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Kids Gift Guide 2014

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The countdown is dwindling down and us adults are under pressure to finish Christmas shopping for all the kids on our list. We know it can be especially stressful purchasing gifts for a children's demographic that you're not familiar with. For...

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10 Things To Do This Weekend in Phoenix: Family Edition

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There’s only a few more sleeps before Santa comes to town, so that means it’s time to celebrate all weekend long. Enjoy classic holiday performances like “The Nutcracker” and “The Night Before Christmas,” become a certified elf and experience everything and anything that encompasses a winter wonderland. Check out our top picks for the weekend of Dec. 19-21.

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MASK's Dad Dialed In: Michael Pollack

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I came from a fairly simple upbringing. My dad was a scrap metal dealer and worked very long and hard hours. My mom stayed at home to care for the family.

Born in the 1950s, by no stretch of the imagination were we wealthy. But we didn’t miss any meals, either. I attribute that to my dad being such a hard worker and my mom being a creative cook. She made tuna casseroles in more ways than anyone I’ve ever met.

My dad also sold appliances and he would bring home the big cardboard boxes they’d come in. We’d make...

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MASK's Minute with Mom: Debbie Gaby

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Eighteen years ago, my husband and I went into the mattress business. But before we opened our first Sleep America store, I had already started a mattress recycling program with St. Vincent de Paul to keep mattresses out of land fills. Giving back and positively impacting the community has always been important to me, especially considering the experiences I had growing up.

I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Growing up in Texas, we had to work hard for what we wanted. My parents owned an antique store that, sadly...

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Kids Names May Effect Fate With Santa

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It turns out, the names we give our kids might effect their fate with Jolly Old Saint Nick. According to a new survey by "School Stickers,” if your child’s name is Jake or Laura, they’ve probably been not-so-nice this year. If you have a Jacob or Sophie, they’re probably well-behaved angels.

"School Stickers" released a list of the most naughty and nice boys and girls names. This was based on which names were given the most behavior stickers through the year. The study is...

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