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Published August 21, 2019

METRO DETROIT — It’s the fastest growing sport in the world, but you don’t need to be a superstar athlete to play roller derby.

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Published August 14, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Is a part-time job a rite of passage for students, or a thing of the past?

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Published August 7, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Nivas Dammalapati, of Farmington Hills, said his 10-year-old daughter, Sasha, began working with a tutor nine months ago.

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Published July 31, 2019

METRO DETROIT — By the time we’ve grown into adults, we should probably have figured out how to properly nourish our bodies and eat right.

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Published July 24, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The Great Lakes are home to many fascinating creatures, but local environmentalists are warning against the invasion of a new beast: microplastic.

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Published July 16, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Smartphones, navigation systems, touch-screen music controls and more: It seems that teens learning to drive these days have more distractions than ever to filter out while they concentrate on the task at hand.

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Published July 9, 2019

If you’re an animal lover, you know all too well the pangs of wanting to adopt all of the sweet homeless cats and dogs left in shelters.

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Published July 2, 2019

METRO DETROIT — When Oakland County Parks and Recreation Manager of Operations Sue Wells was a teenager, a dark tan and sun-lightened hair were the true indicators of a successful summer break.

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Published June 25, 2019


METRO DETROIT — If Oakland County Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub wants to have a nice belly laugh, she thinks back to some of the reasons suffrage opponents gave for why women shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

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Published June 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — These days, to rock vivid hair color, you don’t have to be an Instagram baddie or a punk rocker. You just need the courage and a little time.

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Published June 12, 2019

METRO DETROIT — If you’re moving soon, don’t even think about asking Tina Iulianelli or Amy Anderson to help haul your stuff. Their cars’ trunks are filled to the brim with yoga mats, blocks and resistance bands.

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Published May 29, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Los Angeles-based celebrity fitness trainer Alex Fine will be competing in a 50-mile ultramarathon to raise money for HAVEN of Oakland County.

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Published May 21, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Henry Ford physical therapist Jim Tavrazich said it’s time to take a stand against too much sitting. “It is a problem,” said Tavrazich, the supervisor for Henry Ford Medical Center Rehabilitation Services in Southfield, and Henry Ford Medical Center Rehabilitation Services and Athletic Medicine in Novi.

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Published May 15, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Throughout her life, Warren resident Barbara Young was a saver. She was determined to have enough money to hire help and live out her days in her own home, and Young’s children estimate that she saved somewhere around $100,000. But when she passed away a few years ago, that savings was gone.

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Published May 1, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Guys in ties and girls in pearls. That’s the rule of thumb for office attire, right? Nope. Just like faxes have evolved into emails and legal pads into iPads, the way we dress for a day of work has changed with the times.

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Published April 24, 2019

METRO DETROIT — There aren’t many benefits we don’t reap from being outside in nature and enjoying the sights and sounds: stress relief, improved memory and energy, lower risks of cancer — you name it.

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Published April 17, 2019

METRO DETROIT — After the long, dreary days of winter, people may not be the only ones experiencing cabin fever — dogs have been cooped up too. Once the sunshine breaks through and the temperatures start to rise, people may be looking for any excuse to get out and about, taking their four-legged companions along.

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Published April 10, 2019

METRO DETROIT — On any given weekday, it’s not an uncommon sight to look out a window at the C & G Newspapers building and see a tall, slender woman in bright and cheery athletic gear stride by. Brooke England-Wagenknecht is a veteran graphic designer in C & G’s art department who spends her days juggling time in front of the computer with motherhood. Sometimes, she needs to literally and figuratively run away from it all.

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Published April 3, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Bird-watching, local experts say, is not just for the birds. It’s a great excuse to get everyone spending quality time together outside — away from the temptation of screens — and cultivating an interest in science and nature.

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Published March 27, 2019

METRO DETROIT — In just a few months, the summer will stretch out before local youth — weeks of sleeping in, fun, sunshine ... and boredom. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Younger volunteers can make a big difference over the summer instead by helping organizations that feed the hungry and support local children or animals.

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