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Michigan Parents Who Refuse to Vaccinate Children Will Now Have to Take Extra Steps

Parents who refuse to get their children vaccinated due to philosophical or religious reasons will now have to take more steps spelled out in a  new policy by the Michigan Department of Community Health.

As of Jan. 1, parents will have to have their vaccination waivers certified by their local health department, WZZM-13 reported.

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Time-Saving Trick Chefs Use to Peel Carrots [Video]

Peeling carrots always seems to take forever but chef and food stylist Kara Michelson has come to the rescue!

She recently shared a technique she uses that is much faster

"As a chef, when we're cooking a lot of product, we might want to do a whole bag or a couple bags of carrots

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Boy Who Said He Came Back From Heaven Now Says He Lied

"The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven," a book that claims to detail a boy's trip to heaven and his return to Earth is now being pulled from stores after one of its co-authors admitted he made the whole thing up

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Two-Thirds of Parents Can’t Help Kids With Their Homework Because It’s Too Hard

You know that show "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" Well, it turns out it isn't just a clever premise for the TV show, it's a real-life struggle for many parents.

A new study has found that two out of three parents say they can't help their kid with homework because it's too hard.

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Parents Have ‘The Talk’ with Their Kids for First Time [Video]

If you have had "the talk" with your parents you know how awkward and uncomfortable that was.

Now, imagine that talk being video taped!

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Spectrum Health Releases List Of Top Baby Names For 2014

What were the most popular baby names in West Michigan in 2014? Well, according to the birth records at Spectrum Health, Olivia and Noah were the most popular for boys and girls respectively.

This year, there are several newcomers to the girl’s list, including Avery, Ella and Nora. Some new boy names also took over the list in 2014 – William, Caleb, Carter, Henry, Benjamin and Jackson were all added this year.

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Returning Soldier Surprises Daughters By Dressing as Santa During School Show

It's always nice to see family during the holidays, especially when you're not expecting it.

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What’s Your Personality Type? Take The 12 Minute Test!

Who are you, and why do you do the things you do? This test from 16personalities.com answers those questions, and it's free!

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Elf On The Shelf – Good Concept, Creepy Reality

I don't have kids. Not having kids makes it so that I don't have to threaten them to be good or "Santa won't come", and means that I don't have to adopt one of the creepiest Christmas traditions I've ever seen.

The Elf on the Shelf is quite possibly one of the creepiest things I have ever seen. Part of this, I am sure, is that the elf looks a little bit too much like a clown for my taste. But, the story behind it is a bit creepy, too.

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West Michigan School District Cracking Down On ‘Yik-Yak’ App [VIDEO]

Take a look at your child's phone. Is there an app on it called Yik-Yak? One west Michigan school district is cracking down on its use.

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Mom Makes Taylor Swift Parody ‘Knock It Off’ [VIDEO]

Taylor Swift debuted "Shake It Off" all the way back in August, and it's still inspiring some pretty great parodies. The latest comes from MyLifeSuckers (who we LOVE here at Channel 95.7), and changes the lyrics of the song to be about the the stresses of being a mom with rowdy kids, a carpool, gossipy PTA moms, and judgmental in-laws.

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Suspected Marijuana Found In West Michigan Child’s Diaper

Probably not the best place to hide your stash!

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