Kersten Kruse

A rising sophomore at Central Michigan University, Kersten plans on using her education to help break down barriers in communication. She not only writes, researches and reports, but also enjoys boating and hiking. As a writer, her goals are to inform others and record changes in the community.
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Mind

Is Fear of Failure Making You Procrastinate?

What really causes people to procrastinate? It might be a fear of failure or anxiety. Read on for tips to cope.

Car driving down a dark road
Mind

Behind the Wheel: Reducing Road Rage

Road rage is more common than we think, and is easily managed with the right skills. The first step in dealing with aggression on the road is recognizing the signs.

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Mind

How Multiple Concussions Have Permanently Changed my Life

When we start to take brain injury seriously, we can prevent the everlasting impact my injuries have left me with for the rest of my life.

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Community

New Floating Playgrounds for Your Next Family Day Trip

Three state parks have taken the term “playground” to a new level … sea level! Learn how these destinations will ensure fun for all ages this summer.

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