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A Century of Air Travel Shows it's Actually a Modern Miracle
Air travel has been through a number of iterations throughout the years, from the early exploits of the Wright Brothers to today's luxury airliners. Discover the history -- and future -- of air travel.
You Could Be Paying for More Insurance Than You Need
Tiffany Hamilton knew as a college student that she would one day be an entrepreneur. With that in mind, she made sure to enlist the help of a financial planning company when she bought her first life insurance plan at 21, as she was just getting her start in real estate.
HOW TO SURVIVE ANY STORM
When a couple is dropped in the middle of an island on “Naked and Afraid,” they learn one thing very quickly: Mother Nature can be fickle. No matter where you live, natural disasters can be a concern. So what exactly do you do when you’re in the path of an avalanche? And how do you react if you’re caught in a dust storm? Here are some expert tips on how to protect yourself in a variety of extreme weather situations, even if you’re not a survivalist.
THE HISTORY OF WEATHER CONTROL
As humans, it’s one of our most primal urges; the need for control. So it’s no wonder that we have sought to control one of nature’s most erratic and uncontrollable events: The weather.
6 TIMES TRUTH WAS STRANGER THAN FICTION
The idea of weather control sounds like something out of a science-fiction or action movie; a manipulation created by either a superhero or science. The fact is, weather manipulation -- or attempts at it -- have been years in the making. Some of them are just as farfetched as something you’d expect to see in a movie.
This Oil Cleanser Transformed My Combination Skin
A bareMinerals oil cleanser gave this writer smooth, glowy skin—without causing breakouts.
7 ways to mentally bounce back after losing your job
I didn’t expect the grief. I took the initial blow in stride. A loss, sure, but one that wasn’t entirely unexpected. It was actually a sigh of relief, like breaking up with a significant other whom you know is not right for you. And the anger, well, that was a given.
But the grief, it hit in wave...
i.d.e.a. Museum focuses on engaging all five senses
Musical instruments line the sidewalk outside the i.d.e.a. Museum, and a large, pink chair sits right outside its doors. It’s clear before you even go inside that you’re in for a fun day.
Crackerjax nails the perfect mix for family fun
There’s just something kids love about water balloons. Perhaps it’s the adult-sanctioned ability to throw something at another person. Or maybe it’s the simple act of getting soaking wet on a hot day. Whatever the attraction is, Crackerjax nails it.
But, I’m getting a little ahead of myself. I recently found myself in an unusual position. I suddenly had a houseful of boys – my two sons and two sons of family friends – to care for. Their ages span from 4 to 14, which means playing video games ...
It’s an Urban Jungle in there
It’s been open for about only five months, but if the line on a recent weekday morning is any indication, Urban Jungle Fun Park has quickly become one of the coolest play spots in town.
And with 18,000 square feet of obstacles, trampolines and fun, it definitely makes sense.
David Allen, Urban Jungle’s general manager, said the park aims to get kids up and moving while also having fun. And truth be told, no matter what your kids try to tell you, it was lots more fun than playing video games a...
Schwarzenegger daughter puts heart into book about adopting dog
Katherine Schwarzenegger has experienced firsthand what those in the rescue industry call a “foster fail.” That is, one who decides to foster a rescue dog but instead decides to adopt him.
In Schwarzenegger’s case, the dog’s name is Maverick, who has not only become a lifelong member of her famil...
I Put My Son in Kindergarten Against His Teacher's Recommendation
At 4, my son wasn’t quite old enough for kindergarten, but was rounding three years in preschool. I thought he had everything he needed to move up to “real” school. At his Montessori school, teachers cared less about age and more about the child’s individual progress. So, I was surprised when his...
20 Things All Phoenix Moms Understand
For the uninitiated, here’s how to distinguish those who are part of the Phoenix mom tribe.
The real reason I had a drug-free birth? I'm cheap
In some mommy circles, I’m something of an unintended hero. Here's what they don't realize.
What You Can Rent in Phoenix for $1,000
Phoenix is a beautiful city, but rental rates can be sky high. Here are some places you can rent that won't break the bank.