posted Aug 15 2014 6:25AM
Hollywood has funny ideas about what happens when you step outside the Millennium Falcon without your helmet. But, alas, Hollywood usually gets it wrong. No, you won't explode, but it's still incredibly unpleasant. Want the deets? I've got 'em for you in the link below.
The movie Jaws started our real fascination with sharks, and Shark Week on television owes its ratings success to fear. But how many people actually die from shark attacks? And would you believe there are at least half-a-dozen other things in the ocean that are MUCH deadlier than sharks? See that link below for a fun video about it.
Plus, cat lovers have a new reason to strut: something in cat poop might help cancer patients. I also have a story about vibrating shoes that will help you find your way around town.
News For Nerds is really for all the cool kids. If you wanna get your nerd on, just follow this digital link and share it with your friends, yo
by Emily Makinzie
posted Aug 12 2014 7:52AM
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
by Eckhart Tolle
Reviewed by Jane
I loved this book and when I read it for the first time a few years ago, it honestly changed my life and my approach to dealing with other people.
Admittedly, like most women, I've read a lot of "self-help", "spiritual insight" books and this is one of the best I have ever read. It's one that I keep around for little refresher courses when I need them.
posted Aug 11 2014 8:33AM
If you have kids in middle school, tell them about Storymakers. It's a fun writing contest from Rocky Mountain PBS, and sponsored by CenturyLink.
It's open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in Colorado, and includes a workshop in the fall and a big celebration luncheon in January, hosted by Dom from The Dom and Jane Show.
Here's a link to get all the info: http://www.rmpbs.org/storymakers/
by Dom and Jane
posted Aug 5 2014 2:55PM
I've never opened a review by mentioning parking, but it demands to be addressed in the first paragraph. After more than 15 years of reviewing cars, the RAM 3500 is the first one where I had to plan where I would park the vehicle before I even left the house.
There you go. Now you have an idea of just how big this truck is.
It's not like the heavy-duty truck category is crowded - there are only a handful for you to choose from - but it is intensely competitive. All it takes is a tweak here and a shift there for one manufacturer to suddenly crow that they're the best haulin'/hardest workin' man's-man-of-a-truck in the history of pickin'-em-up.
by Dom and Jane
posted Aug 1 2014 7:49AM
Cheers to Colorado Parent Magazine for a generous spotlight on The Big Brain Club and their student programs. Pick up a free copy around town and check out the wonderful article. Thanks, Colorado Parent! Nerds rule!
by Dom and Jane
posted Jul 18 2014 8:53AM
The way to our hearts in through our stomachs, and we sure do love Caitlin's.
We feasted on scrambled eggs and sausage, and Dom will be the first one to tell you Caitlin's has the best hash browns in town. They are a family restaurant located in Glendale, near Colorado Boulevard and Mississippi. Stop in, enjoy breakfast or lunch, check out their patio, and soon you too will love Caitlin's.
posted Jul 9 2014 4:57PM
The Dodge Journey has its work cut out for it. The small-to-midsize crossover SUV really wants to compete against some of the leaders in the category - and it does an admirable job when you get right down to it - but this is a segment of the car world that has some tough opponents.
For starters, let’s point out that buyers who are anxious for a third-row of seats have a viable option here. Granted, that third row is really only practical for little kids, but when you’re seating seven there’s a pretty good chance that’ll include some little people.
Plus, you can choose built-in booster seats in the second row, which many families love.
posted Jul 1 2014 6:00AM
By Laura Hillenbrand
Reviewed by Dom
You think you’ve had a bad day. You were late for work, one of your kids is sick, and the boss just moved a deadline up by two weeks. You’re aggravated and angry, and life just isn’t fair.
You need to read Unbroken
. You need to read it immediately.
I’d read Laura Hillenbrand’s first hit book, Seabiscuit
, so I knew she could tell a tale that made you feel like you were right there. With Unbroken
, you’ll have the same feeling . . . which, during much of the book, is chilling.
posted Jun 26 2014 3:48PM
So you’ve decided that you finally want to experience an SUV. You’ve driven small sedans all your life, and the Colorado lifestyle (both summer and winter) have you craving something a little more rugged.
Or you’ve already tried other SUVs, but they were mostly posers - you know, an SUV body without the off-road chops to really stake a claim.
In both cases, Toyota’s dependable player in this category is the legendary 4Runner, first introduced in 1984. Over the years it has developed from little more than a pickup with a hard-case back into today’s mid-size sport utility.
posted Jun 20 2014 6:21AM
These days it seems that everything causes cancer. Well, now you can add SITTING to the list. Yep, if you're at a job where you sit all day, you've just increased your risk of colon cancer. And it doesn't even matter if you ran to work; the long periods of being on your butt are dangerous. I've got details.
With everyone catching World Cup fever - okay, maybe not everyone, and maybe not exactly a fever - I've got good news for short people. While you may be at a disadvantage in other sports, it seems that shorter folks excel on the soccer field. Details are in the link at the bottom of the page.
Plus, deep beneath the Earth's crust there's water . . . and I mean a LOT of water. More than all of the oceans combined, actually. I also have a story about the greatest thing to ever come out of a bachelor party, and a video on why garlic gives you nasty breath.
If you'd like to trip down this digital pathway you'll find this week's News For Nerds
. Science is cool!
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