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4 Must-Try Nontraditional Thanksgiving Dishes

Turkey has been a staple of Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds of years, but the meals have come a long way since the 1600s when wildfowl, porridge and venison were served. Today, dishes such as cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and…

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10 Easy Holiday Crafts to Help You De-Stress and Celebrate in Style

Feeling the pressure to have a Pinterest-worthy holiday this year? If you’re about to get your craft on, you can take heart that engaging in simple, do-it-yourself art projects might be beneficial to your health. Research shows that activities that…

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Save money all holiday season long

9 Must-Have Apps to Save Money All Season Long

November and December are full of some really great things: festive gatherings, holiday recipes and the chance to shower your loved ones with the perfect gifts. But it comes at a price. In fact, the average American will spend more…

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The average American puts on 50% of their yearly weight gain during the holidays. Will you?

It’s no secret that the holiday season is a tough time of year for people looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In fact, the average American puts on one pound during the holidays, or 50% of their yearly weight gain.  And…

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2013 Traverse City tree lighting

This past weekend, Traverse City joined other cities around Michigan with its annual Christmas tree lighting. The tree, located in the heart of downtown Traverse City at Cass and Front Street, was one of the many highlights within the night’s…

2013 Grand Rapids GRAM tree lighting

As we kick off the holiday season across the state, Grand Rapids joined in with the annual Christmas tree lighting outside the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) and Rosa Parks Circle. On December 6th, the cold weather did not deter…

 

Philanthropy: The gift that gives back

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself… Serve and thou shall be served.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   The holidays remind us to give thanks…

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Are you one of the 8 in 10 that says they’re stressed during the holidays?

It seems like the minute Halloween ends, Christmas begins with Thanksgiving disappearing somewhere in between.  According to the American Psychological Association, 8 out of 10 people in 2008 anticipate stress due to the holidays.  So whether it’s financial stress or…

This superfood isn’t just for the holidays

Cranberries are often thought of as a holiday-only fruit. We see them served alongside turkey for Thanksgiving and they’re even used as a decorative accent, but why aren’t cranberries a regular part of our diet? After all, cranberries are considered…

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