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More Help For Your Diet

Have you seen the latest gadget to help us keep our diet in check? I haven't seen it as an infomercial yet, but it is only a matter of time.

A new diet device called the ‘Bite Counter’ is designed to help you record calorie consumption

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Deaths Plague Even Top Hospitals In The Country[video]

You usually check in to get well and feel better.  Hospitals, that's what I'm talking about!  But in hospitals, as in other walks of life, unplanned and unexpected things can and do happen.  Deaths plague even the best of hospitals, most likely occuring from, heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia

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People Passing Their Pets Off As “Service Dogs”[video]

I can tell you I personally know of someone who is and has been doing this.  he has a little laminated card that he carries.  he takes the dog to church, to restaurants, to the grocery store etc.  When asked about it he whips out the card and it doesn't go any further

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1 Week Left For Yummy Michigan Blueberries. Here’s A Recipe!

I am a HUGE supporter of buying local.  The fruits and veggies taste better, you pay less for them, you support your neighbors and local farmers and if you freeze them you have have fresh, tasty Michigan blueberries all winter long, kind of like I had during "BlizzardPalooza 2011"  Here's a simple tasty recipe for you to enjoy! Better hurry though this is most likely the last week for those sweet Michigan blueberries

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Using A Big Mac To Learn Economics

Earlier today, I was blogging about comfort food. Fat food that makes us feel better. Did you know we could use a Big Mac to make us smarter? Researchers have come up with a Big Mac scale to measure th

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Who Says Comfort Food Is Bad For You

The pleasures of comfort food may extend far beyond tickled taste buds. A new study shows eating fatty foods could help ward off the blues, even when people don't know they're consuming fat. Researchers injected fatty acids directly into the stomachs of half a dozen participants and then exposed them to sad music and images

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Back To School Supplies

Most moms know the supplies they needed when they went off to college won't work for their college-aged children today. Just under 45-percent of the mothers taking part in a new Sam's Club poll say a spiral notebook was the most essential thing on their supply list when they started their post-high school education, while 23-percent say a calculator was the must-have item for them

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Yummy Tastings All Over Grand Rapids To Celebrate Eating Local

Last week I was out at Potter's Orchard in Hudsonville.  Got a great deal on fresh Michigan Blueberries.  I bought 30 pounds and froze them all in one pound freezer bags.  Nothing like enjoying sweet, Michigan berries in December or January

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A Good I-Phone App To Watch Your Weight

Everyone talks about it, but how many really stick to it. Weight management. We know the drill when it comes to losing weight — take in fewer calories, burn more calories. But you also know that most diets and quick weight-loss plans ha

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How Cool! Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shows Up To Congress For The Vote Today

I love how she and her astronaut husband keep on living their lives!  Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shows up to congress today to cast her vote in the BIG BILL that will stop the country from defaulting on all of our loans

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What Drink Goes Best With Sunburn

It's another hot, great beach day. Although Esquire Magazine did not include any West Michigan beaches on it's list of most popular, we have plenty of great beaches around here. If you are heading to Grand Haven, Holland, Hoffmaster beach

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Grand Rapids Medical Mile Tests New Parkinson’s Drug

Living here in Grand Rapids we have already heard about some of the breakthrough technology that is happening on the Medical Mile (Michigan Avenue).  But again another breakthrough has put our medical community on the world wide map!    The Van Andel Insti

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