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Grosse Pointe teacher visited every country on earth

Grosse Pointe social-studies teacher Rufus McGaugh made it his life’s goal to visit every country on earth

Saturday, Dec 9

McBrayer: Consolation is God’s prize of comfort

It’s healing for those who’ve suffered loss; have been crushed by disappointment; and have been smothered by misery

Friday, Dec 8


Las Vegas lures millennials

They are becoming majority spenders in today’s economy, but aren’t necessarily interested in traditional casino gambling


Flu season off to early start; widespread in 7 states

By the end of last week, seven states reported widespread flu activity


Blood test may predict which breast cancers will recur

A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse


Vets seek permission to research pot meds for pets

People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBDs


Medicaid study finds poor health, high expectations

The analysis for The Associated Press also showed that Medicaid recipients are invested in their health.


Welcome Mat: Hillside Furniture reopens at Art Van

The longtime Oakland County furniture store has been refurbished as a new Art Van store on Telegraph in Bloomfield Hills

Solutions: Event designer tells a story with his work

For the recent Detroit Institute of Arts Gala, the iconic museum was transformed by the legendary David Monn, a New York-based event and experience producer with David Monn LLC known for his ability to design for the senses.

Here’s how the pros decorate for the holidays

If you’re tired of the same old tinsel, it might be time to hit the refresh button on your holiday decor

Design: Give home a modern, fresh look with greenery


Think of centerpieces or greenery, and perhaps cut flowers come to mind. But these days, those looking for a more organic look are instead opting for alternatives such as succulents, moss, grass and even branches.

5 designer-approved ideas for a beautiful bathroom

You may have rooms or corners of your home that are easy to forget about because you spend so little time there. But that’s rarely the case with bathrooms. So why not make them as good-looking as they are hard-working?

Plumber: Skirted toilets can dress up a bathroom

Dear Ed: My wife and I have been toilet shopping for our master bathroom, and we’ve noticed that some toilets have smooth sides and some toilets have wavy sides with curves.

Thursday, Dec 7


Hobbies: Make holiday memories last with DIY tree decor

If Halloween is a tribute to candy and costumes and Thanksgiving is all about food and football, how would you characterize Christmas? You could focus on Christmas cards, holiday parties or gifts, but I am all about the holiday decor.

Treasure: Print of an Italian scene inspired travel


French etcher and designer Lucien Gautier first studied art in Aix-en-Provence

Handmade: Couple realizes dream in old post office

A holiday open house with food and drinks is set for Saturday, from noon-7 p.m


Pantone names Ultra Violet its 2018 Color of the Year

The blueish purple hue communicates ‘originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking,’ says well-known Color Institute


Your vote can bring Holiday Cheer — and $20,000

Detroit News’ charity project will make one nonprofit agency’s season extra-happy, with help from Priority Health


History for the holidays

Metro Detroit’s historic estates deck the hall for the holidays with special holiday-themed tours, walks

Entertainment Calendar: Things to do this in Detroit

Concerts, theater events and more for the week of Dec. 7-13


TV includes more transgender characters

As of August, there were 11 transgender characters on scripted TV

A taste test of 12 budget wines

A decent bottle of wine that costs $10 or less is a find. A decent bottle of wine that costs $5 is a steal

Celebrate with a humble bean gratin you’ll brag about

It’s a skillet of white beans, stewed with carrots and garlic, huddled under a breadcrumb crunch

How to get stuffed peppers right

Fresh peppers keep for several weeks in the refrigerator

Wednesday, Dec 6


Pfizer offers generic Viagra for half price

Pfizer is launching its own cheaper generic version of Viagra rather than lose most sales to competition


Society: Kidney Ball travels to ‘Casablanca’

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan expects to have raised $600,000 for its many community programs and services


Unique holiday items can be found across Metro Detroit

If you like shopping the old-fashioned way — at stores — there are several throughout the area


New diabetes drug also helps with weight loss

Losing significant weight usually helps many Type 2 diabetes patients reduce their blood sugar and control diabetes.

Tuesday, Dec 5


Christmas events, displays can be found across U.S.

From New York City to the Midwest and South, the country is in the holiday spirit