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“New Boomer” Economics

Jul 8, 2015
“New Boomer” Economics

Call them millennials, the iGeneration or “New Boomers.” Though our region is known for attracting retirees, we think this younger generation can also help invigorate the area. The rest of us need to do our part to attract them and retain them—creating more job opportunities, for example. But we offer many attractions to “New Boomers,”...

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Star Wars Day: What to Do on May 4 (And Why)

May 4, 2015
Star Wars Day: What to Do on May 4 (And Why)

(CNN)- It’s not just a pun. “May the 4th be with you” is a full-fledged unofficial holiday, “Star Wars Day.” Actually, as far as Lucasfilm and Disney are concerned, it’s quite official. So why this day, and what is there to do other than watch it trend on Twitter? (After all, it’s apparently important...

Consciousness and Health
Can We Be Scared Into Being Healthier?

Can We Be Scared Into Being Healthier?

By Eric Nelson


Anyone over 40 likely remembers the TV ad.

A man standing next to a kitchen stove picks up an egg. 

“This is your brain,” he says. “This is drugs,” he continues, pointing to the piping hot skillet in front of him. 

Then, after cracking the egg into the skillet, he says, “This is your...

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The Death of the 40-Hour Work Week

May 4, 2015
The Death of the 40-Hour Work Week

(CNN)- When you’re hired for a full-time job, the understanding is that you’ll put in at least a 40-hour workweek. The expectation — especially for salaried employees who don’t qualify for overtime — is that you’ll put in more to ensure your projects get done. Or because the boss needs something at the last...

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Rocklin Mom Creates App that Keeps Parents Informed

Apr 29, 2015
Rocklin Mom Creates App that Keeps Parents Informed

Carin Lane, a mother of two, saw a disconnect in the communications between schools and parents, so she decided to create an app that would close that gap. She recently started a a mobile app company, School APPtitude that creates apps that allow parents to get the latest information on what’s going on at...

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Not Nutritious Enough? Mom Says School Wouldn’t Let Daughter Finish Lunch

Apr 28, 2015
Not Nutritious Enough? Mom Says School Wouldn’t Let Daughter Finish Lunch

AURORA, Colorado- A Colorado mother is upset after a teacher at her daughter’s preschool wouldn’t allow the girl to finish her lunch because it wasn’t “nutritious.” Leeza Pearson told KUSA that she packed her daughter a sandwich, string cheese and a four-pack of Oreos. The Oreos were still in the child’s lunchbox, along with...

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Here’s the Biggest Burger You Can Create Using McDonald’s New Menu

Apr 27, 2015
Here’s the Biggest Burger You Can Create Using McDonald’s New Menu

CHICAGO — A man from Chicago created the biggest burger you can create using McDonald’s new “Create Your Taste” kiosk menu. According to McDonald’s, “Create Your Taste is all about you making your very own gourmet burger. With over 30 delicious ingredients to choose from, you now have everything you need to make your...

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DIY No-Fuss Designer Pillows

Apr 22, 2015
DIY No-Fuss Designer Pillows

Brighten up your couch with DIY decorative pillows that involve fun fabrics and no sewing. Cesar Chavez of Design by Cesar shows Bethany Crouch how to make simple pillows without all the fuss.

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Mom Receives Angry Letter from Friends Fed Up with Constant Facebook Posts About Her Baby

Apr 15, 2015
Mom Receives Angry Letter from Friends Fed Up with Constant Facebook Posts About Her Baby

An Australian mother claims she received an angry letter from a group of friends who apparently asked her to stop with the constant updates and “baby spamming” on social media about her 6-month-old baby. Jade Ruthven sent the letter to Australian writer Em Rusciano, who shared it on Facebook on Tuesday. “I have got together...

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Photo of Woman in Bikini Goes Viral on Facebook, Empowers People Everywhere

Mar 27, 2015
Photo of Woman in Bikini Goes Viral on Facebook, Empowers People Everywhere

LOS ANGELES- A photo of a woman in a bikini has been shared on Facebook nearly 50-thousand times in the last few days. But it’s not being shared for the reason you might think. The photo is galvanizing and inspiring women and men across the internet. Hollis is the founder of The Chic.  She’s...

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