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Outside Looking In - Lansing Police Department's Social Worker

 

  By Jan Bidwell

Lansing Police Department Social Worker
 
LANSING, MI — It’s 9:30 AM and I am scrolling through the Lansing Police Department (LPD) report system to see if any citizens have been found deceased in their homes by family or friends and take note of any who might need some support to handle the trauma they have undergone.
 
 
 
Read More Sunday, January 24, 2021
Making SOLEFUL Footprints in the Lives of Others

 

By Rigoberto Flores
 
LANSING, MI — Geronimo Lerma III said that the inspiration behind Footprints of Michigan came together like a puzzle.  Even though he did not have all of the pieces at one time, Lerma believes there is always room to grow. The idea first came to him when he saw a young man in need of footwear in Lansing at a street walk event for the homeless that he was volunteering at.  The soles of his shoes were duct-taped, worn, and tattered.  
Read More Thursday, January 21, 2021
Just Plain Selfish: Best Practices

 By Kris Walker

 
For most people the goal is to be the absolute best version of yourself. However, it is easy to become so preoccupied with completing the multitude of tasks on our daily to-do lists, that we are unaware of how we may be presenting ourselves to this life each day. That does not mean that at the moment you are not doing your best. However, with proper planning, preparation and a few best practices, you can find areas for improvement and time that could be saved and used to benefit other areas of your life.
 
Read More Friday, January 15, 2021
Q & A with Kiara Hay: Anchor/Reporter at WLNS-TV 6 News

 Kiara Hay is one of three African American reporters working for WLNS-TV 6 News. Hay takes her informing the community about issues that impact them very seriously.

 
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Read More Sunday, December 27, 2020
Excuse me, are you Listening? - Letter From a Reader

 

Dear Readers,
 
I am always surprised when we hear from our readers. It is always important for business owners to get feedback.
Read More Sunday, December 27, 2020
Jill on Money: Year end money moves amid COVID-19

 By Jill Schlesinger

 
In most years, writing a year-end column is a snap, but 2020 is not most years. As a result, I will be writing a few columns with action items to consider.
Read More Sunday, December 27, 2020
Lighting Up Lansing - One Smile at a Time

  Ceci Bordayo is the CEO of Pass It On Community Center and Pass the Mic. 

Read More Sunday, December 27, 2020
Inclusion: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility

 By Tedi Parsons

 
2020 has surely been a year of total disruption, from the pandemic, to a tumultuous election to over 190 people of color killed by the police to the thousands of protests for equality and inclusion taking place around the world.  No matter who you are, the faith you practice or your political affiliation, the one thing we know for sure is that full inclusion requires ALL of us at the table.  
 
Read More Sunday, December 27, 2020
Travel Goals After the Pandemic: Visiting Europe's great libraries

Some books at Oxford University's Bodleian Library date back to medieval times. Photo by Cameron Hewitt.

Read More Sunday, December 27, 2020
Ava DuVernay is officially making her first show at HBO Max

Ava DuVernay attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 9, 2020 in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

 
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Read More Sunday, December 27, 2020
If you like brownies and cookies, then you'll love this dessert


By America’s Test Kitchen
 
The best brownies balance their sweetness with deep chocolate flavor accented with a bit of salt to bring out the chocolate's complexity. They're rich and chewy with a pleasant, dense fudginess and a crackly, shiny top. So why not make a brownie in cookie form?
Read More Sunday, December 27, 2020
Interpersonal Edge: Relief at last

 By Dr. Daneen Skube

Tribune Content Agency
 
Q: I keep reading about pandemic fatigue and I've got it! The future looks like a dark difficult slog. When you look at our current social, economic, and political circumstances how optimistic do you feel about us turning any corners?
Read More Sunday, December 27, 2020
Pet World: Training shy lab to be less aggressive when guests arrive

  By Cathy M. Rosenthal, Tribune Content Agency

 
Dear Cathy,
 
We recently adopted a rescue lab mix. He is very shy when he first meets people with his tail between his legs. Lately, when someone comes to the house, he gets a little aggressive by barking at whoever comes over. I've tried to stop him and had people offer him treats. Any other suggestions? 
 
-Mark, Seaford, New York
 
Photo by Helena Lopes
 
Read More Sunday, December 27, 2020
WWW.Aboutthatcar.com: 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country

  By Frank S. Washington

 
CHICAGO, MI  – Volvo used terms like rugged, all weather and all road to describe its 2021 V60 Cross Country T5 AWD. But that description could not cover up the fact that this V60 was well equipped, luxurious and performance orientated.
 
Read More Sunday, December 27, 2020
Event Company Creates Ways to Celebrate Safely During the Pandemic


Snow capped trees and a lot of snowmen greeted Granger employees during a drive through Santa extravaganza created by Eleven 11 Events.    

 
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Read More Sunday, December 13, 2020
Just Plain Selfish: Victory Lap

 

By Kris Walker
 
To the pleasure of many and dismay of some, history has been made by the citizens of the United States voting the first female and African American Vice President into office.
Read More Sunday, December 13, 2020
Election-Results Rallies Result In Conflict

 

By Roxy Hayes-Brown
 
The 2020 United States Presidential election was unprecedented for a myriad of reasons. Arguably the most significant for many Americans was and remains to be the looming cloud of the disease, COVID-19, commonly referred to as “coronavirus.” 
 
Read More Sunday, December 13, 2020
Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan

  LANSING, MI -- The Michigan legislature is currently considering a bill to name Manoomin (Wild Rice) as Michigan’s State Native Grain, yet many people are surprised to learn it grows here and that is due in no small part to it decline in the past 150 years.

Read More Sunday, December 13, 2020
America's Test Kitchen - Chana Masala

 

By America’s Test Kitchen
 
The allure of chana masala, arguably one of North India's most popular vegetarian dishes, is multifaceted. It's visually stunning, incredibly fragrant, and, most importantly, downright flavorful. It's also a practical dish that can be prepared in less than an hour using ingredients you probably already have on hand.
 
Read More Sunday, December 13, 2020
Jill on Money: A snapshot of the post-election economy

 By Jill Schlesinger

 
On November 8, U.S. news outlets called the 2020 election, but investors had already voted with their money. After the worst week since March, stocks soared election week and recouped all of the previous week's losses--and then some. The S&P 500 soared 7.3% the best presidential election week since the 1932 election.
 
Read More Sunday, December 13, 2020

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