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5 Reasons You Thrive When You Give

There's a lot more to living a successful life than just the cutthroat race to the corner office, says Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post. Want to live fuller, happier? Then make sure that giving...Show More Summary

"These Days, You Have to Rob a Bank to Get Mental Health Treatment"

This is a quote from a prison psychologist. She was not joking or exaggerating -- many of her imprisoned psychiatric patients had committed a fake crime to get "three hots and cot." And even more had been arrested for nuisance crimes...Show More Summary

Hey, Mom, Let's Go to Brunch

Mother's Day is the perfect occasion for that iconic not-really-breakfast-not-really-lunch American institution known as brunch. Whether the lady in your life likes 'em boozy (unlimited mimosas can be an excellent way to celebrate) or...Show More Summary

Colorado Progressive Talk Radio Hits Bottom

There's endless speculation about why progressive talk shows repeatedly fail on commercial radio, and the latest to go down is Gloria Neal's morning show on KKZN AM-760, Colorado's Progressive Talk. Greg Foster, vice president/programming...Show More Summary

Hallmarking Mother's Day in Handwriting

An estate sale purchase of a box of vintage goods contained the most wonderful surprise, a telegram dated May 8, 1938. Wired 76 years ago, the paper is softly faded, yet bears not the slightest tear. I imagine this telegram was stored safely in a scrapbook or empty candy box by the recipient, Mrs. Show More Summary

I'm Not Talking to You Anymore

"Before, whenever we wanted Cory, we made a call, and we got Cory," said KNUS radio-host Dan Caplis on air Monday. "Now, there's always an excuse." Caplis, who's usually big on personal responsibility, blames Gardner's "handlers" for ducking his show, not Gardner, a Republican running against Democratic Sen. Show More Summary

A Parent's Guide to Stopping Child Identity Theft

Mother's Day and Father's Day aren't only boons to the greeting card business -- for parents they provide a welcome break, a chance to sleep in and take it easy, and spend some quality time thinking about... child identity theft. Huh? OK, maybe you aren't kicking back in your down-time and thinking about the finer points of child identity theft. Show More Summary

A Truly Strong Foreign Policy

The weekend media featured an uncommon amount of navel gazing about foreign policy. Except the navel being gazed at belonged to Barack Obama. To the degree that pundits ever agree, they seemed to agree that the Obama foreign policy was...Show More Summary

7 Gripes I Have With The World

Life, overall, is pretty sweet. Aging turns out not to be the demon I feared. Largely, I'm happy and healthy and know how to throw the car in reverse for those times when I'm not. But on a recent nasty commute home, I thought of 7 things that would so sincerely improve life for midlifers (at least this midlifer): 1. Show More Summary

How Gardner Can Shed Federal Personhood Bill

Rep. Cory Gardner un-endorsed Colorado's personhood amendment last month by telling The Denver Post's Lynn Bartels he changed his mind. But if Gardner, who's running for U.S. Senate against Democrat Mark Udall, is going to un-endorse federal personhood legislation, which he cosponsored nine months ago, he'll have to trot down to the floor of the U.S. Show More Summary

The 7 Best Cities for Beer

The number of local craft breweries is at an all-time high in the United States. From coast to coast (and everywhere in between), privately-owned breweries are producing delicious brews for every palate. Hoppy IPAs, robust ales, andShow More Summary

Republicans' Advice Lost on Republicans

After the last election, which saw Republican losses everywhere you turned, two well-known Republican operatives, Josh Penry and Rob Witwer, took to the commentary pages of The Denver Post and explained how the Colorado GOP needed "improve" or "die:" Penry and Witwer: We've forgotten that politics is a game of addition, not subtraction. Show More Summary

You Say You Must Defend Gay Marriage Ban?

KVOR guest host Jimmy Bensberg talked last weekwith Cynthia Coffman, who's running for Colorado Attorney General. CYNTHIA COFFMAN: Taking a page from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's playbook, [Democratic AG candidate Don] Quick held...Show More Summary

Ethics Violator Gessler Says Only He Can Fight Corruption

During a radio interview Saturday, Secretary of State Scott Gessler framed his gubernatorial campaign as a battle to save Colorado from the rot of corruption, saying our "state government is corrupt," and he's the only candidate who's...Show More Summary

I Just Flipped But Trust My Record

On conservative KNUS radio last week, GOP Senate candidate Cory Gardner assured listeners that he remains "pro-life" even though he recently un-endorsed the personhood amendment, which would ban abortion in Colorado. "I remain a pro-life...Show More Summary

On CrossFit and Risk

Growing up, my mom would often tell me "When I was ten, I broke my ankle taking a giant step in the backyard playing a game of SPUD. Heck, if you can break your ankle taking a giant step, you might as well go out and do something more fun." Fortunately, she has supported me through many such fun experiences over the years. Show More Summary

Archbishop Slings Bigotry at Atheists

In a recent radio interview, Colorado Archbishop Samuel Aquila compared Colorado's "godlessness" to Nazi Germany and Stalin's Russia and said it portends a government that will "eventually fall." Citing the growing number of atheists...Show More Summary

Colorado Budget Invests in Girls and Women to Reach Their Full Potential

A woman who is struggling to make ends meet for her family. A young woman headed to college. A woman who wants to start her own business. These are the stories that will be affected by the Colorado State budget. I sat down with one elected...Show More Summary

A Grown-Up Easter Hunt Yields the Weirdest Repurposed Furniture

Ever since I discovered an unfortunate beak in my yolk, I've never much been a fan of eggs. I grew up a farm girl, which is just a fancy term for child laborer. In fact, that may be the reason my dad finally gave into to having children. Show More Summary

Riding Public Transit Best Way to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22, and like many Americans, you might be stumped about what more you can do to help the environment. You've recycled, installed energy-saving light bulbs and low-flow water fixtures, turned down your thermostat and even put extra insulation in your attic. Show More Summary

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