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It's About More Than Pens

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 04:55
In 2012, Bic launched a new product called Bic for Her: Pens. For women. "Designed to fit a woman's hand." Available in pink and purple. Read more...

KEEP CALM AND ELF ON

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 08:35
Operation Elves is underway! I've still got my rhyming game on from writing my first elf note. Lucky you: I'm sharing it too! #stillgotit Read more...
Fifty-three percent. That's the percentage of white American women with college degrees who did not vote for Donald Trump. Over half of us woke up Wednesday morning (or, if you're like me, watched it all unfold in the middle of the night via the blue glow of your phone) feeling shocked. Read more...

Experience Michigan's Past

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 10:15
Bestselling Michigan author Lynn Austin, an eight-time Christy Award winner, delves into the rich history of our state in her new novel, Waves of Mercy. Read more...
With one former West Michigan woman's rather unexpected move to Florida comes a new wisdom—the wisdom of realizing there are (at least) 10 things only West Michiganders understand. Read more...

Get Lost in Fall

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:00
Changing leaves, apple trees and ... Yes. A lot of browning corn stalks. That's fall in West Michigan! Farms and orchards offer opportunities to enjoy autumn weather with hayrides, apple cider, pumpkin patches and plenty of chances to test your navigation skills in the stalks—and maybe get stalked by a ghost, goblin or ghoul (or two). Read more...

Michigan's High-Five Water Sports

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:22
Recently, I was talking with someone about growing up so close to Lake Michigan's shoreline that I took the beach for granted. "Michigan is actually a really great place to live," I said. (My eavesdropping friend leaned over and added: "We do have some Great Lakes.") Read more...

Everything is Awesome - Not

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 00:00
I read an article a few weeks ago that said, "We compare 100 percent of our own life to the best 5 percent of everyone else's." It struck a cord, because I think we all forget about that other 95 percent too often. Read more...

Teach Me How To Fail

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 00:00
I walked across the stage at my high school graduation with a GPA over 4.0. Two years later, I'd sit in my professor's office with a B+ on an essay and tell her: "I don't think I'm doing very well in your class." The next year, I'd sit in a psychologist's office, and he'd talk me through ideas of perfection and success. Read more...
I'm not sure if it's my age or my stage in life, but lately it feels like I'm hearing of more and more couples I know heading to Splitsville. And while divorce is seldom good news, I know most of these people fought really, really hard to keep it together. They just couldn't, and in the end felt it was the best thing to do for everyone—including their kids. Read more...

 

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