Dec 1, 2014

Paranoid Parents

Lenore Skenazy had her big “parenting fail” moment back in 2008, after the New York City newspaper columnist wrote an article titled “Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway Alone.” The column...
Dec 1, 2014

Let There Be Light

  Valley real estate investor/philanthropist Michael Pollack is ready for 2014 to be over. “We’ve seen some dark days behind us, more than we care to have seen—especially in Arizona,” he ...
Nov 3, 2014

Pumpkin Cookies Two Ways

Chocolate chip cookies may be America’s favorite treat for most of the year, but they’re going to have to move over this month—or at least share the stage—with the real star in November, the...
Nov 3, 2014

A Snowflake at The North Pole Experience

As Santa’s head elf, 338-year-old Alabaster Snowflake has seen his fair share of emotional moments at the North Pole. “There was an older lady who was in the assembly area in the corner of the roo...
Nov 3, 2014

Reality Swipes

In a commercial for the Danish TV talk show Søndag Live that went viral on YouTube this past spring, host Ane Cortzen demonstrates what life might be like if we could dismiss people with a simple lef...
Oct 3, 2014

The Dhaba is the Spice of Tempe Life

In the last few months I’ve been dining out of my comfort zone. You might recall two months ago when I tried Ethiopian food for the first time. This month marks the first time I’ve had Indian food...
Oct 3, 2014

Flyin’ High

There’s no steering wheel, no brake, no seatbelt, and it’s standing room only. Flying more than 5,000 feet above the ground in a basket harnessed to a piece of material powered by flames, travelin...