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Find Strength and Fight Stress at Just B Yoga

 Strength and balance. Find your rock and foundation in yoga. Just B Yoga founder Belinda Thurston in Eight Angle Pose (Astavakrasana). 

Photo by Jena McShane 
Read More Monday, October 05, 2015 Talking Peanuts - Charlie Brown Makes His Big Screen Debut

  By Samantha Ofole-Prince

In just a few months, Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the “Peanuts” gang will make their big-screen debut like they’ve never been seen before -- in 3D animation.
Read More Sunday, October 04, 2015
Excuse me, are you listening? 14-19


Dear Readers,
Sometimes I wonder about what I will write about when my last two children leave home.  I am not ready for it.  I think that I have taught them well enough.  I am trying not to look at my experiences as a student and compare them to my own children.  My educational experience was less than stellar but a trip back to New York put me in the proper perspective.
Read More Sunday, October 04, 2015
HoneyChild: How to Beat Winter Hair Dryness 


By Shamecka Freeman
Winter is making its way to Michigan and before long the grounds will be blanketed with snow and the air will be coupled with frost, and our hair will feel the affects of the dry and cold winter air.  
Read More Sunday, October 04, 2015
Jill on Money: Get more out of Social Security with 'file and suspend'


By Jill Schlesinger
Tribune Content Agency
  To qualify for Social Security retirement benefits, you need to have worked at least 10 years. You can check out where you stand with SSA's easy-to-use online benefits statement, which will provide your estimated monthly payment at your full retirement age (FRA).
Read More Sunday, October 04, 2015
Interpersonal Edge: Hate the flakes who won't commit? Force the issue


By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
  Q: When I look at the long lil s Q: People who won't commit drive me crazy. They seem to think I'm waiting in suspended animation - just in case they decide to follow through! Is there a strategy to get flaky people to either make a commitment or leave me alone? I'm so tired of organizing my schedule around people who won't make a plan and won't go away, either.
Read More Sunday, October 04, 2015
The Kid’s Doctor: Sunburn isn't the only scorching injury to guard against outdoors


By Sue Hubbard, M.D.
 The ongoing heat wave blasting many parts of the country has hit Texas exceptionally hard. The Dallas area has experienced extreme temperatures between 100 and106 degrees in recent weeks. The heat has made everyone miserable and many warnings have been issued about heat exhaustion and heat stroke, along with tips on how to stay hydrated.
Read More Sunday, October 04, 2015
Wise Time Management Tips to Get the Job Done


By Heather Williams
With only 24 hours in a day, there are often times when we are unable to complete a task before the clock runs out.  On Sunday, November 1, 2015, daylight savings time ends at 2:00 am.  Even though there is a change in time for some, most of who will have the luxury of an extra hour will not feel it. 
Read More Sunday, October 04, 2015
TAX SOLUTIONS: Obamacare Tax Credit Trap

  By AJ Gross

You may qualify for a subsidy when applying for Obamacare.  The subsidy is considered an advanced payment of the Premium Tax Credit.  The amount of subsidy you may qualify for is based on your estimated family income. 
Read More Sunday, October 04, 2015
Artificial sweetener can be toxic for dogs

 Dr. Justine Lee, an emergency 

veterinarian and 
critical care 
specialist, as well 
as a toxicologist
in St. Paul, MN, 
concurs that Xylitol is toxic to pets.
mourgefile photo
Read More Sunday, October 04, 2015
East Lansing Contestant Places in Miss Michigan USA


Ashley Jones from East Lansing, a recent Michigan State University (MSU) graduate, was a top 15 semi-finalist in the Miss Michigan USA 2016 pageant this in Port Huron. 
Read More Sunday, October 04, 2015
Recipe: Breakfast Banana Split

 A quick breakfast for your student! 

Read More Sunday, October 04, 2015
Movie: Man From U.N.C.L.E.

 This movie is based on the American television series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” in the 1960’s.

Cast:     Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Debicki, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant, Jared Harris

Rating:     PG-13

Bottom Line:     ***

Read More Sunday, September 27, 2015
NEWS SPOTLIGHT: Ingham County gets anti-overdose drug Narcan

  The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office has acquired Narcan for use against the increased abuse of heroin and other opiates in our county. 

Read More Thursday, September 24, 2015
Interpersonal Edge: the path to big-time career success starts with small achievements

 By Dr. Daneen Skube

Tribune Content Agency
  Q: When I look at the long list of tasks to do before I can get ahead in my job this year, I feel discouraged. When I look at people I admire, I simply can’t understand how they accomplished all they did to end up so successful. Is there a strategy you teach clients to achieve great things when they’re overwhelmed by the number of steps to the goal?
Read More Sunday, September 20, 2015
Jill on Money: Social Security at 80: A pillar of economic security for Americans

 By Jill Schlesinger

Tribune Content Agency
  In August 1935, in the midst of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed The Social Security Act, establishing a national plan to provide economic security for the nation’s workers. The program’s 80th anniversary is a good time to review the popular safety net.
Read More Sunday, September 20, 2015
The Kid’s Doctor: Stay vigilant to survive tick season

 If you find a tick, use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the head of the tick as close to the skin as possible, then slowly pull it out.  Photo by fotolia 

Read More Sunday, September 20, 2015
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Photo: Rina Risper, President & Publisher of The New Citizens Press

Dear Readers,

School has started for all students in Michigan.  My daughter has started high school.  I remember when she was born and how excited I was.  It is a production week and I can hardly keep my hands on the keyboard as I multitask.
Read More Sunday, September 20, 2015
REFLECTIONS: My trip to South Africa

By Erica N. Williams

TNCP Community Writer
South Africa 2015
This summer I had the honor of taking a once and a lifetime trip to Cape Town, Johannesburg and Soweto South Africa. This six-week transformative journey through a country which just 21 years ago was plagued by apartheid, proved to be a “rekindling of the flame” experience for me. 
Read More Sunday, September 20, 2015


By A.J. Gross
Earlier in the year, the IRS said identity thieves stole tax return information from 114,000 taxpayers.   The IRS has since said the number of taxpayers affected was actually 220,000.
Read More Sunday, September 20, 2015

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