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Your New Year’s Healthy Home Checklist

Many people associate the New Year with having a fresh start for your mind and body. While this is definitely a great time to work on creating healthier habits, it’s also the perfect time to take a look at the…

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Newberry Teen Takes Third in National Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

At 13, Katie Rahilly possesses a maturity that many adults could learn from. “I have goals for everything and they change every day,” the 7th-grader said when asked about her approach to practicing for the various sports she’s involved in….

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5 Questions with Detroit Pistons Mascot Hooper

Though the holiday parties are over for most, the celebration is just getting started for Detroit Pistons mascot Hooper, whose birthday party will take place at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Jan. 9, 2016. Members of the Powell Middle School girls’ basketball team…

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Traverse City: Empty Bowls Chicken Vegetable Orzo Soup Recipe

Eat soup and help end hunger. That’s the premise of this year’s Empty Bowls event, taking place on Sunday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan…

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ArtPrize 2015: Many Hands Created Inclusive Artwork to be Displayed at Blue Cross

Aileen Strickland is quick to point out that although she may be listed as an ArtPrize artist, she considers herself more of a project coordinator. The piece that Strickland conceived and pulled together with the help of many, many people…

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Pistons’ Mob Squad: Q&A with Coach Oscar Hernandez

Two things are immediately clear when you go backstage with the Detroit Pistons’ Mob Squad youth hip-hop dance team. One, these kids are professionals. They are here to do a job. Two, they’re also still kids, with loads of energy…

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5 Warning Signs a Cough May Be Something More Serious

There are around 829 million doctor visits a year, and experts say that concern over a cough accounts for 30 million of those visits. That’s because the average cough lasts two and a half weeks—it lingers and lingers until you start…

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Banquet Honors “Giants” in Grand Rapids’ African-American Community

Recognizing individuals and organizations who contribute to a better Grand Rapids is the aim of the Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) Giants Awards. Presented by GRCC’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center, the awards celebrate the contributions of African-American…

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How to Set Short-Term Goals You’ll Actually Accomplish

So you want to improve your health–that’s great! But just deciding to lose some weight or become more active isn’t enough—you have to go about making goals the right way or you’ll never make them happen. What is the right…

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