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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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Holland Is Helping To Keep Teenage Drivers Safe w/Distracted Driving Course

It kind of makes sense.  Automobile accidents are the #1 killer of teenagers over the age of 16.  You always hear people saying, "What can we do about it?"  Kids will be kids.  Well, some of the kids at Johnson Controls in Holland got a hands on lesson on how to react to a variety distracting situations. I thin

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McDonald’s Offers More Nutritional Meal Choices For You And the kids

By making an effort to provide more choices for you and your family McDonalds hopes that some of  the menu changes will help customers make more nutrition-minded choices.  One of those changez include smaller fries in some of the meals aimed at children, along with lower sodium and low fat dairy products

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49% Increase In Drug Related Suicide Attempts For Middle Aged Women, Why?

According to a new report just released from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, there is a 49 percent increase in emergency department visits for drug-related suicide attempts for women aged 50 and older.  And women aged 40-69 are more at risk of killing themselves than other women.  So what do you think is going on here?

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Want To Compete On Biggest Loser?

Of all the reality shows on television, one that gets a lot of attention here at the radio station is Biggest Loser. Isn't it amazing....some people lose well over 100 pounds during the course of the show

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