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June 13, 2018 RSS feed / Features

What's in a Name?

Manistique

Manistique, lakes and city, were named for the Manistique River. Originally written as Monistique, the name is a French "translation" of an Ojibwa word (onamanitikong according to a 1918 article in Michigan History Magazine). More...

TRIVIA

In the Star Wars short comic “Into the Great Unknown,” Han Solo and Chewy crash into Earth, where Han is killed by Native Americans. 126 years later, his body is discovered by Indiana Jones, who is searching for Sasquatch. More...

Collect Wood But Remember to Get Firewood Permits

With Memorial Day come and gone, now is the time that many people like to head out and collect their supply of firewood for heating and summer campfires, but there are a couple things they must know.  More...

Women: Follow Three Heart Health Tips

Heart disease may be something most commonly associated with men, but it can be deadly for women as well. More...

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: What are suitable materials for making biodegradable plastic besides corn and sugarcane? Is pineapple or peanut suitable?  —Yu Hong Yap, Malaysia   More...

TRIVIA

The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a pe ny.  There are around 2,600 different species of frogs. They live on every continent except Antarctica.  Trivia provided by http://corsinet.com   More...

Safe Driving Tips

How to Find Driver Education Programs   Many teens choose to begin Driver’s Education during their summer break, when they don’t have to worry about school schedules or homework.  More...

Follow These Food Storage and Safety Tips

Buying in bulk can reduce trips to the supermarket and save money. When buying in bulk, you can cook perishable foods all at once or store foods for later use. More...

TRIVIA

Mexico City is the oldest capital city in the Americas.  La Paz, Bolivia, at 11,900 feet above sea-level, is the highest large city in the world.  It is forbidden for aircraft to fly over the Taj Mahal. More...

Kids Korner

What Is a Light-Year?   For most space objects we use light-years to describe their distance. A light-year is the distance light travels in one Earth year. One light-year is about six trillion miles (nine trillion km). More...

Simple Steps Can Increase House’s Curb Appeal

How attractive a home looks from the outside is often a good indication that a homeowner also takes pride in the interior. You can improve your home’s curb appeal with a few minor landscaping upgrades.  More...