What else is new? But, really, we learned something interesting from Learn Stuff (with that name, makes sense right?) Apparently, almost one third of employees think that their boss should seek professional help. Your higher ups may also be four times more likely to demonstrate psychopathic behavior than you or your co-workers. But they’re your boss and you can’t really do anything about it. The toll it can leave on the employee can be bad. Stressed out employees can suffer from weight gain, loss of hair, and an increased risk of heart disease. So, yeah, that’s bad. Want to know more? Check out this complete infographic about crazy bosses.
Sometimes when you’re a server in a fancy restaurant, you have the pleasure of serving a celebrity. August 27 is your chance to have those roles reversed. Late this month the 4th Annual Celebrity Servers Dinner for Charity will take place at Morton’s Steakhouse, hosted by the one and only Larry Fitzgerald.
Local area-residents and Cardinals fans are invited to enjoy a four-course meal served by Fitzgerald, his fellow teammates and other celebrity friends. All proceeds benefit The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund. The first ever Morton’s Celebrity Servers dinner was with Fitzgerald, and it was such a success that it led to an entire dinner series. It has become the ultimate event and the place to see and be seen, drawing a host of celebrities. The great Muhammed Ali appeared last year.
When will be your next opportunity to have a celebrity serve you? What’s more, is that it is for a good cause. Tickets for the evening are $500 per guest which includes valet, tax and gratuity. The reception and silent auction begins at 7:00 p.m. For reservations and more information call 480.951.4440.
It’s that time of year again. No, not preseason football. Back-to-school shopping! While it can be a daunting task, why not take this opportunity to give back to agencies that help provide school supplies to kids and classrooms in need? Here are some local donation efforts underway:
Maricopa County Education Service Agency has teamed up with the Maricopa County Home and Garden Show to collect donations Friday through Sunday at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale (1 Cardinal Drive). MCESA will be on hand near Gate 2 collecting backpacks and school supplies. Donate a backpack and receive two free tickets to the Home Show. Donate any of the three following items and receive one free ticket to the Home Show: 4-pack of glue sticks; Pack of ballpoint pens; Box of no. 2 pencils (12/box); Box of colored pencils (12/box); Box of water-based markers (8/box); Box of crayons; 4-pack of dry erase markers; Single subject spiral-bound notebook; package of loose-leaf notebook paper; Pocket folders; or Scotch tape.
Radio Disney is going on tour with it’s annual Back-To-School drive benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of America. They’ll be in Phoenix August 11 with AM 1580 at Macerich Malls’ Superstition Springs Center from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Kids and families are invited to donate school supplies which will then be provided to local clubs in need.
While you’re shopping for your own school supplies or getting the kids immunized at Walgreens this season, don’t forget to donate school supplies now through August 18 in the Kids In Need Foundation collection box at the front of the store. Suggested items include crayons, glue sticks, markers, filler paper, pencils, pens, notebooks, folders and erasers.
He holds the title of Iron Chef America, he recently opened two restaurants in Scottsdale and now he is set to release his second cookbook.
Jose Garces has teamed up with Lake Isle Press for the October release of The Latin Road Home: Savoring the Foods of Ecuador, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru.
The cookbook has been described as “a travelogue and a memoir, offering a fascinating and personal look back at the food traditions that have shaped the life and cooking of Chef Garces, from his family’s ancestral home in Ecuador to his ongoing work as an award-winning chef and restaurateur across the US.”
The Latin Road Home chronologically tells the story of Garces’ food journey and each destination comes to life through more than 100 recipes, food and travel photos and his personal narration.
“This book is a deeply personal project for me: it allows me to trace the cultures and cuisines that have shaped me, both personally and professionally,” Garces said. “Throughout my career, I have built upon what I know and used it to explore new and different places, and this book traces that journey – and with it, my life to this point.”
It’s official: Sen. John McCain will put Arizona on the map, again. This time it will be in the form of a half hour comedy spot on prime-time television.
