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Parents Are Important Conference at Lansing Eastern High School

 Jerome Vierling and Devinn Lovette (intern) of City Life Lansing held a workshop on communicating with your teen.

Photo by Bob Killips
Read More Sunday, May 01, 2016
Excuse me, are you listening? 15-8

  Dear Readers,

A trip out of town to check out a new venue was just what the doctor ordered.  I love traveling in Michigan.  No matter where you live explore your state, city or county.
Read More Sunday, May 01, 2016
Movie Review: “Barbershop: The Next Cut”

 Comedian Cedric the Entertainer reprises his role as Eddie, long-time barber and friend of Calvin (Ice Cube) and his dad.

Read More Sunday, May 01, 2016
Recipe: Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Wraps

Recipe Serves: 10

Make healthy wraps for a potluck lunch.  They are delightful!


Read More Sunday, May 01, 2016
Congratulations on your Student Loan DEBT… It has Increased!

  By Porsche Miles-Grant

Did you know that the college graduates of 2015 made history by having the most student loan debt? In 2015, the average student loan debt totaled to 35k. In past years, student loan debt ranged anywhere from 26k-28k on average.
Read More Sunday, May 01, 2016
Virtual Tourist - 5 Thrilling Adventures



Looking for some adventure on your next trip? Members of travel website love adventure and with this in mind prepared a list of some of their favorite activities and places to do them.
Swimming with Whale Sharks, Exmouth, Western Australia
Read More Sunday, May 01, 2016
Interpersonal Edge: Workplace friendships are different from those in private life


By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
Q. I'm a very loyal person, and I have a hard time with the rapid coming and going of people in the workplace. I enjoy long-term relationships, and it just seems like I get whiplash watching the turn over at work. How do you recommend your clients handle their personal attachments to people at work?
Read More Sunday, May 01, 2016
THE KID’S DOCTOR: Early talkers are few but mighty



There are few children who are speaking in full sentences by the time they are 18 to 24 months.
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By Sue Hubbard, M.D.
Is your child a precocious talker? Most children start to acquire words around 12 to 15 months, but that means five to 10 words and building. By the time children are 18 months old, they are often mimicking when you ask them to say a word, and some are putting two words together. 
Read More Sunday, May 01, 2016
Jill on Money: Onus is on students, parents to nail down college costs


By Jill Schlesinger
Tribune Content Agency
College acceptances are in, and now the hard part: figuring out how to pay for it! With the cost of tuition, fees, room and board at public four-year colleges running around $20,000 - and up to $70,000 for some elite private schools - how can families foot the steep education bill?
Read More Sunday, May 01, 2016
Girl Scout Collects Boxes of Cookies to Donate to the Homeless Angels


 Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan was formed in 2008 when 7 councils merged to one.

The cookie program is great for girls and it is in most cases girls 
introduction to financial 
The skills the girls gain are:
Business ethics
Goal setting
Money management
People skills
Decision making
These are skills that prepare them for adulthood and prepare them to be tomorrow leaders.
Courtesy photo 
Mike Karl and Leyliana Moreno.  Leyliana collected 132 boxes to be donated to the Homeless Angels.  
Read More Monday, April 18, 2016
Making An Impact On Students From Kindergarten to College

  By Jeannine Belton Williams

The purpose of this article is to inspire, encourage and to challenge educators, parents and community members to continue to advocate for students to ensure their academic, social and personal success!  
Read More Monday, April 18, 2016
THE KID’S DOCTOR: Caring for kids with strep throat

 A rapid strep test entails having a swabbed specimen taken from the throat.

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Read More Sunday, April 17, 2016
Interpersonal Edge: If you run yourself ragged, don't expect gratitude

By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
Q. I try really, really hard to be good at my job. I work late, work extra and always go the extra mile. I get really upset when customers get mad at me anyway. Recently, a customer made a big stink after I bent over backwards to help her. I felt so unappreciated. I keep obsessing about what she said about me and worried about my reputation. How can you handle negative reviews when you try so hard to do it right?
Read More Sunday, April 17, 2016
Movie Review: “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice”

 Studio:  Warner Bros. Pictures (2 hr. 31min.)

Plot: Batman takes on Superman while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs.
Cast:  Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Laurence Fishburne, Holly Hunter
Rating:   PG-13
Bottom Line:    **
Read More Sunday, April 17, 2016
Architect Zaha Hadid’s Death is a Global Loss for Architecture

 Zaha Hadid pushed boundaries with her buildings—and that’s what architects will remember. Hadid’s design was chosen to build The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, the contemporary art museum, opened November 10, 2012.  MSU photo

Read More Sunday, April 17, 2016
Recipe: Turkey Black Bean Chili with Sriracha and Yogurt

  This yummy recipe serves 8.  Whip up a batch and take it to your next party with friends.

Read More Sunday, April 17, 2016
Preparing for the Car Buying Experience

 By Porsche Miles-Grant

Summer time is right around the corner and what better time than now to prepare for buying a car. However, car buying is a process. It’s not something that you just jump into. Taking our time when purchasing a car will allow us the opportunity to make wiser decisions. 
Read More Sunday, April 17, 2016
Excuse me, are you listening? 15-7

  Dear Readers,

Gosh, April has been interesting!  Snow and sun in the same month and it is not even over yet.  However, you can start making your list to prepare for summer.  This is Michigan.  However, it seems as though the same crazy weather patterns are happening all over the United States.  We can blame it on global warming but it is kind of difficult to change the weather.  It is kind of like your life, you may want it to be perfect but it may not always go that way. 
Read More Sunday, April 17, 2016
Speaker offers spiritual solutions for healing mind and body -- live online and locally

 In a live online lecture on Thursday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m., Evan will walk attendees through the practical aspects of Christian Science that empower prayer to heal.

Read More Monday, April 11, 2016
TRAVEL: 10 unique places to stay

 Cave Suites: Cappadocia Cave Suites, Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey.

Read More Saturday, April 09, 2016

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