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Dear Christine, Not Fighting in Novi

Dear Christine, Not Fighting in Novi

| January 13, 2019

Dear Christine,  I moved to my girlfriends home last year. We plan to get married in spring. She has 2 nephews she’s raising because their mom was a drunk.  The boys can be sweet sometimes but often lie and when that happens she defends them. Last week the older one broke his brothers toy on […]

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Dear Christine, Confused in Clawson

Dear Christine, Confused in Clawson

| January 7, 2019

Dear Christine, I read your columns every week and many of them have hit home for me. I have a question of my own now. I am a straight woman and my best friend is a gay man who I have known since high school some 40+ years ago. We like to joke that we are […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| January 5, 2019

MODEST STATE MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE COMING IN 2019 QUESTION: I heard some talk that the minimum wage was going to be increased to $10, but I haven’t heard anything about it recently. I run a (very) small business, and want to make sure I’m on the right side of the law. ANSWER: Under a ballot […]

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Events & Interseting Stuff

Eco Friendly Products are safe for pets, why you might ask?

Eco Friendly Products are safe for pets, why you might ask?

| January 12, 2019

Eco Friendly Products are safe for pets, why you might ask? Choosing eco friendly cleaning products is important for your pets, especially if they are young, old, or ill … just like us.  Green cleaning products that are safe and non toxic are often talked about for people due to the increase in asthma and […]

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5 Negotiating Tactics That Kill a Sale, Heidi Stenson

5 Negotiating Tactics That Kill a Sale, Heidi Stenson

| January 4, 2019

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid: Lowball offers: Going far below market value […]

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A few Tips for a Clean Kitchen, by Reflections Extreme Clean

A few Tips for a Clean Kitchen, by Reflections Extreme Clean

| January 4, 2019

A few Tips for a Clean Kitchen Kitchens tend to be one of the most germ filled rooms in the house, even more so than bathrooms which may come as a surprise to some. With the storing and preparing of food items including raw meats, your kitchen needs to be cleaned often to prevent the […]

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Heath & Fitness-Nature-Featured Biz

House For Rent – Warren

House For Rent – Warren

| January 14, 2019

Email Me Do you know of anyone looking for a house to rent?  I have a 3 bedroom available.  Address is 11035 Hupp Ave. Warren, MI. It is posted on Zillow with all the info and photos. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11035-Hupp-Ave-Warren-MI-48089/83676573_zpid/

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Women Together Potluck

Women Together Potluck

| January 7, 2019

Women Together,Happy New Year to all of you! Now that we are through the busyness of the holiday season, it is time to look forward to a new year and new opportunities. Just in time for the cabin fever doldrums, we have a Women Together potluck planned, thanks to Michelle Mormul! I hope to see […]

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“Perfect. We’ll make a killer of you yet.” The Favourite and Vice by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews)

“Perfect. We’ll make a killer of you yet.” The Favourite and Vice by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews)

| December 31, 2018

“Perfect. We’ll make a killer of you yet.” The Favourite and Vice by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) “Beware the quiet man.” – proverb that opens the film Vice Oh, this special and lovely historical moment we are currently surviving, with volatile, temperamental, ill-informed leadership surrounded by hangers-on who benefit more from chaos than peace. You’d […]

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Articles & More Events

Nikki Holland and the Dirty Elizabeth’s

Nikki Holland and the Dirty Elizabeth’s

| January 5, 2019

Nikki Holland and the Dirty Elizabeth’s

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“Solopreneurs – We’re Here to Help with Your Marketing”

“Solopreneurs – We’re Here to Help with Your Marketing”

| December 24, 2018

Cilento Media is our latest addition to the Mad Hatter Publishing, Inc. (MHPI) family. Cilento Media’s services help you offload some of your daily and monthly marketing tasks so you can focus in on your other important business needs. Meeting your needs We geared our services to help you grow your business by increasing attention so […]

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Green Book & Spiderman Movie Reviews by Reel Roy Reviews

Green Book & Spiderman Movie Reviews by Reel Roy Reviews

| December 17, 2018

“Because genius is not enough. It takes courage to change people’s hearts.” The Green Book and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) Family is what you make it. Two holiday film offerings – seemingly disparate as can be – explore that notion with nuance, surprising gravitas, and humor to spare. The Green […]

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Upcoming auditions for Southern Comfort

Upcoming auditions for Southern Comfort

| January 14, 2019

Upcoming auditions for Southern Comfort.  We are looking to cast the show with performers of diverse ethnicities and gender identities and expressions.   Just a note about the audition notice- actors do not have to audition with a song from Southern Comfort- they can perform a song of their own choosing that they feel comfortable with.  […]

