Thursday, June 9

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A free hiring event for veterans, military spouses, guardsmen, and reservists

The Home Depot is teaming up with RecruitMilitary this week in Phoenix to provide career opportunities for job seekers with military backgrounds. We'll have representatives on-site at RecruitMilitary's free career fair to discuss positions that are available in various fields, including in-store sales, IT, logistics, customer service and merchandising. We currently employ more than 35,000 veterans nationally. To learn more and see Team Depot in action, visit

RecruitMilitary has produced Opportunity Expos since 2006. The company also offers subscriptions to its database of more than 365,000 registered candidates who have military backgrounds at, retained hiring services, and advertising space in online and print media. RecruitMilitary distributes more than 36,000 copies of each issue of Search & Employ, a bimonthly print magazine, to over 220 military bases throughout the world, National Guard and reserve units, and job seekers who attend RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
11:00am - 3:00pm  
Talking Stick Resort Arena
201 E. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Western Days-Tempe Museum

Cowboy up! Tempe has free and affordable activities for families and kids all summer long. Such as, at the Tempe History Museum, kids will have fun going back in time with cowboys, for free, from 10am-2pm

Shoot it up with the Ghost Riders cowboy re-enactors they will be performing this Saturday for free at Tempe History Museum. (10a-2pm)
Storytime with Tempe Public Library complete with kiddos singing and dancing it’ll be a cowboy and cowgirl sing along with galloping and fun complete with a craft activity that we can do on camera
Western Legos from Playwell Teknologies we’ll have cactus and cowboy-themed Legos that go along with some of Tempe's summer camps
Riders on the Storm hear about the weather camp that we are putting on with the Arizona Science Center and see some of what will be doing 
Kiddie Pool put your boots in our kiddie pool and wish you were at Kiwanis Wave Pool or any of our other community pools

For more information visit their website:

Tempe Museum
809 E. Southern Ave. (Southern Ave. near Rural Road, next to Tempe Public Library)
Tempe, Arizona 85282 
Telephone: (480) 350-5100 

Every Tuesday, Tempe Public Library has Totally Tempe Tuesday with free music, crafts, entertainers, storytimes and youth authors. 

Every Wednesday and the second Saturday of each summer month, Tempe History Museum has the Tempe Time Machine and transports kids back to a different time with entertainers, crafts and fun 

Tempe has several free spray pads and cheap pool admissions like less than a buck for kids - with slides, waves, and more. for locations.
Tempe Recreation has several affordable summer camps. Find out about the offerings and how to keep your kids entertained, learning and ready go to back school without summer brain drain 

U.S. Egg has teamed up with Packages From Home as a donation center. People can stop by at any U.S. Egg location and drop off their donations.

U.S. Egg has teamed up with Package From Home until July 4th. Until July 4th every U.S. Egg will be a donation center. People can donate anything from hygiene products (new) to recreation items such as ping pong paddles and balls. They will also be starting a Postcard writing campaign. They will passing out the postcards to diners at U.S. Egg, their goal is to have over 1000 postcards written to send to the armed forces. 

Family owned and operated since 1991, the Gebron Family has created a warm and friendly environment while providing you with a meal that makes you feel like you are at your own home. Using only the finest ingredients, such as fresh fruits and vegetables and no preservatives, U.S. Egg's food is nutritious. From homemade potatoes and fries down to the daily made soups and sauces and freshly baked muffins. All of the food is extraordinary but everyone should experience our protein pancake at least once. Visit their website at for more information.

Men's Health

June is Men's Health Month. Across the country many organizations are celebrating and spreading awareness with screenings, health fairs and other education related to men's health and wellness. 

Here are 7 things men need to know.
1. More younger men are being diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
The number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly six-fold in the last twenty years. Today, over 10 percent of new prostate cancer diagnoses in the U.S. occur in men younger than 55 years old. What's more alarming is that for younger men, the disease is often much more aggressive. Prostate cancer typically affects men in their 60s, 70s and older, and is often slow-growing. For this reason, older men are likely to die of causes other than prostate cancer, even if they have the disease. But when younger men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, it is likely because they have developed a tumor that is growing quickly and aggressively.

Because of the current PSA guidelines established by governmental agencies like the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), many doctors or urologists do not recommend PSA tests until a man is in his 50s. In fact, the USPSTF recommends against PSA screening completely, claiming there is not enough evidence to support the benefits of the test. Other agencies or organizations recommend that men begin testing their PSA at age 50 or 55. However, this is simply not good enough.

What men should know?
A.     Get a baseline PSA test starting at age 40. Men should have a baseline PSA test starting at age 40. There is no harm in knowing your numbers. PSA results should be discussed with an experienced specialist who can guide you in the right direction about how to follow up and what to be aware of. 

