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What Teachers Make: A Pro Teacher Moment By Taylor Mali [video]

This video already went viral and with the school year soon coming to a close I thought it might be appropriate to share this with you today.

Think back to your childhood. You may have been lucky enough to have a couple teachers who really meant something to you.  I was fortunate to have a handful.  Long after I left elementary, middle and high school I stayed in touch with many of my teachers.  I would go back and visit them in Detroit or speak for a career day.  I considered them my friends long after my school years.

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Head Lice Boutique To Open In Grand Rapids

You read that correctly. A "head lice boutique" is set to open here in Grand Rapids on Saturday, May 19th. I don't know if any of you were unlucky enough to get lice when you were a kid, but I did. It was possibly one of the most horrific experiences of my life. And even writing this, I suddenly can't stop itching my head. But now, there's a boutique you can go to in order to get rid of the itchy little pests.

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West Michigan’s John Ball Zoo & Binder Park Zoo Are Now Officially OPEN

This is the closest many of us will ever get to seeing animals in a somewhat natural habitat.  At least they are protected and won't be hunted down like so many animals in the wild. Rhino's in South Africa were the animals most recently in the news.

So if you want to see animals that are protected, loved, and nurtured we have two zoos in our area that are now officially open.  The John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids and the Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek.

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How Much Do You Owe Mom?

Naturally, now that Mother's Day is over, we found a pretty hilarious website that allows you to calculate how much you owe mom for giving birth to you.

This site was created by the "American Coalition for Labor Reparations" (get it, labor?).

It provides an online tool to calculate how much you owe mom

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Adopt Fredrico NOW from www.CrashsLanding.org
Adopt Fredrico NOW from www.CrashsLanding.org
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Crash’s Landing Kitty “Fredrico” Needs Someone To Adopt & Love Him

Kim Carson Here!  I've been working with Crash's Landing for 9   years now.  Crash’s Landing, is a non profit no kill animal shelter. Their mission statement is, “Saving Our Little Corner Of The World, One Cat At A Time

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Adopt "The Biscuit" NOW from www.CrashsLanding.org
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Adopt “The Biscuit” Now From Crash’s Landing, A Grand Rapids Animal Shelter

Kim Carson Here!  I've been working with Crash's Landing for 9   years now.  Crash’s Landing, is a non profit no kill animal shelter. Their mission statement is, “Saving Our Little Corner Of The World, One Cat At A Time

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Zeeland Store Owner Pressured To Remove “Spice” From Store Shelves

When I first read this story I was thinking thinking, why would a store owner be forced to remove a spice from his shelves?  I guess I'm too out of touch, and since I don't have any children, I wouldn't know about these things.

Apparently "Spice" is a fake marijuana.  Wikipedia gives a definition of "Spice" as being synthetic marijuana that does not cause one to test positive for marijuana.  Makes me wonder if chemicals are involved in this?  Marijuana is a plant but how does "Spice" become fake marijuana? 

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Video You’ll Hear People Talking About Today

There's a video floating around featuring a family - three kids and dad - singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" on their way to school.

From their YouTube channel,

It has become a morning habit to sing Bohemian Rhapsody on the way to school in the morning. Depending on traffic, we can usually start the song as we pull out of the driveway, and pull into the school just as the song ends.

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Adopt "Sassi" NOW from www.CrashsLanding.org
Adopt "Sassi" NOW from www.CrashsLanding.org
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Adopt “Sassi” NOW From Crash’s Landing Grand Rapids Animal Shelter

Kim Carson Here!  I've been working with Crash's Landing for 9   years now.  Crash’s Landing, is a non profit no kill animal shelter. Their mission statement is, “Saving Our Little Corner Of The World, One Cat At A Time.”

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A New Way Teens Are Getting Drunk

Have you seen the news stories about teens using HAND SANITIZER to get drunk? Scary stuff if you're a parent of a teen or tween.  The story was featured on CBSNEWS and I ran across this info on BuzzFeed.com.

After the jump, check out a few things you might want to know about hand sanitizer.

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Join Me, Kim Carson, For The Autism Support Of Kent County Walkathon, Sunday, Kuiper College

Sunday, April 29th, I will be hosting the Autism Support of Kent County Walkathon at Kuiper College noon-3pm!  It's a fun time and there are always some pretty amazing auction items that you can bid on.  In the past they have included getaways to Chicago, the John Ball Zoo, spa visits, massages, gift cards to local restaurants and salons, Whitecaps tickets, Tigers tickets, plus lots of office and business items, too. 

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Adopt Yahtzee NOW from www.CrashsLanding.org
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Crash’s Landing Kitty Yahtzee Needs A Loving Home & Kitty Kisses

Kim Carson Here!  I've been working with Crash's Landing for 9 years now.  Crash’s Landing, is a non profit no kill animal shelter.   Their mission statement is, “Saving Our Little Corner Of The World, One Cat At  A Time

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