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Do Kids Need Multivitamins?

Multivitamins may seem like an easy way to ensure kids get the vitamins and minerals they need, but are they necessary? In healthy children, it’s best to get minerals and vitamins through a wide range of healthy foods. 

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Take a Hike in Southeast Michigan

Whether you’re looking to escape to a natural setting or enjoy a quick hike on your lunch break, southeast Michigan has plenty of great trails to discover. Here are some ideas to get you going on your next hiking adventure.


Best Disc Golf Courses in Michigan

Pack up some discs, grab some water and check out these popular disc golf courses across Michigan.

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Michigan Bucket List: Saugatuck Dunes State Park

If you’re looking for a getaway that combines natural beauty, adventure, and local charm, Saugatuck Dunes State Park is your go-to spot. From hiking through dunes and forests to relaxing on serene beaches, Saugatuck Dunes State Park offers an experience for everyone to enjoy.


Benefits of Adult Timeouts

Life is full of hustle and bustle. It doesn’t matter if you are single, married, young, old, have 3 kids or no kids. Life just gets busier and busier with each passing day. Between family life, work and daily responsibilities, it’s important to take a break every now and then to give yourself some breathing space. With so much time focused on taking care of others and work, it can be easy to forget about taking time for ourselves. So, could giving ourselves adult timeouts be beneficial for our wellbeing?

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Skincare Products to Avoid This Summer

For the most part, a skincare routine should be something that’s constant. A cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen are the basics for any skincare routine; however, some may add additional products to their routine. And with summer here, some products might leave us more susceptible to the sun. So, what skincare products should we be avoiding during the summer months?

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Benefits of Michigan Summer Fruit

Michigan is home to quite a few fruits that are available to pick in the summer months. From cherries to raspberries, you’ll likely find it at a Michigan u-pick farm. So, what should we be looking out for when picking Michigan fruit and how can we ensure we’re getting the most out of our fresh produce this summer?

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How Much Water Should You Drink in the Summer? 

As temperatures continue to rise this summer, it's important to concentrate on how much water you consume daily. It is estimated that 75% of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration and that issue is especially apparent in the warm summer months.

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Michigan Bucket List: Ann Arbor Art Fair

Every July, one of the nation’s largest art festivals is right here in Michigan. The Ann Arbor Art Fair is an exciting, three-day festival that brings half a million visitors to Ann Arbor. The fair takes up 30 blocks of Ann Arbor and features more than 1,000 artists.

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Michigan Bucket List: Nationally Designated Parks in MI

Michigan is known for its gorgeous water, woods, and natural beauty, as well as its role in the Great Lakes regional and national history. There are several National Parks and national-designated parks and trails in Michigan. We’ve listed them below with details for you to add to your summer itinerary or Michigan bucket list.

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Benefits of Being Near Water

Water covers about 71% of the Earth’s surface. In Michigan, you’re never more than six miles away from water or 85 miles away from a Great Lake. For most that have ever sat on a beach and watched the water crash along the shoreline, it can feel like a moment of peace no matter how chaotic life can be. While the moments can be serene, does being near water have a positive impact on our mental health? And if so, what does it actually do for us?


Shaping Michigan’s Future Through Talent & Workforce Development

Chuck Gaidica visits the 2024 Mackinac Policy Conference to discuss how companies across the state are shaping Michigan’s future through talent and workforce development.


Attracting Businesses & Jobs

Chuck Gaidica visits the 2024 Mackinac Policy Conference to discuss how companies across Michigan are attracting businesses and jobs.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes for Dummies

Putting together a three-course meal for a special someone on Valentine's Day can feel overwhelming. The good news is it doesn’t have to be complicated. Check out this easy three-course line-up with health-forward dishes.


Why Tanning Beds Don’t Help with Seasonal Depression

Thinking about popping into a tanning bed to ward off the winter blues? Not so fast.


Creamy Curry and Veggie Soup

This flavorful creamy curry and veggie soup packs in a healthy dose of nutrients from onions, garlic, mushrooms and tomatoes. The curry paste is lightly sauteed to bring out the variety of flavors, then combined with creamy coconut milk.

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