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Where to Eat in Grand Rapids?

I can't begin to tell you how many times I get asked Do you know a good place to eat in G.R.?”

Well, now I'll know where to send them!

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Today’s Awesome Sauce: Dance Like Everyone Is Watching [Video]

You know the old saying "Dance like no one is watching"? It doesn't apply here. These moves have to be seen.

This girl gets up in front of her entire school, and then proceeds to school them with her dance moves.

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(Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission)
(Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission)
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TREK Recalls Nearly 1 Million Bikes

Nearly one million Trek bikes are being recalled in the United States and Canada after an injury that left one rider paralyzed.

Included in the recall are 900,000 bikes in the U.S., and 98,000 sold in Canada, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. A quick-release lever on the bike's front-wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, resulting in either complete wheel separation or the wheel coming to a sudden stop.

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
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Zach Be Nimble on Sesame Street [Video]

Zach be nimble, Zach be quick, Zach Galifianakis was on Sesame Street to perform some shtick.

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This High School Phys Ed Class From The ’60s Is Harder Than Your Workout [Video]

If you're as old as me, you may remember the President's Council on Physical Fitness. The program, a project of President John F. Kennedy, established benchmarks for the physical fitness of high school students nationwide. If you could get hit their standards, you would receive a medal. Few did. Why? Because it was difficult.

This video shows you a typical workout for a phys ed class in California. Unless you're doing CrossFit, you're not matching what these kids could do.

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Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
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Insane Inflatable 5K Grand Rapids Coming to Millennium Park Adds Second Day in Mid-August [Video]

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park is now on Aug. 15 and 16.

The second day was just added because of local demand.

The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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Grand Rapids Boasts Cheapest Rates in U.S. For Babysitting [Video]

This is great news if you're a parent, but not so great news if you're a baby sitter.

The average rate for a baby sitter in Grand Rapids sits at $11.31 an hour. That is the cheapest rate in the U.S., according to Care.com.

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Did This Seven-Week-Old Baby Just Say Hello? [Video]

I know the internet is full of trickery and deceit. So, I doubt everything I come across.

However, it sure looks real when this baby let's loose with a fully formed "hello," even if she sounds like Julie Andrews in "My Fair Lady".

But in the end, you'll have to judge for yourself: Does she or doesn't she?

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Category: Family/Kids, kids, Moms, Videos
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Ingram Publishing/ThinkStock
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West Michigan Women’s Expo Rolls in This Weekend at DeVos Place

The 17th annual West Michigan Women's Expo at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids is this weekend.

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Playing Sports As a Kid Leads to More Success Later In Life

I always stressed the importance of playing sports to my girls, mainly because I think sports is the one way to learn about the importance of working together with other people.

It turns out it pays off in other ways as well.

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This Weird Al Duet Will Melt Your Heart [Video]

Comedy Central's annual Night of Too Many Stars featured some great performances, but none as heartwarming as this Weird Al Yankovic duet with 13-year-old Jodi DiPiazza.

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We Do Care
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We Do Care’s 30th Annual Benefit & Dance Is Saturday [Audio/Video]

We Do Care is an non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with cancer in the Grand Rapids area.

Its 30th annual Benefit & Dance is Saturday night, and tickets are still available.

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