“Transcendence” is a movie all about questions. Not because the plot is overly complex or difficult to follow, but because it raises so many ethical dilemmas. Has technology gone too far? Will technology bring us into a new age of enlightenment or be our ultimate downfall? Could technology one day give a person the power of a god? Should a person have the power of a god, even if they can benefit mankind? Johnny Depp is doing a non-period piece where he doesn’t wear a ton of makeup or put on an accent?
Individuals, consumers and health care professionals looking for answers to complex questions about chronic illness and disabilities can engage with more than 80 exhibitors and participating organizations at the fifth annual Disability Empowerment Center (DEC) Health and Wellness Fair.
Imagine if you were able to do the one thing that makes you happy and you actually get paid for it? Doing what you love and getting paid to do it is what happiness is. You can wake up each morning and cannot wait to get your day started living your dream. It is possible if you can apply these seven principles:
Escapism is an underrated part of life, something devalued from a combination of cynicism and a lack of pragmatic purpose. But flights into fantasy are invaluable when coping with something large and frightful, or simply trying to stave off impending doom.
Editor's note: This giveaway has closed. Congratulations to Lori S. of Phoenix; she's going to see the show! Look for Lori's favorite Schoolhouse Rock lesson in the April 17 print edition of GetOut, free on racks in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert and Tempe.
Daniel is a 7-month-old black cat with gorgeous gold eyes. He was recently rescued with his brother, Jack, from a backyard while looking for food. The brothers look identical and are very bonded so the “Jack and Daniel boys” will need to be adopted together. Both are extremely playful and affectionate kittens looking for their forever home. They are great around other cats, kids, and maybe dogs. They love to run around chasing toys, running up cat trees, hanging out in a window to watch birds, and sitting on your lap to enjoy some human companionship.
My role in resurrecting a dead criminal case began a few weeks back with an out-of-the-blue phone call courtesy of a private eye named Don Corbett. He phoned with news of a strange case with ties to a Mesa woman and an impending trip to Scottsdale for an interview or potentially an interrogation.
Learning didn’t always come easy for 23-year-old Scottsdale native Daniel Mazzon, as teachers said his ability to listen and comprehend the material was below average. But instead of going through the motions, Mazzon opted to venture on his own and apply the skills he had to a different project.
Family road trips are an important piece of our heritage, so it’s likely that most of us have a special road trip tucked away as a favorite childhood memory. Mine was a summer jaunt to visit family in Lake Stevens, Wash. Endless “license plate game” and “cyclops” hours later, and we arrived at our first main stop — Redwood National Park. As I unfolded myself out of our station wagon, I’ll never forget my jaw-dropping awe as I peered to look up at these giant trees kissing the sky. Although we camped only a night among the canopies of these behemoths, it’s that part of the two-week trip that was forever etched in my memory. As an adult and parent, state and national parks remain a favorite; there’s something about the unspoiled beauty and beckoning adventure that makes everyone feel like a kid.
I know many of you who are into running enjoy the long stuff — half marathons, marathons, ultra marathons, trail running and long distance team relays. Other than an ultra marathon (a race over 26.2 miles), I have raced all of these distances as well with a modicum of success. But if you ask me what distance I enjoy racing the most — and the key word is “racing” — it would be the 1-mile run.
The arrival of spring means that flea markets are reopening for business around the country. Shoppers will hunt for treasures amid acres of used goods. A few will come home with just the right vintage art or quirky piece of furniture to make their home more beautiful.
When purchasing a home, there is always a balance in priorities between getting the home that you really want and saving money. Much of the costs (price, interest rates, property taxes, insurance, etc.) seem to be dictated by factors outside of our control. There are a few things, however, that you can do before, during and after your home purchase that might save you a few hundred (or even a few thousand) bucks.