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What it takes to call Detroit home for natives and newcomers

In 1950, Detroit had a population of 1.85 million. Today, 690,000 remain - a mere third of those who lived here when this was the fifth-largest city in America.

Natural Ways to Sleep Better

(Family Features) An estimated 50-70 million adults in the U.S. suffer from sleep disturbances, leaving many searching for natural, cost-effective solutions to improve sleep quality.

Black Women Endure Menopause Longest

Sarah Finney, 57, said she gets hot flashes throughout her body at least once an hour. She even wakes up in the night with so much perspiration that she looks like she just left working out at a gym, she ...

To Assimilate or Infiltrate

When I was in the 9th grade I wrote a cartoon strip where the heroine’s name was Daphne. A white male classmate of mine who enjoyed reading my stories immediately complained that I’d give the girl a weird “black” name.

Shrimp Bisque with Crab and Tapioca

Chef Way: At his restaurant, John Besh simmers the broth for his bisque with the crushed shells of whole blue crabs.

A Flexible Way to Lose Weight And keep it off for a lifetime

When it comes to losing weight, finding an eating plan that offers flexibility and food variety makes it easier to create a sustainable foundation for healthier lifestyle choices.

Diversity at Sundance doesn’t carry over to Hollywood

One of the most buzzed-about movies at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is “Dope,’’ a coming-of-age story about three outcasts in the inner city.

Finacé and Finances

Marriage is a milestone in life; yet, many enter into the next phase without asking their spouse some vital questions about money.

Forget Fad Diets and Focus on Health

If you recently committed to managing your weight or dieting, it may be time to change your approach. For long-term results, ditch fad dieting and adopt a balanced approach to eating with a focus on healthy foods.

Decoding Your Taxes, Health Care Law

You don’t need to be an expert on taxes or the new health care law to get it right. The Internal Revenue Service, in partnership with industry-leading companies, is offering free tax software that will do the hard work for ...

Learn to Live with Lactose Intolerance

If you or a loved one is lactose intolerant, you might find yourself confused about the condition and what it means for your eating habits. One common misperception is that you must eliminate dairy from your diet. Actually, by following ...

The King Center Celebrates the 30th National M.L. King Jr. Birthday

The King Center is commemorating the 30th Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration this year with a special focus on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Show Your Heart Some Love

(Family Features) Each day offers new opportunities to make choices that impact your health and overall wellness. Though hectic schedules can cause many of us to let healthy habits fall to the wayside, it is important that we give our ...

Give Up Gluten, But Not All Grains

(Family Features) Whether for medical reasons or by choice, consumer interest in gluten-free foods is on the rise. The U.S. market for gluten-free foods is expected to exceed $6.6 billion by 2017, signaling the practice of cutting consumption of wheat, ...

Serve up comfort with a mouthwatering pork stew

(Family Features) Comfort food is a staple in every kitchen – it’s the perfect way to unwind with familiar flavors and aromas. But those moments that call for a soul-soothing dish are also great opportunities to spice up traditional favorites ...