Local Articles and Spotlights

Overcoming Brain Fatigue

by Darren Schmidt Executives, salespeople, administrators and office workers may likely feel brain fatigue symptoms such as poor concentration, rubbing the temples or forehead, slow thinking, bad mood, apathy, lack of motivation and faulty memory. Conventional medical wisdom is likely to label this as depression, but it is not, and no drugs will help; only…

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Avoid the Sunburned, Mosquito-Ridden Summertime Blues

by Emily Herron Summertime is beginning in Michigan; school is out and vacations are imminent. Summer is a wonderful time here in the mitten, but it does come with some baggage; sunburn and bug bites, mainly. The sun is a great healing tool for the body and we do need it to live, but overexposure…

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Avoid Spring Wildlife Collisions

For many species of wildlife, this is baby season, and the time when vehicles accidentally injure and orphan millions of creatures. “We live in a community that loves nature and appreciates animals,” says Tanya Hilgendorf, Humane Society of Huron Valley CEO and president. “Whether we are talking about our companion animals or backyard wildlife, animals…

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Spend the Day at the Gardening Festival

The Ann Arbor Downtown Library will celebrate the 2019 Gardening and DIY Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 18, with a host of free activities and exhibits sure to appeal to a wide cross-section of residents. An artisan market features handmade clothing, jewelry, bath products, art, flowers and plants. Attendees may talk to…

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Climate Change and Spirituality

By Barbra White We are all part of an intrinsic co-arising web of life. One part affects the whole. Through observations from space, we know that what we do in one part of the ecosystem affects the entire system. Nature, through its communicating, yet differentiated systems, demonstrates oneness. Each environmental system and animal niche is…

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