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Read 'Em...and Weep

Read 'Em...and Weep

They have a saying at the Children’s Literacy Center: “Till grade three, you are learning to read. After that, you’re reading to learn.”

Peak Performer

Peak Performer

Animal Instinct

Animal Instinct

Fall Fix Up

Fall Fix Up

Summer is waning and fall will soon be upon us with countless home improvement projects to accomplish before temperatures start to plummet. But where do you start?

Gotcha!

Gotcha!

Downtown on it's Way Up

Downtown on it's Way Up

It’s a subtle thing. But you may have noticed that when the mayor and other downtown boosters talk about a downtown renaissance in Colorado Springs, they’re no longer talking just about the future. They’re using present tense, like it’s already happening.

Advances in Heart Care

Advances in Heart Care

A Different Way of Looking at Investments

A Different Way of Looking at Investments

2013 Colorado Springs Top Docs

2013 Colorado Springs Top Docs

Perhaps you’re new to the community, your physician has retired, or you’re in need of a specialist to further address an ongoing health issue. For many, finding the perfect doctor is like searching for the Holy Grail, a quest ever daunting. In order to aid our readers, for the third year in a row Colorado Springs Style has undertaken the task of asking local physicians, in a confidential peer-to-peer review, who they would recommend should a friend or family member require assistance - their picks comprising this year’s list of TOP DOCS in Colorado Springs.

Pumpkin Décor

Pumpkin Décor

As soon as there is a hint of chill in the air and the leaves start their transformation through the autumn hues of the rainbow, it’s only natural to start thinking about fall décor. And while pumpkins and gourds play an important role, the actual carving of them is not for everyone.

Hooked On Sugar

Hooked On Sugar

When you think of addiction, various illegal and harmful substances probably spring to mind…but not sugar. Yes, you know that candy, cookies, soda, and your other favorite sweet treats aren’t the healthiest options—and sure, you may feel the urge to satisfy a craving once in a while—but there’s no way that sugar can totally hijack your life…right? Wrong. Believe it or not, sugar is highly addictive and acts on the pleasure center of the brain just like alcohol and heroin. In other words, the more you eat, the more you want. Combine sugar’s addictive nature with its omnipresence in our sweets-and-carbs-loving society and you have a recipe for a health disaster.

The Lightning Thieves

The Lightning Thieves

The FBI’s 2012 Annual Uniform Crime Report shows a nationwide decline in theft over the past few years, but electricity theft has increased, not only in the U.S., but worldwide, with countries like India losing a third or more of their electricity to theft. While evidence is difficult to come by, the best estimates put U.S. electricity theft at approximately $6 billion per year, making it the country’s third most common target of theft behind credit card data and automobiles.

The French Connection

The French Connection

Imagine Paris in the time of Louis XIV, Pissaro or Monet, or even lesser-known Louis-Rolland Trinquesse, when major shifts in politics and society were reflected in the arts. Imagine going no farther than the Denver Art Museum for a journey back in time to the glorious periods of French art.

Sniff, Thump or Squeeze?

Sniff, Thump or Squeeze?

Wandering through Farmers Markets in the fall is a feast for the senses. Pyramids of fresh corn, sweet peaches, heirloom tomatoes, and plump pumpkins call out to us. But how do we know which ones to choose? Do we poke or sniff? Thump or squeeze?

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