TRAVERSE CITY — A brewer is leading a financial class in the chapel of a church.

Maybe you’ve done a time study at work. Or you’ve said to yourself, “I’m only going to work on the yard for an hour, then take the kids to the beach.” Or you set a goal to work out a few times a week. Consciously or unconsciously, we often are evaluating the return on investment (ROI) for our time.

TRAVERSE CITY — The Our Whole Life (OWL) program offered this fall by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse sure ain’t your mother’s — or your father’s — sex education class.

TRAVERSE CITY — The National Cherry Festival isn’t just about eating, it’s also about working it off.

Nothing grabs my attention more than the sound of nothing at all. Not that I have become a hermit, lost my hearing or have forgotten to pay the cable bill; rather I’m becoming a bigger and bigger fan of silence.

Have you ever noticed that it’s really hard to change? There are a number of reasons for this — your brain gets hardwired, we like habits, we want to predict the future so we stick with what we know — but it’s actually far more simple than these answers given by neuroscience.

TRAVERSE CITY — Answer: Grace Community Birth Center, a Traverse City nonprofit working to construct a birth center in Grand Bassin, Haiti.

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