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Find piece of mind if you have a loved one who experiences seizures

Give Me the Mike received promotional consideration from Empatica. In December 2014, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. I was 28 years old. There was no family history of epilepsy — or seizures — in my family. It all came as a surprise. From what I am told, my first two grand mal seizures happened within

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A 114 year-old Minnesota business opens its first retail store

Give Me the Mike received promotional consideration from J.W. Hulme. J.W. Hulme started in 1905 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. They expanded from making tents for the Army during World War I to gear for lovers of the great outdoors. Today, they man much more than duffle bags and totes. Products for men and women range

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Holiday Gift Guide: Lookin’ and Feelin’ Good

Gift that special someone in your life with hair and skin care products from Minnesota companies. Article originally published in Lavender Magazine November 2018 Life changes for the better when you take pride in your appearance. Confidence skyrockets and you end up with more pep in your step. Heck, it might even help you land

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Win a cookbook by The Sioux Chef!

Enter below for your chance to win “The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen” by Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley. Sean will soon be the next big thing in the Minnesota food scene, trust me. There are three ways to enter, meaning you have three chances to win! A winner will be selected on Sunday, December 17.

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13 events happening December 2

Tis the season for events! My 40 Ways to Holiday guide features at least one seasonal event you can do every day from Thanksgiving Day through New Years Day. Check it out here. Saturday, December 2 has more than one thing to check out. Here are 13 events happening! More festivities are being added, too

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‘Wood’ you look at that: unique gift ideas made of wood

First published in Lavender Magazine, November 22, 2017 Instead of giving an “okay” gift this holiday season, give them something “oak-y.” Alright, the puns are done. These Minnesota- and Wisconsin-based businesses are creating or sourcing special gifts that’ll last longer than the popsocket or fidget spinner you were planning to purchase. 1. Minneapolis Skyline by Uptown

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Exclusive deal: Save 40% on messenger bags and laptop cases

I have teamed up with Maxmind Bags to get you a heckuva deal in time for the holidays! I fell in love with my canvas messenger bag right after I received it. It’s heavy duty, yet stylish. With the high amount of traveling I do, I needed something that would withstand being tossed underneath an

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Curiosity killed the cat: my trip to the Rainbow Outlet in Maplewood

So I was driving from an oil change and did a double take when I noticed the Rainbow on White Bear Avenue in Maplewood was still open. There was an ‘outlet’ sign tacked on the windows. My immediate reaction: confusion. What is an outlet grocery store? Do they send all the bruised bananas to this location? Only

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