Monday, Aug. 17

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Job Fair
Over 1400 jobs will be avail today, August 17, 2015 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott from 11 am to 2 pm. A good portion of the featured companies will be hiring on the spot. Bring plenty of resumes and dress for success.
Featured Companies Include: Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, Safelite Auto Glass, McDonalds, Ottawa University, Diamond Resorts international, State Farm, Enterprise, International Cruise & Excursions (ICE), Meritus, Heavy Equipment College of California, Maricopa Corporate College, Total Transit, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, PSCU, End2End Technologies, Arizona Department of Economic Security, SunRun, Marc Community Resources, Quicken Loans, American National, Avnet, IIT Tech, Labor Max, Conn's Home Plus, Wells Fargo and many more (Over 30 companies).

Job seekers are encouraged to arrive early to the beat the crowd. RSVP for free online at

For more information call (520) 668-8646.

Phoenix Airport Marriott
1101 N. 44th St.

Thrift Day Dorm
College kids are moving into their dorms and finding furniture for their dorms can be expensive. On this National Thrift Day why not spend your day going to the Goodwill store of Central Arizona for your Dorm room shopping needs and while you are browning at one of the 70 stores throughout the valley, Prescott and Yuma post your best thrift selfie to Goodwill's Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page and be entered to win a $25 gift card. Photos need to be inside a Goodwill of Central Arizona store to be eligible.

Go to to find a location near you.

Toddler Brain
Mom Blogger, Amanda Rumore shows some of the companies and their products that can help you toddler learn and have fun at the same time.

Scholastic was founded in 1920 as a single classroom magazine. Today, Scholastic books and educational materials are in tens of thousands of schools and tens of millions of homes worldwide, helping to Open a World of Possible for children across the globe.

Since 1958, Lakeshore has been dedicated to creating innovative educational materials that spark young imaginations, instill a sense of wonder and foster a lifelong love of learning. With materials for infants and toddlers through the 6th grade, they help children reach developmental milestones and achieve educational goals while still having fun!

- Mix & Match Farm Animals 
Tots just connect the matching pieces to create lots of fun farm friends. Designed to boost fine motor control in little fingers. 6 mos. - 3 yrs. / infant  preschool, $16.99

- My First Attribute Blocks 
Children explore shapes, sizes and colors as they place our fun wooden blocks into 8 bright and  exciting scenes! The chunky, lightweight blocks are perfectly sized for little hands and the scenes printed on the activity mats feature bold, color-coded outlines of each shape. 12 mos. - 3 yrs. / infant  preschool $29.99

- Big Knob First Puzzle Set Little hands have no problem piecing together these adorable puzzles! Each simple puzzle has 4 wooden pieces with giant, easy-grip knobs so they're a cinch for kids to grab and fit into place. Four 9" x 9" puzzles come in a handy wire rack. 12 mos. - 4 yrs. / infant - pre-k  - $49.99

VTech is a world leader of age-appropriate learning products. Since 1980, VTech has been developing high-quality, innovative educational products that enrich children's development through fun and smart play. offers engaging content & tools, such as the Parent Resource Center, Club VTech, and the Advisory Council, that help parents make the most of their child's educational development. 

- Go! Go! Smart Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home fuses technology and traditional play, keeping kids engaged for hours as they learn. It's the perfect playset for indoor play for little ones.  Your child will learn to navigate the toy as Miss Norah teaches your tot important lessons.  1-5 yrs. of age.

- Disney Doc McStuffin's kids electronic clipboard has 4 learning activities and 30+ playful melodies and sounds. Kids drawing toy comes with 3 detachable stencils paired with letter recognition technology that teach letters, numbers, writing skills and health topics. Doc McStuffins and her friends engage and encourage your child as they play and learn; magnetic drawing board is a great early education center.  2 to 5 yrs. of age.

