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She eats whatever she wants Part 2 – Lifestyle

Life is a gift; style is an option. Lifestyle affects the way we look and feel as much as the way we look and feel affects our lifestyle; 100%! We “wear fitness” so there is no mistaking someone who eats smart while weight training and rocking some daily cardio. You can spot them in a […]

The GOOD and BAD on Carbs

Sometimes after we eat something, like a cookie, we think ‘that was not very healthy’ other times we eat a ‘health food’ and don’t even realize it was as bad as having a banana split! One thing you can look for that can set food apart, is the quality of the carbohydrates (carbs). Carbs are […]

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Bubba Watson Wins the Masters

For the second time in two years, Bubba Watson won the Masters. Threatened by the upstart Spieth, Watson played a conservative strategy that involved hitting fairways and greens. He didn’t make any daring shots, but he didn’t need to. It was truly a case of the tortoise and the hare. Spieth made himself out to […]

Spring Beauty Trends-Trends from the Spring 2014 Fashion Week

Makeup Trends Bright orange lipstick-Orange was the lipstick color of choice at the Spring 2014 fashion week. Look for the shade in all major cosmetic spring collections. Cat eyes-The cat-eye makeup line continues to be a main staple of the fashion runway this season. Make the look yours by using black liquid liner. Clean up […]

Lifestyle

Contemporary American Authors Lecure Series Turns 26

The Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series is an annual event at Marygrove College. It brings a nationally famous author to the campus to read an teach the students in a seminar. In the late 1980′s Frederick P. Currier asked the school to bring a national writer to Marygrove for a weekend. He paid for the […]

Mike Posner: Unplugged Tour

In a huge turnaround from the last time he visited Detroit with Justin Bieber, Mike Posner is going to make his visit to the D an intimate experience at the City Theatre. The music used will be new and old, but the real difference is that he will share the personal stories behind the music […]

VegFest 2014 Arrives in Novi

April 13 The largest vegan organization in all of Michigan is meeting together for the annual expo, VegFest2014. The event will be hosted at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Some of the nations leading experts on plant-based nutrition will give talks and cooking demonstrations. There will also be children’s activities, and a food court. Other […]

Sports

Gazelle Girl Half Marathon Open for Registration.

The Gazelle Girl Half Marathon is coming back to Grand Rapids. Last year, over 3,000 women ran the Half Marathon, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The race goes to benefit three legacy charities: Kent County Girls on the Run, YWCA, and G.R.O.W. (Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women). The race will collect gently used […]

Chocolate Race In Detroit

The Cocoa Classic Half Marathon and 5K claims to be “a race with a sweet tooth.” The 5K will begin on April 6 at 9 a.m. while the half marathon will begin at 7 a.m. At the end of the race is a chocolate fondue and hot cocoa. For those who run half marathon there […]

Grand Rapids Will Get NBA D-League Team

The Detroit Pistons will parent a D-League Team that will be based in Grand Rapids. The Springfield Armor from Massachusetts was bought by locals and will be moved over to Grand Rapids for the 2014-15 season. The new un-named team will play in The DeltaPlex Arena in Walker. The team has a multi-year affiliation agreement […]

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Stock Market Drops

Investors begin this week worried after a huge drop last week in the stock exchanges. The Nasdaq ended on Friday below 4000 for the first time in several months. Thursday was a particularly bad day, with the Nasdaq dropping 129.79, the worst single day drop since August 18, 2011. The Dow Jones dropped 266.96 points […]

Washington Navy Yard Shooting

Another tragic day in Washington. As many know by now, the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. was the scene of a horrific assault today. It seems 13 people lost their lives, with one being the suspected shooter, in a senseless act of violence. While the motive is unclear, law enforcement officials do not believe this […]

Current Real Estate Market

Can you name one of the best performing real estate markets in the world? This market has grown over 21% this year up to and including the second quarter. This market has seen one of the history’s most epic property bubbles burst. Real estate agent Carolyn Capalbo is always hopeful that her market in Northern Virginia will be among the top performing real estate markets in the country. She is hopeful that this market will continue to climb, and we will not see another market crash.

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Rally House Will Come to West Michigan in July

There’s a new story in town. Rally House, a specialty sports retailer will open up its first West Michigan store ever this July. The store will enter the Bucktown Shopping Center in Grandville. It will joins retailers such as Target and Cabela’s. Currently the store operates franchises in Ohio, Kansas New Jersey, Texas, Pennsylvania and […]

Kroger Has Public Input Meeting in Ann Arbor

This Tuesday, Pittsfield Township held a public meeting on a project to build a new Kroger Store and 200 apartments on Ann Arbor-Saline Road. Many members of the public have been concerned about plans, and zoning of the property. This meeting comes a little more than 2 weeks after the March 10th public forum. The […]

U-M Will Expand Fleet of Connected Cars

There are almost 3,000 wirelessly connected vehicles in Ann Arbor today, the result of reaserch being done on inter-vehicular communication at the University of Michigan. The project has been funded mostly by the U.S Department of Transportation. But now the Univeristy wants to up the number of intelligent vehicles on the road. Specifically, they want […]

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Words of Wisdom

My dad always said: “If it’s worth doing, its worth doing right”. What generally followed was the colossal chore from Hell which I’m convinced was designed purely for the purpose of killing me. The fact that I survived to tell the story is a testament to his Excellency’s perseverance! Dad was the best at everything […]

Sick-Flu

Seven “S’s” to Staying Well

When the snowflakes start falling most of us will get the sniffles and sneezes. Here is what the experts recommend to reduce your risk of getting sick and helping you get better faster if you do: Say No to Sugar! Just 6 teaspoons of sugar can decrease your immunity by 25%. In a 24oz bottle […]