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March is National Sleep Awareness Month

Lauren Ward

March is National Sleep Awareness Month

March has been designated National Sleep Awareness Month. One part of sleep awareness is knowing how our sleep may be affected by changes in the environment. Most of the United States returns to Daylight Saving Time beginning at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 12. As we spring forward and advance our clocks one hour, it is important to consider how this small change can affect our sleep. Moving our clocks, watches, and cell phones in either direction changes the principal time cue—light—for setting and resetting our 24-hour natural cycle, or circadian rhythm. This makes our internal clock out of sync with...

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Humble Design: Helping The Homeless

Lauren Ward

Humble Design: Helping The Homeless

Help End Homelessness in Detroit   It's a simple idea that can change a family's future. "Humble Design formed in the summer of 2009 to assist families coming out of homeless and abuse shelters with the process of rebuilding their home lives. The mission: to turn four bare walls into a clean, dignified and welcoming home by repurposing gently used household goods. The vision of two Birmingham women, Ana Smith and Treger Strasberg, Humble Design was born out of their belief that decent families emerging from homelessness deserve to come home each day to a clean, friendly, and dignified home. All family members...

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Galentine's Day

Lauren Ward

Galentine's Day

1. For those of you who aren’t aware of this truly awesome day, Galentine’s Day was coined by superwoman Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. 2. It’s traditionally celebrated the day before V day, and it’s much more fun.       3. It’s the perfect chance to get your best gals together: your friends, your mum, your coworkers, that lady who works in your favourite coffee shop with the amazing hair, get all those women together and CELEBRATE. 4. Cherish your fond memories, make plans for the future and talk about how much you ADORE each other (preferably in...

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Valentine's Date Ideas

Lauren Ward

Valentine's Date Ideas

If the idea of buying a box of chocolates and one-dozen roses sounds so cliché to you, here are 10 Valentine’s Day dating ideas to enjoy with your date, that won’t break the bank. 10 Out-of-the-Box Fun and Creative Valentine’s Day Date Ideas 1. Take a Dance Class. Dancing to tango music can be very romantic. Dress up for the occasion and find a class near you. If tango isn’t your style, try salsa or hip-hop as an alternative. It will get your body moving and can get you in the mood for a romantic and memorable evening. Even if...

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Eat Your Heart Out

Lauren Ward

Eat Your Heart Out

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a breakfast of heart-shaped pancakes, bacon, and eggs served in bed, or a slice of pizza with love baked into each slice. Here are 10 delicious ways to show you care: 1. Don't Go Bacon My HeartStart your Valentine's Day off the right way with your sweetie's other true love: bacon. Fold strips into hearts on a baking sheet (inset with a rack if you have one) and bake at 400 degrees F until crisp. 2. The Heart of the BatterThese heart-shaped hotcakes take breakfast in bed to a new level. Think of a...

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