Monday, December 12

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The Greater Phoenix Diversity Job Fair at the Hilton Phoenix Airport - 11am - 2pm has partnered up with some of Phoenix's top companies to bring you the Greater Phoenix Diversity Job Fair this Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Hilton Phoenix Airport (2435 South 47. St., Phoenix, AZ 85034). Over 1,500 jobs will be available. The job fair will be open to all job seekers from 11 am to 2pm. A good portion of the featured companies will be hiring on the spot.

Bring plenty of resumes and dress ready to interview. Attendance is free for job seekers. Job seekers are encouraged to arrive early to beat the crowd and can RSVP for free online at 

Featured Companies Include: Chase, Coder Camps, State Farm, Cruise America, Enterprise, Training To You, Arizona Department of Economic Security, Canyon State Institute, Convergys, Walgreens, Randstad, Cyracom, AFH, Fry's Food Stores, ChildCare Careers, Ottawa University, Vanguard, Dignity Memorial, AmeriPsych, Cenlar, Safelite, Abbott, Discount Ride, Marc Community Resources, Valley Life, RW Lynch, Arvato, ESW, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale, Club Med and many more.

Pomo Pizza

Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana is celebrating three years in the business next month, and the North Scottsdale staple for pizza, pasta and drinks is offering up some sensational $3 food and drink deals and a special anniversary party sure to appeal to all this holiday season.  

Starting Tuesday, Dec. 13, and continuing through Thursday, Dec. 15, Pomo will offer $3 lunch paninis (think the Panino Positano, featuring prosciutto crudo di parma dop, mozzarella, fresh arugula, shaved parmigiano reggiano and evoo, among others from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), $3 desserts (think Tiramisu, Panna Cotta and Crème Brule, just to name a few; one per table) and $3 select wines and beers in several varieties. 

The three-day festivities will lead up to Pomo's 3 Year Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 15, where Pomo guests can enjoy live music, complimentary bites and giveaways including a special Tuscan olive oil gift package from Sogno Toscano, with the celebration kicking off at 4:00 p.m.

For more information, visit:
Event details: 

Pomo Scottsdale
8977 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85253

Motivational Monday: Flywheel helps popularize the indoor cycle gym

Indoor cycling is making a huge come-back and gyms like Flywheel are starting to pop up all over. Flywheel, which just opened at the Scottsdale Quarter, features stadium style seating, more than 60 bikes, and personalized technology making each rider's trek and workout unique. Classes start at $28.00. Flywheel features Tourq boards, competitive races, and weight bars to pump up the workouts.  

For more information:

Flywheel Scottsdale 
15345 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale Quarter 
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: 480-999-1041 

Your kids eat what they watch on TV 

A new study featured in the American Academy of Pediatrics found that pre-school kids eat what they see on TV, even they're not hungry. The study concludes that this could lead to weight gain and poor long term eating habits. Pediatrician Dr. Sheena Banerjee of AllKids Urgent Care tells parents what they need to know.

The study documented food advertisement exposure while viewing a typical children's TV program led to increased cued eating among two to five year olds

  • Results of this study showed that food advertisement exposure at a young age may lay the basis for behavioral eating which could be make them prone to weight gain
  • In this country children are heavily exposed to marketing for high calorie nutritionally deficit foods, primarily via TV. 
  • Preschoolers average more than 3 hours of traditional TV viewing each day with research showing food advertisement exposure may be increasing among this age group
  • Eating behaviors develop during these critical years and could form the basis for preferring these nutritionally poor foods and mindless eating habits

So now there are even more reasons to restrict TV/ media time, as it could cause problems such as:

  •     Obesity
  •     Language delays
  •     Social interaction
  •     Poor success in school
  •     Sleep irregularities

We have specific recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics about TV time and children, specifically those that are less than 5 years of age.

"For the first 1 and a half year of life, you may want to restrict TV/ media time, other than video chatting. At this age, there is need for human interaction and hands on exploration for brain development.

Between 18 months and 2 years, may introduce high level programming, watch the shows with the child and emphasis certain material. Restrict this as much as possible. Better to have the child get involved in unstructured play.

Between 2- 5 years, an hour or so a day of quality media/TV time. Better to watch with the child, avoid fast paced and violent apps. Do not think your child will fall behind in technology as compared to peers. It is very easy to catch up with stuff like that, as video games are very intuitive!

Turn off the TV and devices when not in use. Do not let them be on as background noise. Infants even while breast feeding, will glance at the TV every 20 seconds!!!

No screen time during meals. The child does not appreciate cues like satiety and they can easily overeat!!

No screen time an hour before bed. This will make the child delay sleep onset. There is suppression of a hormone called melatonin by the blue lights emitted by the screens. This hormone is important for sleep."

For more information on the study visit:

AllKids Urgent Care Locations:

AllKids Urgent Care Mesa Pediatric Urgent Care
10720 E. Southern Ave. #112A
Mesa, AZ 85209

AllKids Urgent Care Gilbert Pediatric Urgent Care
1430 N. Cooper Rd. #101
Gilbert, AZ 85233

Baritone David Britton performs in the Valley

World-class Baritone and Nashville recording artist, David Britton is back in the Valley and joins us ahead of his new Christmas show at The Centers for the Performing Arts.
To purchase tickets: 
For more information:

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
Friday, Dec. 23 
Happy Hour at 6 pm, Concert at 8 pm

Holiday fashion looks for kids

Dressing your family for the holidays can get pretty pricey, but it doesn't have to be! You and your kiddos can still look like a million bucks in designer brands, up to 70% off retail prices. Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate are here with his year's hottest holiday looks at the coolest prices. 

For more information, locations visit these websites:
Kid to Kid 

Uptown Cheapskate 

Substitute your flour and sugar this holiday baking season

It's that time of year when the visions of sugar plums and gingerbreads will more likely end up as a reality check on your waistline.  Life Time Fitness dietician, Julie Brown, is here with some healthy baking alternatives for this festive season.

Here are some featured recipes for healthy baking:
Ginger Nut Cookie 

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread 

High Protein Breakfast Bar "Brownie"

For more information on Life Time Fitness: 

Life Time Fitness -  Tempe
1616 W Ruby Dr, Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone:(480) 705-8855

Life Time Fitness - Gilbert
381 E Warner Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Phone:(480) 892-5020

Life Time Fitness - Scottsdale
6850 E Chauncey Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone:(480) 538-9009

Life Time Fitness Palm Valley
14540 W McDowell Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395
Phone:(623) 536-9595

LifePower Yoga Pima Crossing
8642 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone:(480) 607-0900