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9 Ways Dating and Working Out Are Similar

I grew up playing soccer, played on a sports team every season in high school and joined a club field hockey team in college. Athleticism has never been an issue for me... until these last few years, when I realized I used to get all of my exercise through playing organized sports. Show More Summary

America's 12 Best Italian Restaurant Chains

Like Irish pubs and Chinese takeouts, you'd be hard-pressed to find a moderately-populated town without an Italian restaurant. And for much of the country, that Italian restaurant is a chain. We canvassed the country, and from corporate...Show More Summary

Colorado Welcomes You to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

Here in the Centennial State, we love World Cup racing. Every year, Colorado hosts the only World Cup races in the U.S., usually at Aspen for the women, and Beaver Creek for the men. And this winter, it gets even better with the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships coming to Vail and Beaver Creek. Show More Summary

Compassionate Conservation: More than "Welfarism Gone Wild"

Conservation is ethically challenged The evolving field called compassionate conservation, in which the guiding principle "First do no harm (link is external)" stresses the importance of individual nonhuman animals (animals), is gaining...Show More Summary

Invasive 'Rat Research' Should Be Abolished Once and for All

In response to my recent blog post called "Rats Like to Be Tickled: Why Is the Animal Welfare Act So Lame?", in which I discussed the well-established scientific fact that rats, mice and many other animals display empathy and are highly...Show More Summary

No Insurance? But You Get a Price List at the Hospital

Conservatives are still wondering around, from interview to interview, saying they want to dump Obamacare. And here's "the key thing," as articulated by freshman Colorado State Senator Tim Neville on the radio Saturday: Neville: "The...Show More Summary

What Should AIPAC Say?

Since Speaker of the House Boehner's January 22 announcement of his invitation to Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, an ugly unprecedented partisan divide has ensued up and down Pennsylvania Avenue. Show More Summary

Don't Politicize Vaccinations

For more than four decades, I have joined with many others working to ensure the timely vaccination of children, and today I am saddened to see an outbreak of measles infecting more than 100 people in 14 states, many of them vulnerable...Show More Summary

Turning 30? You're Not Dead Yet

It's official. I'm old (ish). I can't get away with reading young adult novels (sorry Katniss), I can't get away with binge drinking, I probably shouldn't have roommates and I'll never be one of Forbes' "30 under 30". On February 6th, 2015, I am officially 30 years old. Show More Summary

"Be Different" for Increased Performance, Productivity, and Profitability

I'm asked regularly by companies to help them find ways to increase their individual and organizational performance, productivity, and profitability. In these situations, two old adages come to mind: "Doing the same thing over and over...Show More Summary

Mike Huckabee Compares Same-Sex Marriage to Cussing, Drinking and Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

The rest of the 2016 Republican hopefuls have a lot of catching up to do in order to compete with Mike Huckabee's obvious head-start on race-baiting and gay-bashing. We've barely heard from the other clown-car passengers and alreadyShow More Summary

City vs. Suburbs: 5 Tradeoffs to Think About When Starting a Family

When deciding between city or suburban living, there are many factors to consider, including cost of living, proximity to work and lifestyle. There is no one right answer as to which decision is better for raising children, since everyone's situation is different. Show More Summary

How Not to Ask for a Recommendation Letter

To land a job or get into a university, we usually need someone to vouch for us. It can be tough to ask -- recommenders are typically more senior than us, they're busy, and we don't always know where we stand in their eyes. When we work up the courage to ask, sometimes the request comes out polite and charming. Show More Summary

Wolf Slaughter Canadian Style Continues as if It's Conservation: Let's Stop It Now

The Canadian government plans to kill wolves once again to try to save woodland caribou. An earlier murder escapade in Alberta didn't work (please see "Researchers Kill 890 Wolves to Learn About Them: There's Something Very Wrong") and there's no reason to assume this one will. Show More Summary

Where's the Gun Ban Predicted by Republicans?

ColoradoPols did us a favor yesterday by trotting out some of the ridiculous misinformation delivered in 2013 by opponents of gun safety laws, when Democrats pass them in 2013. And Pols pleaded with local reporters to correct such falsehoods...Show More Summary

I'm With Stupid: The Dangers of Breathing Snowmobile Fumes

The Winter X Games have come and gone here in Aspen, and I consider myself fortunate this time around to have not had to attend. I've been very clear in the past that I'm glad the X Games are here -- they're a boon to the local economy...Show More Summary

'Supreme Court Five' Unleash Government Of, By and For the Oligarchs

Likenesses of Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito, John Roberts (created by Daniel Lowenstein) stand in front of the 10th Circuit Court of appeals in Denver after 2014 McCutcheon v. FEC decision Photo...Show More Summary

Teen-Pregnancy-Prevention Program Doesn't Stop a 'Small Child From Implanting'

The Ft. Collins Coloradoan advanced a story Monday that Boulder Rep. KC Becker is working on a bill to provide $5 million in funding for a state teen-pregnancy prevention program that, in a privately funded multi-year pilot phase, reduced...Show More Summary

A Majority of Dependents

Even if you're a just a talk-radio host, you shouldn't just say "Yap," as KHOW 630-AM's Mandy Connell did yesterday, when your special guest, in this case, Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), insults the President. "He's a wonderful orator," Buck told Connell during her morning show yesterday. Show More Summary

The United Nations of X Games

Shred. Big air. Gnarly alley-oop backside rodeo nosegrab. Yeah, the Winter X Games have a language all to themselves. Increasingly, the highly acclaimed extreme winter sports competition and festival -- which takes place this weekend in Aspen, Colo. Show More Summary

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