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WERQ it out: dance and sweat during this fitness class
If you’d like a no-guilt way to carve out some fitness time for yourself, just tell your friends and family you’re going to WERQ. When you say it out loud, it sounds like you’re headed off to your job. Who can argue with that? But if you’re actually headed to a WERQ fitness class, you’re about to spend an hour dancing to high-energy hip-hop, pop and rock music.
In the Quad-Cities, you can find WERQ classes at QC Underground Fitness, in Bettendorf. More »
Save the date: Radish wellness event coming Dec. 5
Temperatures are falling as holiday stress is rising, and cold and flu season is near. There's no question that winter brings its own health challenges. To help you find area resources to meet those challenges — and to celebrate Radish magazine's 10th anniversary! — save the date of Dec. 5 for the second annual Radish Winter Wellness Festival, presented by Genesis HealthPlex, Moline.
The free event will offer an afternoon of... More »
Abernathy's: home of the vintage, handmade and weird
Voodoo dolls. A bat in a glass frame. Eyeglass frames from the '50s. Leather cuffs. Vintage Halloween masks. Retro dresses. A vintage prosthetic limb. If you can't find it anywhere else, it's probably at Abernathy's.
Partners Nicole Perez, of Davenport, and Becca Clark, of Moline, describe their store in three words: vintage, handmade, weird.
"It started, and what we thought it would be kind of blossomed... More »
Dairy-free butter? Four alternative spreads put to the test
My three favorite things about holiday gatherings are family, friends, and bread. While most of my family members snag seconds of ham or pie, I tend to forgo much of the meal to make more room for dinner rolls topped with perfect little squares of butter.
But as my co-workers and I sat around our office's conference table munching mouthfuls of bread smothered in a butter-substitute coconut spread, I realized that if the bread served at... More »
From the editor
Every year after Thanksgiving, my parents, my little brother and I would fill our basement family room with twinkling lights, old-school glass ornaments, a wintry ceramic village and more. My dad would hang lights around the room — around the rim of a large mirror on the wall, and on strategically placed nails in the trimmings of the windows — as Christmas tunes blared from a decades-old stereo.
Glowing red bells would span our picture... More »
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