A devastated school community tries to help students cope with the accidental death of their schoolmate with input from an expert who says telling the truth, with minimum details, is important.
It was with some surprise that I found myself drawn to the Masters Golf Tournament on Sunday. I kept hearing my husband from the other room: 'Amazing!' And 'How in the world …?' He was in awe of Bubba Watson.
Two weeks ago, Katey Meisner of Highland went door to door handing out blue light bulbs and asking her neighbors to light up their front porch in honor of the annual United Nations World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.
If the answer to the question of why bad things happen to good people is so that we can learn from their experience, Jim and Angela are a case in point.
Getting himself and his colleagues off their derrieres is not the only reason Tom Willis, CEO of Cornerstone Charter Schools in Detroit, recently got a treadmill desk.
Those two words — 'still missing' — underscore what we all, obsessed or not, are attempting to process. How is it that that the entire planet has yet to have a clue about how a massive aircraft carrying 239 people suddenly ceases to exist.
The last thing John Katona remembers about the afternoon of April 22, 2005, was that he was driving to his job washing dishes at an Italian restaurant. The last thing Dr. Dave Donaldson will ever forget that day was seeing Katona's car seconds after impact, mangled beyond recognition, smoke still hissing.
Listening to Brigid Schulte discuss her book 'Overwhelmed' on the radio, I could have been listening to the story of my own life, only decades earlier. And that's not a good sign.
It's fair to say Heather Elizabeth Brown epitomizes the saying: 'Where there's a will, there's a way.' In late February 2013, with only minutes to spare before the deadline for a competition to receive Google glasses was to expire, Brown, 29, of Southfield strung together a 50-word proposal, attached two photos to the email and pressed 'send.'
Marney Keenan is a lifestyle columnist for detnews.com. She is married with three teenage daughters, two dogs and two cats and lives in house that has been under construction for the last ten years. When she’s not doing laundry, slaving over a hot stove or otherwise putting herself last, she writes columns about family matters and social issues.
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