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Juice Ball Is Here! And It’s All For Grand Rapids Kids

Chef Tommy Fitzgerald put this together a few years back to help the kids of Grand Rapids.  If your children get three square meals a day and a few snacks thrown in then maybe it might be more difficult for you to understand

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Shocking or No? Spankings Are Still the Norm for Half of Americans

Back in the ’60s, corporal punishment was common practice for a shocking 94 percent of parents in the US. While a lot of us may find this number unsettling, just as many don’t. In fact, half of all parents today admitted to punishing children by “spanking on the bottom with a bare hand” to a telephone poll conducted by the National Institutes for Mental Health.

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Santa’s Official Live Reindeer Cam

Are your kids getting excited for Christmas?  Santa has a live Reindeer-Cam where your kids can see what Comet, Dasher, Rudolph and the rest of Santa’s reindeer team are up to.

We're not sure which of the reindeer are in this camera angle, but Rudolph appears to be elusive in all of our viewing so far

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Toys For Tots, Many Who Have Donated Are Now In Need

It's happening all over the country and sadly Grand Rapids is no exception.  In many years past, there were so many who donated toys for "Toys For Tots" and now those same people are on the other side.

Catherine Behrendt from WZZM 13 and Take Five & C

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8 Keys To Being Productive Makes For A Better Work Life

Do you sometimes look at your co-workers and think where do they find the time to talk, have a cup of coffee, visit, have lunch etc.  Well, maybe they might just manage their time a bit better than you do

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Americans Adapting To A New Idea Of Prosperity! Is Grand Rapids Adapting Too?

With unemployment on the rise, many Americans still,  are finding reasons to be thankful.  Many times you just never know what you're made of until you find yourself in a changed position.  New places, new people, new things also can offer new opportunities if you are on the look out and expecting them

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Can You Really Shop Away Thanksgiving Dinner Calories?

Probably not.  Shopping and carrying all those Christmas presents around burns up close to 190 calories.  That's a far cry from the 4,500 most eat in a typical Thanksgiving Day dinner.  However, one of the things I learned from my nutritionist when I went through the Victory Instutute for Weight Management classes, was this

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10 Year Old Girl Hangs Herself After “Alleged” Bullying At School

I get this!  I understand it.  I had the chance to talk to a lot of teens when I did some radio in Detroit.  The stuff that was going on back then was unthinkable.  The ability to do more damage now with the massive impact of the internet; well, I can't imagine

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Baby Sleeping With “Knife” Campaign Is Raising Some Eyebrows!

Maybe it's just that the shock factor here in the United States needs to be THAT high to get a viewers attention.

There is a new campaign about how dangerous it is for you to sleep in the same bed as your baby

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Grand Rapids ArtVan Santa Parade [video]

This past Saturday Andy Rent and I rode along the Grand Rapids Santa parade route on a brisk, cold Saturday morning in our 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible (imported from Detroit) from our friends at Harold Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Grandville and Rev Business Systems!!  I dressed appropriately because there was no way I was going to get sick after this

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Crash’s Landing Kitty “Miso” Needs a Loving Home And Lots of Love

Kim Carson Here!  I've been working with Crash's Landing for 8 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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Congrat’s West Michigan! Signature Chef Auction For The March Of Dimes

You like to eat right?  But what if you could eat out and not worry about anything, well, maybe the calories. 
Some of the best chef's in West Michigan got together for a great cause Monday night, and it was for the March Of Dimes

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