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Can You Dig it? Detroit Dirt is Leading the D’s Composting Revolution

You know what they say: waste not, want not! Detroit Dirt is saving the world one yard of compost at a time. From collecting unused food scraps to the composting process itself, the brand stands for all around growth; be it through…

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Six Healthy Changes to Make Before You get Pregnant

Being a parent is awesome. So much so that my husband and I have been talking about a sibling for our little girl. The idea of being pregnant made me think about what I want to do to prepare if…

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MI Big Green Gym: Making Memories at Local Parks

Whether it’s a small, tree-dappled respite from the city’s concrete, an expanse of undisturbed natural beauty, or the shoreline of your favorite lake, public parks – especially in Michigan – are the place to be. We sometimes take them for…

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Fall Project: Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

Not ready to give your green thumb a rest just because summer is almost over? Move your gardening inside and create a potted herb garden. Herbs are a great way to add flavor to your food without fat, calories or sodium….

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Five Ways to Boost Your Immune System

For the most part, the human immune system is pretty good at fighting off bacteria. Every now and then germs make their way in and make us sick, but it could be worse. While there is no proven way to…

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Healthy Dental Habits for Kids

From the moment your little one gets their first tooth, it’s time to teach proper dental care. A few lessons now can make a difference in how their healthy habits evolve as they get older. According to the Centers for…

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“Skinny” but Unhealthy: The Truth is on the Inside

Everyone has a friend that can eat whatever they want, whenever they want, and never gain a pound. There’s also that friend who weighs more than others but is in great shape. So, is it healthy to be large and fit,…

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Police Veteran Teaches Children to Say No to Strangers

When it comes to strangers, can you tell the good from the bad? When the question was posed to a group of 8- to 12-year-olds at a recent Life EMS Ambulance Camp 911, they correctly answered with a resounding chorus…

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Obesity in America: What’s the Problem and How Can We Break the Cycle?

The definition of obesity is as follows: being grossly fat or over weight. Doesn’t sound too great does it? Yet, billions of people walk this earth living out that definition daily, with no hopes of changing it. Obesity has become…

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