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We spotlight the best (safe) things to do around Detroit, with a focus on connection, creativity and community. Yes, even in 2020.

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Set your 2021 goals with the Naturally Empowered Planner
You can be gentle with yourself while still making changes, even in a pandemic -- here's some guidance for setting 2021 goals that work for you
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board game pieces
Whatever your level of engagement or aptitude, there’s a board game for you -- here are 11 of our favorites.
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detroit skyline in winter
One tip every day to make The Worst Season a little more bearable.
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work selections from 10 rising detroit artists to know for 2021
Follow these Black artists -- from sculptors to photographers -- to stay tapped into the city’s art scene.
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holiday cocktails
Make your Zoom celebrations suck a little bit less.
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wrapped holiday gifts shopping
If you're still finishing up holiday shopping, check out these gift guides so you can support Detroit's local, independent businesses that support our community.
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open book with fairy lights, illustrating story about best detroit and michigan books of 2020
Detroit’s proprietors of independent bookstores and writing centers know our city and region as well as they know their customers. They’re knowledgeable and passionate about the volumes we want and need to read -- and the ones our friends and neighbors write!
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volunteers high five. here are places to volunteer this december in detroit
With a community in crisis, we’re all looking for safe ways to help our neighbors this season.
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gifts from detroit artisans and makers you can buy online
There are plenty of great shops and artisans around Detroit selling handmade gifts that you can purchase with the click of a button.
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ilera apothecary products are one of the recommended gifts from Black-owned businesses in Detroit
Black-owned businesses across Detroit are doing everything in their power to keep the doors open safely and welcome customers for holiday gift shopping.
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photo shows person in mask wearing vintage coat from mama coo's, one of our picks for sustainable gift shopping in detroit
Detroit holiday shopping, vintage edition: find sustainable, budget-friendly and stylish gifts guaranteed to stand apart.
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