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Survival Secrets: Why Women Age More Resiliently Than Men


By Frank Browning

California Magazine/New America Media 

 BERKELEY, CA --Two women face each other at a small table at the back of a café in Berkeley. A hot autumn sun pulses through the glass. One of the women, sturdy in a chambray shirt and large glasses, shakes her head with a false smile: “Then I just lost it.”

Read More Monday, May 18, 2015
The Kid’s Doctor: Updated sleep recommendations may be eye-opening


By Sue Hubbard, M.D.

   Sleep - who can get enough of it? More and more studies point to the need for a good night’s sleep. As a new parent, you’re sleep deprived, then when your children get older, they may sleep through the night but wake up at the crack of dawn. Once your kids reach their teens, their days and nights are totally upside down; they often want to stay up too late and sleep half the day away.

Read More Sunday, May 17, 2015
Interpersonal Edge: When reality bites, adapt!


By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
  Q. I spend a lot of time at work bitching in my head about the “way things are.” I’m in my early 30s and disillusioned about all the ideals I started with in my career. The rules I played by in my 20s didn’t get me where I want to go. Now I’m trying to reformat my expectations. Do you have any tips on how to deal with the fact that reality bites and how to be effective in situations you don’t like?
Read More Sunday, May 17, 2015
Jill on Money: Reverse mortgage now comes with stricter underwriting process


 By Jill Schlesinger
Tribune Content Agency
  The Great Recession and stock market rout eviscerated retirement nest eggs, changing the course of retirement planning for millions of people. And while the value of real estate also plunged, many older Americans owned their homes outright, allowing them to utilize a reverse mortgage to help finance retirement. 
Read More Sunday, May 17, 2015
Opinions 14-9

 Opinions about the traffic stop and the music industry

Read More Sunday, May 17, 2015
Financial Focus: Are Your Children Financially Literate?

 New Approaches to a Changing Problem

Read More Sunday, May 17, 2015
Avengers: Age of Ultron

  Studio: Disney/Marvel Studios (2 hr. 21 min.)

Plot:   Using the Infinity stone from Loki’s scepter, Tony Stark jumpstarts a peacekeeping program that goes awry.
Cast:  Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, James Spader
Rating:  PG 13
Bottom Line:  ***
Read More Sunday, May 17, 2015
“Comfort Food for the Mind, Body and Soul”: CAPRESE FLATBREAD PIZZAS


From the oven to your table, this is sure to please!
By Sharon Fox
Read More Sunday, May 17, 2015
The Kid’s Doctor: Updated sleep recommendations may be eye-opening

  New guidelines say kids 6-13 should get 9-11 hours of sleep per night.

Photo by fotolia 
Read More Sunday, May 17, 2015
Excuse me, are you listening?


Dear Readers,

Most of us are not really paying attention all the time to our behavior and how it may impact others.  If you really want a good idea of what kind of person you are just ask the people who are around you every single day. 

Read More Sunday, May 17, 2015
Families of the Missing 43 Students In Mexico Visit Michigan

Left: Elva Reyes, member of the Action of Greater Lansing’s Civil Rights for Immigrants Task Force (shown right)  supporting the mother of one of the students missing in Mexico at Cristo Rey Community Center.   

Below: Poster of the missing shown during the event.
Photos by  the Action of Greater Lansing


Read More Sunday, May 17, 2015
TAX SOLUTIONS: First Time Penalty Abatement


By  A.J. Gross, C.P.A., E.A.
The IRS has all sorts of penalties.  There is up to 25% penalty for filing a tax return late.
Read More Sunday, May 17, 2015
Lansing Woman Celebrates 90th Birthday

Queen Esther (Neil) Harris was  born on April 20,1925 in Memphis, Tennessee.


Read More Sunday, May 17, 2015
Homicide Victim’s Families Recognized During TNCPCAN’s National Crime Victim’s Rights Week Ceremony

 James McCurtis, Manager of the Crime Victim Services Commission for the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) was one of several guest speakers at the event hosted and organized by The New Citizens Press Community Action Network (TNCPCAN) for families impacted by murder.  Below:  Student volunteers from Everett High School, Norina Yoder and Sydney Cowles.

Photos by Toy Branklin
Read More Tuesday, May 12, 2015
LOOK TWICE AND SAVE A LIFE: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

 UAW Local 652 will be hosting 2015 Pride Ride on Friday, May 15, 2015. All riders must be there no later than 9:00 am. This motorcycle ride is to observe May as National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.  It is also  to remind everyone to LOOK TWICE AND SAVE A LIFE. Everyone is invited to participate in this ride. Just show up at UAW Local 652 Union Hall at  426 Clare Street in Lansing, MI.    A waiver must be signed.  All motorcycles are welcome.  The event is free. Linda “Turtle” Mogyoros is pictured above.

Read More Monday, May 11, 2015
The Kid’s Doctor: Meningitis outbreak hits another college campus


Meningococcal disease seems to cluster in young people who come into close contact, such as college students living in dorms. 

Photo by fotolia 

Read More Sunday, May 10, 2015
Opinions & Letters 14-8


Read More Saturday, May 09, 2015
We Remember: Frances Jeanette Bracy November 26, 1928 - April 2, 2015

 Frances Jeanette Brown Bracy was born  on November 26, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois.  Her parents were Earl and Frances Davenport Brown who migrated to Chicago .

Read More Sunday, May 03, 2015
“Comfort Food for the Mind, Body and Soul”: AVOCADO LIME CHICKEN

 Try something new!



Read More Sunday, May 03, 2015
Jill on Money: How much do you need to retire?


By Jill Schlesinger
Tribune Content Agency
   The answer depends on a variety of personal factors, starting with how much you need to float your lifestyle today. 
Read More Sunday, May 03, 2015

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