B.    Know your family's medical history for prostate cancer. Knowing your family's medical history is just as important. Men who have a brother or father with a history of prostate cancer are twice as likely to be diagnosed with the disease. For younger men, the risk is even higher if they have multiple relatives with a history of prostate cancer. This should also be discussed with the same experienced specialist who checks your PSA level.

C.    African-American men have the highest risk for prostate cancer and 60 percent are more likely to develop prostate cancer and are 2.5 times more likely to die from it. African-American men are also diagnosed at a younger age (about 3 years younger) and are more likely to have high-grade or aggressive tumors.

2. Men who exercise may lower age-related cholesterol.
High cholesterol puts men at a greater risk for heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease. Genetics also play a role in the development of high cholesterol. But lifestyle choices such as unhealthy eating, lack of exercise, smoking, excessive alcohol intake are all proponents for high cholesterol.

The good news is a new study shows that men who exercise regularly may delay age-related high cholesterol. It seemed aerobic exercise in particular was the factor in delaying onset high cholesterol, according to a new study by researchers at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. The researchers created a model based on the data of men between the ages of 20-90 and found that the total cholesterol levels, which combine LDL (the bad cholesterol), triglycerides and non-HDL (the good cholesterol) gradually increased until about the age of 45-55 and then declined. To take it even further, men with low levels of cardio exercise developed high cholesterol in their 30s. Researchers concluded that a higher level of fitness is important to delay the increase in cholesterol associated with age. The findings continue to support previous studies showing the benefits of exercise.

3. Yes, Male Menopause is real.
Women are not the only ones who suffer the effects of changing hormones. Many men experience some of the same symptoms including low sex drive, hot flashes, depression, irritability, mood swings, increased body fat, and decreased energy. Male menopause, also known as andropause, is a result of a gradual decrease in testosterone. While female menopause occurs when the production of hormones drop suddenly, Andropause is a gradual decline in hormone levels. 

If a man is experiencing any of these symptoms, here's what he should do:

1. Check your levels early in the morning.
When you reach the age of 50, check your testosterone levels before 9 am. The range can be anywhere from 300-1000 but more is not better. I think optimal levels of testosterone should be between 400-600. If the first test is low, be sure to repeat it. We should never treat or diagnose Low T based on one test.

2. Pay attention to what you eat.
If you lose weight, especially that belly fat, you will see your testosterone levels increase dramatically. Your waist should be your height in inches divided by 2. For men, it should be less than 40 inches.

3. Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a big secret to healthy testosterone levels. Foods like shellfish, tuna, salmon, egg yolks, beans and others work great. Also consider taking vitamin D supplements, 1,000-2,000 IU per day (that's what I personally do,) and monitor your levels after that with your doctor. Vitamin D levels should be between 30-60.

4. Consult with an urologist.
How do we diagnose this? We look at each man individually. We evaluate their history, changes in sexual function, low libido, infertility issues, changes in sleep pattern, muscle strength, bone density and weight gain and work on the best treatment path from there. 
Coffee (Photo: Sean Gallagher/Getty Images) Two cups of coffee a day may reduce ED 

4. Coffee may help erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, occurs when men are unable to keep their erection firm enough to engage in sexual intercourse with their partner. Men often experience erectile dysfunction as they get older because with age, a man's level of testosterone decreases. This causes changes in sexual function such as impotence or lower libido. The majority of erectile dysfunction cases are caused by a combination of psychological and medical conditions. About 70 percent of ED cases are caused my medical conditions and about 30 percent of ED cases are caused by psychological conditions. 

A new study suggests that drinking a few cups of coffee each day could lower a man's risk for erectile dysfunction. Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston found that men who drank at least two cups of coffee each day had a 42 percent reduction in erectile dysfunction problems. About 18.4 percent of American men who are 20 years old and older suffer from erectile dysfunction. 

While middle-aged men generally suffer from erectile dysfunction, it can affect younger men too. It is common for men to occasionally experience erectile dysfunction, especially when under a lot of stress, overconsumption of alcohol, or with fatigue. However, if men suffer from erectile dysfunction often or on a regular basis, it can be a sign of other underlying health conditions that are in need of treatment. It may also be an indicator for mental or emotional issues.

