River Days is an outlet for some Detroiters

Waking up every morning not having anything on your summer agenda when your mother at work is and just overall being bored with the summer? Then hearing the carnival is coming to Detroit — and it’s free before 5 p.m. on Friday — is good news. 

This past weekend the 12th year of the Detroit River Days carnival took place. There were rides, face-painting, and many other things for the kids to enjoy. 

“Being able to see my kids laugh and play gave me so much joy. Seeing them able to run and play, just being kids is what put this big smile on my face,” Kyra Frailey, a River Days participant, said.”Especially since I am always at work now that it’s summer time.”

“Just seeing black kids being kids is awesome, the smiles on their face bring a smile to my face. Not having a worry in the world, just running around being free,” Demario Hunter, a River Days participant, said.

Eating green: becoming vegan or vegetarian

Reasons for choosing to follow a vegetarian or vegan diet vary between people. Some do it for health reasons, others for ethical. Some do it as an experiment, to see if they can handle the dietary change. 

“I just started to grow bored meat. Then I watched a documentary about dairy farms … that official did it for me,” explains Christina Melaku, a graduate of Michigan State University, who is currently trying to transition into vegetarianism. 

The choice to become a vegetarian or vegan is typically an easy one.

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Grocery delivery service makes food to front door delivery a breeze

It’s becoming easier and easier to save time on grocery shopping with services such as curbside pickup and fastlane, but one company is quickly becoming one of the largest delivery services in the country. According to its website, Shipt launched in the summer of 2014 in the heart of the Magic City, Birmingham, Ala., and was founded on the mission of simplifying lives by servicing members, shoppers, and communities by offering convenience and freedom. Now, just four short years later Shipt operates in 30 major metros throughout the U.S.–more than any other grocery service. They deliver in as soon as an hour and since memberships travel with their members, they can order anywhere that Shipt is available. Theresa Loew, a Shipt shopper in the Grand Rapids, Mich., metro area said it’s the most flexible yet rewarding job she could imagine having and a win-win for shoppers and customers.

When locals speak: Top-rated restaurants in Lansing and what makes them finger-licking good

Between Google reviews, Trip Advisor, Yelp and more, it’s not hard to find out what people think about restaurants in the area, but if you ever find yourself wondering what’s good to eat in the Capitol City, a word from the locals might just help. Here, we explore four Lansing-based restaurants with 4.6 stars or higher on Google reviews to find out what makes people keep coming back for more. The restaurants include Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant, Meat BBQ, El Oasis, and Soup Spoon Cafe. See the images below to find out more about the restaurants and read what restaurant-goers had to say about them.

5 things to do in downtown Detroit

There are many renovations coming to Downtown Detroit. It’s almost becoming a tourist city. Since the NBA decided to move the Pistons to downtown Detroit have been

Now all three of the sports teams are located in Downtown Detroit. There is going to be constant traffic and people Downtown. There are many new features in Detroit a lot of people that’s not from Detroit or never been to Detroit don’t know much about.

One teen’s passion for developing apps

Hussein El Feky first became interested in programming when he was 13. What started out as a passion for building things, ended up developing into a love for program and application building. “At that point, I only learned a lot of basic concepts from random articles on the internet,” he said. Two years later, El Feky, of Cairo, Egypt, caught “the programming bug” and started getting serious about building phone apps, specifically for Android. “My first phone was an Android device, and I can easily say I fell in love with the operating system,” he said.

Q&A: Is this the best time in America to look for a job?

On June 4, 2018, President Trump tweeted that now is the “best time ever to look for a job,” and that this is “the greatest economy in the history of America”. According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, this holds partially true. U.S. Jobless rates steadily declined in the last year, dropping from 4.4 to 3.9 percent from April 2017 to April 2018. Jim Rhein, an economic analyst at the Detroit branch of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, gave his insight on the labor markets in Michigan and how job markets are performing at this time in the economy. Q: When it comes to the tweet that President Trump made, do you think that this holds true for Michigan specifically?

GMOs– What’s the deal?

Health and wellness have been trending issues for years, but one thing that has gained more and more of the spotlight lately is the issue of GMO’s. In 2016, then President Barack Obama signed a law known as the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. This directs the United States Department of Agriculture to establish a national standard to disclose certain food products and ingredients that are “bioengineered.” So what exactly does that mean? Well, let’s start with the acronym. Amanda Littlefield, a Nutritionist at NuGrow Wellness, describes a GMO, in it’s simplest terms, as a genetically modified organism.

Feeling the squeeze-more Manhattan natives moving to NYC’s boroughs

NEW YORK — As more people move into a city, population, housing and overall living expenses seem to go one way—up. Manhattan is no different. People move in, prices increase, and those who have lived in a neighborhood their entire life may find that they can no longer afford it, said Nicole Gelinas a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a local based think tank, and an expert in state and local fiscal policy, along with public transportation and infrastructure. The cost of living has changed significantly over several different time periods, and for different reasons she said. “Since the financial crisis, so we’ll say since 2008, the sales market has certainly increased markedly in prices,” Gelinas said.