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Selfies Attack! How a Student Broke a 19th Century Statue in Italy

In Lifestyle, Parenting by Chris

I don’t know why this story affects me the way it does. Perhaps it’s the disrespect and utter lack of common decency. Maybe the damage caused by such a narcissistic, selfish act is rubbing me wrong. More importantly, it got me thinking about my parenting choices and its effect on my 5 year-old son’s “decent-human-being” trajectory. On March 18th 2014, …

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The “Cedar Point” of Indoor Water Park Hotels, Castaway Bay

In Attraction Review, Family Attractions, Lifestyle by Chris

Disclosure: I received 1-nights hotel stay and water park admission in exchange for reviewing the below product. I can assure you the opinions expressed are from my own assessments. The included contest is in no way affiliated with Facebook, Google, Pinterest or Twitter. I’m going to say what you’re thinking: this has been a miserable winter. Here in Michigan, we’re …

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2014 Mazda6 is Zoom-Zoom and Room-Room, #Mazda6

In Cars, Lifestyle by Chris

Disclosure: I was provided a vehicle for evaluation purposes. I was asked to share my experience with my readers. Opinions are my own. I’ve been a fan of Mazda for nearly 10 years, it started at the explosion of the import tuner scene. I remember the local dealer had a sweet ’05 Mazda6 in sport yellow with 17″ rims, but …

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Dads, Roller Coasters and the 2013 KIA Optima EX, #KIAOptima

In Cars, Lifestyle by Chris

Dads, Roller Coasters and a KIA Optima. If you’re wondering what those things could possibly have in common, please, read on. Disclosure: I was provided a vehicle for evaluation purposes. I was asked to share my experience with my readers. Opinions are my own. My wife is a hard-working professional and fantastic partner and mother. She also recognizes the tough …

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3 laps at over 150mph, NASCAR ride equals unforgettable Xperience

In Cars, Lifestyle by Chris

Disclaimer: The family and I spent the day at Michigan International Speedway where I was able to take a 150-mph 3-lap ride in a NASCAR, courtesy of Xperience Days. I was asked to share my experience. The opinions expressed are my own and not that of the sponsor. The Website I’d like to introduce you to XperienceDays.com, a site for …

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Building a fun and educational summer at The Robot Garage

In Attraction Review, Family Attractions, Lifestyle by Chris

I am a new parent, discovering Detroit and developing memories with my children. Today we discovered a gem in the rail district in Birmingham – The Robot Garage. At first thought, The Robot Garage is a Lego hangout, but it is so much more. Education is the cornerstone of The Robot Garage’s mission. They focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). STEM is the latest buzz-word in education and is being taught through hands-on, engaging experiences to the students and patrons visiting The Robot Garage daily. With nearly half of all U.S. economic growth currently being attributed to technological innovation, the programs offered here are becoming immensely valuable. Oh yeah…and its really, really FUN!