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WWOOFing: The Latest Way to Have Fun and Dig in the Dirt

Are you a lover of getting your hands dirty and spending time outdoors? Then WWOOFing – and no, we’re not talking about a dog barking – is perfect for you. This weird word is actually a growing trend around the…

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Learn from Example: How Michigan Goes Above and Beyond for the Environment

Being kind to the environment is something many Michiganders are passionate about in their daily work and hobbies. In fact, Michigan has one of the highest number of ‘green jobs,’ in America. About 70,000 people work in renewable energy and…

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Prevent Pollution, Water Your Garden for Less with a Rain Barrel

If you want to see full blooms in your flower or vegetable garden this summer, consistent watering will likely be necessary. Harnessing rain water for use in your home garden is relatively easy and it can help ease downstream water…

Food

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Working Toward a World Without Blood Cancers

As owner of Andiamo Restaurant Group, I understand the impact Leukemia and Lymphoma can have on our lives, our families and our health. In 2011, I lost a dear friend, James Giftos, following his long battle with Multiple Myeloma, a…

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6 Michigan Trees You Can Plant on Earth Day

More than half of Michigan is covered in forests, which is one of the reasons why the state is so beautiful. Want to make it even more gorgeous? Plant some new trees! That simple act helps naturally clean carbon from…

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Quiz: Are You Recycling the Right Way?

Earth Day is April 22, and the entire month is dedicated to spreading education about how to be friendlier to the environment. Michigan’s natural beauty is part of what makes it such a wonderful place to live, so this is…

Full body functional exercises: push-up variations (with video)

Push-ups are a great workout because they build strength in many areas of the body especially the forearms, shoulders, back and chest. Push-ups are also great for pushing your body a little hard than it is used to, which will…

Fitness

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Your Voice, Your Choice: Why Voting is Good for Your Health

Tomorrow, March 8, is the day when Michiganders get to add their voices to the 2016 presidential election by participating in the Michigan primary. Your vote is your voice, which is why all registered voters are encouraged to Rock the…

DIY: How to Grow a Window Garden for Kids

  Creating a window garden with kids can be a fun project to help get them involved in healthy eating habits. The joy of watching a seed grow into something delicious can also help encourage children to try new foods. If you’re…