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Cool Off With A Trip Down The World’s Longest Water Slide [Video]

New Jersey's Action Park has a history of dousing people with water, and this year is no exception.

They've created the world's longest* water slide, and one of the employees took his camera down with him so you can cool off at the same time he does.

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People Are Awesome/YouTube
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These Are The People I Want To Hang Out With This Summer [Video]

I don't have the money or the skill level to match these exploits, so I will live vicariously through the people in this video, all of whom seem to be having the time of their life this summer.

Now pass the beer, I have a waterfall to jump off.

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Snap Happy Gal/Facebook
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Beautiful Time Lapse Of The Aurora Borealis Over Northern Michigan [Video]

Monday and Tuesday night again provided spectacular views of the Northern Lights over most of Michigan, but it was more intense up north where this wonderful footage was caught amid the drama of some storm clouds.

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Take a kayak and see the Pictured Rocks from Lake Superior in Munising! (Kayla Kiley/Townsquare Media)
Take a kayak and see the Pictured Rocks from Lake Superior in Munising! (Kayla Kiley/Townsquare Media)
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No. 1 Most Underrated & Affordable U.S. Adventure Spot Is In Michigan

Yahoo Travel came up with a list of the most underrated and affordable U.S. adventure spots.  

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Marcus Rits/YouTube
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Take A 12-Mile Hike Around North Manitou Island in Two Minutes [Video]

Looking for some summer adventure? Why not take a hike around beautiful North Manitou Island in Lake Michigan -- part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Here's a quick time lapse tour of the island, courtesy of some guys who hiked it last summer.

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Malcolm Clarke/Keystone/Getty Images
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Bob Seger Took Six Months To Write ‘Night Moves’ [Video]

Back in 1976, Bob Seger was poised on the brink of superstardom. His Live Bullet album was riding high on the charts, and he knew his next studio album could push him to national prominence.

So he took some time off to write the song that would define his career, 'Night Moves'.

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Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV
Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV
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The Top Summer Travel Destinations Are…

It's the first day of summer, and that means vacation time is on the way.

While some of us may think a perfect summer vacation includes a beach and a margarita, it seems a lot of us are looking for some culture during summer break. 

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Camp Blodgett/Facebook
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Wee Difference for June: Camp Blodgett

Chances are pretty good that either you or someone you knew attended Camp Blodgett, either as a camper or as a counselor.

In its 90-year history in West Michigan, Camp Blodgett has helped kids in the area grow academically in socially, not only through its summer camp and academy, but with programs that now run year round.

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Getty Images
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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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Category: Nostalgia, Summer, Travel, Videos
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Getty Images
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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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Oli Scarff/Getty Images
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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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Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images
Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images
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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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