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The Fraidy Cat’s Guide to the Perfect Cat Eye

The Fraidy Cat’s Guide to the Perfect Cat Eye

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Last week I promised you last minute Halloween make-up tutorials. That’s out the window. Turns out I need more than a week to come up with lighting that doesn’t make me look like I’ve emerged from a nap beneath a highway offramp and truth be told, all I really wanted to tutorial was how to be a kitty cat. And we can still have that discussion. Basically, go grab some waterproof liquid black eyeliner and do this to your face.

BOOM. Halloween-ed.

With tutorials and felines on the brain I decided instead we could look into how to create the perfect cat eye. I know. I too am a fraidy cat when it comes to bold eyeliner. It feels a little cavalier. Kind of like doing your algebra homework in ink. What if you make a mistake!? What then!?

But! You can do it! Trust me.

By implementing these tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way it really isn’t so bad.

First, you want to pick your angle. Generally picking a 45 degree angle or less from the lateral corner of your eye works best. If you’re going for a more Amy Winehouse my-eyeballs-might-take-flight look, then you can …read more

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Miami-Dade’s sex offender restrictions challenged by ACLU

Miami-Dade’s sex offender restrictions challenged by ACLU

America’s criminal justice system is predicated on the idea that criminal offenders can be reformed and that once they serve their sentence, their debt to society is repaid. In practice, this usually doesn’t pan out – especially for individuals convicted of sex crimes.

It is not that convicted offenders are incapable of change. Rather, laws placing restrictions on registered sex offenders have become so restrictive that they violate the due process rights of released offenders and actually threaten public safety rather than improve it.

Here in Miami-Dade County, the “Lauren Book Safety Ordinance” is especially troublesome. This vaguely worded ordinance prohibits registered sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet of places where children gather, including schools.

The American Civil Liberties Union recently filed a lawsuit against Miami-Dade County to block enforcement of the law. A staff attorney for the ACLU explained that “as public policy, the Miami-Dade ordinance is a disaster. It has created a homeless population living outdoors in squalor, while doing nothing to serve public safety . . . We know from decades of research that housing restrictions like Miami-Dade’s have no impact on reoffending and, are more likely to increase it.”

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To Stay in the Bubble or Not – U.S. 36 Past and Future

To Stay in the Bubble or Not – U.S. 36 Past and Future

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Hey, has anyone out there wondered about the US 36 expansion project that leaves us sitting in traffic? What the heck are they doing out there? I heard a rumor it was getting turned into a toll road?

While sitting in traffic the other day, in the midst of the major rehab of US 36, I pondered this road I regularly use and decided to research some information about it.

In the early 1950, the Denver-Boulder Turnpike was promoted by business and university interests in Boulder because there was no direct route between Denver and Boulder. Initially, it was a 17.3-mile toll road stretching from Federal Boulevard (US 287) in Westminster to Baseline Road in Boulder. It opened on January 19, 1952 with a toll of $0.25.

Larry Dorsey, author of the Superior Historian, wrote a great article where he shares the entire history and culture surrounding life before and after 36. He shares how going to Denver used to be an all day affair. U.S. 36 cut 8 miles of dirt road off of a commuter’s trip to Denver. “Before the toll road was completed, motorists followed a course of primitive roads through Colorado farm land on their way to Denver. …read more

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Halloween Concerts!

Halloween Concerts!

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Halloween is always a fun time to dress up, pull pranks on one another, and eat more candy than you most likely would any other time of the year (well, maybe Christmas is in the running, too). While that is all fun and good for most people, some of us (like myself) are often in search of shows to go to on this most Hallowed Eve, which luckily for most people falls a week from tonight. There are a number of Halloween-themed concerts out there, and then some that appear to just be coincidence that they take place next Friday. Here is a short preview of the shows that may be your best bet for dressing up, and enjoying great artists at the same time.

The Motet is a funk/dance/electronic/disco band that hails from Colorado and has been gaining more and more notoriety s the years go by. This Halloween, they will be playing at the Boulder Theater located near the Pearl Street Mall. What is even more exciting is the fact that this local funk machine will be playing for not only one night, but two evenings next Thursday and Friday. The downside? It appears that Friday night may be …read more

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How could I have been diagnosed with something I do not have?

How could I have been diagnosed with something I do not have?

As some Florida residents already know, doctors may, despite their education and training, fail to properly diagnose a patient’s illness or injury. In some cases, a doctor may not only miss the correct condition but also provide the ailing patient with a diagnosis for an incorrect condition. This can be cause for alarm. For, an incorrect diagnosis may not only lead to ineffectual treatment but can even exacerbate the actual illness or injury.

According to authorities, there are various reasons for this type of medical error. While some conditions are very difficult for doctors to diagnose properly in the first place, many other conditions have certain symptoms in common, leading to the possibility of an incorrect diagnosis. Moreover, there are many conditions that are prone to over-diagnosis, which may result in incorrect diagnoses, and other conditions that lend themselves to under-diagnosis, which might result in missed diagnoses, authorities say.

Some of the routine screening tests that doctors employ on patients result in misdiagnosis because of false positives. According to authorities, many cases of misdiagnosis occur on account of an overreliance on certain screening tests.

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Student entrepreneurs: WARES – Art and entrepreneurs

Student entrepreneurs: WARES – Art and entrepreneurs

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Created with hopes of changing a frustrating reality in the art industry, CU-Boulder students Alex Klinger and Amanda Roper started WARES: a student group focused on providing experience for students looking to explore entrepreneurship and the art world.

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Boulder Giving, its about Community.

Boulder Giving, its about Community.

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Credit: nonprofitpeople.moster.com

Philanthropy is such a hot topic these days, from Mark Zuckerberg’s major contribution to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, to the #BoulderWin of GNIP and Twitter which will benefit all of Boulder County. But philanthropy is not just about monetary contributions, it’s about the time and effort that individuals put back into their community which makes everyone’s lives better.

According to the North American Dictionary, philanthropy is described as the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the donation of money to good causes. Honestly, I know that this is just the cusp of what philanthropy stands for.

I first got involved with nonprofits when my mother would help the Meals on Wheels program where we delivered meals to the elderly who are unable to provide for themselves. This act of compassion is so crucial for our society today. I feel this passion to make a difference on a daily basis but I am also aware that not everyone has the same form of commitment to serve. Whether you have a passion for education, animals or hunger there is always something you can do to make an impact in something you care about.

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