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Responsibility

So — You’re Still Smoking?

by Tom Ersin

I THOUGHT you looked older than your age. “Don’t forget, you’re smoking for two now.” This is the old wry twist on the exhortation of pregnant women to remember they’re eating for two. “Eating for two” is a reminder to… Continue Reading →

How to Fight Seasonal Blues and Stay Active Throughout the Winter

by Jessica Malen

The colder, darker months of the year can be a trying time since access to the outdoors and sunlight can become limited. But that doesn’t mean winter has to be dreary. Read on to check out our guide to help… Continue Reading →

The Farm-to-Table Lifestyle Is Thriving at The Root Restaurant & Bar

by Jessica Malen

“We like to say around here that ‘delicious is the only rule,’” said Nick Rodgers, executive chef at The Root Restaurant & Bar. “As long as it’s delicious, it’s allowed.” It was 12:30 p.m. and he was seated at the… Continue Reading →

Fresh Cut Detroit Is Encouraging Detroit to Bloom

by Jessica Malen

 “We can offer a different type of romance, a unique product based on solely local flowers.” – Sarah Pappas, owner of Fresh Cut Detroit. In the heart of Detroit, a not-so-secret garden sprouts sustainably grown seasonal flora to provide the… Continue Reading →

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Is Helping Detroit Grow

by Jessica Malen

When you think of a city – an urban jungle filled with concrete, traffic and all walks of life – chances are farming isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Yet the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is positioning itself… Continue Reading →

Healthy Traditions Network: Connecting Local Farms to the Community

by Jessica Malen

If you’re searching to learn more about the farm-to-table lifestyle (learning where your food is coming from), the Healthy Traditions Network might be the right resource for you. The Healthy Traditions Network is a nonprofit organization that connects individuals and… Continue Reading →

Green Garage Detroit: Pioneering a Sustainable Future for Business

by Jessica Malen

At 4444 Second Avenue, nestled amongst the hustle and bustle of Cass Corridor, is Green Garage Detroit. Erected in 1920, the building itself has a colorful history as a former home to Model T’s and shoe repairs alike. Today, the… Continue Reading →

The Absence of Critical Thinking Is Harmful to Children and Other Living Things

by Tom Ersin

Can we all get along? (— Rodney King) It’s a dog-eat-dog world. No, it’s worse than that: It’s dog-doesn’t-return-other-dog’s-phone-calls. (— Cliff Stern aka Woody Allen) This paraphrase from the 1989 movie Crimes and Misdemeanors originally referred to the world of… Continue Reading →

June Is National Safety Month

by Jessica Malen

Injuries are a major cause of disability for people of all ages — and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries. During… Continue Reading →

Detoxify Your Workplace With an Indoor Garden

by Jessica Malen

Did you know the quality of oxygen you breathe can determine how productive, clearheaded and mentally aware you are?

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