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Meal Math

Okay, if you’re a math geek you will love this! If not, just know that eating one less meal away from home as a family can save you a lot of your hard earned cash. Don’t forget to share some of that cash with those less fortunate by participating in Meijer’s Simply Give program.

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Should Unpaid Internships Be Paid?

Internships for college students have been viewed as an excellent opportunity to receive practical work experience, provide the potential for a full-time job after graduation, the possibility of a part-time job while completing their education and to make connections and contacts for future benefits. A recent controversy and 2 court cases have focused on whether […]

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The State of Your Plate

If you could eat one food group that makes you thinner, reduces your risk for heart disease, stroke and some cancers, and makes you feel vital and energized, would you? Well, you can – but according to the CDC we just aren’t. The most recent CDC analysis of fruit and vegetable consumption shows that Americans […]

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America’s Greece

The default by the Greek government, the referendum to refuse the EU’s deal to restructure and the resulting financial chaos in Greece will have minor effects on the US economy. President Obama said that “Greece isn’t America’s problem.” But does the US have a similar problem that could effect the economy and send a signal […]

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Turkey: An Unexpected Thrill for Your Grill

When you think of turkey, you think comfort food, Thanksgiving, and cold fall days. Time to change the way your think! Grilling different varieties of turkey may seem like a new and different choice, but it enables you to enjoy turkey using bold and flavorful new recipes and dishes. And turkey is diet friendly.

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Obamacare Is Working–Or Is It?

The Supreme Court decision last week supported Obamacare subsidies for people who have enrolled through the federal exchange. The controversial decision relying on the intentions of Congress rather than the straight forward wording that subsidies were available for exchanges established by the states, Obamacare seems to be working. However, what data are available that provide […]

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Celebrate Your Independence – Al Fresca!

July is full of outdoor fun with family and friends including picnics and barbecues. These warm weather events also present opportunities for bacteria to thrive. Follow these tips to keep your family and friends safe from foodborne illness.

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President Obama Working Overtime

The Administration is expected to announce new rules within the next month about who qualifies for overtime pay. It affects workers who work more than 40 hours a week. Under the current rules, workers who are paid by the hour or earn a salary of less than $23,660 are generally eligible for overtime pay, while […]

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Go Blue!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….Michigan blueberry season! The little blue dynamos are delicious for snacking, adding to cereal, topping off salads, blending into smoothies, baking and for mixing into tasty sauces and salsas. These tasty gems are true superfoods, low in calories (only 80 in 1 cup), an excellent source of fiber, […]

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For or Against Prevailing Wages?

Michigan is a prevailing wage state. As such, all building contractors who are building projects funded with state dollars pay its workers a prevailing wage, defined as union scale wages and benefits. There is a controversy now as the state Senate has passed a bill to eliminate the prevailing wage requirement. Opponents to the prevailing […]

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