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White Rabbit Kids: It’s a store with hard-to-find toys and more

The famous champion of the benefits of play for children, Mr. (Fred) Rogers once said, “Play is really the work of childhood.” Well, if that’s true, Lauren Dannemiller, owner of White Rabbit Kids, is one hard worker. Lauren grew up surrounded by four siblings, not a lot of television or store-bought toys, several rabbits the kids were...

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At Lark & Vines, owner Leslie Choma has made it her mission to source uncommon goods from across the globe

For anyone who likes to think global and act local, shop owner Leslie Choma opened Lark & Vines last year to showcase an oh-so-darling destination for curated home goods, bags, jewelry and eclectic giftables. “Everything here is either from women-owned businesses and handmade by artists or fair trade-certified companies from all over the...

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The annual ritual of back-to-school shopping at Lucky Shoes is making a comeback thanks to smart moms who care—and grandmothers

When I was a kid, back-to-school shoe shopping was an annual ritual. At age 10, having an adult expert focus exclusively on me and my needs made me feel special. After trying on several pairs, I’d choose one and insist on wearing the shoes out of the store, my old shoes placed neatly into the box the new shoes came in. Once home, I’d run...

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1811 Shop & Bar Room is globally inspired

Half housewares shop, half cocktail bar, the 1811 Shop & Bar Room is a place where you can shop and socialize. Owned by Amanda Kaye and Michael Prediger—she’s the storekeeper, he’s the barkeeper—the couple is melding their passions. “We opened the store last fall and the bar last month,” says Michael. “We make...

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Soil-based probiotics

A question I’m often asked is, “What’s a good probiotic?” Even among the best brands (and I’d like to think we have them at Vital Choice), many are fairly similar, providing strains of lactic-acid bacteria (LAB) like lactobacillus acidophilus. Today, I’d like to discuss a completely different type of probiotic, and one that may just...

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