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Panicked Over Presents? DIY Gifts Anyone Can Make

In theory, homemade presents save you a trip to the mall and make the recipient feel extra special. But some are so complicated they require the patience of Saint Nicholas, while others (like fruitcake) are likely to get tossed in…

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Holiday Gift Guide: What to Buy For a Sports Enthusiast

Keep sports fans cheering all year long with the perfect gift this holiday season. We’ve compiled some of our favorite gift ideas for those sports enthusiasts in your life. Bonus: Throughout the guide, you’ll find “Featured Deals” offering exclusive discounts…

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Holiday Gift Guide: What to Buy for a Health Guru

The holiday season is in full swing, and so is finding the right gifts for friends and family. If you need some inspiration for the health nut on your list, you’re in luck! Below are some of our favorite affordable,…

 

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Holiday Gift Guide: What to Buy For a Busy Mom

No matter how big or small your gift list is, finding affordable, fabulous presents for everyone on it is no easy task. We want to help by sharing some of the best Michigan-inspired gifts around. Below is a sneak peek…

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Behold the power of peppermint

The candy-cane is as iconic a Christmas-time treat as it gets. The mere image of one, its red and white twirls hanging from a tree or stuffed in our stockings, stirs up thoughts and memories of the holidays. Like the…

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Is what you’re feeling just the ‘holiday blues’ or something more serious?

By Mike Vizena While the holidays are supposed to be a time filled with ‘comfort and joy,’ 90 percent of Americans actually report feelings of stress, anxiety, loneliness and depression. Sadness or depression varies from person to person, but during…

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The 10 steps of food safety to keep your 12 days of Christmas healthy

To make sure you are spreading Holiday cheer instead of germs this Christmas season, include food safety as the main ingredient in your food preparation.  To prevent food-borne illness from ruining the holidays, remember these four steps: Clean, separate, cook,…

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Treat your friends to homemade holiday gifts

Holiday gift giving is often loaded with stress, from finding the absolutely perfect present to battling the crazy mall crowds. Here’s a better option: make-it-yourself treats! Your friends and family are sure to appreciate the personal touch and, of course,…

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Tips to limiting stress this holiday season

It’s December…which means the holiday season is upon us.  Are you excited about the holidays? We all know how we’re supposed to respond to that question – “Of course!” The fact is, as much as we love spending time with…

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