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Five Can’t Miss Events: Jan. 25–31

Learn how to make cheese, watch birds on the Seekonk, see the Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical and more fun things to do.

1. Cheese Making Demonstration Cheese is a rather mysterious thing. After all, it’s just milk and rennet and a bit of funk balled up into a wheel and left to sit awhile. So how does this rather primitive process give you your Gruyere, your mozzarella, your Stinking Bishop? Find out at a cheese making demonstration at the Tiverton Library, where…

Weekly Weigh-In: Vegan Chain By CHLOE Opens on Thayer Street

Plus, CVS to stop altering beauty images, vegan recipes to keep your resolution going strong, cat yoga and more in health and wellness.

Photo by Jamie Coelho. By CHLOE, a chain that makes wholesome, tasty vegan food, opened the doors to its new location on Thayer Street yesterday. The menu will feature everything from burgers, fries and smoothies (Yes, all vegan. Yes, our minds our blown) to location-specific foods using local products, all meat, dairy and egg free. In another win for a…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Jan. 18–24

Hear Tchaikovsky's Fourth, eat your way through Providence, catch a show and more fun things to do.

1. Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony Think Tchaikovsky should only be listened to around Christmas? Think again. The Rhode Island Philharmonic presents the Russian composer’s Fourth Symphony, a lament about the hardships of life (talk about a totally different vibe than his famous Nutcracker Suite). While that may make it sound like a sob-fest, to the contrary, the piece is bold and…

Hot Hikes for Cold Days (Plus, What to Pack)

Warm up as you traverse these local hiking trails.

The days might be short and cold, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend them inside binging on Netflix (though we’re not judging if you do). Pick a hike (see our list below), then pack up and roll out with locally sourced hiking gear, certified for homebodies and adventurers alike. Pick A Hike From Audubon Society of Rhode Island…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Dry January

Plus, RI gets new grant for new asthma center, a new way to reverse Alzheimers, SAD is real and more in health and wellness.

Everyone and their mother is jumping on the “dry January” trend (we can’t help but wonder: Will there come a day when drinking is totally not cool?), and you can too with the sage advice from these experts: Think, how to maneuver at a party where booze is being handed out like water or when your colleague invites you to…

Social Movement: Breaking a Sweat Together

Does the group dynamic encourage making working out a habit?

The relationship between social support and exercise is rather intuitive. Given option one, “zumba class with ripped instructor and a gaggle of friends” versus option two, “solitary run at 5 a.m. before work” and most people’s preference leans toward numero uno. There’s a stronger motivation to work out when you’re with a group. But not for me. I’ve always hated…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Healthy Fried Chicken

Plus, our three New Year's resolutions, more health and wellness trends for 2018, why you eat what you eat and more in health and wellness.

Healthy fried chicken? We think this is perfect solution to balance our unhealthy cravings with our New Year’s resolution to eat better. Speaking of New Year’s resolutions, here are our digital health editor’s three totally feasible health-related ones. We promise they will be sans jade eggs and insane workouts. We mentioned trends before, but this roundup of health trends to…

The 3 Things on My New Year’s Resolution List

Because getting a gym membership is so last year (and the year before that, and the year before that).

Three days into the New Year, as digital health editor, I thought it would be a good idea to create a New Year’s resolution list. You know, the kind that touts hitting up that new spin place in Portsmouth, running four times a day, putting turmuric into your smoothies, coffee, shampoo… the kind of resolution list that screams “I am…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Avocados had a Weird Year

Plus, medically induced hypothermia is a thing, how to find the right New Year's resolution, make your own kombucha and more in health and wellness.

The avocado is much-loved by the wellness (and general) community; you can have them on toast, in a smoothie, on your taco or even as an avolatte if you’re that into them. Vice Munchies took a look back on 2017 in relation to avocados and found out that it was one strange year for the pitted fruit. Read what they…

The Weekly Weigh-In: The Imagination is a Weird Thing

Plus, RI is one of the healthiest states, good habits to make 2018 great, a dance party at the Children's Museum and more in health and wellness.

The brain is the wild, wild west when it comes to how much we know. Check out this super interesting article about imagination and the human brain’s ability to picture multiple images at once (read: it’s harder than you’d think). While the holidays might seem like a time for excess, why not tone things down a bit and go simple…