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I grew up in South Haven, Michigan.  Gotta love the lakeshore! Still feel a yearning for the beach, pretty much daily.  Moved to Grand Rapids to go to Calvin College. Fell in love with GR and have been here since! (Go Beer City, USA!)   Big fan of crime TV, the '90s (scrunchies! Saved By the Bell!), my own rude and feisty cat, the beach (you may have thought I covered that already, but I really really love it, OK?), reading,  people watching, drinking on patios, playing the most inappropriate cards in Cards Against Humanity, and my dear, dear family.
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(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Facebook Bans “Fake” Kates

Sharing a name with a celebrity can't always be easy. I imagine hearing "No Way!" every time you show your ID would get irritating. Recently, several Kate Middletons have found an additional problem:  Facebook deleting their profiles because they share a name with the soon-to-be princess.

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(Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)
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Kate Calls it Quits

Her job, not the royal engagement.  People Magazine Reports:
As every bride knows, with just a few months to go before the big day, planning a wedding practically becomes a full-time job.
Try preparing to be a princess on top of it.

With just 95 days until Kate Middelton weds Prince William, the royal-to-be has quit her parents' party supply business

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(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Toning Shoes: Fitness or Fiction?

I won't lie, I'm ready to jump on the toning shoe bandwagon. Not the chunky ones that look mildly corrective, but the ones that get the hot guy to check you out because he's not distracted by your ugly shoes. Yeah, those.  The ads are persuasive: get in shape without going to gym,  get a workout while you walk, get the butt of your dreams. So, do they work at all? A  study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) says maybe not:

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(Photo by Louis Wood - WPA Pool/ Getty Images)
(Photo by Louis Wood - WPA Pool/ Getty Images)
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How To Tell If The Queen Is So Over You

Ever go into a party with a "Ok, if I cough 3 times, get me out of there!" to a friend? My friends and I employ a "If I throw out a righteous hair wall, I'm done with that guy'" policy. (For those that don't know, a hair wall is casually letting all of your hair fall over the side of your face on which the guy is.  Sends a pretty clear "I'd rather stare into my own luscious locks than speak to you" vibe. Works every time.) Well, it shouldn't surprise us then that royalty have similar "signals".

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Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton pose in the Council Chamber in the State Apartment in St James's Palace on November 25, 2010 in London, England. (Mandatory Credit/Photo by Mario Testino/Clarence House Press Office via Getty Images) Photographs were taken as the official portrait photographs for the engagement of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton.
Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton pose in the Council Chamber in the State Apartment in St James's Palace on November 25, 2010 in London, England. (Mandatory Credit/Photo by Mario Testino/Clarence House Press Office via Getty Images) Photographs were taken as the official portrait photographs for the engagement of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton.
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What Will Kate Wear?

Top designer's imagine fantasy dresses for the  princess to be. What will Kate wear on her big day? Will she go classic or cutting edge? Check out sketches of Monique Luhuillier, Reem Acra, and the like at  people.com.

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The River’s Royal January

It’s 100.5 The River’s Royal January! All month long, The River welcomes “Diana, A Celebration” an exhibition at the Grand Rapids Art Museum now through February 16th! Win tickets...  and get registered to win a trip to London!

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