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1. My son's passion for the Rubik's Cube and why most of us have never solved it
I was hoping that my son would love the things that I am passionate about. But this is not how it works. I signed him up for many lessons over the years, but he never completely attached.
2. Don't read this!
Just kidding. Do read this. But we're not kidding about Unplugged Week. Sometimes you need to turn off that the phone, computer, tablet or TV for a little while. It's OK, and it's healthy.
3. What I learned from working at the YMCA
While working at the Downtown Y for a decade, senior writer Molly Snyder learned a few valuable lessons. She shares seven of them here, including, "the whirlpool is for arms and legs and backs only."
4. 10 daily health habits worth adopting
Our health journey is a marathon not a sprint. For me, I focus on it daily by doing the same things day in and say out. And, when I don't I feel off and unbalanced. Here's a glimpse into my consistent daily habits.
5. Using daily deals like Groupon can help you try new workouts & save money
Two realities that can stand in the way of working out are there a million different options out there and many of them cost a lot of money. Daily deals like Groupon's can help you try new fitness programs, and do it cheaply.
6. Schlitz Park named a Gold level Bicycle Friendly Business
The League of American Bicyclists named Schlitz Park today a Gold level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB). The national award program recognizes businesses for their efforts to encourage a more welcoming atmosphere for bicycling employees, customers and the community.
7. How to save the Republican Party
If the RNC finds itself in a position supporting the certifiably insane Donald Trump, it may spell the end of the Grand Old Party as we know it. The decisions it makes over the next six months will have ramifications to the conservative cause for years to come.
8. Green luminary: Mandel Group
To help highlight MMSD Green Luminaries awards, we're focusing on the winners by asking about their practices and new environmental approaches. This month, it's Milwaukee's Mandel Group.
9. Why we women work out
This is my hell, and I am headed back in today. Why do I do this? That's a good question. Since starting a regular workout routine a number of years ago I have exposed by body to all kinds of torture.
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10. Shorewood woman hopes to host Syrian refugees
Earlier this week, after looking at tragic photos of Syrian refugee children on Facebook, Gretchen Mead decided she was going to invite refugees to stay in extra rooms in her bungalow-style home in Shorewood.
11. Tacky or arty? 8 brightly painted houses on a gloomy day
It's gray and rainy outside. Both my kids are sick. I ran out of LaCroix. I am wearing my dorky glasses. But maybe that's why these colorful houses jumped out at me today while I carted my germy people to doctors and drug stores.
12. I'm a Benadryl zombie
I have allergies, my dog Sydney has allergies, and one of my cats has allergies. You can't throw a stone in my home without hitting someone taking something for itchy skin, running nose or clogged up sinuses.
13. Check out the winning #OnMeowaukee cat photos
Five people who posted cat photos to Instagram with the #OnMilwaukee hashtag won baskets of goodies from Bark 'N Scratch Outpost and Fresh Is Best. Check out the winning photos here.
14. Bublr Bikes installs six new stations on the UWM campus
Bublr Bikes and UWM unveiled six new Bublr stations, as well as three UWM-branded bikes, on the school's campus at an event held at the Golda Meir Library on Tuesday.
15. Diary of a cat: Escape plan
In this series, we peep into the private life of Elmo, a long-haired orange tabby cat who has a penchant for journaling.
Tagged with: Diary of a cat cat week
16. Greater Milwaukee Foundation supports MKE Plays with special centennial gift
As a permanent gift to the Milwaukee community, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is partnering with the City of Milwaukee to replace three neighborhood playgrounds identified through the MKE Plays initiative.
17. Diary of a cat: Pastimes
In this series, we peep into the private life of Elmo, a long-haired orange tabby cat who has a penchant for journaling.
Tagged with: Diary of a cat cat week
18. Diary of a cat: The visitors
In this series, we peep into the private life of Elmo, a long-haired orange tabby cat who has a penchant for journaling.
Tagged with: Diary of a cat cat week
19. Video: Take Your Cat To Work Day
For most people, Tuesday was just another work day, but for employees at OnMilwaukee, ahem - OnMeowaukee - it was "Take Your Cat To Work Day." Here's some furry footage.
20. Diary of a cat: A plea for help
In this series, we peep into the private life of Elmo, a long-haired orange tabby cat who has a penchant for journaling.
Tagged with: Diary of a Cat cat week
21. 125 cats need homes
There are a whopping 125 cats available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Check out the furry cuteness here.
22. Diary of a cat: The dawn of my discontent
In this series, we peep into the private life of Elmo, a long-haired orange tabby cat who has a penchant for journaling.
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23. Diary of a cat: The move
In this series, we peep into the private life of Elmo, a long-haired orange tabby cat who has a penchant for journaling.
24. Submit photos of deceased cats to OnMeowaukee Memorial Gallery
Losing a pet is one of life's most painful experiences, so in honor of all the fantastic felines who have moved on to the Great Catnip Patch In The Sky, OnMeowaukee is compiling a gallery of greatly missed cats.
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25. I've been dying to tell you this
It was my birthday and I was rehearsing lines for a play about Oscar Wilde. I got a call from my father saying that my mother had died. He had been worried that she was sleeping late and went into her room to check on her. He said that when he touched her, "she was so cold." She had a smile on her face and an old Violent Femmes T-shirt on. She had the last laugh.