Allison Schmuecker

Travel and coffee enthusiast, lover of hiking in the mountains and strolling down busy city streets. I’m a Michigan State University marketing student who enjoys experiencing all aspects of life and telling creative stories about it. If you can’t find me, I can typically be found sipping on a latte at a local coffee shop, painting with friends, or running back in the trails to clear my head.
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Food and Recipes

A Guide to Michigan’s Best Coffee Shops

Lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, oh my! Here's a guide to Michigan's best coffee shops.

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Food and Recipes

What’s the Scoop on Frozen Desserts?

With so many frozen desserts available, which one’s best for taste and health?

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Mind

10 Study Tips Every Student Should Know

Make sure you're ready for exams this school year. Here are some great tips to be a successful student.

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Home and Family

Reconnect by Disconnecting

Looking for ways to spend time with loved ones without technology? We've got a few activities to try.

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Prevention

The “Man Flu”: Is It Real?

Do men really experience worse cold and flu symptoms than women? Let’s look at the research.

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Fitness

Chris’s Story: How Yoga Saved a Veteran’s Life

Yoga is more than a workout, for one man it was a lifesaver. Learn how the ancient practice helped a former Marine find his inner Spartan.

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Mind

My Struggle with Perfectionism

Being perfect isn't always a good thing. Perfectionism can negatively impact your life. Make sure you know the signs and how to cope.

Phone Apps
Mind

Seven Apps to Help You Feel Happier and Less Stressed

Did you know that there are some pretty great apps that focus on your mental health?

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