No, seriously, the senator has reportedly wrapped filming on the set of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” for the upcoming season 5. Just in case we had any doubt about the former presidential candidate’s acting career, he confirmed via Twitter last week: “Had a great time shooting @ParksandRecNBC today w/ Amy Poehler – I think it’s an Emmy!”
McCain was joined by Sen. Barbara Boxer (California) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine) as guest stars on the show.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the bipartisan episode – titled “Ms. Knope Goes to Washington” – is expected to debut on September 27, and will center around Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope visiting D.C. to see her boyfriend Ben Wyatt, played by Adam Scott. More on season 5 here.
The overall consensus is a resounding NO. In today’s digital age, text messaging has become a staple in courting that special someone. Texts, at least in my case, are meticulously thought out. Why? It’s because it is almost impossible to convey an emotion through it. A well placed ‘haha’ can be key when wooing someone. So, when is it okay for someone to break it off via text messaging? In most instances, it is not okay. But Sam Biddle at Gizmodo has thought up 4 occasions where it is acceptable.
One Night Stands – How many times do you see someone again after the elusive one night stand? Probably not many. That’s why it’s okay to say, hey you had a good time but let’s leave it at what it is.
Booty Call - Almost equivalent to the one night stand, the booty call is a casual relationship where consenting parties… well you know. These relationships tend to teeter off after a while anyway.
Casual Dating - Sure, you’ve gone out a couple times. Maybe dinner or drinks, but you’re just not feeling it. A text would totally be appropriate here.
Long Distance – If you’ve ever tried a long distance relationship, chances are it didn’t work out. Different parts of the country or world make it hard to keep in constant communication. Sadly, you tend drift apart. Again, a text would be appropriate here.
If you’ve been dating someone for an extended period of time and call them your significant other, we advise you don’t break up over text. That’s just mean. To read more about this, check out the whole Gizmodo article here.
The Wiley One, an Arizona-based Hip-Hop, Reggae, Blues (and more) band, released a new music video for their latest single, UFO Man. UFO Man is a track off the band’s lastest album, Kill It With Love, which was released earlier this year.
We found their latest spin on the music video concept unique to say the least. Be sure to let us know what you think below. For more The Wiley One music videos, click here and for concert dates, click here.
The weekend is only a day away and that means it’s time for another installment of Free Foto Fridays at the Tagg Ryan Media Studio in Tempe.
All models, actors, musicians, Arizona State University students and everyone else is welcome today from 5 to 9 p.m. for a free professional photo shoot courtesy of photographer Marlen Adams. Choose from a variety of themes and props. Last week the studio brought in celebrities and a Maserati from San Diego, so come see what this week’s photo shoot has in store.
In 2011, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declared Social Media Day an official holiday. This year ABC15 has teamed up with Pink Media, Mashable and Meetup to host this year’s celebration and observance of Social Media Day Phoenix.
Join 40 local businesses who use social media and networking on a daily basis from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m this Friday at the Ritz-Carlton. The event, themed “Connect. Engage. Support Local.,” will include workshops, games and a social media-inspired fashion show.
As the saying goes, the best things in life are free. This is especially true of laughter, or in this case comedy.
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino will showcase nationally touring comedians for free at the Ovations LIVE! Showroom on select Fridays during July and August.
This promotion applies to the following comedy shows: Russ Rivas with Anthony Padilla on July 6, Ed Regine with Mel Kohl on July 13, Marc Yaffee with Adam Stone on August 10, and Gibran Saad on August 24.
Tickets are complimentary with any level Player’s Club card, otherwise comedy tickets can be purchased for $10.00 here, by phone at (877) 840-0457 or by visiting the box office.
Say what you will about Bill Clinton, but the man knows how to be a retired president.
