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Welcome to Your Morning Juice. You're probably reading this on the Web, instead of in your inbox like you should be doing (trust us, it's quite handy).

Your Morning Juice is our new twice a week Juice newsletter. Every Tuesday and Thursday we'll share the latest news around town that has all of Des Moines buzzing. From the latest restaurant openings and downtown developments to drink suggestions for the next happy hour to great stories from around the metro, and so much more. So, be in the know, and the first to see it, by subscribing for email delivery here.

“I DIDN'T GROW UP THINKING I'D BE HOMELESS. IT JUST HAPPENS.”

What happens when a pair of Drake University students passes out a dozen disposable cameras at a local homeless shelter and asks the residents to go outside and shoot whatever they wanted? This. The participants captured the grittier parts of Des Moines that you wouldn't necessarily see in a tourism brochure.

Give back to Des Moines: It's #GivingTuesday! Pick your favorite nonprofit and make a donation.

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

As we say goodbye to 2015, be sure not to overbook yourself on events because there's a lot happening around town. There's a little bit of something for everyone. Music fans can check out Little BIG Fest (Dec. 5), those of you with a sweet tooth can get complimentary samplings of holiday cupcakes at Creme Cupcake TODAY from 4:30-7 p.m. and the Winter Farmers’ Market is back a little later this month (Dec. 18-19) for you last-minute gift shoppers.

Check it: 10 things we love about Des Moines in December.

SO YOU FANCY, HUH?

Now this is how you create a downtown loft feeling in the suburbs. Waukee, to be exact. You know, if you have a million dollars to spare. Porcelain tiles imported from Italy + backlit floating mirrors and underlit cabinets in the bathrooms + three outdoor spaces = #Goals.

View: More beautiful scenes in Iowa

I'm kinda buzzed and it's all because...

- Ameena, Juice

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