Connections Archives

Planning to buy your child a SmartPhone for holidays?


TeenSafe, maker of the leading iPhone, iPad and Android monitoring software for parents, is reminding moms and dads planning on buying their teen a smartphone this holiday season to be prepared and empowered with the proper tools to help them keep a watchful eye on their child in this technologically advanced world. “Whether it’s your… Read More →

Love your friend, but hate her kids?


Isn’t’ that the worst thing to have a friend you adore but you cannot stand her kids? No doubt this puts a strain and wedge in the relationship.  You have to decide when and how to spend time with her.  It isn’t always easy loving other people’s children, but there are truly some children that… Read More →

7 Signs You are Dating a Psychopath


Are you in a love-relationship with a psychopath? Psychopaths are nearly impossible to detect. They appear to be normal, happy, charming, wonderful people who have it together. They do not appear disturbed, callous or devious. They tend to be extremely successful, convincing and in control of their lives. So, unless you are clear on what… Read More →

TV Series Spotlights Phoenix Custom Motorcycle Industry

Kody McNew of VooDoo Bikeworks.

Arizonans love their motorcycles. With a total of six Harley-Davidson dealerships in the greater Phoenix area, it is clear to see the brand of choice for many local riders. A subsidiary of this thriving commerce is the world of customizing these magnificent machines. Many of the country’s top bike builders reside in the Valley of… Read More →

Scottsdale Names 2014 Youth of the Year

All Honoree with Awards

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale – celebrating its 60th anniversary this year – is pleased to announce Dalia Jimenez, a senior at Coronado High School and 12-year member of the Club’s Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch, has been named as its “2014 Youth of the Year.” Jimenez was honored with the award… Read More →

App lets you dig up dirt on date


Want to know who the guy you went on a date with last night really is? Phoenix-based is the go-to site for uncovering hidden truths about potential lovers, employees, babysitters, and more. Erik Knight, founder of DirtSearch, has created a free database of information that allows you to search anyone, anywhere; DirtSearch is essentially… Read More →

Couples Who Sweat Together Stay Together

Workout, WEB

Valentine’s Day is here and everyone is wondering how to make that day perfect. But what about beyond Valentine’s Day? How do you keep up the relationship? Studies and experts offer an easy solution – work out together. So why does working out help the relationship? Becky Renner, owner of Orangetheory Fitness, and Michael Yasinski,… Read More →

6 Ways to Get Over a Breakup

February 11, 2014 by in Connections | Mental Health

There’s a reason Neil Sedaka’s “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” became a pop classic – because it’s true! But breakups can also be a time to reflect and embark on a new chapter in your life, even close to Valentine’s Day, says Jay Ryan. “Many people have been through a romantic heartbreak, which can… Read More →

Camelback Inn Offers Valentine's Day, Super Bowl Packages

January 23, 2014 by in Connections | Date Night

The Spa at Camelback Inn is gearing up for two very different February events – Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day – with unique his & hers packages to celebrate the occasions. For Valentine’s Day, treat your loved one to a truly sexy “Cupid’s Red Hot Shuffle” spa package, featuring a 30 minute session of “Love… Read More →

6 Ways to Get Over a Breakup

January 23, 2014 by in Connections | Date Night

There’s a reason Neil Sedaka’s “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” became a pop classic – because it’s true! But breakups can also be a time to reflect and embark on a new chapter in your life, says Jay Ryan. “Many people have been through a romantic heartbreak, which can be among life’s biggest challenges.… Read More →

Let's talk about sex, hormones and your health

Get the scoop on love and libido! Dr. Angela DeRosa, D.O., M.B.A., C. P. E. will answer your questions about health, hormones and menopause. Plus, learn more about a blood test for early breast cancer detection. Mix and mingle while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. Goodies and giveaways courtesy of Fascinations and an appearance by… Read More →

Platform Scottsdale: The Power of Girlfriends

Girl Friends
January 10, 2014 by in Connections | Lifestyle | New You

Welcome to the second of our monthly series with Platform Scottsdale, a nonprofit organization that creates a platform for like-minded women to meet, mentor and build networking relationships with one another. This month’s fun feature is by Julie Kern. Just hearing the word, “girlfriend” brings to mind happy thoughts of good times with the women… Read More →

How To Be A Best Friend

October 10, 2013 by in Connections | Lifestyle

Remember the days when being a best friend meant sharing half of your peanut butter and fluff sandwich and saving a seat on the school bus?  Those were simpler times, and adult friendships – while equally meaningful – require more effort in order to prevail through the ups and downs of everyday life. In many… Read More →

Tips to protect your pets from elements

Lauren DeHorta's dogs — Sacha, a Rottweiler, and mini dachshund Sammy.
October 7, 2013 by in Connections | Lifestyle

Scottsdale natives know that we live in the sunniest part of the nation, enjoying 300 days of sunshine throughout the year. While we have the ability to shed our coats in hot weather, unfortunately our furry friends do not.  So Tony and I constantly have to come up with creative ways to keep our dogs… Read More →