Porn star Brooklyn Lee, winner of an AVN award for “Best New Starlet,” happened to be present at a Monte Carlo gala also attended by the former First Gentleman. Lee and two of her porn pals, Tasha Reign and Jennifer Taule, managed to snag themselves a cozy snapshot with Clinton, and uploaded the souvenir to Twitter.
No word from Lee on whether or not the blue dress with the “white stain” was intentional.
From the wire, Ashton Kutcher is set to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming independent film of the late Apple mastermind. At first thought, we’re wondering if this is a massive media “punk” as news sprouted April Fools Day. However, Variety claims this of the movie starring the Two and Half Men man: ”The film will chronicle Steve Jobs from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple, where he became one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time.“ Sony Pictures is also rumored to be working on a big-budget Steve Jobs script – may we suggest the title “Steve Jobs, The Untold Story, Version 2.0.“ What do you think about the casting? Will Kutcher fall far from the Apple tree?
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Each month, Do the KIND Thing challenges residents of a certain city to go out and do one act of kindness – with the promise that if enough people sign up to do so at this website, the KIND organization will pay forward their benevolence by giving back to a group of people in need.
This April, if enough Phoenix residents pledge to send a note of thanks to any educator they know (a mentor, a teacher, or even a wise friend) – KIND will deliver text books to hundreds of local children battling serious illnesses at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The delivery is aimed at bringing the gift of learning to these children who are not well enough to attend school with their peers.
For more information or to participate, click here.
Sorry government, but we HATE tax season. Not necessarily the act of paying, but the act of filing is certainly something that makes our stress meters skyrocket. This year, though, we’re feeling less frustrated about tax season…in fact, we may even have a reason to celebrate. Thanks to Shauna Wekherlien, CPA MTAX – AKA the Tax Goddess – tax season just got a whole lot more relaxing.
Recently having been featured on CNN Money and USA Today, Shauna and her team can do it all, from focusing on filing, bookkeeping and payroll services for small businesses to helping individuals do it right. This year, in addition to doing Tax Relax 2012, the sword-loving, martial-arts guru and of course, super-knowledgeable Shauna will offer in-house massages and pampering for clients from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. April 13 and April 16, the day personal taxes are due…which we think is the most awesome idea ever and the best (and only) way we could ever relax before paying the piper.
Tax Goddess Business Services P.C. | 5743 East Thomas Road, Suite 6 | Scottsdale, AZ 85251 | 602-357-3275
Apparently fashion month can’t all be about the hoopla of who’s wearing what, where and with whom – there are some serious scandals strutting off the catwalks too –or should we say, behind the catwalks. In an interesting, and rather unfashionable twist, the king of street-cool sportswear Alexander Wang is being struck with a $50 million labor lawsuit. According to the New York Post, Wang is being sued by around thirty of his workers who have been “forced to work 16 hours a day or longer — without overtime — in a suffocating, windowless, 200-square-foot room” – a “Broadway sweatshop,” as it’s titled by the Daily News. Allegedly, one of his employees even claims he was hospitalized after fainting and told that he would be fired if he didn’t follow rules (fashionista.com). While the Wang empire is denying everything, we can’t help but shake our heads and admit that perhaps the dark side of the fashion industry is striking again.
The annual Beach Ball Event has raised millions of dollars over nearly two decades for the hospital; this year, organizers are hoping to raise one million dollars for the expansion of the Emergency and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Apollo Group/University of Phoenix will sponsor the event, which will be at 6 p.m. Saturday March 3 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale. Read “Mia’s Story” for how the Pediatric Trauma Center helped one little girl save her foot by clicking here.
For tickets and for more information, click here.
Join Sutra Yoga on the SkyDeck at the Clarendon Hotel tomorrow, March 1 at 7:30 am during their complimentary Rooftop Yoga lesson and a special session of ‘Ask Oz’ with Dr. Oz.