5. Men's Health Screening Guide by Age
For men in their 30s
Complete physical every 2 years
Get blood pressure checked every year
Cancer screenings for thyroid, testicles, lymph nodes, mouth and skin every three years
Cholesterol test for total LDL, HDL (the good kind) every three years
Testicular self-exam every month

For men in their 40s
Get blood pressure checked every year
Cancer screenings for thyroid, testicles, lymph nodes, mouth and skin every three years
Cholesterol test for total LDL, HDL (the good kind) every three years
Testicular self-exam every month
Complete physical every 2 years
Baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and digital rectal exam (DRE)
Stool test (for colon and rectal cancers) every year

For men in their 50s 
Get blood pressure checked every year
Cancer screenings for thyroid, testicles, lymph nodes, mouth and skin every three years
Cholesterol test for total LDL, HDL (the good kind) every three years
Testicular self-exam every month
A sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy (for colon cancers) every three to four years or as recommended by your healthcare provider
PSA and DRE exam every year

6. Men live an average of 5 years less than women.
Yes, women outlive men in most cases. More men suffer and die from chronic illnesses than women. They're 1.3 times more likely to have cancer than women and 2 times more likely to die from liver disease. The evidence is clear and the risk is high; men need to be more attentive to their health. Study findings from Norway showed a correlation between 30 minutes of physical activity per day with longevity for men in their 60s and 70s. Researchers also deemed this level of activity per day brought on health benefits equivalent to quitting smoking.

7. Call to Women: Take the Samadi Challenge for Men's Health
Women are the perfect advocates for men's health. Statistics show that women make over 70% of the medical decisions in a household. They're proactive and anticipate health issues while practicing prevention. Research also indicates that they ask a lot of questions of their doctor and want to make an informed decision regarding their health. When it comes to many issues that affect men like erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer, women can be the champions and voice for opening up the conversation about symptoms, early diagnosis, treatment and even prevention. 


90's Fashion-Scottsdale Quarter

Turn heads and stay summer chic at Scottsdale Quarter. We're mixing it up with the latest trends from Intermix, Joie and GAP so you can rock some cute throwback looks. Scottsdale Quarter is also teaming up with Arizona Animal Welfare League this weekend for a kitten pop-up shop starting at 11 a.m. (on South Street across from Grimaldi's Pizzeria in suite 155). 

Scottsdale Quarter is located at 15037 N. Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254. 
Check them out online at or call them at 480-270-8123

Dad Beer Brunch

Celebrate Dad this Father's Day with a weekend of foodie fun at Proof, an American Canteen, at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North.   

On Friday, June 10, head into the holiday weekend with the Summertime Smokehouse menu in Proof, an American Canteen, accompanied by the musical talent of Jared Blackstone. Offered every Friday night throughout the summer, guests have the chance to sample a rotating variety of smoked cuts each week, including chicken, turkey legs, ribs, brisket and salmon. Housemade sides round out the meal, along with a variety of special barbecue sauces. Pricing varies based upon chef menu selection. 

Top off Dad's meal with "Pie Fridays," featuring a different pie creation each week in addition to the regular dessert menu, each offered for $10. Guests are encouraged to share their slice on social media with the hashtag #FridayPieDay. Finally, treat Dad to a pint courtesy of San Diego-based Ballast Point, staging a "tap takeover" for the month of June, offered in addition to the signature Proof Pilsner on draft. 

The rest of the weekend will highlight a specialty beer dinner on Saturday, June 18, in partnership with Ballast Point. Proof will highlight an enhanced brunch buffet on Sunday, June 19, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. Proof also will feature a Father's Day special entrée in addition to the regular menu that same evening. Tempt Dad's sweet tooth with the "Ice Cream Days of Summer" promotion in Proof, offered every day from 11:30 a.m. to close. Enjoy 50 percent off all ice cream treats, including such favorites as the "Mint Condition" milk shake, "Smores Sundae" and rotating variety of housemade ice creams and sorbet. 

Those looking to extend the celebration can enjoy a weekend stay at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. Guests booking the Experience More package enjoy a $100 credit for every two paid consecutive nights. Enjoy complimentary dive-in movies every Saturday night throughout the summer, as well as complimentary beer, wine and margarita tastings. Spend happy hour watching the sunset over Onyx patio, or take in the beauty of Pinnacle Peak and the surrounding desert on a complimentary guided hike to Pinnacle Peak. 

For restaurant reservations, please call (480) 513-5085. For room reservations, please call (480) 513-5039. 

Recipes for Sauces/Rubs 

  • Beef Rub - 1 cup kosher salt, 1/4 cup fresh black pepper, 1/4 cup chili powder, and 1/4 cup fresh ground coffee
  • Smoked salmon cure - 1 cup pure maple syrup, 1/4 cup pink sea salt, 1/8 cup fresh black pepper 
  • BBQ sauce for pork - 2 cup ketchup, 1/2 cup mustard, 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 1/2 cup red wine vinegar, 1/2 cup molasses, 1/8 cup garlic powder, 1/8 cup onion powder, 1/8 cup hot sauce, 2 table spoons worstershier 

Proof at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
10600 East Crescent Moon Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Dad Bod-Scott Keppel Certified Fitness Coach and Nutritionist

Getting rid of Dad Bod

  • Burpee
  • Crawling
  • Lower body: squat variations

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