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A Time to Change

A milestone birthday. A major promotion. A hectic life as a caregiver, wife, mother, and volunteer. Patti Bennett needed a big change, fast. Here, her stunning transformation, plus our experts' best makeover advice that anyone can use.


January 2008


This Man Thinks You’re Fat

Michael Karolchyk has built his unorthodox fitness brand by offending nearly everyone. He calls himself the health conscience of America, but is he really trying to help you, or is he more interested in helping himself?

Web Exclusive: Perfecting Pleasantville

Over the past 20 years, Cherry Creek North has gone from a quaint local neighborhood to an international shopping Mecca. In this slideshow, see how the area once looked and take a peek at what's coming next.

Perfecting Pleasantville

In many ways, Cherry Creek North represents the best of Denver. So why are the neighborhood's leaders so consumed with making it even better?

Back to the Future

One Hilltop couple proves that, sometimes, all your home needs is a little face-lift.

Web Exclusive: A Time to Change

You've read the story of how 5280 helped Patti Bennett get her new look. Now see her thoughts on how the transformation went and how she sees her "new" self.




Magic Ingredient: Beef

When other crops are under snow, you can still buy Colorado-grown meat.

In My Kitchen: Chris Myer, Lodo Restaurant Group

As the owner of the Lodo Restaurant Group, 43-year-old Chris Myers is no stranger to a busy kitchen. But with two small children at home, Chris and his wife, Patty, a native of Mazatlán, Mexico, look for healthy and simple solutions that fit their busy schedules.

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