Abby Grant

Abigail Grant is a former corporate communications intern at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Biggest County Fairs in Michigan   

County fairs are a great way to learn more about the community and celebrate Michigan culture with a fun summer tradition.

Tulip Carnival VIII

Best Michigan Dog Beaches  

While not every Michigan beach is dog-friendly, there are many across the state that welcome dogs of all breeds and sizes. Here are five of them.

Throughout the summer, beaches on lakes across the state are full of traveling tourists and locals.  However, it is important to know that not every beach in Michigan is dog friendly. 

How to Get Vitamin D Without Sunlight

It’s not always easy to get vitamin D during the winter. A few dietary tweaks can help make up for that lack of winter sunlight.

Close up shot of a woman eating pan-fried salmon with a knife and fork in a cafe.

How to Safely Dispose of Batteries

Tossing dead batteries into the trash is bad for environment. Here are ways to safely dispose of single-use and rechargeable batteries.

Closeup on different types of batteries in a woman's hand.

6 Healthy Ways to Ring in the New Year

This year, if you’re looking for an alternative to a New Year’s Eve party, try creating a healthier holiday tradition for you and your family.

Dancing together on New Year's Eve at home

Mental Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an important vitamin that helps you stay healthy both mentally and physically.

Woman walking outdoors in the sun to get vitamin D for mental health

Michigan Christmas Bucket List  

Here are some of our favorite holiday activities around the state that you and your family can do this holiday season.

Window Shopping in the City

Mental Health Benefits of Holiday Baking

Baking is already a favorite holiday activity for many people, but research shows that baking can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Smiling woman wearing holiday apron puts a tray of cookies into the oven as holiday baking helps her mental health

Safety Tips for Running in Cold Weather

If you love running outdoors you don't necessarily have to stop when the weather gets cold. But you should adhere to these safety tips.

A young Black woman runs outdoors during the winter.

Mental Health Benefits of Nostalgia

Nostalgia can make you feel comforted if you are feeling lonely, grounded if you are feeling overwhelmed or act as a distraction if you are feeling stressed.

Vintage photos in a pile on a table gives feelings of nostalgia

Fitting Homework into a Busy Schedule  

It can be tough to prioritize homework in college while juggling so many responsibilities. These four strategies can help.

Man looking at computer code on a laptop while working from his small office.

5 Ways I Learned to Prioritize My Mental Health in College  

I am currently a college senior and I have only recently learned how to prioritize my mental health.

Home and Family

How to Bond with Your Baby Without Breastfeeding  

Breastfeeding is not the only way to connect and reinforce that bond with your baby. Learn about other ways to bond with your baby.

Loving biracial mom hug cute little baby child

4 Things to do on Detroit International RiverWalk, Named Country’s Best 

The Detroit International Riverwalk was recently named the country’s best river walk and is considered one of Detroit’s top attractions.

Detroit RiverWalk

Free Healthy Activities Around Detroit 

Looking for some free, fun, family-friendly activities to engage in this summer? These six Detroit destinations could satisfy your itch.

Whether you want to find a healthy meal or get active, the Detroit community has something for you.

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