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The Colorful Power of One

Every day this month Cathy Cieglo is wearing the color teal. Teal-colored shirts, sweaters, pants, and skirts. She scoured thrift shops to add the color to her wardrobe, and even painted her toenails teal. Her colorful way isn’t just a fashion statement, but a heartfelt cause.

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Save the Date! 5th Annual Lucy Ann Lance Hometown Christmas Radio Show

The 5th Annual Lucy Ann Lance Hometown Christmas Radio Show will broadcast live from the Ann Arbor City Club on Saturday December 14, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join us for an old-fashioned radio variety show featuring music, stories, local celebrities, holiday cheer, refreshments and much more!  It’s free and open to the […]

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Will We Ever Get A Budget?

President Obama released his budget for next year about a month ago. There was increased spending and taxes, no mention of cutting the deficit and a move to end the sequester legislation passed in 2011. Congress passed and the President signed the Budget Control Bill in 2011, designed to shave about $2 trillion from the federal budget deficit over 10 years. Across the board cuts to defense and domestic spending were triggered in 2013 due to the sequester. This law is in place for 10 years and requires staying within caps on discretionary, including military spending. The Republican House and Senate have released their ideas for a budget. What are the Republican ideas for a budget? Is there a chance that it could pass? Are they moving in the right direction? What is the “Right Thing to do?” Let’s look at some

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The Real Impact of Obamacare

The Supreme Court last week heard another important case concerning Obamacare. Four plaintiffs have sued regarding the legitimacy of subsidies being provided to individuals in states that have not established their own health care exchanges. The case revolves around 4 words “established by the states”. While the judges debate the intentions of Congress the literal meaning of the 4 words, the implications if the subsidies are deemed illegal and even the legal standing of the 4 plaintiffs, what has been the impact of the Affordable Care Act for individuals in this tax year? Should the practical implications of the act be addressed while the judges debate? What is the “Right Thing to do?”

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Smoothie Revolution

Smoothies are as popular as ever! Convenient and portable, healthy smoothies are perfect for breakfast on-the-run, an afternoon snack or dessert. Build a better smoothie by adding in antioxidant and fiber rich fruit, vitamin rich vegetables, minerals from nuts and seeds, and protein rich diary or dairy alternative. A dash or two of your favorite spice to up antioxidants and boost flavor without adding calories. Use these guidelines to build your smoothie:

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Eat Green! Three Healthy Eating Plans to Manage Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association does not endorse or recommend one particular diet, instead they recommend a healthy eating plan combined with physical activity to manage diabetes. So, what is a healthy eating plan?

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