Earth Day green tips: Reduce packaging trash, food waste in zip plastic bags

 Go Green used to be a slogan exclusive to Michigan Spartan fans. But go green is also an Earth Day "fight song" that urges folks to make environmentally-friendly lifestyle choices. Here are green tips for Earth Day, April 22, to reduce packaging waste and food waste by choosing more eco-friendly zippered recycled plastic bags. Earth Day green tips: Reduce packaging trash, food waste in zip plastic bags | Examiner.com

Best diet valentine candy, low-calorie Valentine's Day chocolates for cravings

So you're trying to lose weight--maybe you've succeeded in dropping pounds. And then those dumb holidays, like Valentine's Day, with all that candy! It's so hard to resist when those sweets cravings hit. You can diet and still indulge if you do it mindfully. Here are best diet valentine candy and low calorie candies. Oh, and by candy I mean chocolate. None of the sissy Twizzlers or hard candy. We're talking hardcore chocolate cravings here!   Best diet valentine candy, low-calorie Valentine's Day chocolates for cravings | Examiner.com

Black History Month: Detroit's Rosa Parks bus to New Orleans Congo Square Kwanzaa

 I had a profound experience last Christmas. An experience that took me outside my life and transported me to a time I never lived and a place I've never been. The memory of it lingers like a song I never heard yet seems vaguely familiar. Especially on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and always during Black History Month.  MLK Jr Day: Detroit's Rosa Parks bus to Treme Congo Square Kwanzaa | Examiner.com

Valentines Day hurts relationships, love day is unromantic commercial farce | Examiner.com

Well another bout of VD will soon be upon us. No, not venereal disease (youngsters, VD is oldster for STD). I meant Valentine's Day. But come to think of it, Valentine's Day is kind like a virus. It infects people with unhealthy ideas about what love is and isn't. The "love day" isn't anything about love. It's a commercial farce. And that's very unromantic.  Valentines Day hurts relationships, love day is unromantic commercial farce | Examiner.com

Catholic fasting isn't just giving up for Lent: Lenten fast, sacrifice FAQs

In the Catholic church, Ash Wednesday kicks off the penitential season of Lent. In 2016, it's Feb. 10. During Lent, Orthodox and Catholic Christians fast, pray and give alms to the needy, to prepare for Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday. Whether you're Catholic or not, there's a lot to be learned from these disciplines, especially for children. Here are tips to teach children about a Lenten fast and sacrifice. Use these FAQs to teach kids to fast and to help non-Catholic children understand what their Catholic classmates are doing and why.   Catholic fasting isn't just giving up for Lent: Lenten fast, sacrifice FAQs | Examiner.com

Christmas memories: Sitting in Rosa Parks bus seat and singing with the sisters in a New Orleans Congo Square Kwanzaa | Examiner.com

I had a profound experience last Christmas. An experience that took me outside my life and transported me to a time I never lived and a place I've never been. The memory of it lingers like a song I never heard yet seems vaguely familiar. Especially on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and always during Black History Month. So what's the big deal? I sat in Rosa Parks' bus seat. The one, on December 1, 1955, she refused to vacate when a white man wanted it. An act sparked the Montgomery bus boycott and propelled Woolworth Lunch Counter protests, freedom riders and other Civil Rights demonstrations. All because of one brave little rebel lady.  MLK Jr Day: Detroit's Rosa Parks bus to Treme Congo Square Kwanzaa | Examiner.com

Burned 8 y/o Safyre Terry, sole survivor of arson fire, wants Christmas cards: Please send!

Do you send Christmas cards? Here's a name to add to your list--Safyre Terry and she is a true gem. When you read her story, you'll smile through your tears. Because this little lady has true grit in the face of staggering adversity and all Safyre asks for is Christmas cards. KSDK reported on Dec. 9, that Safyre was badly burned at 5 years old and is the sole survivor of a 2013 arson fire that killed her entire family. As you might imagine, life has not been easy for the fire orphan. Her auntie and uncle care for her, but what with scarring, surgeries, skin grafts, stares, disability, post-traumatic stress disorder, loneliness, emotional scarring from arson, fear, perhaps survivor guilt, life isn't easy. The holiday season is particularly difficult for anyone struggling with grief, loss, pain and suffering.  Burned 8 y/o Safyre, sole survivor of arson fire, wants Christmas cards | Examiner.com

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