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A Spot-On Gift Guide Of STEM Toys For Kids

“STEM learning” may be a widely discussed topic within education and children’s media, but the discussion doesn’t necessarily make it easier to determine which products help teach STEM concepts. Therefore, instead of attempting to tackle the entire world of STEM education, Purdue University …

Kids

Persistence leads to solving 1979 case of teen's slaying

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The persistence of a detective and the sister of a young woman who was stabbed and beaten has solved a murder in Oregon — 38 years after it happened.<p>On March 9, 1979, Janie Landers disappeared outside the Fairview Training Center for the developmentally disabled where she lived …

Crime

What you need to know before buying a magnesium supplement

Magnesium is all the rage right now, and for good reason. Nutritionist Adrienne Dowd, RD, of Parsley Health explains, “In general, magnesium is a …

Wellness

Equifax’s Instructions Are Confusing. Here’s What to Do Now.

It’s time for all of us to play defense, because Equifax clearly did not.<p>In the wake of the epic breach of as many as 143 million of our Social Security numbers, names and addresses from the company’s credit files, the company put up a website that attempted to make sense of things for …

Identity Theft

End your car lease without getting dinged

Your car lease is ending soon. Looking at the dent in the driver’s door, you wonder if you’ll be charged for it. Or maybe you’ve exceeded the mileage …

Personal Finance

This Trick Helped Me Finally Get Healthy and Lose Weight in My 50s

A couple of years ago, my doctor warned that my blood sugar levels had been consistently high for two consecutive years (one year is a possible anomaly, two years is a pattern). So high, she was worried that I was on the cusp of being prediabetic. I got the dreaded lecture, "You need to cut your …

Marathons

Give Kids Stocks Instead of Toys

Kids have too much stuff, says any parent who has waited for a child to scurry off to school so she could ninja-sneak all the lonely, untouched toys …

Kids

The Dark Art of How (and When) to Buy an Airline Ticket

Buying a plane ticket has never been easier — or more complicated. Online travel agencies claim to offer the greatest fares; fare aggregators claim …

How to Call Your Congressman To Keep it Public

Do you like to hike?<p>Do you like to explore the natural world with your child?<p>How about fish, do you like fishing?<p>Or maybe you are a hunter?<p>A …

Try This 8-Week Plank Challenge To Get Stronger From Head To Toe

Planks challenge your arms, legs, chest, shoulders, and butt, not to mention make your abs quiver like an earthquake when done properly. Best of all, you can do them anywhere and tweak them to suit your ability. The more you plank, the stronger and more stable you get, and the longer your muscles …

Yoga

Colorado public employees may owe back taxes due to state’s mistake, according to audit

The state of Colorado for years has been running afoul of state laws and the federal tax code in its administration of a take-home vehicle program …

Internal Revenue Service

Bakerville Loveland Valley Trail Mountain Bike Trail in Silver Plume, Colorado

Beginner<p>10<p>miles<p>Other<p>↑ 2,100 ft<br>↓ 2,400 ft<p>9,788<p>elevation (ft)<p>Out & Back<p>Trail Description<p>About this <b>trail</b><p>This trail climbs steadily up the valley from …

The 10-Minute Workout You Should Be Doing Now If You’re Hitting The Slopes This Season

Ski and snowboard season might seem far away, but getting ready to hit the slopes begins before the lifts open can help you perform your best and …

You Only Need to Do 10 Reps of This Move to Totally Work Your Body

If you thought burpees were hard, do we have a treat for you today. The man maker burpee adds in free weights, and has been called "the hardest burpee in the world," as it has the power to totally transform your body in a short amount of time.<p>Do just 10 of these, and you'll be exhausted — it's a …

Workouts

Be a Part of Our 4-Week Beginner Bodyweight Challenge

If you're completely new to strength training, doing bodyweight exercises is a great starting point. Since you don't need any equipment, you can do them anywhere, anytime. This four-week challenge incorporates six basic moves designed to target all your major muscle groups. Here are instructions …

Workouts

Turn Milk or Water Jugs into Portable, Reusable Containers

The next time you empty a plastic milk or water jug, rather than recycle it, transform it into a reusable to-go container for sandwiches, wraps, …

DIY

Nine non-threatening leadership strategies for women

<i>This post originally appeared at TheCooperReview.com.</i><p>In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they’re not perceived as pushy, aggressive or competent. One way to do that is to alter your leadership style to account for the (sometimes) fragile male ego.<p>Should men accept …

Leadership

New tests on Colorado town's water show no sign of marijuana

Officials cancel warning not to drink the water in Hugo Previous tests found traces of THC, marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient<p>A warning not to drink the water in a Colorado town has been canceled, after tests showed there was no longer any evidence of a marijuana chemical in the tap water, an …

Cannabis

Colorado Town at Risk of Getting High on Its Own Water Supply

Residents of Hugo, Colorado have been told not to drink running water after the sheriff’s office found THC, the main psychoactive chemical in …

Cannabis

Class action settlement reached in stinky, moldy washers case

If you own a Whirlpool, Kenmore or Maytag front-loading washing machine manufactured between 2001 and 2010, you may be eligible for up to $500 in …

Class Action

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

Off-roading

'It’s only working for the white kids': American soccer's diversity problem

As Doug Andreassen, the chairman of US Soccer’s diversity task force, looks across the game he loves, all he can see is a system broken in America. And he wonders why nobody seems to care.<p>He sees well-to-do families spending thousands of dollars a year on soccer clubs that propel their children to …

San Francisco

Oklahoma Court Rules Oral Sex Isn't Rape When A Victim Is Unconscious

An Oklahoma case ruled last month that oral sex is not considered rape in the event that the victim is unconscious due to alcohol …

Charges to be dismissed in Phoenix freeway shooting case

PHOENIX (AP) — The man authorities have described as the Phoenix freeway shooter who terrorized the city last year received a huge victory Friday with prosecutors deciding to dismiss all charges — for now.<p>Jerry Cobb, spokesman for Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, said that the office filed …

The Grand Canyon: how to get the most from a short trip

On my first trip to the Grand Canyon, I made a classic rookie mistake: part of a longer road trip, I didn't give myself much time and I didn't do any advance research, so I ended up with a version of the Griswold experience. There it was - big, beautiful but somewhat underwhelming. Back in the …

National Parks

The New French Volumizing Powder That Gives You Brigitte Bardot Hair in a Bottle

Last week, a funny thing happened. “You look healthy,” said a friend spontaneously while out to dinner. “You look young,” said another at Sunday brunch. And then, finally, from my sister: “Is your hair different?” Well, actually, now that you mention it, <i>yes</i>. A few days prior, the Paris-based …

Hair

Buyer’s Guide: Soft-Shell Roof Top Tents – Expedition Portal

Starbucks VIA® Instant Coffee Horchata

Our version of this traditional beverage is cool, creamy, and easy to make.<p>A popular tradition in Mexico and Spain, this beverage often features …

Coffee

Expansion Plans At Arapahoe Basin Move Forward

A lift up the rugged Beavers area, a new chair for the classic moguls of Pallavinci and a quad for beginners at the base – these are among the …

Skiing