Most people believe that retirement begins around the age of 60, give or take a few years. It is a time when we are no longer at work, and we are free to spend our time doing whatever we want. That is likely true for many retirees, but it is also partly true for everyone with a job … at least for some of the time.
Today let’s consider the locust: it looks like a grasshopper, but is something scientists call “gregarious,” which means it joins up with its friends, creates swarms that together cover about a fifth of the Earth’s land mass and eats up to 423 million pounds of food a day.
A new fruit that research says packs more antioxidants than popular “superfoods” like blueberries, acai berries and goji berries is establishing itself in the aisles of mainstream grocery stores, showing up in everything from juices to powdered supplements to baby food.
Nearly 80 percent of Americans admit they feel tired, exhausted, low energy, fatigue and experience too much stress. Many mistakenly link it to getting older. Contrary to popular belief, low energy and fatigue are not inevitable consequences of getting older.
The guest commentary by Tom Nassif (“Ariz. agriculture needs immigration reform to thrive,” AFN, May 9) regarding the need for greater agricultural visas and guest workers permits clearly stated the case. Is it so difficult to understand that agriculture is a huge business in Arizona and we simply cannot afford to have jobs go unfilled?
Junior Achievement of Arizona recently elected new board members: Joe Bleyle, senior vice president and director of commercial banking for Enterprise Bank & Trust; Monique Erickson, grocery coordinator for Fry’s Food Stores; David Fitzgerald, campus vice president, University of Phoenix; Jay Layton, division manager, Cobb Mechanical; and Jeff Schelter, vice president/senior commercial loan officer, Alliance Bank of Arizona.
Summer’s here and it’s time for some fun in the sun. But how do you make sure your kids don’t encounter an educational backslide? Many teachers and parents refer to this phenomenon as the “Summer Brain Drain.”
Since 1993 Ahwatukee Foothills resident Michele Michaels has been working in an industry that affects her own personal life and the lives of nearly 700,000 individuals in Arizona every day. Today, she is the hard of hearing specialist at the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing and travels across the state educating people about the challenges these individuals face.
Sam Walton and his heirs are, by all accounts, some of the richest people in America and for that matter in the world. So saying, “Sam you’re the man” is not an understatement. As we all know, (unless you’ve been living under a rock), he is the founder of Walmart and the worth of the Walton family is in the billions.
Spring is in the air and while many are on spring break, heading to a spring training game or spring cleaning, as a math specialist who works with kids of all ages, I can’t help but think of spring as a fun time to reinforce math concepts, especially for the younger set. Recently, I’ve spent a lot of time working one-on-one with children in Pre-K and kindergarten to work on their individual math plans, tailored to their needs. These young learners enjoy calendar time, temperature, time and date — and of course, exploring of the hands-on and “eye spy” variety.
The East Valley Recycling Alliance, Trex, Bashas’ and Food City supermarkets, as well as the City of Mesa Solid Waste Management Department, will host the “Bench the Bag” Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge now through March 31.
PARIS — Food nourishes the tiny Rue du Nil from the dim light of morning — when the first deliveries start going out to Paris' most sought-after restaurants — until well after midnight, when the young chef who transformed an unchic side street into a culinary destination finally closes up.