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16 Funny Ways to Enjoy LaughFest as a Family

LaughFest kicks off today and if you think the comedy is only for adults, you should take a closer look. Start by bringing the kiddos to the LaughFest Community Kickoff, which starts at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Fountain Street Church,…

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5 Quick Ways to Bust Out of a Winter Funk

Everyone has off days now and then. It’s human nature to feel a little down in the dumps or have a day where you just can’t figure out what’s wrong—especially during the cold, dreary months of winter. Well guess what: You…

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10 Uplifting Quotes to Say to Yourself Every Morning

You probably already begin the day with a hot shower and an eye-opening cup of coffee, but here’s something else to add to your morning routine: Repeating an inspiring quote to yourself. A pep talk is an easy way to help you…

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Can You Float Your Way to Health and Relaxation?

It looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie: people floating in giant pods that hold over a 100 gallons of water and 900 pounds of Epsom salt. But floatation tanks aren’t from a science fiction film—they are actually…

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From Scrubs to Ballgown: How One Michigan Anesthesiologist Learned to Love Dancing

When Kathy Schlecht’s family and friends saw her in full hair and makeup, dressed in a resplendent gown, they thought she looked beautiful, if not entirely like herself. “I’m in scrubs most of the time,” she explained. The unusual amount…

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Dance Your Way to a Happier, Less-Stressed Life

It only takes a few minutes of dancing to understand that it can be quite the workout. It boosts your heart rate, works leg muscles and forces you to work on coordination and balance. But the benefits of dancing go…

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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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Young, Fabulous, and Broke: A Beginner’s Guide to Beating Budget Stress

Your twenties: You’ve flown the nest, secured your first real job and have the paycheck to show for it. If your budget doesn’t match your expectations about your lifestyle needs at this age, you might be tempted to take out…

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For the New Year, Create a New, Less-Stressed You

When was the last time you took a deep breath and felt utterly calm and relaxed? If the answer is “I don’t remember,” use the new year as an opportunity to adopt some new stress-relieving habits. These five techniques are…

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