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Researchers say some of us actually have a coffee gene!!
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Got The ‘Coffee Gene?’

I'm all in!  Researchers say there may actually be a gene that causes many of us to crave caffeine!

Of course, I could stop drinking coffee at any time, right?  But, my taste buds and sometimes a throbbing headache tell me otherwise!

I love the smell of coffee and drink it all day and throughout all the seasons we so enjoy in West Michigan!

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Raising kids can add pounds to your waistline?!
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Parenthood Makes You Fat?!

New research from WebMD is here to help parents do a couple of things -- relax a little bit about how your body has changed since havings kids and to start working toward healthier habits for you and your family!

There's no doubt that juggling all of the responsibilities that come with parenthood takes its toll over time

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Puberty is happening sooner for girls, no change for boys!
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Girls Hit Puberty At 7?!

When did you start liking boys or realize that you were a little different from them?

I have to admit that I was a serious tom boy and may have been a 'late bloomer,' so to speak, but doctors are now saying that some girls (15%) are starting to hit puberty by the age of seven! 

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Save $ With Ambulance Insurance! [Audio]

Who could ever be insured enough when it comes to a real emergency??

Earlier today, I talked with Dale Feldhauser who manages AMR ambulance service and his company is offering family coverage that you need to hear about!

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Majority of Americans stress over their jobs!
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Working Too Much & Fear Of Being Fired Are Top Stressers!

Having a job is stressful and not having one is even more stressful!

That seems to be the common thread between the have's and have not's because a new survey shows that 77% of Americans are either worried about losing their job or feel like they're working more than ever which is causing balance issues in their daily lives

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Eating healthy may mean a trip to the ballpark!
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Hotdogs V. Grilled Chicken … Which Is Healthier?

Two things ... According to researchers, hotdogs ARE healthier for you than grilled chicken!  Second, you can not only get a dog at Fifth-Third Ballpark when you catch opening day of the Whitecaps on April 10th, but you can also indulge in a new menu item ... "Chicks with Sticks."

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Grand Rapids is growing in medical research development.
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A ‘Grand’ Grand Rapids!

'B' is for billion and that is the kind of dollars that has been built into the fabric of downtown Grand Rapids over the past decade.

Two stand out projects include the most expensive building -- Helen DeVos Children's Hospital -- for a whopping $286 million and the tallest structure -- River House condos at Bridgewater Place

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Good for your eyes?
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Optometrists Encourage Video Games For Kids

Hey kids, go ahead and print this out and stick it on your fridge.  I wish they made headlines like this when I was your age.  Mom and Dad, read on and get all of the details.

The popularity of 3-D movies and video games is growing as prices come down and available 3-D titles increase.  But is 3-D good for kids?  News is mixed.

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5 Hairstyles in 30 Seconds Or Less?

Really? A 30 second hairstyle? Sold. I don't know about you, but I'm usually stuck in front of the mirror for at least a half an hour with my blow dryer and curling iron.

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West Michigan Wellness Expo This Weekend!

The West Michigan Wellness Expo is tomorrow at  Woodland Mall, 10 am to 3 pm.

At this FREE event, visit with more than 20 local businesses, all focused on wellness. Watch demonstrations, get free samples and get information on wellness for the whole family including fitness, skin care, nutrition, and more!

Stop by Channel 957 table to enter to win a family membership from the YMCA!

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Why Dez Bryant Should Be Ashamed Of Himself [VIDEO]

On the heels of today's story about the Dallas Cowboys player getting kicked out of a mall and creating a scene over wearing saggy pants, how about we show our friends and family that there's still good stories that come from the sports world

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Fight the gloomy days of Spring with chocolate!!
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Low Energy? 5 Minute Perk-Me-Up’s!

A wintry mix is headed to West Michigan tonight through Wednesday ... what's up with that??

If you're battling the blues there are ten things Yahoo Shine claims will put a little pep in your step this Spring!

Got chocolate?

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