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A sense of humor is always helpful during long car trips.When you live in the Midwest, getting to almost any adventure requires a good amount of driving. Whether it be the lakeshore (Lake Michigan, between 3-5 hours), an exciting city (Chicago, 4 hours) or the Sleeping Bear Dunes, the “most beau ...
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Once upon a time, yoga was an esoteric, sedentary activity for earth lovers, world travelers and followers of the Grateful Dead. My, how things have changed...these days, yoga is mainstream, and I am willing to bet you know at least one person who practices regularly.In the U.S., there are many vari ...
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If you live in a place which experiences four seasons, you’re familiar with the things you do once temperatures dip below 32 degrees. For us, this list includes a few good things (no more mowing the lawn and winter sports) and some not so good things (no more track events and no more driving the C ...
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It almost sounds like the beginning of a joke. “ A woman walks into a car dealership…” but we all know that shopping for a car while female is almost always no joke. Heck, who are we kidding: shopping at car dealerships is usually not fun for anyone, and this is in big part because of the sale ...
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My date: the Audi A6 3.0 TDI (photo courtesy of Audi)As a Valentine’s Day present for my beloved Audi A4 Avant, I decided to take it in to the local dealership for a spa day. OK, that’s not entirely true. Truth is, our wagon was due for its 35,000 mile service, and the only day the service depa ...
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News outlets have been awash with news about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death from a heroin overdose last week. The actor, who previously had been sober for 23 years, relapsed over one year ago, and had completed a stint in rehab in May 2013.I never followed Mr. Hoffman’s career, nor did I know hi ...
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A few days ago, when we were blessed with yet more snowfall, I handed my husband a GoPro and asked him to go shoot some footage of our Avant on winter roads. Our family car was still wearing the all-season Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires, and I wanted to capture what driving on these tires was like ...
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It's humorously ironic. As a mother, my number one responsibility (as I see it) is to turn my daughters into two decent, happy people. And yet, some days, I am the last person they want to learn from. When considering how challenging it is to teach my girls, it occurred to me that teaching the ones ...
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A year ago, a stack of tires appeared on our front porch – a set of Pilot Sport All Season 3s (PSAS3s), Michelin’s newest all-season tire which had not yet been released to the public. A few months before, my husband and I had tested the PSAS3 at NOLA Motorsports Park and had come away impressed ...
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Just as we managed to survive the Snowpocalipse of 2013, which brought with it the coldest temperatures I’ve ever driven my Audi in (-13 ̊C, anyone?), we just got word that another may be on the way. This morning temperatures have already dropped to 3 ̊ C, which doesn’t make it any easier to g ...
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