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Stuffed Acorn Squash is the Perfect Weeknight Dinner

It’s getting darker earlier and the nights are starting to feel crisp, which means it’s beginning to be the season for winter squash. While pumpkins and butternut get all the attention, acorn squash is a fun way to mix up dinner. It’s…

Food

4 Reasons to Visit the New Grand Traverse Bay YMCA

A new workout hot spot has opened its doors to residents of the Grand Traverse Bay region. The new YMCA on Silver Lake Road in Traverse City is open for business as of Monday, September 22. We took a first…

Fitness

ArtPrize 2014: Our Top 8 Healthy Favorites

If you haven’t checked out this year’s ArtPrize app, there’s a great new feature that lets you make lists of the art that inspires you. We made our own list of paintings, photographs, and installations that we felt celebrated healthy…

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Brush Up On The Best Floss And Toothbrush For You

Good oral hygiene may seem like a cosmetic issue, but the state of your teeth and gums impacts your overall wellbeing (in fact, gum disease is a major risk factor for serious conditions, like heart disease and diabetes). Brushing your teeth…

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#MIKidsCan Monday: 4 Creative Tips to Help Your Child Fall in Love With H20

Water is essential for the body, especially for small bodies that are continuously growing. We all know the many benefits of water but it can be a hard sell for young kids to get on board with drinking water. Understandably…

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#HealthyMe: Running a Tough Mudder (With Video)

My friend and colleague Kyle Hall and I tackled one of the trendiest fitness challenges this past weekend – the obstacle-filled dirt run! We ran the Tough Mudder held Saturday, Sept. 20 in Brooklyn, Michigan at the Michigan International Speedway…

Fitness

 

ArtPrize 2014: Art Tour Kicks Off Class in Style for Special Needs Students

ArtPrize prides itself on being radically open to both artists and art appreciators, ideals that were confirmed on opening day by a group of local students. An art tour and scavenger hunt of the world’s largest art competition was the…

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6 Ways to Cut Boredom Out of Back-To-School Routines

The first month of school in the Mitten is quickly coming to a close, how are your kids faring so far? Hopefully they’re settling into their classrooms and making new friends. Inevitably you and your kids will fall into a routine, but…

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Step Out to Stop Diabetes!

More than 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and one in four people do not even know that they have it. With statistics like that, it is important to practice early awareness and an active lifestyle. One easy way to…

Fitness