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Evolution of the Bikini [Video]

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and the official start of bikini season. Check out this video showing the evolution of the bikini over the last 100 years. 

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How Far Would You Drive For Love? Food? Your Kids?

A lot of people will be headed out on the road this weekend, but did you ever wonder what prompts some people to take long trips? While a vacation is always a good excuse to get behind the wheel, apparently love and family are the driving force behind a lot of people’s time in the car.

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When You Probably Should Skip the Flip Flops

Now that the weather’s getting warmer, most of us are probably breaking out our flip flops with dreams of not putting socks on for another three to four months. But let’s face it, as much as we may love them, flip flops aren’t exactly appropriate everywhere. And they’re also not that great for our feet.

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Kirk Gibson, vows to ‘meet the challenge’ with His Battle with Parkinson’s

 

The Detroit Free Press and WZZM TV has reported that Detroit Tigers legend and former Michigan State 2-sport star Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Gibson, in his f

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Neil Young Announces New Tour Dates

Neil Young is hitting the road, and he's bringing Willie Nelson’s sons with him. Young and Promises of Real, consisting of Willie’s sons Lukas and Mikah, will hit the road with a tour that kicks off July 5th at Milwaukee’s Summerfest.

The "Rebel Content" tour in total will hit 11 cities, including suburban Detroit, mostly playing outdoor amphitheaters. The trek is so far set to wrap July 24th in Ontario, Canada.

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Hey, Kool-Aid!!

Ah, yes. The dog days of summer

Growing up in a small suburb of Detroit in the '70s and '80s, the day would start with rolling out of bed on a muggy summer morning.

Our home back then didn’t have central air. So, the house was already getting warm with the morning sun, get to the kitchen and pour yourself a bowl of Cap 'n Crunch cereal, and head outside to play.

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John Cusack To Play Brian Wilson In ‘Love and Mercy’ [Video]

On paper, it doesn't sound like it would work, John Cusack playing the Beach Boys enigmatic song writer, Brian Wilson, who suffered from mental illness at what should have been the height of his career.

But after checking out the trailer, it looks like a pretty good film.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens Announces First Acts For Summer Concert Series

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has announced the first three acts that will be performing at this year’s outdoor summer concert series.

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The Beach Boys ‘Get Around’ at Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

On Thursday night, The Beach Boys "Do It Again" by keeping their vocals up front at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids.

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Last Gasp of Summer: Looking Forward to Labor Day Weekend

Drat. Summer is almost done.

Schools go back next week, at least those who aren't on year-round schedules.

Labor Dayis upon us here in West Michigan, which means one long, last weekend of summer and more time off for the rank and file.

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Grand Rapids City Pools Close on Labor Day, September 1

There’s no use fighting it, it’s inevitable: at some point summer will be over.

A sad thought, I know.

The end of the swimming season at the Grand Rapids city pools of Briggs, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Richmond P

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If You Like The Tea, You Will Love The Cake!

You can thank me later. It's summer and the baking is easy!

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