Felecia Day
Actress Felecia Day chronicles in her new book “You’re Never Weird on the Internets (Almost)” about growing up  in the south where she was "home schooled for hippie reasons" before moving to Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Initially, Felicia was immediately typecast as a "Crazy cat-lady secretary," but her misadventures in Hollywood led her to produce her own web series, create her own production company and become a bonafide Internet star. Felicia's life and rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Now, Felicia's strange world is filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism - just like her memoir

Felecia will be at Changing Hands Book Store, 6428 S. McClintock Drive in Tempe beginning at 7 pm tonight for a book signing event.

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College Health
Dr. Doug Lakin, Internist a& Author tells the top five illnesses college students face and top five tips for parents to  help their new inbound college student. Plus, a safety med kit all college bound kids should pack before checking into their new dorm.

5 most common health concerns for college students: (per the CDC)

1. Poor nutrition and exercise

2. Alcohol and alcohol injuries

3. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

4. Drug abuse (especially prescription drugs)

5. Anxiety/depression

5 Tips for Parents to Keep College Kids Healthy:

1. Where to go for help: Identify/familiarize with college health center/staff

2. When to go for help: Signs and symptoms that represent critical health issues and need emergency or professional care

3. How to treat minor symptoms: At home or in your dorm

4. What to take to be prepared: Components of a home medical kit

5. Mental & Sexual Health Conversations:  Dealing effectively and maturely with these issues is among the most important life-lessons during the college years

This is an itemization of over-the-counter supplies to have handy in case of various medical needs. It is not a complete list, but rather a practical summary. Here is the shopping list for what you need to have in your medicine kit as a minimum.

            Sudafed, 30 mg tablets
            Chlor-Trimeton, 4 mg tablets
            Claritin, 10 mg tablets (Loratidine)
            Pepcid AC tablets (Famotidine)
            Milk of Magnesia
            Advil, 200 mg tablets or Aleve, 220 mg
            Robitussin DM or Delsym syrup
            Imodium AD tablets (loperamide)
            Cortaid 10 (1% hydrocortisone cream)
            Bacitracin ointment
            Band-Aid adhesive bandages
            Digital thermometer

If you want a more complete home medical kit, you can include these items that are of value, but not essential:

            Triaminic Night-time Cold and Cough
            Glycerin suppositories
            Dramamine or Bonine
            Hydrogen peroxide
            Gauze for compresses
            Aloe Vera gel
            Coban wrap
            Sterile saline solution (contact lens solution)

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If you want fresh tasting food, low fat, special diet, gourmet, etc... there are no excuses to eat fresh and can get gourmet food delivered straight to your door thanks to a Tempe-based company called "Freshly". This Local company is making waves in the food tech industry with their gourmet food deliver company.
2013 E Cedar St, Tempe, AZ 85281
Cross Streets: South Clark Dr. & East Cedar Street 
(off of Major Cross Streets - East Apache Blvd & S. Martin Ln.)
Outlet: 110

Spice it Up Food Truck
The Great food Truck race is back for a sixth season and on Sunday, August 23rd will feature the valleys own Spice it Up Food truck. They are here to show how to make Chicken Tikka Masala.

Chicken Tikka Masala
Servings: 7

1 cup lowfat yogurt, plain
2 whole garlic cloves
1 Tablespoon ginger root, finely grated
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
Salt and pepper 
2 1/2 pounds chicken breast cut in cubes
2 Tablespoons oil
1 large onion chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoon ginger root
1 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon chili flakes
35 oz. canned tomatoes, peeled and chopped, undrained
pinch sugar
1 cup heavy cream
Rice and yogurt for garnish

In a large bowl, combine the yogurt, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, cardamom, turmeric with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the marinade and turn to coat, refrigerate overnight.

Take the chicken out of marinade and brown until just about cooked through.

In large pot, heat oil.  Add onion, garlic, ginger and cook until tender. Add the garam masala, chili flakes and cook, stirring for 1 min.

Add tomatoes with juice and sugar, season with salt and pepper, cover partially and cook, stirring occasionally until sauce is slightly thickened about 20 min. Add the cream and cook over low heat, stirring until thickened. About 10 min.

Stir in the chicken, simmer gently for 10 min longer, stirring frequently.

Serve over rice with cilantro and yogurt sauce.