out with all of the fun that the thirtieth annual Newport Winter Festival has to offer. Known as New England’s largest winter extravaganza, the festival will feature more than 150 events including a chili cook-off, live music, food, and activities for all ages. Attendees can enjoy ice sculpting demonstrations…

Healthy Valentine’s Day Tips

Make your Valentine's Day healthy this year with these tips and recipes from a local dietitian.

Salad>Fries Skip the bread or appetizer, order vegetables or a salad instead fries, ask for half portions or split courses with your date and watch out for the calorie-loaded toppings like creamy dressings. Show Caption Hide Caption Avoid fruity, sugary drinks Another one of LoBuono’s tips is to avoid drinking calories (after all, us New Englanders are notorious for our…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Pizza for breakfast

Plus, the state of mental health in RI, the shampoo-sham, the flu epidemic hits home and more in health and wellness.

Pizza lovers rejoice! Pizza for breakfast might actually be better for you than a bowl of cereal. But, of course, there are some catches (but on this national pizza day, why not live a little? Check out our comprehensive pizza guide to find some of the best pies in the state.)  It’s not news that the flu is bad this…