Non-Profit Spotlight: Win Big for Kids: Kiwanis Club of Saline’s Dr. Terry Timm, President, Mike Raham, Treasurer, and Mary Hettinger, President-Elect – This is an event with a twist, where you won’t want your number pulled until the very end.
I think there is an assumption that when you shop online that you are getting the best prices. The rapid growth of online sales is based not only the ability to comparison shop, but an expectation that the prices are low because the company can avoid the costs of a brick and mortar store. We have heard a lot about the problems of Best Buy—that people go to their stores, find the product they want and then buy online from Amazon because prices are lower. However, the Wall Street Journal recently did a study of online prices and found that the prices for a specific product from a company could vary. In other words, some people get better prices online than others. Is this the “Right Thing to do?”
This week The American Heart Association wants to help you jump start your healthy eating habits on “National Start Eating Healthy Day” Wednesday, November 7. Over 90% of us fail to consistently eat a heart-healthy diet and these poor eating habits lead to an increased number of risk factors for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.
For the first time in 25 years the Chicago public teachers are on strike. This is particularly interesting because Chicago’s Democratic mayor is Rahm Emanuel, former aide to President Obama. Mr. Emanuel has positioned himself as a reformer tying to make teacher evaluation more reliant on student performance, get costs under control and to avoid the necessity to rehire laid-off teachers when new openings occur. What is the “Right Thing to do” when dealing with teacher contracts and strikes?
Military Appreciation Day, University of Michigan v. Air Force – September 8, 2012: Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry and Command Sgt. Major David Marshall with Lucy Ann Lance, Doug Karsch, & Dean Erskine at the Michigan Football Tailgate Show heard on WWJ 950.
One of the major bi-partisan achievements of the Clinton administration was welfare reform. In 1996 Congress passed and President Clinton signed the “Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act”. The law required that at least half of adult recipients work or prepare for work through approved education or training. Advocates of the law consider this the most successful policy to help low income Americans in the past 60 years.
To date online sales have been “tax free” unless you are located in the state that the company is located. Of course, it is really not tax free as you are required to pay the sales tax when you file your state income tax return—of course you keep track like I do and pay the tax then. It has always been the thought that keeping online sales tax free would promote the growth of online and provide start-ups to have a pricing advantage. Why the change and what is the “Right Thing to do?”
A new diet study recently published in JAMA challenges the diet premise that calorie intake vs. calories burned is the bottom line when it comes to maintaining weight loss. Dr. David Ludwig and Dr. Cara Ebbeling of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children’s Hospital studied the impact of three different diets on energy expenditure following weight loss and found that diet composition was more important than total calories. The diets studied were…
We all know that blueberries taste wonderful and are packed with health promoting nutrients, which make this locally grown berry a “little blue dynamo”. Research has demonstrated that regular consumption of blueberries helps to prevent heart disease, cancer and brain health.