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Business Community

Local Business Etiquette: A Growing and Thriving Community

Invest in Local Business and Create Magic Inside Every community around the globe has the ability to thrive in a magical manner when the majority of the community chooses to invest in their local businesses. People will watch the stock ratings closely to see how their local business is doing. There are so many benefits […]

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Community

Muncie YMCA at Tuhey Park?

Muncie Oligarchy Looking for Land Grab in Muncie Very disappointed that our newly elected Mayor Dan Ridenour would work behind the scenes with Jud Fisher at Ball Foundation and Next Muncie along with the president of YMCA, Chad Zaucha, to lease a portion of Tuhey Park in downtown Muncie, Indiana. Last month I learned that […]

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Community

How Children Handle Trauma or Grief

Image Source: Pixabay Every child deserves an idyllic childhood. We all want to protect our babies from pain and grief. Unfortunately, though, that’s not always possible. In fact, it’s currently estimated that more than two-thirds of children have experienced at least one major traumatic life event by the time they turn 16. That could include […]

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Community

Live, Love, Learn (But Where?): Should Schools Reopen?

In a matter of months, a microscopic pathogen has infiltrated our lives and transformed the world as we knew it. And our children, though perhaps at lower risk of contracting the illness or suffering its worst effects, are still significantly impacted by the disruptions that coronavirus has introduced into all our lives.  For kids across […]

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Community

Ways You Can Help Your Community During an Outbreak

Image Source: Unsplash The coronavirus pandemic has swept the entire globe in ways most of us have never experienced before. Over 95% of Americans are currently under some kind of stay-at-home order, schools across the country are closed, and non-essential businesses have been ordered to shutter their doors to the public, too.  The main goal […]

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Community Wellness

How City Living Can Impact Your Mental Health

You may love your urban neighborhood, where you can walk to your favorite coffee shop and browse nearby bookstores. If you crave Korean food at midnight, you’ll be likely to find it somewhere. Several museums may be just a short subway ride away, and you have your choice of live shows. You can also appreciate […]

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Community

How Community Gardens Can Change Your Neighborhood

Community gardens can make a positive impact in many ways, from health and wellness to decreased crime and vandalism. Many neighborhoods all over the world are proving the effectiveness of the community garden. We’ll explore the purpose of starting one, how they can benefit your community, and how to get started. What Is the Purpose […]

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Community

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

College sports are a big deal. Whether you root for a specific team because you’re an alumnus or because you grew up near a particular college, everyone seems to have their favorite university to cheer for. College athletics are so popular, in fact, that in 2018 the NCAA made $857 million from television broadcasts of […]

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Community

Winter Home Maintenance Tips for Midwesterners

If you live in the midwest, you probably already know that winters can be harsh. Earlier this year, many midwestern states experienced a “polar vortex,” where windchill temperatures dropped to -60 degrees.  Even during more “normal” years, midwest winters are nothing to take lightly. The temperatures are cold, there’s a lot of snow, ice, and […]

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Community

What’s It Like to Be a Doctor in the Midwest?

Medicine is medicine the world over, but if you studied, interned, and completed your residency in a big coastal city, then you might wonder what it’s like for your colleagues in the Midwest. Is life slower-paced? Is the money good? Is making the move worthwhile? The Midwest (and rural areas across the nation, for that […]