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Fixes For the Most Common Vision Problems

For many Michiganders, the words in this blog would be hard to read without glasses or contacts. If that’s you, you aren’t alone. Vision problems affect the majority of Americans: Almost two-thirds of adults in the U.S. rely on prescription…

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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…

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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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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…

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Alpena Farmers Market Kids Day: Encouraging Kids to Eat their Veggies and Get Active

Get your kids to step out of their veggie comfort zone this weekend at the Alpena Farmers Market. The 8th annual Kids Day gives them a chance to try tons of different vegetables served up by the Friends of the…

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