Health

Will Work for Grass-Fed Beef and Organic Produce

Local farms offer work-share programs in exchange for fresh veggies, meat and eggs.

Four hours a week, a mom with a baby on her back washes fresh-laid eggs by hand. It sounds like a pastoral scene straight from the eighteenth century. But this sweet duo participates in a twenty-first-century work-share program at Pat’s Pastured, a farm in East Greenwich that specializes in pasture-raised and grass-fed meats. In exchange for her time, the stay-at-home…

Top 25 Tweets From the Lady Project Summit

Here are some of the most inspiring lessons we learned and fun moments we saw on social media while following along during the Lady Project Summit.

Last Saturday, 300 women from across the country convened for the Lady Project Summit in Providence at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The day included keynote speakers Ann Shoket (former editor-in-chief of Seventeen), Ruma Bose (President of Chobani Ventures and Chobani Foundation), and Elaine Pouliot (a world-renowned keynote speaker, image consultant and entrepreneur). There were dozens of workshops and panels throughout the…

Local Rower Competing for Spot on Men's Olympic Team

Anders Weiss, from Barrington, and a member of the Narragansett Boat Club, explains the intense training and diet required to row competitively.

Anders Weiss checks off many aspects of what can be called the “rowing type.” He stands six-foot-four, has toned legs and arms with bulging veins, and if you Google his name, photos of him clad in spandex will pop up. You might even find a picture of his face in a painful grimace, lips curled over teeth and eyes hard…

Get the Ultimate Luxury Manicure or Pedicure at MiniLuxe

The new nail salon at Garden City in Cranston certainly delivers a pampered experience.

I’ve been to my local strip mall nail salon many times, and while it’s an affordable, convenient option, a manicure or pedicure at the new MiniLuxe at Garden City brings the treatments to a whole other level. One step into the clean, white, contemporary salon with soothing music and the season’s runway shows projecting overhead on the wall, and you…

How to Tap Your Backyard Maple Tree

An expert from Coggeshall Farm shows us the sweet, syrupy way.

Now's the perfect time to tap your backyard maple tree, reports Cindy Elder, executive director of Coggeshall Farm Museum in Bristol. The museum, an eighteenth century tenant farm and one of the prettiest spots in the state, hosts maple sugaring demonstrations every weekend through late March. The farm uses non-invasive techniques to collect sap from maple trees and guests participate…

Q-and-A: The Marriage Test

Before getting engaged, Brook Silva-Braga and Jill Andres challenged themselves to a forty-date obstacle course to simulate wedlock, and it turned into a book.

Before getting engaged, Brook Silva-Braga, from Portsmouth, and Jill Andres challenged themselves to a forty-date obstacle course to simulate wedlock, and then they wrote a book about it, The Marriage Test: Our 40 Dates Before I Do, which will be released in February. Jamie: How did you meet and how did you get the idea for the book? Jill: We…

The Dish: Free Rhode Island Kids' Healthy Recipe Cookbook

Local schoolchildren submitted recipes and put together a free cookbook as part of the RI Healthy Kids' Recipe Challenge.

In January, Governor Gina Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit hosted a Rhode Island Kids’ Healthy Recipe Luncheon in partnership with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and Eat Drink RI, which included the release of a free recipe book for all to download. The cookbook offers submissions from nineteen middle school finalists who participated in the contest. Recipes range…

Q-and-A with Jesse Burke, Photographer for Wild and Precious

The book brings together photographs from a series of road trips traveled over five years by photographer Jesse Burke and his daughter Clover to explore the natural world.

Wild and Precious, by local photographer and RISD alum Jesse Burke (who also contributes to Rhode Island Monthly), is an exploration of Burke’s time with his daughter, nine-year-old Clover, on the grandest stage of all: the natural world. Burke took Clover on a road trip through New England and beyond, snapping photos of her interacting with her surroundings. The solo…

Where to Go When You Need Urgent Care

The growth of walk-in clinics and urgent care facilities provide additional options.

For many people, even those with patently non-emergent concerns, the path of least resistance is usually to head to the nearest hospital emergency department. However, that path is often the most costly and can lead to the longest wait times. But there are more avenues to care than simply taking your chances at the ED. (It should go without saying…

Get #DStrong with Dorian for #DStrong Day

Here's how the social media world is spreading hope for Dorian Murray, an eight-year-old boy from Westerly who has been diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric cancer.

Today, January 20, 2016 has officially been declared as #DStrong Day in Rhode Island. The day has been approved by the Rhode Island General Assembly to honor the eight-year-old boy, Dorian Murray from Westerly, who four years ago was diagnosed with a rare, untreatable form of pediatric cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma. The boy’s wish is to become famous in China, and he’s done…