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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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Shopping Fresh Michigan Fruits & Vegetables Via West Michigan Cooperative

You probably have friends who have belonged to a food co-op before.  The amount of food you get far exceeds the amount of money you pay for it!  Plus the best part is, is that it is locally grown, fresh and you can follow the source where your food came from

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Obese White Women Shy Away From Colon Cancer Screenings

Research conducted recently show that obese, white, women, are less  likely than normal-weight white women or blacks of any weight or gender to  seek potentially life-saving colon cancer screenings.  The reluctance on their part is particularly serious because obesity is associated  with a higher risk for colon cancer and an increased risk of death from the disease

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Muskegon & West Michigan Celebrate “Bike To Work” Week May 14 through 18

Muskegon County may have been ranked one of the unhealthiest in Michigan but Ride On Organizers are hoping to have 1,000 riders registered to ride their bike to work the week of May 14-18, 2012.
It's t

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Manscaping, It’s Not Just For Porn Stars Anymore!

Every women's talk show I have watched in the last couple weeks has covered this subject including The View and The Talk.

Manscaping!

It's a somewhat new term, but woman have been doing this for years, remember hearing about the Brazilian wax, the landing strip and vajazzling?  Women have been getting  plucked and waxed and decorated for years.  Recently, the trend has spread to men. 

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32 Year Old Sheila Wright Fighting Breast Cancer
32 Year Old Sheila Wright Fighting Breast Cancer
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Join Me, Kim Carson, For The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Saturday!

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk happens this Saturday morning at Rosa Parks Circle.  Registration begins at 8am and the walk starts at 9am.  I'll be hosting the walk with Emily Richett from Fox 17 News

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Grand Rapids Fulton Street Farmers’ Market Opens Saturday Morning

The new and improved Fulton Street Farmers Market will officially open at 7:45am for the ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, bright and early!

So whats different?  The market will now feature permanent, covered, open air spaces and a plaza with seating, bike parking, and an overflow area for vendors.  The goal still is to raise enough funds to make the market a year-round building.

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Netflix “Unlimited Employee Vacation Policy” Works. Here’s Why!

Netflix employees are some of the luckiest in the nation and here's the reason why.  Can you even imagine what unlimited vacation would mean to you?  To me, it would make me work harder because I wouldn't want to lose a job where your employer trusts that you will do the right thing and reward you for doing it.  It would be one of those jobs that you never want to lose.  But it would take someone who does the right thing when no one is watching, someone who is self motivated and can also self monitor.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Mark Zuckerberg Introduces Organ Donation On Facebook Timeline

Facebook is about connecting and sharing right?  You probably connect with your friends, family, your community and maybe even people you have never met before.  You share information about your  life, work, school, your interests. Now, today, on your timeline, if you are on Facebook you can share that you are an organ donor. Mark Zuckerberg once again is trying to change the way we do things.

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Facebook, Spectrum Health
Facebook, Spectrum Health
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Spectrum Health Plans NE GR Pavilion

Just read that Spectrum Health is planning a new development on the northeast side near the Beltline and 3 Mile.

The original plans for that land called for a shopping complex called "Orchard Hills," which would've been an upscale shopping area, but it never got past the proposal stage.  So now, Spectrum will build a medical pavilion and labs and recruit other businesses in the health field.

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flickr, Joby Perez
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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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Health Insurance Rebates On The Way, Your Check Is In The Mail!

It's not often that an insurance company gives you money back but this time it's true.  Apparently there was a bit of a snafu.  But thanks to a provision in the health care reform law, millions of people will be receiving rebates from their insurance companies this summer

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