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  1. Children, faculty cope with accidental death of 9-year-old Canton student

    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.

  2. Golf pro Bubba Watson knows living well trumps any game

    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.

    • 12:51 AM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Mother of autistic toddler finds neighborhood support as she works on early treatment

    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.

  3. Even after accident, he taught by example

    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.

    • 12:08 AM, Mar. 26, 2014

    Cornerstone schools officials show students the importance of exercise with a TrekDesk

    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.

  4. Searching for flight 370, and clues to its meaning

    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.

    • 11:17 PM, Mar. 18, 2014

    Student and doctor who saved him after crash reconnect to form deep friendship

    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.

  5. Women still trying to balance work, children

    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.

    • 12:02 AM, Mar. 12, 2014

    Google glasses winner has a vision of a better Detroit

    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.'

Lifestyle Columnist

Marney Keenan is a lifestyle columnist for 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.

Marney's picks

  • Favorite websites other than Huffington Post, Wikipedia, Slate.
  • Favorite columnists to read: Anna Quindlen, Nora Ephron, Thomas Friedman
  • Favorite books (lately): Run by Ann Patchett, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Hobbies: napping, knitting, finishing last in 10K races, hosting large dinner parties, stealing her daughters' People magazines.

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