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James Trosh
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No Body Contact Advisory Issued For Dunton Park Beach On Lake Macatawa

As summer arrives and the days get hotter, the beach becomes a popular place to spend a sunny afternoon.  Unfortunately, we currently have one less beach to visit in West Michigan.  On Monday, the Ottawa County Health Department issued a No Body Contact Advisory for Dunton Park Beach on Lake Macatawa. 

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vivek mr/flickr.com
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By 2050, Robots Could Be The Future Of Prostitution

I was watching a show online yesterday and the host said to a panel of women, "If your boyfriend or husband cheated on you with a robot prostitute would that be considered cheating to you?"  Not surprisingly, the women on the panel, thought it was not only cheating but pretty gross.  By the way, these prostitutes will be available in the male and female form.

Brace yourself, because all the nerds and geeks in the world will be rejoicing in the next couple decades.  Researchers predict that by 2050 that robot women will take the place of real live prostitutes.

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Bell and Jeff, Flickr
Bell and Jeff, Flickr
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Should Supersized Drinks Be Banned? — Survey of the Day

Last week, New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced a proposal which would ban certain sugary drinks over 16 ounces in the city.

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kevin dooley/flickr.com
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13 Causes Of Depression – Some Might Surprise You

When I was clicking through the list I would have to say probably most of us, living in an urban setting in the year 2012, would be facing most of those things.  I'm sure when you click through the list there may be a few that will make you say to yourself, yup, yup, yup.  Okay, now I get it!  It's depression.

We've all probably heard about the sunshine correlation and how the lack of it contributes to depression, but there are a few more things that have surfaced that might actually surprise you.

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spintar/flickr.com
spintar/flickr.com
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West Michigan Farmers Markets Open

The Fulton Street Farmers Market is officially open!  A couple weeks ago  the Holland Farmers Market is opened and I found a list of various Farmer's Markets in our area that you can visit both during the week and on weekends too.

I'm trying to eat more and more local, and it's easy with all of the farmers' markets right here in West Michigan.

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simondoggett/flickr.com
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Shhh, Secret Restuarant Menu Items Grand Rapids, Just Ask!

They're not on any menu, heck, you might even get an employee who has no idea what you're talking about.  But they DO exist, in most restaurants.

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booleansplit, Flickr
booleansplit, Flickr
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Sunscreen! It’s That Time of Year – Sunscreen.


Summer is just around the corner.  Ahhh, Summer!  We'll be outside more, at the beach, on the golf course, tennis court, camping, bike riding, boating.....so many things to do in West Michigan.

One other thing to do?  Put on the Sunscreen, and, lots of it.  You, your kids, all need protection. 

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scott.tanis/flickr.com
scott.tanis/flickr.com
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Biggest Bicycle Rally In Greater Grand Rapids On Friday

Lots of people in the area have been bicycling to work for the last week here in and around Grand Rapids!  I posted about it on The River's website a few weeks ago!  You may have seen a few bikes propped up against an office wall or parked and chained in the front of your office building

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roberttwain68@yahoo.com/flickr.com
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8 Signs Of An Extraordinary Boss, Does Your Boss Possess Any Of Them?

Thanks so much to Ann, one of my Facebook friends, for sending me this article.  She said she saw me on WZZM 13 talking about this one story in the news. A few weeks back an employee donated a kidney to her boss who then proceeded to fire her.  By the amount of email and Facebook posts I received, most people did understand the point I was trying to make.  The point being, it's best to not do something expecting something in return.  What was "owed" or "expected" from this so-called "donation" should have been discussed beforehand. 

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flickr, emilyvalenza
flickr, emilyvalenza
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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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stevendepolo/flickr.com
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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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will bryan design/flickr.com
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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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