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Bike-Sharing Programs Moving Into Cities to Ease Commutes, Offer Healthy Travel Options

Maybe you want a two-wheeled commute. Maybe you walked to your meeting and need a faster way back to the office. Maybe you just need a mid-afternoon break. Whatever the reason, more cities are adding bike-sharing programs to their downtowns and neighborhoods to help people find convenient and healthy ways of getting around town. Along […]

Design Mavens House Industries Brings Innovative Exhibition to Henry Ford Museum

Anyone who works with a computer – and that’s pretty much everyone these days – has searched for just the right font to help them tell a story, communicate their ideas or illustrate signs for everything from “for sale” notices, new-store openings or even television shows. Chances are, House Industries design a favorite typeface, font […]

America’s ‘Master Historian’ Offers Insights on Work, Family, Education

For the past half century, author David McCullough has written some of literature’s most compelling books about American history, ingenuity and determination. So when the writer of such greats including “Truman,” “John Adams” and most recently, “The Wright Brothers,” is speaking locally, you beat feet to make it there. McCullough is on a nationwide book […]

Drive-In Theater Filmmaker to Speak at First AutoMoto Film & Arts Festival

There are a few things that are synonymous with Detroit: Cars, music, history and  love of a good party, especially one that combines all three of those elements. On May 28-30, three Detroit venues will host the first AutoMoto Detroit International Film & Arts Festival, a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates automobile history and all of […]

Laugh and Learn: Comic Tackles Tough Subjects with a Sense of Humor

As a comedian, Amer Zahr has performed throughout North America and the Middle East – but he’s about to face his most challenging audience yet. This spring, Zahr will be teaching a new class at the University of Detroit-Mercy Law School titled,” Arab Americans and the Law.” The course will explore the journey of Arab-Americans […]

This Tasty Eggplant Tower Will Impress All – Even Those Picky In-Laws

Looking for a dish that will impress this holiday season? Want something that changes up the norm for the table? Then you’ve come to the right recipe. Bistro 222, which is celebrating its fifth year of operation, recently brought back its popular Eggplant Tower. It’s a beauty of a dish, and the presentation is quite […]

Holiday Parties Like This Might Make You Want to Switch Careers

Talk about your happy holidays: The staff at United Shore in Troy are what some might call professional celebrators. United Shore celebrated a tremendous year in 2014 – the second-best in company history, even in the slowest mortgage production year of the century – by rewarding its team members with pretty impressive prizes at this […]

Carhartt Honors Its Iconic Founder as it Looks Back at 125 Years of Hard Work

Colors can define a company. Target has its red bull’s eye. Ikea is blue and yellow. Land Rover is a kind of hunter green. And Dearborn-based Carhartt is a classic, rugged brown “duck” color. The legendary fabric – slightly nubby, strong and able to withstand any work day – has come to symbolize working men […]