To Fly is to Live

Words Todd B. Natenberg “So who actually read the waiver before they signed it?” the instructor asked. Sheepish grins crossed my entire class of some 10 people. “Exactly,” he continued, “because we know if you had, not one of you would still be here.” The group erupted in laughter. “Now we are going to watch … Continued

One Smile at a Time, On Time

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There is something different about Boise Smile Design.
Gone is the usual dental office smell in the over-sized waiting room. Instead the area is smaller, crisp and
clean, with a modern, soothing, spa-like vibe.

Wine, Women and Shoes

Wine, Women and Shoes 4

Women recently gathered at the Boise Centre to raise money for the Idaho Youth Ranch while enjoying designer shopping, savory food bites and, of course, wine tasting.

This one’s for the boys…

This one’s for the boys...

As a woman writing the publisher’s letter for the “Men’s Edition,” I find myself not quite sure where to start. I’ve considered myself one of the guys in many circumstances. I was a tomboy as a child—one of the first picked, along with the boys, as one of the best kickball players on the playground. I was the only female with the on-air staff at several radio stations where I worked as a young adult. I could hang with the guys. Ultimately however, I’ve always embraced my womanhood and had a certain respect for things distinctly masculine. Maybe I felt a certain envy of my male counterparts’ freedom to be and do the things that back in my day were considered inappropriate for females. Men – the empowered!

Crucial Considerations for Bathroom Remodeling Design

They say the key to any successful project starts with the prep work, and the same
is true with a bathroom remodel project. A
bathroom remodel

is no place for improvisation, which typically leads to costly overruns and poor choices you may
later regret. Before ripping out the first tile, think hard about how you will use the space, what
materials and fixtures you want, and how much you’re willing to spend. The National Kitchen and Bath
Association (NKBA) recommends spending up to six months researching, evaluating, and planning before
beginning work. Create a roadmap that will guide decisions, even the ones made under remodeling
stress. Once work has begun — a process that averages two to three weeks — resist changing your
mind. Work stoppages and alterations add costs. Some contractors include clauses in their contracts
that specify premium prices for changing original plans. If planning isn’t your strong suit, hire a
designer. In addition to adding style and efficiency, a professional designer makes sure contractors
and installers are scheduled in an orderly fashion. A professional designer charges $100 to $200 per
hour, and spends 10 to 30 hours on a bathroom project.

Is Your Heart Telling You Something?

All too often, I see patients in my office who say they wish they had “come in earlier” or “paid more attention” to their irregular heartbeat. Atrial Fibrillation, also known as A-Fib, is the most common form of heart rhythm disturbance. Currently, it affects 6-7 million Americans nationwide and more than 10,000 people in the Treasure Valley alone. A lot of my patients with A-Fib first experience a rapid and chaotic heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness, chest discomfort, fatigue and difficulty in performing vigorous exercise or just maintaining daily activities. On the other hand, some patients have minimal or no symptoms at all; their atrial fibrillation is often only detected during their visit to the doctor’s office.

Every Item Has a Story

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We’ve all heard the old saying, “If these walls could talk imagine what they might say.” Imagine the same could be true for items from our past. If an item could tell it’s own history what could one discover? Linda Borup, owner of Linda’s Loft, loves learning the history behind the pieces she stocks in her store.

July 2015 Around Town

The
newest section of paved Greenbelt is now open for public use in Eagle. The path is located off Edgewood just
south of Highway 44. This connecting piece of paved pathway acts as the connector to the north side of the
north channel of the Boise River.

Beyond the Ceilings

Beyond the Ceilings

When Nick Schlekeway graduated from Boise State in 2007, he took with him way more than just the knowledge gained from a degree in business management. As a three-year starting defensive end and team captain for the Boise State Broncos—part of their first Fiesta Bowl win—he also picked up some serious leadership and motivational skills.

A New Approach 
to Healthcare

A New Approach 
to Healthcare 1

Fascinated by an anatomy and physiology course in seventh grade, Andrea Axtell, M.D., decided she wanted to become a doctor. As an internist practicing in a traditional outpatient clinic, Axtell experienced first hand the inefficiencies and excessive costs of our healthcare system and decided to do something about it. She opened Alliance Concierge Care on State Street in Boise last July. 

Cinco De Mayo Barbacoa Style

Cinco De Mayo Barbacoa Style 13

Barbacoa Grill welcomed guests to celebrate the grand opening of The Luna Rooftop bar with a Cinco de Mayo fiesta to remember. Special guests Mariachi De Mi Tierra contributed to the festive atmosphere.