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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

  • Deadly dehydration and heat injuries: facts you need to know

    When the temperature passes 100 degrees and keeps climbing, most residents in the Valley stay indoors in an air-conditioned environment. If they must make a brief dash to an air-conditioned car, the heat coming up from the asphalt gives an extra layer of heat. There are some in the community who cannot easily escape the […]
  • Hungry kids: how you can help break the cycle this summer

    Think about it. How do you feel when you miss breakfast? Lethargic. Stressed out. Angry. Distracted. It’s not your imagination. Breakfast is called the “most important meal of the day” for a reason. Terrill Bravender, professor of pediatrics at Duke University, states that without a fresh supply of glucose in the morning, “People have difficulty […]
  • 7 common ways to get sued by your employees

    If you had an 11 percent chance of winning the lottery, you’d probably feel pretty good about those odds and might even buy a few extra tickets. In 2014, U.S. companies had better than an 11 percent chance of being sued by a current or former employee, according to the 2015 Hiscox Guide to Employee Lawsuits. For […]
  • Arizona teachers are building a better future by using technology in the classroom

    Teachers sometimes struggle to get their students’ attention amid the common use of technological devices, but CenturyLink’s Teachers and Technology Program has offered a select group of Arizona teachers the chance to turn the tables. Instead of fighting against the use of technology, Arizona teachers embrace the advent of technology in the classroom by making use of […]
  • Can the NBA Lottery save the Suns?

    With a disappointing finish this season, the Phoenix Suns can take solace because they are likely to get a top-three pick in the upcoming NBA Lottery. Based on their 24-58 season record, the Suns should end up with the second pick in the NBA Lottery. But when the ping pong balls fall, there are never any […]
  • Skin Cancer in Arizona: Stats, facts and new immunotherapy drugs making strides

    With some of the nation’s hottest and brightest sunshine, Arizona is near the top when it comes to skin cancer rates, and Arizonans should take particular care against sun exposure. In Arizona, 18.8 people per 100,000 developed melanoma skin cancer in 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, according to the Centers for […]
  • Distracted walking injuries end up not so funny

    A YouTube search for distracted walking produces numerous videos (like this) of people walking into other people, falling down stairs, running into cars, walking into posts and more. Most are meant to be humorous, but many incidents are tragic rather than funny. A serious problem Distracted walking reached epidemic levels as society became addicted to […]
  • 5 mistakes homeowners make in the spring

    Every spring, wise homeowners go through a checklist to make certain their property is ready for the upcoming seasons. Most remember to clean up the landscape, check the air-conditioning system, repair broken sprinkler heads, tune up the mower and so on. However, during this springtime process, some homeowners don’t take the time to do a […]
  • Smart home basics: things you need to know to get started

    Smartphone technology gave users new levels of freedom. Your phone became a mobile office, a computer, a camera, a social media hub, a gaming system and much more. The next level in the technology revolution is embracing smart home capabilities. Smart homes can save money while being environmentally friendly and can even potentially save lives […]
  • Arizona agriculture is a $17.1B industry

    When someone mentions business, rarely does it evoke images of hay fields, Holstein cows, cotton fields, chickens and melons. Yet even in a technology-driven, mostly urban modern society, agriculture is big business in Arizona. The state agriculture industry is worth $17.1 billion, according to the Arizona Farm Bureau. In 2016, the Grand Canyon State had more than 19,000 […]