We all know that we need to eat right and maintain healthy habits to live longer, but did you know that even your specific neighborhood can affect your life expectancy? That's the surprising finding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whose U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Project has created a detailed look at patters down to the level of census tracts. We take a look at what the findings have shown for our state. We also profile seven social media influencers whose impacts stretch well beyond the Nutmeg State, and take a look at some gorgeous bathroom upgrade options for your home.
In This Issue:
The U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Project offers clues to how neighborhood-level differences could have a big impact on your life expectancy.
From fashion inspiration and food tips to motherhood advice and life hacks, these social media superstars are owning the online space in Connecticut and beyond.
This & That
Despite being sidelined by a serious and rare medical condition, Laura Becker is on her way to competing in her second XTERRA World Championship race.
With the help of DNA analysis, researchers have determined the likely identity of a man whose grave in Griswold bore sights of a vampire exhumation.
The Manchester resident and disciplined fitness guru took up Baja racing in his 60s as a way to "to do something interesting."
Legend says that following a murder the tree produced fruit with "bloody" specks. The truth is even more disturbing than the myth.
What's happening in Connecticut? Here's a collection of trending topics from around the state.
Where & When
Nearly 100 works by the 19th-century master, including 92 watercolors, four oil paintings and one sketchbook, will be on display Oct. 5 through Feb. 23.
In 1989, with the museum's reputation at stake, the Wadsworth Atheneum placed itself squarely in the debate over Robert Mapplethorpe's notorious photo exhibit.
Chowder, pumpkin, and apple (and music) festivals, plus a haunted mansion and more of our top picks for events around the state this month.
Wesleyan University professor Amy Bloom discusses her work as a novelist and her role in the inaugural festival, to be hosted by Real Art Ways.
Plus: The debut of the first Hartford Fringe Festival, and the Greek muse calls to Girls at the Yale Repertory Theater.
Eat & Drink
The program creates and distributes healthy, nutritious meals to families who are facing a medical crisis all over the Greater Hartford area.
New Haven's new upscale restaurant serves innovative cuisine that's rivaled only by the rooftop bar's stunning views of the city skyline.
Located in Bethel, the new bar and restaurant from the team behind Lucas Local in Newtown offers up tacos, drinks and the great outdoors.
Michael McDowell, chef at The Social Bar + Kitchen in New London, shares his recipe for this savory, versatile dish that can be enjoyed year-round.
Whether its the first course or a first encounter, these wine suggestions will help you get you things off to a great start.
Having bonded over their shared love of making beer in college, Carlisle Schaeffer and Sam Wagner operate their own brewery in the heart of Chester.