Emmy Award-winning Yetta Gibson, Arizona Family’s 3TV correspondent, will be onsite enjoy the class and to facilitate a live session of ‘Ask Oz’ to answer any health related questions you may have. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to ask Dr. Oz about yoga, massage, allergies, ailments, alternative medicine, diet & nutrition, etc, etc, – anything you want to know!
Click here to register for the free class.
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Yes, the hilarious Emmy-nominated comedian, Rob Schneider, from some of our favorite big screen comedies including “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo,” “Benchwarmers” and “Grown Ups” with Adam Sandler, Schneider took two minutes to chat with us on his life, the glory of drinking wine and his thoughts on the sequel to “Deuce Bigalow.” See Schneider perform his most recent stand-up comedy act live February 25 at Wild Horse Pass Casino in Chandler. Can’t get enough of the funny man, good news: CBS will begin airing a family comedy based on Schneider’s real-life experiences in 2012.
So here’s how it works, we shoot off random questions, you make it funny and interesting. Ready?
DLT: What’s your favorite thing about Arizona?
Rob Schneider: I love how in February, Arizona mornings are around 70 degrees while most of America is digging out snow and trying to get vitamin D from fish oil!
What’s it like to have your own TV series? It’s a great to have your own show on television. I recommend it to everyone. The hours are good, you get your own dressing room and before taxes it’s a shit-load of money!
Could you sum up your new show in five or less words? Meet Mexican Food Burns Anus!
Do you prefer being on stage or being in front of the camera? I prefer either when it’s going well and neither when it’s going bad!
What’s in your glass at the moment? ( Favorite cocktail, drink?) I like wine because wine is transformative. You could be talking to someone and be bored to tears. But after a couple of glasses of wine you think, “Okay, I’m going to try to have sex with this person!” »READ MORE
Every lady is looking for her prince charming, and if your definition of “prince charming” includes a millionaire’s bank account, then head on down to Dollhouse Cocktail Lounge from 7 to 9 p.m. February 16 for PJ’s Casting Call, an event organized by Phoenix’s Top Dating Coach Joann Cohen and Phoenix Matchmaker Pam Peterson to find beautiful, smart, single women ages 25-35 for several handsome young millionaire clients. Participants will enjoy champagne and strawberries as they find out how the matching process works. If there’s a match for the bachelors at the forefront of the casting call, Pam and Joann will discuss the client with them and potential matches will then complete a profile, photographs and individual interviews. If not, the women may still be matches for other clients.
“We work with successful single men and women looking for their life partners – not dating services,” explains Cohen. While it is one thing to find someone to go on a date with, the matchmakers are looking for smart women with whom their clients can spend the rest of their lives. No trophy wives here – serious ladies only, please!
For more info, call Joann Cohen Coaching at 480-620-1463, Pam and Associates at 602-696-6669 or click here.
Dollhouse Cocktail Lounge | 7419 East Indian Plaza Drive, Scottsdale, AZ | 85251
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Fresh Start Women’s Foundation is not only one of Arizona’s largest non-profit organizations but continues to be one of our city’s most influential charitable institutions. The organization, which aids in the empowerment and success of women from all walks of life through engagement, educational programs, mentorship, counseling, job training and placement, serves around 30,000 women and their families a year and is quickly attaining national recognition – as evident by their partnership with Ralph Lauren, who will give a runway show featuring looks from Spring 2012 for the 2012 Fresh Start Fashion Gala at the Biltmore. Recently, we sat down with Fresh Start’s new CEO Susan Berman to discuss the Gala and the foundation’s extensive, highly-impactful presence in the Valley.
DLT: Describe for us the mission of Fresh Start:
Susan Berman: Fresh Start was created to address women’s issues and to help empower, encourage and educate women. We started the resource center – which is entering its 10th year of operations – to bring together resources under one roof. We want to empower women to help empower themselves. We look at her as a holistic individual, [helping her with] career enhancement, development, self-esteem issues, women’s dress and professional wear, legal issues, financial issues, action planning and development. We have a very rigorous and robust mentoring program. We look at different educational opportunities and funding and we have opportunities to provide scholarships to different women. »READ MORE
“It’s all about winning. And hair. And winning hair,” says the website Bradying.com dedicated to Tom Brady and his amazing hair. Of course, this week for Brady and Brady fans it’s all about pouting. And pictures. And posting Tom Brady-like pouty pictures on Bradying. Take your own and upload it to the site to join in on the virtual pity party here.
