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Switching Gears in Retirement

In searching for investment options, would you rather have—high return or low return? High risk or low risk? Liquid or illiquid?

The Cays: ‘Ultimate Waterfront Address’

In their early 70s, Koert and Rebecca Smith were looking to make life easier for themselves.

The Lost Art of Customer Service

Our fridge went rogue the other day.

The 1924 Phoenician

I have a Phoenix Union High School yearbook, “The Phoenician,” from 1924 that belongs to a mystery person. It’s a tan book with an orange spine that I taped together wanting to keep it in intact for the owner or owner’s family. There is no name on it to identify if this person is a student or faculty member. However, I believe from the few quotes inside the front and back pages, this book once belonged to a student.

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Celebrate the New Year With a Hike

The holidays pass us by as quickly as the cold winds blow. Come January, the seasonal events are over and a peaceful quietness abounds after New Year’s Eve parties subside.

Entrepreneur Designs Family Board Game

About 10 years ago, Scottsdale resident and businessman Steven Lazar got fed up with the disconnect of modern families: the daughter texting, the son playing video games, the dad watching sports on TV and the wife on the phone chatting with her neighbor.

Naturopathic Approach to Hormone Imbalance Shows Promise for Seniors

Read through any newspaper, pick up any magazine, flip through any channel...and you’ll see them. Hormones are everywhere. It seems Americans have become completely obsessed them.

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Ask Gabby Gayle

Advice Column for the Over 50 Crowd

My Curmuddy Awards for 2014

To those of you waiting breathlessly, here are my annual Curmuddy Awards, presenting ugly mud-pie statuettes to those deserving wretches for wacky, wicked and witless conduct in 2014.

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Cameo Ball Features Dancing, ‘Salad Parade’

The Cameo Foundation and its founder Herme Sherry are busy this time of year.

Stem Cells May Be The Next Penicillin

Considering the history of the antibiotic, stem cells could be the next penicillin.

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Getting the Message

Getting the message didn’t used to be so maddening. My irritation isn’t over the technology of voice mail, it’s with the human side of the equation, those voices that speak so rapidly, so inarticulately on recorded telephone messages that they might as well be leaving an encoded transmission from Mars.

Pumpkin Cookies Two Ways

Chocolate chip cookies may be America’s favorite treat for most of the year, but they’re going to have to move over this month—or at least share the stage—with the real star in November, the pumpkin cookie.

Skiing with Mayor King

Located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico, Taos Ski Valley is nestled high in the sky, just 15 miles northeast of the city of Taos.

Won’t Get Fooled Again

The generation built on skepticism is now the prime target age for scammers. And the scammers are stepping up their game.