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Creating Change Conferance

Creating Change Conferance

| January 7, 2019

As you may know, The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 2019 Creating Change Conference convenes in Detroit, Michigan January 23-27, 2019. We are excited to host the annual national movement gathering in the Motor City. We would like to invite you to join us by serving as a volunteer at the conference, and would appreciate it […]

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5 Health/Fitness/Nutrition Tweaks to Make in the New Year

5 Health/Fitness/Nutrition Tweaks to Make in the New Year

| January 3, 2019

5 Health/Fitness/Nutrition Tweaks to Make in the New Year by Adam Hayes Now that the calendar has flipped to 2017, it is the perfect time of year to make some changes in your life to get healthy. If you are not as happy with your health as you could be, this is time to look […]

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Other Recent Posts

Are wedding bells in your future?

Are wedding bells in your future?

| February 28, 2016 | Reply

Are wedding bells in your future?   If you plan to get married, please check out our list of LGBT and ally highly recommended wedding vendors.  Why leave things to chance?  Call on the experts to make your wedding day be a memory you’ll never forget!   Attorney – Shelton Deon Law Group Banquet Hall […]

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Ask The Lawyer  By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| January 12, 2019

PAID SICK TIME? AVAILABLE, BUT WITH RESTRICTIONS, UNDER NEW LAW QUESTION: I heard that the Michigan legislature passed a law that requires employers to give employees paid sick time. I’d like to take some time off to have knee surgery, but I don’t know if I’m eligible, or how much time I could take. ANSWER: […]

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Gay Business Networking Meeting

Gay Business Networking Meeting

| January 2, 2019

Gay Business Networking hasn’t met for a while but with so many people asking about when our next meeting will be, why not make it happen? Thursday evening January 24th between 7 and 8:30pm at the New Royal Oak Tap Room (formally Jimmy’s) Gay Business Networking provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for men […]

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Get Your Elderly Loved Ones More Physical! by Adele’s Caring Angels

Get Your Elderly Loved Ones More Physical! by Adele’s Caring Angels

| December 31, 2018

Regular exercise provides a number of important health benefits for just about everyone, including older adults.  Staying fit and active can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk developing diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, improve cognitive function and improve lipid profile. It has been shown that regular physical activity can even decrease age related morbidity, yet the vast […]

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Create an Evacuation Plan for Your Pets

Create an Evacuation Plan for Your Pets

| December 25, 2018

An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many homeowners create evacuation plans for their homes and practice them with their kids, but far fewer have considered one for their pets. Take these steps to add […]

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Dear Christine, Nervous in Novi

Dear Christine, Nervous in Novi

| December 17, 2018

Dear Christine, Not sure what to do here. I have a good friend who has been driving drunk. She has come to my house barely able to walk yet she drove and has also shown up places where I knew she was too drunk to drive. After she shows up, we make sure she gets […]

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Five Money-Saving Green Upgrades

Five Money-Saving Green Upgrades

| December 16, 2018

Going green is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings. Solar panels: The upfront cost is big, but the long-term savings are huge. Solar panels will cost several thousand dollars to install, but ongoing maintenance costs […]

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Why Winter Temperatures Can Be Dangerous for Older Adults

Why Winter Temperatures Can Be Dangerous for Older Adults

| December 16, 2018

Why Winter Temperatures Can Be Dangerous for Older Adults While being in cold weather can’t give you the cold or the flu, it can still cause very serious health problems. Older adults can lose body heat fast. Some of the changes that come with aging may make it harder for people to be aware that […]

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ASK THE LAWYER By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

ASK THE LAWYER By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| December 15, 2018

WORKING ON CHRISTMAS DAY? EXTRA PAY IS OPTIONAL QUESTION: I work at a small, independent drug store. My boss has decided that we will be open on Christmas Day, from Noon to 8 p.m. I was looking forward to getting some extra money by working on a holiday (and exchanging gifts at home before work), […]

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Never Wear Shoes in the House!

Never Wear Shoes in the House!

| December 13, 2018

Never Wear Shoes in the House! Most people in this country probably wear shoes inside their houses and allow their guests to do the same. That’s areally bad idea. If you thought you had bacteria causing fecal matter or toxins such as oil, gasoline, tar, bird droppings, lawn fertalizer and other germs on your shoes, […]

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Your Health: Preventing Diabetes

Your Health: Preventing Diabetes

| December 9, 2018

Diabetes, a metabolic disease that causes the body to produce too little insulin, is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Insulin allows the glucose, or sugar, from the foods that you eat to enter your cells and become energy. Diabetics don’t produce enough […]

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