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July 18, 2018 RSS feed / Features

TRIVIA

Godwin’s Law is an internet culture rile from the ‘90s that states the longer an online conversation continues, the more likely it is that someone or something will be compared to Hitler.  Trivia courtesy of didyouknowblog.com   More...

TRIVIA

An electric eel can produce a shock of up to 650 volts. ________  An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.  Trivia provided by http://corsinet.com   More...

Improve Your Healthy Routines in Three Ways

When you feel strong, nothing can hold you back. More...

Did You Know?

Skin Cancer   Melanoma is the least common of skin cancers. It’s also the most dangerous. More...

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: My vet tells me my 18-year-old cat is nearing the end of her life and I’m wondering what my options are for a green-friendly burial? —Sandy Monroe,New York, NY More...

Stay Cool While Keeping Utility Bills Down

The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) recently offered tips for senior citizens to stay cool this summer while keeping their energy bills in check.  More...

Help Kids Feel Comfortable at Dentist Office

Routine dental examinations and cleanings are an important component of oral healthcare for both children and adults. More...

Safe Driving Tips

Teaching Tip for Parents

Teach your teen vehicle basics before actual driving begins.  Begin by walking around the exterior of the vehicle and checking for leaks and hazards like broken glass. Once inside the vehicle, teach correct mirror settings. More...

Did You Know?

Street artist Eduardo Kobra and his crew use spray paint to create massive kaleidoscopelike murals of popular icons in cities all over the world. More...

Decide Which Grill is Right Fit

Fresh rain, mowed grass and fragrant flowers are signs that spring is here, but nothing compares to the aroma of juicy steaks, burgers and hot dogs on the grill. More...

Get Organized, Set Priorities, Be More Efficient!

No matter what your work or family circumstances are, your days are likely a juggling act.  You need to adopt personal strategies for making sure everything gets done, whether that’s running a business or keeping the household organized. More...

Watering Tips Can Help Drought-Stressed Trees

Hot, dry conditions across much of the state are leaving many trees drought-stressed and in need of water, a situation the DNR says can lead to challenges for trees now and in the future.  More...

Keep Pets Safe During Storm Season

While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family—including your pets—safe.  Here are six ideas to keep in mind for your pet as you map out your More...

Learn Five Benefits of Getting Outside

Summer is here, and families will spend more time outside dining, playing, relaxing and gardening as the weather improves. More...

Safe Driving Tips

Teaching Tip for Parents

At the start of each driving session with your teen, leave your problems behind and make an effort to stay focused.  Don’t bring up touchy subjects such as grades, boyfriends/girlfriends or anything else that might distract either of you f More...

What’s in a NAME?

McMillan’s Streets

Just as the streets of Newberry were named for John Newberry's family, the streets of McMillan were named for James McMillan's family. More...

Health Problems Can Affect Premature Babies

The period of time before a child is born is an exciting one for expecting parents. As mothers’ due dates draw nearer, that anticipation only grows. But some babies arrive early, quickly turning parents’ excitement into anxiety.  More...

Reel Fishing Tips

Courtesy of the Michigan DNR

Fishing with Crankbaits  Many anglers love to fish with crankbaits (also known as plugs), a type of hardbodied fishing lure. Below are some criteria to think about when selecting a crankbait. Body Shape  More...

Credit Counseling Agency Shares Surprising Credit Score Facts

Most people know their credit score is an important factor in securing a mortgage, auto loan or even an apartment. More...

Learn to Handle Cramped Quarters

Apartment living has its advantages. Without a mortgage to pay, many apartment dwellers feel more free than homeowners who still have decades of payments left before they can pay off their homes. More...