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The big secret about habits is that they have enormous power in our lives. Habits actually run our lives since we do them all the time.
When a dog is shaved down for the summer, can he be embarrassed? When a dog misbehaves toward the newly adopted pet, is he being jealous? When a cat urinates on the bed pillow while her family is on vacation is she being spiteful? When a dog’s litter mate passes after 10 years together, will the surviving dog grieve?
With a week left ‘til Christmas, many have their shopping done and the presents neatly wrapped under the tree. The rest of us are still trying to find stocking-stuffers, a hostess gift for this weekend’s holiday party and a unique present for the wine aficionado who has everything. Fear not — we found five local ways to cross the last items off your list.
It is only a few short weeks until Christmas and as I ponder about how to make this year’s event merry and bright, I thought I would share my ideas with you.
It is no longer a suit in a courtroom or a precursory thought in the back of a parent’s mind.
For the past four weeks, Mountain Pointe Theatre Company has been burning the midnight oil in its preparations for “The Elephant Man” production.
Rayne Simmonds, as Ross the circus manager, during the dress rehearsal for "The Elephant Man" at Mountain Pointe High School on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.
(L-R) Danny Williamson, Sophia Shoemaker and Caroline Cook during the dress rehearsal for "The Elephant Man" at Mountain Pointe High School on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.
(L-R) Charles Morgan, as the Elephant Man, and Brandon Caraco, as Dr. Frederick Teves, during the dress rehearsal for "The Elephant Man" at Mountain Pointe High School on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.
Not all costumes are created equal, and there aren’t many as elaborate or amazing as those on display in “The Lion King,” on stage at ASU Gammage through Nov. 17. The magnificent costumes depict a variety of life in the African jungle — the sleek leopard, the leaping antelope, the lumbering elephant and the roaring lion — and each one is more fantastic than the last, especially when they parade down the aisles in the opening sequence of “The Circle of Life.”
On Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Disability Empowerment Center artists with disabilities will be showcasing their art at an event sponsored by the Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Keith Urban didn't need to change a thing.
The Broadway original is a musical tale of loyalty, friendship and community. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton the elephant who must protect the Whos from danger while guarding an abandoned egg.
Do the zoo by day, and roast alive. Venture to the park after dark, and you'll save money and get in on numerous special activities rolled out just for Prowl and Play.
Something Lynette Nelson said regarding Common Core Standards (“Common Core is a step ....” July 21, AFN) is exactly right on target, and it’s missed by too many teachers, administrators, schools and school districts.
A country once identified largely by its strict division of black and white, South Africa has now been a democracy for almost 20 years, and is home to some 50 million people who proudly lay claim to their diversity of ethnicity, culture and 11 official languages. Thus, dubbed “the Rainbow Nation” by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, this incredible country has also been declared one of the 17 mega-diverse destinations in the world by Conservation International.
An African Elephant at home in the great untamed wild in the Kruger National Park.
Gift giving feels good, and can feel even better if you know your purchase is helping those less fortunate. Luckily, a number of home décor retailers partner with charitable organizations; many do so year-round, with additional initiatives during the holiday season.
Microsoft has announced the launch date for the new Windows 8 as the last week in October. Big deal, huh?
The Phoenix metro area is seeing an epidemic of Valley Fever after last summer’s massive dust storm and this year could lead to a high number of cases, too.
Like any true celebrity, Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier from “The Artist” and “Water for Elephants,” puts in his time on the treadmill.
When asked what piqued their interest about Pomegranate Cafe’s monthly movie nights, Patty Immekus was quick to tell an anecdote about her friend Karen DeDonato, sitting next to her at a small table painted magenta.
Kids are often enthralled with the wild kingdom, so it’s fun to do their rooms with animal-themed decor.
Attendees of Pomegranate Cafe's monthly movie nights watch the documentary "Urban Elephants" on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.
Pomegranate Cafe owner Cassie Tolman listens to the Q&A portion after movie event "Urban Elephants" Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. Attendees received complimentary organic homemade popcorn in a variety of flavors.