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More Sex Doesn’t Equal Happiness

Do you have friends who brag about how much sex they’re having? Well, if it makes you jealous because of your lack of a sex life, here’s something to make you feel better. 

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Phrases Successful People Avoid [List]

“Winning and losing are about your frame of mind more than anything else,” says Best-selling author Bernard Marr.  “By cultivating a winner's mindset, you'll set yourself up for the greatest success.”

Here are some phrases he thinks we should stop saying, so we get rid of the negative thoughts that come with them, so you believe you can succeed.

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Is There a Shortage Of Airline Pilots?

If you want job security in the future, the sky may be the place for you. A new mandatory retirement age, and tougher certification requirements have left a huge deficit of airline pilots in the world, and it's not getting better.

So, if you learn to fly, you may have a good job for years to come.

The shortage is already hitting regional carriers and is expected to spread, says Capt. Steve Jones, director of flight operations at the WMU College of Aviation.

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Mayor’s 100 Campaign Works to Increase Grand Rapids’ Youth Employment [Video]

The Mayor's 100 Campaign is under way, with its goal to increase employment among Grand Rapids' youth.

A big part of the effort is the Leadership and Employment, Achievement and Direction (LEAD) pre-employment training program, which seeks to increase meaningful employment among 15- to 24-year-olds in Grand Rapids. After training is completed, participants are eligible for employment with a Mayor's 100 Campaign business.

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Grand Rapids’ Mayor’s 100 Campaign Hits Critical Mass [Video]

Lynn Heemstra and Shannon Harris, of Our Community's Children, joined The Jojo Show this morning to talk about Grand Rapids Mayor George Hartwell's doubling of the number of businesses taking part in the Mayors' 100 Campaign.

The Mayor's 100 Campaign is hoping to have 100 area businesses in the program to hire and train young Grand Rapids residents in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

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The Kalamazoo Promise Turns 10 Years Old

This year, The Kalamazoo Promise -- a program where anonymous donors put college education within the reach of every child in Kalamazoo Public Schools -- is celebrating a decade and the fact it has handed out nearly 4,000 scholarships in the past 10 years.

Because of the Kalamazoo Promise, graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools can count on full-tuition scholarships to any community college, public university or, new this year, a select group of private colleges in Michigan.

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Mayor George Heartwell’s Campaign Pushes to Increase Grand Rapids’ Youth Employment

Increasing employment for Grand Rapids youth is a huge goal for 2015, and Mayor George Heartwell is pushing hard to make sure it happens.

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Go to College and Make More Money

If you have ever had a talk with an older loved one, a parent or well meaning neighbor they probably told you at one time or another "get yourself a college degree Kevin or you will never realize your full potential"

Yeah, Kevin. Come on.

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Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s Butterfly Exhibition Opens March 1

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s annual Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition opens March 1 and runs through April 30.

Butterflies Are Blooming will mark 20 years by bringing more than 7,000 tropical butterflies to West Michigan.

More than 170,000 people visit the exhibit each year, Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park officials said.

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TEDxGrandRapids 2015 Applications Open; Launch Party Is February 4

TEDxGrandRapids returns to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre on May 7.

Applications to attend the event are now open.

A launch party for this year's TEDxGrandRapids is slated Feb. 4 at Downtown Market.

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Ohio State Clobbers Oregon! (In The Classroom)

We have to wait till Monday to see whether Ohio State or Oregon will be the champ on the gridiron, but the competition has already been settled in the classroom. After all, these are institutions of higher learning.

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Michigan Will Dump ACT for SAT as High School Graduation Requirement

The Michigan Department of Education announced Wednesday that it is switching to the SAT as the state's required high school exam. The move will end a years-long relationship with the ACT that had nearly every high school junior taking that college entrance exam.

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