Tag Archives: holiday

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…

Mental Health

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,…

Food

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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Holiday ‘well’ wishes: Spread flu awareness, not the flu, when traveling

The holiday season is here! For many, this time of year means traveling to get together with family and friends whom we may not see often. You may be traveling by car, train or plane, but do you know to protect yourself…

 

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Four gift ideas for the fitness enthusiast in your life

‘Tis the season – of gift shopping!  Over the next few weeks, most of us will be scrambling to find gifts for our family and friends. Rather than wandering aimlessly through malls hoping to spot the perfect gift, it’s often best…

Fitness

Lansing kicks off the holiday season with Silver Bells in the City

Once again, as it has for the last 29 years, the city of Lansing celebrates the opening of the holiday season with the annual Silver Bells in the City event. Spread over several blocks, central to the capitol building, Silver…

Chef’s gear: The fundamentals

Regardless of background, all chefs have one thing in common – basic gear that’s essential to a good run in the kitchen. Their lists vary slightly, of course, but certain items are just staples across the board. Check out this…