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September 2017 Gas Prices Significantly Higher Than Last Year

One of my FaceBook friends posted the following question to my wall: What is up with these gas prices?  I chuckled as I wrote the following response: How much more is your fill-up costing you? Gas prices have actually dropped 8.5¢ over the past two weeks, but they are higher than one year ago. Fuel insights … Continue reading

The Brawny Man Makes Room For Women: #StrengthHasNoGender

We are starting the second week of Women’s History Month. International Women’s Day (IWD) will be observed around the world on tomorrow,  Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Participation in IWD has been growing annually with thousands of events – global gatherings, conferences, awards, exhibitions, festivals, fun runs, corporate events, concert performances, speaking events, online digital gatherings, … Continue reading

Guest Post: Unconscious Biases – They Tend to Give Themselves Away

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D. Sometimes I get impatient with the phrase “unconscious bias.” The word “unconscious” leaves the impression that these biases – these inflexible beliefs about particular categories of people – are completely beyond our reach. In turn, because they are (supposedly) beyond our reach, the implication is that there’s nothing we … Continue reading

MLK Day 2017 – A Doodle and Three Often Overlooked Facts About Dr. King

  Today, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. In addition to the many programs and events that have been planned on this three-day weekend to pay tribute to the work and ministry of Dr. King, I want to highlight today’s doodle which features the work of artist Keith Mallett. The doodle … Continue reading

Sizing Up Gasoline Prices for Summer 2016

  We’re 12 weeks into the 2016 Summer Driving Season. Truth be told, the summer driving season will soon be over. Today’s average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in these United States is $2.135. This price is essentially unchanged from a week ago. While most of us you are glued to the … Continue reading

Price Updates for Gasoline and Crude Oil

For the week ending Friday, July 22, 2016, gasoline prices are continuing a downward trend due to ample fuel supplies and the declining costs of crude oil. AAA reports that gas prices have once again dropped below $2 per gallon in many parts of the country, which is something that drivers have not seen during the … Continue reading

Zika Virus Updates: AZ Reports Its First Case and CDC Hosts Summit

Last week, while Arizona was still reeling from the fall out that accompanied the Arizona Presidential Preference Election (PPE) the week before, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced the state’s first case of Zika virus in a Maricopa County resident. In a press release [Ref 1] issued on Monday, March 28, 2016, the … Continue reading

3-D Models of Future Cities by Copperwood Elementary School Students

We are less than one day away from the opening of the Exhibit of 3-D Future City Models hosted by the Future City Competition Arizona Region. The exhibit begins this Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Burton-Barr Library in downtown Phoenix, AZ. Building a physical model is one of several deliverables that each student team … Continue reading

How Do You Ban Hoverboards If None Have Been Sold?

Since last fall, it’s been tough to get thru a regular day without at least one mention of hoverboards. As it turns out, these alternative transportation vehicles were on the 2015 list of Most Sought After Christmas Gifts right after drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). As hoverboards have grown in popularity, some think that … Continue reading

A New Year, A New Smart Bra

Wearable tech has climbed another rung on the tech ladder.  Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 6, 2016, OMsignal will introduce their smart bra at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Canadian based firm with offices in San Francisco is touting their product as the world’s first smart bra. What does the smart bra offer? And … Continue reading