Monday, February 20

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Motivation Monday: Mommy & Me Meditation and Meditate yourself to better health 

For this Motivation Monday, we learn the art of meditating and how it benefits the body and mind, and even more importantly how to pass this skill along to our kids. Current Meditation offers a Mommy & Me Meditation class where you can bring your children to gain all the benefits of meditating at a young age. 

We could all use a little breather from time-to-time, and slow down life a little bit; Many say mindful meditation is the way to go. We visit Current Meditation in Arcadia to learn the best meditation techniques, and the benefits of meditating, such as reducing stress and increasing your immunity. Some even say it'll help slow the aging process. 

For more information: https://www.becurrent.com/

Current Meditation--in Arcadia 
4325 E Indian School Rd
Suite 130
Phoenix, AZ 85018
44th St & Indian School Rd. 

D-backs Fan Fest begins today at noon

The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the 13th annual SUBWAY® D-backs Fan Fest from Noon-4:00 p.m. today, which was postponed from this weekend due to bad weather. Today's free event at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick will offer fans access to current players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters.

The annual event will feature a variety of activities for everyone, including:

  •     Autograph & photograph sessions with current and former players
  •     Free kids autograph sessions
  •     SUBWAY Stage Show, featuring Q&A with players, new management and alumni
  •     Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Yard Sale            
  •     @Dbacks  Social Media Zone and Instagram scavenger hunt
  •     D-backs inflatables & face painting 
  •     SUBWAY® cash cards loaded with amounts ranging from $1 - $100 for the first 3,000 fans

For more information: http://m.mlb.com/dbacks/tickets/info/fanfest?affiliateId=V1G11Q538T1-72I or (Spanish) http://m.es.mlb.com/dbacks/tickets/info/festival-del-fanatico?affiliateId=DC-117021754-109101152194-117022234-1299624394

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Address: 7555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
101 & Via de Ventura 

Planet Shark: Predator or Prey

Planet Shark: Predator or Prey takes us on an incredible journey into the underwater world of sharks without ever getting our feet wet. Cutting-edge SENSORY4TM Technology provides a walk-through, multi-sensory cinematic gallery experience that leaves the viewer deeply immersed in the story of this magnificent yet misunderstood animal. Guests can trace millions of years of evolution, come face-to-face with the great white shark and gain a whole new level of respect for the ocean's oldest predator we all love to fear.

Arizona Science Center, located at 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004, is open 10 a.m.5 p.m. 7 days a week.  Planet Shark: Predator or Prey will be on exhibit February 5, 2017May 29, 2017. Guests can purchase tickets online at azscience.org, or in person at Arizona Science Center.  General Admission tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for children (317). Featured exhibition tickets are $11.95 for adults and $9.95 for children. General admission is needed to visit the featured exhibition.  Arizona Science Center receive a discount on exhibition tickets. 

Planet Shark: Predator or Prey is generously supported by APS and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and is located on Level 3 in the Sybil B. Harrington Galleries at Arizona Science Center.

For more information, visit:www.azscience.org

13-year-old P.J. Bartos is back with his 9th Annual Alex's Lemonade Stand 

P.J. Bartos, of Peoria, is back with his 9th Annual Alex's Lemonade Stand to support childhood cancer research. And, this year, he's teaming up with local businesses such as Firebirds Restaurant, Trilogy at Vistancia, Rita's Water Ice, Pizzeria Bianco, MidFirst Bank and The Haymaker to make his event even more fun and memorable. The event will take place today at 10 a.m. at Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia. 

For more information: www.AlexsLemonade.org

Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia. 
12575 W. Golf Club Dr.
Peoria AZ 85383
303 & Happy Valley to Vistancia Blvd & El Mirage Rd. 

This President's Day Marks 30 Days into the Trump Administration. First Strategic Communications evaluates.

Republican Marcus Dell'Artino and Democrat Barry Dill of First Strategic Communications join us to evaluate the busy first month of Donald Trump's presidency.

For more information, visit:
http://www.firststrategic.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/FirstStrategic-Communications-Public-Affairs-125423638822/

300 W. Clarendon, Suite 460
Phoenix, AZ 85013

Direct: 602-266-6565
Toll free:1-888-456-7890
email: info@firststrategic.com

Queen of Clean:  Quick tips to make your jewelry sparkle

Perhaps you will receive jewelry for Valentine's Day or maybe your jewelry is looking dull and dirty.  Here's what to do.

