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Tracy Shaffer

Denver's Best Facial is a Triple Threat

Tracy Shaffer | April 29, 2016 | Denver
More than your typical spring snow storm, this was a blizzard: two feet on the ground, flakes piling up by the minute, it was not a day to be driving. But how could I not? I was leaving for Paris in three...
Marc Bekoff

Should Grizzlies in the Yellowstone Area Be Delisted and Trophy Hunted? Protecting Animals in the Rage of Humanity

Marc Bekoff | April 29, 2016 | Denver
Protecting animals in the Rage of Humanity: A conversation with world renowned photographer Tom Mangelsen and environmental writer Todd Wilkinson who are working hard to protect the bears In an increasingly human dominated world, in an epoch called the anthropocene, nonhuman animals (animals) are suffering greater than ever before....
Marc Bekoff

Hugging a Dog Is Just Fine When Done With Great Care and on Their Terms

Marc Bekoff | April 29, 2016 | Denver
Read More: Dogs, Pets, Denver News
A rule of thumb before hugging a dog is to pay very close attention to individual differences, your relationship with the dog, and the situation at hand Yesterday I received a bunch of emails about an essay published by Dr. Stanley Coren called "The Data Says 'Don't Hug...
Jason Salzman

What's Up with a Tea Party Activist Being a Newspaper Editor?

Jason Salzman | April 29, 2016 | Denver
If all you knew about Jennifer Kerns was her job title of executive editor of the Colorado Statesman, a newspaper covering Colorado politics, you may have been surprised if you attended last Thursday's meeting of the North Jeffco Tea Party.
Nancy Sharp

Healing Rituals for Widows and Divorcees

Nancy Sharp | April 28, 2016 | Denver
Audrey Boxwell is a Denver-based chaplain, pastoral counselor, and nationally recognized expert on the healing power of the mind, body, and spirit.
Marc Bekoff

On Comparisons Between Dogs and Wolves: Facts Versus Beliefs

Marc Bekoff | April 28, 2016 | Denver
Getting things right in the name of science Over the past week a large number of people have sent me information about two recent essays, one called "The World Is Full of Dogs Without Collars" and the other titled "Man's Pest Friend." Both are concerned with...
Shan Wells

Homage to Purple

Shan Wells | April 27, 2016 | Denver
John Rampton

What to Do When a Client Treats You like a Salaried Employee

John Rampton | April 26, 2016 | Business
Successful freelancers have lots and lots of clients. They go where they are needed. They tackle one project after the other, not stopping for anything.
Jason Salzman

When Will a Reporter Ask Woods Why She Likes Trump?

Jason Salzman | April 27, 2016 | Denver
How many times does Colorado State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Westminster), who's apparently the only elected official in Colorado to affirmatively and proactively express her fondness of Trump, have to say she likes Donald Trump before a reporter will ask her the simple question of, why? Woods, who's officially...
Heather Garbo

Is My Kindle Reading Harming My Beloved Community Bookstore?

Heather Garbo | April 25, 2016 | Denver
I took a long time to get on board with the whole Kindle thing but once I did, I was all in. Yet I love my neighborhood bookstore (they serve wine!) and I try to patronize them as much as possible.
Jason Salzman

How To Protect Colorado's "Non-Prime Population" from Being Exploited As a "Market Opportunity?"

Jason Salzman | April 26, 2016 | Denver
Reporters have done a good job informing us that most people who sign up for so-called predatory loans, offered at high interest rates, are struggling. But there's a media gap in pointing out just how important the...
John Rampton

Components of a Bitcoin Application

John Rampton | April 25, 2016 | Business
The blockchain technology behind bitcoin isn't just going to change financial industry. It's going to revolutionize everything from contracts to voting through the construction of internet applications. But, what exactly are the components of these of applications?
Jason Salzman

If 30 Percent Growth Isn't Enough for Predatory-Lender, What Is?

Jason Salzman | April 22, 2016 | Denver
A bill allowing lenders to make even more money on predatory loans passed a state senate committee this week, with supporters of the legislation telling reporters that increased profits are necessary to keep personal loan lenders in Colorado.
Jason Salzman

Denver Post Deceives Subscribers with Stealth Fees

Jason Salzman | April 21, 2016 | Denver
The Denver Post is shortening the length of subscriptions with a deceptive tactic, allowing the newspaper to collect more money by forcing subscribers to renew earlier than they might have expected when they signed up. The ploy is to charge subscribers $3 for four newspaper inserts delivered throughout the year,...
John Rampton

How to Value Your Time as a Freelancer

John Rampton | April 20, 2016 | Business
Early in your freelancing career, your time is likely valued close to $0. At this stage, you're focused on finding clients and making a name for yourself. When no one knows who you are, you can't possibly think your time is worth much.
Robert Hardaway

The Convention Legitimacy Debate Reflects Misunderstanding of the Election Process

Robert Hardaway | April 19, 2016 | Politics
There is, of course, nothing in the Constitution that forbids the creation of political parties, and in fact the First Amendment rights of association gives parties the right to make their own rules for how it selects a nominee.
Jason Salzman

Are Republicans Already Gving Up on Colorado's Senate Race?

Jason Salzman | April 25, 2016 | Denver
After State Sen. Tim Neville was surprisingly knocked out of the Republican battle for the right to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, State Sen. Justin Everett (R-Littleton) took to Facebook to lament: Everett: "Sadly, our only chance to defeat Michael Bennet is no longer in the race....
Pat Waak

Can't We Disagree Respectfully

Pat Waak | April 19, 2016 | Denver
First, we need a Presidential primary to pick our candidate choice. Experience in Colorado shows that the voters make a different decision than people who get through the caucus process.
Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Responding to Hatred in Kansas - A Personal Huffington Post Story

Alon Goshen-Gottstein | April 20, 2016 | Denver
How do you respond to the death of your son and your father in a hate crime? How do you find meaning in personal loss? How does a personal loss become a transformative power in an entire community? Here is a story of one woman's courage and how it continues...
Jason Salzman

Breitbart's Flawed Conspiracy Theory about Colorado Republican Laura Woods

Jason Salzman | April 20, 2016 | Denver
Breitbart's Julia Hahn reports that four Colorado lawmakers, who are members of presidential candidate Ted Cruz's "Colorado Leadership Team," voted against a 2015 bill that would have created a presidential primary in Colorado. Trump has said the absence of a primary or caucus vote helped Cruz trounce Trump...
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