OneBode (pronounced ‘one body’) has a lot to be proud of. After only being in the game since 2006, this all-natural supplement company has grown substantially, sold internationally, and even picked up Steve Nash as their spokesperson.
Selling a variety of products like vitamins, minerals, protein powder, and probiotics, OneBode, unlike most of its competitors, uses only natural, plant-based ingredients. “We’re food and plant-based. The vitamins come from food and we’re really big into plant-based enzymes. We’re more on the holistic side as a supplement company,” Sean Loomer, co-founder of OneBode, said.
Actually, Nash, who is known for being environmentally conscience, approached OneBode to represent them. “He liked our products, our philosophy, and what we were doing. We’re always trying to promote and do as much environmentally good as we can,” Loomer added.
Because of Nash’s Canadian roots, OneBode sales have been rising from our neighbors to the north. Its ongoing dedication to customers includes making sure that the formulas and ingredients are based on the most up-to-date research available, according to the Tempe-based company’s website.
Even though the company has only been around for a hand full of years, they have set themselves apart from other supplement companies. OneBode’s products are clean compared to that of their competitors, who typically use synthetic ingredients in their products, Loomer said. “The brand continues to grow. We continue to educate people on taking vitamins that are from food and not synthetically created. We’re really trying to do things from nature.”
Image via OneBode
Former Mayor of Tempe and activist Neil Guiliano will interview Hollywood Director Bryan Singer at the Chandler Center for the Arts, January 14. The event, which takes place at 7:00 p.m., will raise funds for the new Holocaust & Tolerance Museum currently being constructed in Chandler, of which both Guiliano and Singer are proponents.
“I am proud to support the museum’s success,” quotes Singer, who not only serves as an executive producer for House and Dirty Sexy Money but who directed several films relating to the Holocaust such as Apt Pupil and Valkyrie, as well as blockbusters such as The Usual Suspects, X-Men and X-2: X-Men United. “You don’t tell stories like Valkyrie or Apt Pupil without it impacting you in a very personal way. It’s critically important for us to honor Holocaust victims and survivors and the unimaginable experiences they endured. It is only by remembering that we can strive to prevent anything like that to happen again.”
Guiliano remarks that “it’s a special opportunity to be able to interview a huge talent like Bryan Singer, but even more important to be involved with a project like the Holocaust & Tolerance museum. Arizona doesn’t have anything like this museum, which will use the lessons of the Holocaust to ensure a world without hate.”
The Chandler Holocaust & Tolerance museum, which will educate the public about the importance of diversity and to combat prejudice at a community and global level, will be one of only five such museums in the country. The museum is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center.
To purchase tickets or for more information, click here.
Chandler Center for the Arts | 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ | 85225
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Don your Little Black Dress and grab your stilettos! Barney’s New York Creative Ambassador-at-Large and know-it-all fashion king Simon Doonan (seriously, he knows everything) will appear at Barney’s in Scottsdale for a signing of his new book, Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. January 14. There will be copies of his book available for sale, but arrive early! We know the Louboutin-clad line will be way out the door.
To RSVP, call 602-337-6000. Photo via SecondCityStyle
Turns out, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs made it to AZ last night to play daddy to his son Justin Dior Combs during the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at Chase Field last night. Tweeting from the field, “I’m so proud of every one of the All American players out here tonight!! #SEMPERFIBOWL #ProudParent LET’S GO!!!” and to his son, “Great game son @JDior_ so proud of you!!!!!!!! Luv“
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