Monday, April 27

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Medikidz

Las Vegas teen becomes a comic book here in Medikidz. Megan Mejia is the star of a unique comic book about a girl with epilepsy who teams up with a group of superheroes. The book is one in a series called Medikidz - five superheroes who provide information to help patients and their families understand epilepsy. For more information visist http://www.advancingepilepsycare.com/medikidz/medikidz-stars.aspx

Job Fair

Over 1,900 jobs will be up for grabs tomorrow in the Valley. The Greater Phoenix Diversity job fair will take place at the Phoenix Airport Marriott from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Employers looking to hire include Fry's Food Stores, State Farm, Total Transit and many more. Some companies will even be hiring on the spot. Job seekers should bring plenty of resumes and dress for success. You can RSVP for free online at jobertising.com.

Phoenix Airport Marriott

1101 N 44th St

Phoenix, AZ 85008

Alice Cooper - Rock the Runway

Rock the Runway Fashion and Trunk Show hosted by Sheryl Cooper is a special fundraising event created in conjunction with Alice Cooper's Rock & Roll Golf Classic to raise money for Alice Cooper's Solid Rock and the Rock Teen Center.

The organization cultivates a love of the arts to inspire teens to embrace artistic excellence and avoid drugs, guns and gangs.

Information for the Rock & Roll Golf Classic is as follows:

Monday, April 27

7 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Golf Clinic with Mike Malaska

9 a.m. Shotgun Start - 2015 Rock & Roll Golf Classic

2 p.m. Luncheon/Awards

Best Teacher Gifts

National Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up (May 5) on Cinco de Mayo and our Family Fun Expert Donna Bozzo has come up with a list of gift ideas

Things to Get Bikini Ready

Spring break has come and gone and summer now looms on the horizon and with it that dreaded moment when you'll find yourself shopping for a bathing suit. Don't fret. If you act now there's still time to tighten up before hitting the beach.

Do these things NOW to quickly get yourself into bikini shape:

1. Eat more Veggies: Your mom was right, eating vegetables really is a good idea, especially when preparing to shimmy into a bathing suit. Why? There are a couple of reasons. First, veggies are low in calories and high in fiber, which means that you're filling up without packing on pounds. Second, the vitamins and minerals in fresh vegetables nourish your body and cut down on cravings.

2. Add five minutes to your workouts: Each week, between now and your beach debut, add five minutes to your workouts. Just five more minutes. The slight increase from week to week will hardly be noticeable, but the extra fat burn will pay off nicely. Use these extra five minutes to do intense burst of exercise, such as burpees, squat to presses and walking lunges.

3. Double up on water: Not only will staying extra hydrated help your skin to have a healthy glow, it will also speed up your fat-loss efforts. Most of us are walking around in a state of chronic dehydration, which contributes to fatigue, stubborn weight gain and constipation. By drinking more water throughout the day, and by limiting your intake of caffeinated beverages, you'll become healthier, more radiant and sexier in that bikini.

4. Eat low carbs (after 4 p.m.): One of the easiest ways to drop a few inches around your waist before the warm weather hits is to eat low carb after 4 p.m. each day. This means eating dinners that are centered around salads and vegetables rather than breads and pastas. If you simply must have your oatmeal or whole-grain bread each day, then eat it for breakfast or lunch and give low-carb dinners a try. Don't forget that sugar counts as carbs, so skip that sugary dessert and try a grapefruit for dessert.

Bonus Tip:

One of the easiest ways to speed up your metabolism, and increase your fat burning, is to get at least eight hours of sleep each night.

Prickly Pear Health

It's touted as a health food used to lower blood sugar, cholesterol and diabetes. Recent research has shown prickly pear to be super healthy. It has been to shown to reduce:

Diabetes

High cholesterol

Obesity

Hangovers

Viruses

Inflammation

If you'd like to try prickly pear cactus, consider easing into it. Prickly pear cactus can cause side effects, including mild diarrhea, nausea, increased stool volume, increased stool frequency and abdominal fullness, for some people.

Red Cross APP

The American Red Cross is introducing a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. Through the app, users can schedule appointments, track total donations, earn rewards and invite others to join them on a life-saving team. The Blood Donor App is a great new way to help meet the constant need for blood.

The app has many exciting features including:

Find local blood drives and donation centers quickly and easily;

Convenient, easy appointment scheduling and rescheduling;

Receive appointment reminders;

Keep track of total blood donations;

Receive special blood shortage alert messages;

Claim rewards from participating retailers for donating blood or platelets;

Join or create a life-saving team, recruit other blood donors and view rankings on the Blood Donor Teams

Leaderboard;

Rate the blood donation experience;

Follow the user's blood donation journey from donation through delivery, when available.

This new and exciting app is free and available for download on iPhone and Android devices.

http://www.redcrossblood.org/bloodapp

Choice Hotels Job Fair

Choice Hotels International Inc. is hiring an additional 80 technology positions. Choice will be holding a career fair and open house on April 29, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., at 6811 E. Mayo Blvd., Suite 100, Phoenix.

Some of the open positions within the Phoenix office include:

Software Engineers

Java

Web (Angular)

Mobile (iOS/Android)

Technical and Business Analysts

Various IT Leadership positions

Click here for more information.