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.  [Washington Post]

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 is the smell of cigarette smoke revolting to some and calming to others? This article thinks (or should we say, smells) through these questions. [Aeon]

Get a handle on your veggies and see if this article declares your favorite to be the greenest of them all. Discover the different health perks that comes along with each one and what sets them apart from the rest. [Well and Good]

Who said candy can’t be healthy(ish)? Give into your sweet tooth guilt-free with some of these scare-free (read: not made o’ junk) treats. [Healthyish]

Self-doubt and wondering “who am I, and what am I doing with my life?” is a common thread through the human experience.  The wonderful women at Manrepeller answer a similar question that many of us have had: What if I never amount to anything? [Manrepeller]

Learn about how this Rhode Island neurologist and mental-health advocate started a relief fund for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The relief efforts will help people with mental health issues and emotional trauma to cope after suffering so much devastation. [Providence Journal]

Who knew hummus could be this versatile? Check out nine recipes that incorporate the Middle Eastern spread in creative ways that you never could have imagined. [Greatist]

On The Run: Health and wellness goings-on

Oct 29: Come stretch, play and interact with some furry friends who are looking for forever homes. No yoga experience necessary at the Yoga With Kittens Fundraiser for the Providence Animal Rescue League. While you’re practicing your best downward dog pose, a kitten could be passing right underneath you. Need I say more?

Oct 29: The fourteenth annual Great Pumpkin Road Race and Dog Walk will not only help raise funds for pets in need, but it will provide some good old fashioned family fun. Join the 5k run/walk, with or without man’s best friend by your side. There will be a costume parade, raffles, a pet and fitness fair and a special run for the kids.

Oct 29: Get your steps in for the day and walk for a good cause at the RI Walk for Epilepsy. The walk will show support for people affected by epilepsy in the community.

Oct 31: The Woods Yoga is holding an Essential Oils for Beginners Workshop, calling essential oils the “indie movies of the plant world”. In the wellness workshop, you will learn about how they work, how to select them and how to use them.

 

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