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Friday, July 29, 2016
            Today, in our technology focused society, people’s desire to go outside and “catch some rays” has become distracted. Rather than enjoying the see-saws and slid...... Continue
Friday, June 3, 2016
  The dangers of cigarettes are many. Smoking is linked to an increased risk of several chronic diseases, including heart disease and some cancers. It can even lead to an earlier death. Smokers aren’t the only ...... Continue
Monday, May 23, 2016
Adopting good eating and fitness habits is good for your health. Cutting back on how much added sodium and sugar you eat, and consuming more fruits and vegetables is good for the brain and body. Combined with 2 hours and 3...... Continue
Monday, April 25, 2016
When you feel thirsty, what’s the first drink you reach for? It should be water! Water is more than just a way to rehydrate yourself, but a necessity of life. All living things need water to survive, and without...... Continue
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
We are very excited to present our first guest blog by the Grand Rapids Urban League Urban Fellows. Beginning today, the Urban Fellows will be guest blogging regularly and sharing their thoughts, wisdom, experiences, and conc...... Continue
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Do you remember who taught you to cook? Was it your mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa? Was it someone else? When I was a kid, I used to love helping my mom or dad cook. According to my mom, when I was really little I loved to hel...... Continue
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