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About 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, according to a survey from the University of Scranton. But the same survey shows that only 8 percent of us actually keep our resolutions. Perhaps this low success rate isn’t such a tragedy when our resolutions involve things like losing a little weight or learning a foreign language. But when we make financial resolutions — resolutions that, if achieved, could significantly help us in our pursuit of our important long-term goals — it’s clearly worthwhile to make every effort to follow through.
Cheesecake by definition is rich and decadent. So we knew that if we were going to make a special cheesecake just for Christmas, it would need to be even richer and even more decadent.
‘Tis the season! Over the next few weeks, schedules are filled with shopping, holiday parties, relatives, financial pressures, obligations, and plenty of food and spirits. Socializing during the holidays can be stressful and challenging, especially if your friends and family are not as health-conscious as you. The abundance of holiday treats and homemade goodies can be hard to resist. Fortunately, there’s plenty you can do to avoid holiday weight gain, manage your blood sugars, stay healthy, happy and fit, and enjoy celebrating the holidays.
Have Americans lost hope? The trust-deficit between them and their policymakers is distressingly large, with only 19 percent, according to an October Pew poll, who say that they have faith that the government will do what is right just about always or most of the time.
It’s a meeting of holidays so rare it will be tens of thousands of years before it happens again. Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah — the Jewish Festival of Lights — fall on the same day this year, creating what many celebrants have dubbed “Thanksgivukkah.” And it’s opened up a whole new world of culinary opportunities.
The city of Phoenix is calling for the public’s help to keep the homeless in Phoenix warm this winter.
Things have been changing in ZIP codes 85044, 85045 and 85048. We’ve gone from a Seller’s Market trending to a Buyer’s Market and now stabilizing into a more “normal” market. The number of property sales for the last two months have been consistent. Sales price per square foot remained stable for four months, dipping slightly in October. I emphasize “slightly” as you will see from the numbers.
Every Thanksgiving presents the same challenge — how to juggle the turkey and the stuffing and the pie and all those sides in just one oven.
Arizona restaurant patios are teeming with patrons, the stores are filled with holiday decorations, and daytime temperatures have dipped into the 80s. Fall has arrived in Arizona, and that means it’s also the beginning of flu season.
Somewhere deep into "The Counselor," I found myself mesmerized by a metaphysical monologue from one of the characters — someone who sounded strikingly similar to my college philosophy professor — and trying to figure out exactly what he meant, and how it related to the person he was saying it to.
When I was in high school, my mom and I threw all kinds of dinner parties.
So maybe the chance to taste the flaky spawn of a doughnut and croissant won't get you lining up at the crack of dawn. Maybe you're holding out for a burger nestled between fried ramen noodles. Or perhaps it's the elusive McRib that moves you.
Q: Now that I know what the new iPhone is going to have, I’m really leaning towards getting the Samsung Galaxy S4 but I’m concerned about switching to a whole new platform. How difficult is making the switch to an Android phone after being on an iPhone for so long? — D
Grabbing a bite and a drink at Tempe Marketplace is a good bet anytime, but your dining dollars can really make a difference there on Sept. 29.
It’s clear that Desert Vista swim coach Shawn O’Connell has much more respect for Xavier than the Dodgers do for the Diamondbacks.
The Desert Vista celebration of beating Xavier stopped short of being disrespectful as coach Shawn O'Connell thought better of being pushed into the Xavier pull. Clearly, the Dodgers had a different thought process after taking a dip in the Diamondbacks pool on Thursday.
Los Angeles Dodgers players jump in the pool after clinching the National League West after a 7-6 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 19, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Americans’ confidence in the economy inched closer to a 5 1/2-year high on growing optimism that hiring and wages could pick up in coming months.
Almost everyone would agree: Moving is a hassle. In addition to selling your current home and finding a new one, you may need to deal with a new school for your kids, a new doctor, a new dentist — the list goes on and on. But you’ll also need to consider the financial aspects of your move — specifically, your investments, insurance, taxes and even your estate plans.
Susie Cicero serves a french dip during the friends and family night at Nabers on 54th St on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.
When hot weather squelches your appetite, sip your way to refreshment with these chilling beverages.
When I was growing up in Virginia, one of the signs of summer I anticipated most was the appearance of fat green tomatoes on the vines in our garden. We picked them well before they started to blush, dipped the thick slices in egg and milk, dredged them with cornmeal, salt and pepper, then fried them in a skillet.
Who says salsa has to be made from tomatoes? Or dumped unceremoniously from a jar?
From top clockwise, cucumber-corn salsa, apple-pepper salsa and strawberry-fennel salsa prove tomatoes are not necessary to the popular chip dip. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)