Shine silver.
Tarnish is the enemy, and here are your weapons: For items that are merely dull, filmy or starting to discolor, mix a few drops of mild dish soap with warm water and dip in a soft cloth. Rub the jewelry, then rinse in cool water and buff with a cloth until dry. Microfiber cloths work well for this.
 For heavier tarnish, mix a paste of three parts baking soda to one-part water. Wet the silver and apply the cleaner with a soft, lint-free cloth (not paper towels, which can scratch). Work the paste into the crevices, turning the cloth as it gets gray. Rinse; buff dry. Don't soak silver; this speeds up rather than removes tarnish.

A paste of corn starch and water will also make silver look new again. Apply with a damp cloth, let dry, then rub off with something mildly abrasive, like a microfiber cloth or a rough towel or wash cloth. 

You can substitute cream of tartar if you're out of corn starch.
Hand sanitizer not only fights germs, but it's a great silver polish. Squirt a few drops on a soft cloth and rub away the tarnish.  
If you want to prevent tarnish, try rubbing hair conditioner on clean silver.
 
Brighten gold and gems.
To polish gold jewelry, cover with a light coating of baking soda, pour a bit of vinegar over it, and rinse clean.

Give gold a bubble bath by pouring a few drops of mild dish soap into a small bowl of sodium-free seltzer water or club soda Put the jewelry into a small strainer, and place it in the bowl to soak for about five minutes. Swish it around, fishing out each piece to go over settings and crevices with a soft toothbrush. Return items to the strainer and rinse under running water; dry with a soft cloth.

 For costume jewelry, especially if stones are glued rather than set, dab a cloth into the bubbly solution and gently wipe any smudges or grime, then "rinse" with a cloth dampened in plain water. Pat dry and lay the pieces upside down so moisture won't soak into the setting.

Freshen your pearls.
Because they're so porous, pearls can easily lose their luster. Whether real, cultured or faux, they must be cleaned with care. First lay the strand on a soft cloth. Dip a clean, small makeup brush into a mixture of warm water and a little shampoo, and go over each pearl. To finish, rinse the pearls with a clean, well-wrung damp cloth. Let the strand dry flat to prevent the string from stretching. This no-soak treatment is also good for turquoise, another porous stone.

You can also gently moisten a soft cloth in a small amount of olive oil.  Work it into the cloth to spread it around. Gently wipe the pearls with the cloth and then gently buff with a soft clean cloth.
 
Make cleaning easier next time.
Remove rings when washing your hands or applying lotions, to keep the settings clean. And after wearing, wipe body oils and perfume off pearls with a soft cloth. Silver's shinier the more it's worn (the friction slows down tarnishing), but storing pieces in anti-tarnish bags can help. You can also try Connoisseurs Silver Wipes, designed for cleaning silver.

For more information, visit Linda's website and Facebook page.
www.Queenofclean.com
https://www.facebook.com/Queen-of-Clean-Linda-Cobb-412666695292

Proper use of neti pot for allergies given FDA warning

We've all been feeling the tickle of the season's allergies coming on, and a lot of folks find relief by using the neti pot. But, now with the recent FDA warning, what's the proper use, and what else can you do naturally to find relief? According to the FDA, improper use of these nasal rinsing devices can increase your risk of infection, especially if used with tap water as a nasal rinse. The FDA says, "tap water is not adequately filtered or treated, and some contain low levels of organisms, such as bacteria and protozoa, including amoebas." Tap water may be safe to swallow because stomach acid can kill those types of bacteria, but in your nose, "these organisms can stay alive in nasal passages and cause potentially serious infections." Dr. Ed Lamadrid joins us with advice, and how you can use the neti pot safely with distilled water or by boiling your water first, which the FDA recommends. 

To read the FDA report on the warning on neti pot visit: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm316375.htm

For more information: www.edlamadrid.com

"The Dope Chef" shows us his $10 meal prep solutions 

Chef Ron Young, is a food visionary. Known as "The Dope Chef" he helps folks stay healthy, from athletes to celebs, you name it, he's worked with all walks of life. His business is known as "the home of the $10 meal." He joins us with his advice on healthy meal prep, which centers around using a lot of protein without all the calories. 

For more information: www.foodvisionmeals.com