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February 9th is National Pizza Day


Did you know that Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second? So it should come as no surprise that one of America’s favorite dishes would have its own day. Monday, February 9th is National Pizza Day. Locally owned and operated pizzeria, Fired Pie, is celebrating by offering buy one pizza get one pizza FREE… Read More →

Valley Real Estate Company Branches Out Of Arizona

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Local real estate brokerage firm HomeSmart is continuing to grow by opening franchises in California. The nationwide company based in Phoenix recently began making its way to other cities across the United States offering one of the most attractive business models in the real estate industry. Since opening in January 2000, HomeSmart has had tremendous… Read More →

St. Mary’s Girls Basketball Ranks As No. 1 Team In Nation

by in Sports

The St. Mary’s (Phoenix) high school girls basketball team has accomplished a first in the history of girls basketball in Arizona. After closing out the 2011-2012 season undefeated at 30-0, the St. Mary’s Knights is ranked the No. 1 team in the nation, according to ESPN’s Powerade Fab 50 rankings. They repeated as Arizona state… Read More →

Population To Reach 7 Billion By The End Of 2011

by in Green | Infographics | Travel

Recently, National Geographic ran a feature on the world population.  Specifically, the fact that by the end of 2011 there will be 7 billion people in the world.  To put that in perspective, you could walk around the world 133 times in 7 billion steps.  And if 7 billion people isn’t daunting enough, it is… Read More →

Five Monopolies, Methods of Communication Losing Their Hold

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by in Blogs | Education | Lists | Tech | Workforce

1. Landlines According to CITA, an International Wireless nonprofit organization, 91% of Americans carry a cell phone as of 2009, and those numbers have continued to expand.  Now more than ever, with the growing popularity of the iPhone and Droid, cell phones have become both a necessity and an addiction. In past decades, landlines were… Read More →

Speaker: Lori Singleton ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011
by in Events | Green

Lori Singleton, Salt River Project (SRP) Lori Singleton is the manager of sustainability initiatives and technologies at Salt River Project. She is a 29-year employee of SRP and 40-year resident of Arizona. She is responsible for design and implementation of SRP’s environmental outreach programs with special focus on renewable energy. Lori’s responsibilities at SRP include… Read More →

Speaker: Mark Kranz ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011
by in Events | Green

Mark Kranz, SmithGroup Mark Kranz, AIA, LEED AP, is the design principal and lead designer for the Phoenix office of SmithGroup’s Higher Education and Science and Technology Studios.  Mark’s work has been published locally, regionally and nationally. He speaks publicly about sustainable design strategies for laboratory and academic facilities, and his work is consistently recognized… Read More →

Speaker: Kevin Woodhurst ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011
by in Events | Green

Kevin Woodhurst, Dolphin Pools and Spas Kevin Woodhurst has been building and promoting energy efficient pools since 1996. The companies that he has owned or worked with utilize the latest technologies and standards in order to deliver consumer and environmentally projects that save or conserve natural resources. Kevin has been a student to the pool… Read More →

TEDxPhoenix Brings Together Local Minds

Photo: TED / James Duncan Davidson.
by in Education | Events | Green | Tech

TEDxPhoenix is bringing together Arizona’s thinkers and doers on Nov. 6 in the hopes of finding solutions to our local and global community’s problems. The TEDx program aims to provide communities with an experience similar to the international TED conference. TED began as a “Technology, Entertainment and Design” conference but has since become a forum… Read More →

We Need Immigration Reform, Not Immigration Hype

by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

SB 1070. It has been a few months since it passed, making Arizona the focus of so much national attention. As I have listened to Arizona, the entire country, and even some international Latina singers debate the issue, I have found ironies on both sides. First, on the pro-SB 1070 side: Republicans (especially Arizona Republicans… Read More →

U.S. Commits To Change At Copenhagen Climate Talks

Climate Change Talks
by in Blogs | Green | Politics

As some of you may be aware of, the historic United Nations Climate Change Conference is underway right now in Copenhagen. The conference began on December 7 and will continue till the 18th. It is the largest international political conference ever to be held in Denmark, with participants from 192 countries meeting to reach an… Read More →