Category: Michigan

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Which State has the Most Fresh Water?

My first guess regarding which state has the most fresh water is, naturally, my home state of Michigan. Pure Michigan, the State’s official website, shares that our beautiful Peninsula is surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes and that we are the stewards of the Nation’s longest freshwater coastline of 3,288 linear miles. The…
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June 13, 2024 0
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Why Growing Old in Michigan Is Great

As I get closer to retirement than I am to my first job, I am starting to think about where I would ultimately like to land, so to speak. It seems as though a good number of people who are lucky enough like to retire in Florida or Arizona, especially folks who live in my…
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March 16, 2024 0

What Grit Stands For

Our great state of Michigan has undoubtedly been through the wringer, at least in my lifetime. We have fought through the tough times, scratched, clawed, and rebuilt. We are the Comeback City of the USA. People have watched to see what we are doing all across the globe, especially lately with our dear Detroit Lions…
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March 9, 2024 0

How Important Are Community Centers?

If a community center’s main purpose is to provide opportunities for active living and recreation in a safe, inclusive environment, then by creating a positive atmosphere, these facilities essentially become a personal health and wellness service. Thereby reducing reliance on healthcare and other costly social services just by existing. Thus, supporting these centers proves to…
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December 1, 2022 0

Is Cooking Creative Expression?

Why yes, of course, it is! Ask any culinary professional, Chef, or parent charged with satisfying many people with various tastes. They would say it certainly takes creativity. Even the home cook, working with what is on hand to create a pleasing meal for family or friends also takes some imagination. Yet, the results of…
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August 4, 2022 0

Careers That Don’t Require College

Sometimes after a student graduates high school after what seems to be “forever” since kindergarten, they really do not feel like going to school anymore. This can be for a variety of reasons. Maybe they did not do as well as they had hoped, and their grades were not good enough to get into college.…
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June 2, 2022 0

How Companies Can Attract the Best Talent

The best person for the job is somewhere out there, but how do you find and attract that individual to join your company? Finding the best talent for the job is essential because a company is only as good as its employees. New hires, young employees, and recent grads, in particular, can bring not only…
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June 1, 2022 0

What Are the New Changes to the SAT?

The SAT, a college admissions exam long associated with paper and pencil, will soon go all-digital. Starting in 2023 for international students and in 2024 in the U.S., the new digital SAT will shrink from three hours to two, include shorter reading passages and allow students to use a calculator on the math section. According…
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February 22, 2022 0

Troubadours Cultural Influence

A composer and a performer of Occitan lyric poetry during the Middle Ages from about 1100 to 1350 was called a troubadour. The word troubadour is of masculine roots so a female troubadour would have been called a trobairitz. Troubadours, those who composed elegant love songs (as opposed to people who just sang others’ songs),…
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July 29, 2021 0
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Importance of good soil drainage

Good soil drainage for Michigan Homes Good soil drainage is an extremely critical part of building and construction design. When constructing buildings, roads, bridges, or other structures, it may sometimes seem like water systems should be an afterthought or not that important.  However and to the contrary, it is crucial to design and decide a…
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