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Think Tanning Booths Have Gotten Safer? Here’s the Scary Truth

For Michiganders, the winter typically means your sun-kissed skin of summer is a distant memory. Unfortunately, turning to tanning beds is not a smart alternative. The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that people who do indoor tanning have a 74 percent…

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10 Places to Walk Indoors During Michigan Winters

Young or old, most walkers just don’t want to be cold! Finding ways to get your daily 10,000 steps in indoors may seem challenging, but is actually doable. Especially when coupled with friendly motivation and regularly scheduled walks. Whether you’re…

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Charity Ball to Benefit Two Grand Rapids Non-Profits Devoted to Kids

Baxter Community Center and Ele’s Place will be the recipients of proceeds raised at this year’s Kent County Medical Society Alliance (KCMSA) Charity Ball for Children. This is the 25th year for the event, which will be held on Saturday,…

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Mediterranean Meals to Brighten (and Lighten) Up Winter

Unlike some healthy-eating fads, the Mediterranean diet isn’t going anywhere. And for good reason: It was recently ranked the best plant-based diet and the third best diet overall by U.S. News & World Report. A major selling point? Unlike restrictive…

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Michigan: It’s Time To #GoRedForWomen

With heart disease being the leading cause of death for women, the American Heart Association wants you to “go red” this February to show your support for the cause. The entire month of February is set aside for American Heart…

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Visit Michigan’s Newest and Largest Aquarium!

When it’s too cold to be outside, have you ever gone stir crazy just looking for something to do? Wonder no more and “just keep swimming”! The Michigan Sea Life Aquarium at Great Lakes Crossing opens to the public on Jan. 29. With 35,000…

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You Can Quit Smoking, You Just Need to Know How

First, let me say the obvious, which is that quitting smoking is really, really hard. But while it’s easy to think you’ll never be able to do it, I am here to tell you that it is entirely possible to…

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Be Nice: Organization Aims to Expand Bullying and Suicide Prevention Program

“You may not see the sun, but it has not failed to shine. It is just being covered. You may not see a hope for something better, but there is.” “You are more than your worries.” “Keep your heads held…

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Shop Local at These Michigan Natural Food Stores

There’s something about going into a small, locally owned natural food store that makes you feel so good. Not only do you get to stock up on nutritious items for your kitchen, but you also help support your town’s economy and leave…

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