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Finding a lost cat

Posted: October 13th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis

As the pet parent of two kitties, I am very aware of the terrible stress that occurs should your sweet feline friend go missing. Statistically, only 8 percent of cats get reunited with their owners if they have escaped from home. There are several reasons for this.

Congressional Watch: Hunter’s curious case for war

Posted: October 13th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-50) made the news again this month, and once again, not in a good way. Hunter has been no stranger to controversies. Just in the last year he has been caught using campaign funds for personal expenditures; including vacations, private school tuition and school meals for his children, oral surgery, and air travel for his pet bunny, among other things. He also just recently discontinued $3,000 monthly payments to his wife, Margaret, for “consulting work.” Despite having supposedly paid back $62,000 in personal expenditures, Hunter and his campaign are currently under federal investigation for violating campaign finance laws.

Next-level stretches

Posted: October 13th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Get Fit, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Erica Moe | Get Fit

Everywhere you go, people are taking fitness to the next level. Boot-camp lovers turned to Crossfit; Zumba enthusiasts dove into Aqua Zumba; yoga innovators took to aerial yoga; and cardio die-hards increased the challenge with high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

You may wonder: “How can I kick it up a notch for my flexibility?” The answer: facilitated stretching.

Congressional Watch: Countering the messages of hate

Posted: September 8th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch

On Aug. 11 and 12, a group of “white nationalists” (a watered-down term intended to normalize white supremacists) took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the campus of the University of Virginia, in what was billed as a “Unite the Right” rally, ostensibly to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Among the group were neo-Nazis — complete with Nazi paraphernalia and symbols — heavily armed white supremacist militia, and members of the Ku Klux Klan.

Fusion fitness

Posted: September 8th, 2017 | Featured, Get Fit, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Erica Moe

Our palates enjoy exploring new and delicious delicacies that are a mix of different cuisines and cultures.  The mouth-watering creations come from the fusion of two (or more) foods that may not have been paired together previously. The end result is better than the two separately. It may be that your workout routine could use some new pairings, as well. Take it to the next level, and feed your body with fitness fusion!

10 benefits of walking your dog daily

Posted: September 8th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis

Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not exercise themselves in the backyard. They may chase the odd rabbit, squirrel or lizard, but that does not constitute sufficient exercise for benefits. Also, turning your dog into a week-end warrior by taking him on a five-mile trail walk or hours at dog beach on the weekend does not replace walking him daily during the week.

Congressional Watch: The issues around DACA

Posted: August 11th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, immigration became, once again, one of the key “policy” issues nationwide. I use quotes because there was not much real policy to the pronouncements. Primarily there was vitriol, paranoia and outright bigotry aimed at the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants estimated to be currently living in the United States.

It began with Donald Trump’s announcement of his candidacy for president, which included invectives against Mexican immigrants. “When Mexico sends its people,” he said, “they’re not sending their best . . . They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us [sic]. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Habit hack

Posted: August 11th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Get Fit, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Erica Moe | Get Fit

What if I told you the secret to a creating a habit is doing less instead of more? You want to exercise on a daily basis? Carving an extra 90 minutes out of your day to create that new healthy behavior can feel like climbing Mt. Everest. Want to know the secret? Dr. B.J. Fogg is sharing his habit hack, called Tiny Habits. This just may be the easiest thing you do all week. Here is the secret to create a change in your habits: