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She says this creates highly successful kids—do you agree?

School is back in session. But let’s face it, parents and caregivers never get a break from—and never stop learning about—what it means to become better at raising their children. There’s no manual for what—at times—can only be characterized as a topsy-turvy obstacle course. We...
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Listen carefully. Do you hear it?

Mindful Moment – By Courtney Conover It’s the sound of change happening all around us. It’s the sound of school buses pulling up the curb, alarm clocks blaring far earlier than we’d like, and, in some instances, it’s the silence that inhabits the space where noise once...
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Wait! Don’t toss your coffee grounds just yet

Joe. Java. Fuel. Liquid energy. Call your coffee whatever you want…just don’t call your leftover coffee grounds trash. Long after your K-cup has been used or your coffee carafe is empty, there’s still tons of life left in those dark, grainy coffee grounds. But...
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6 Michigan must see spots to visit this summer

Like the saying goes: There’s no place like home. And that’s especially true if home is here in the Great Lakes State. After all we’ve endured over the past two years, many of us are itching to return to the summers of yore. If getting out and exploring once again is on your...
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Designer Wearhouse, the store generations have grown up loving, celebrates 40 years of keeping fashion fresh

By Courtney Conover – At the age of 45, my memory isn’t horrible, but it’s been better. If I didn’t write it down, I would be liable of forgetting that I had signed up to bring the paper plates for my son’s Detroit Tigers opening day party at school, for example. There are...
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The Grandma’s advice that broke the internet

When you swipe open your cell phone to kill time as you nuke last night’s leftovers, you never know what you might find. Our phones can often serve as the gateway to wisdom we didn’t know we needed. That was me a couple of mornings ago, sitting at the kitchen table....
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7 unselfish ways to put yourself first

It’s February, also known as the month that is quintessentially cupid and all things red and pink. And that generally means we’ll fall in one of three categories: We’re giddy about the romance and chocolates we’re set to receive, we’re a bit salty because we’re not anticipating...
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The case for conscious, controlled breathing

Job demands. Relationship woes. Parenting. Grandparenting. Garden-variety stressors. Worries. Life. Regardless of who we are or what we do, our lives are not without some level of agitation. And with so many factors and circumstances out of our control, the one thing we do have...
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Tips for holiday online shopping

Well, it’s here. The holidays are upon us, and the countdown is on to find the perfect gifts for family and friends. And with each passing year, more consumers turn to online shopping to find their items of choice. An August YouGov survey of nearly 2,500 adults revealed that 62%...
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Six tips for better sleep

Honestly, tell the truth: Is the quality of your sleep satisfactory? If you’re like most Americans, the answer is no. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, forty percent of people aged 40 to 59 reported that they are getting less than recommended amounts...
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