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When Scott Keppel got the news that his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, his response was, “I’m just going to work, you let me know if you need anything,” but it’s what he went to work on that has brought a smile to his wife and many other women going through cancer.
Halloween doesn’t only bring out the ghosts and zombies — it’s also full of plastic wrappers, one-time costumes and wasted pumpkins, but some simple tips can help you make your holiday a little more sustainable.
Although I do not write book reviews in the summer months, I do continue reading, perhaps more than ever. Lucky enough to spend summers in the cool pines of northern Arizona, I walk a lot and an audio book is my constant companion. I was having a difficult time trying to choose which book to review as I start a new season, so I elected to do mini reviews instead of one long one. I’ll try to capture their essence briefly.
Zombies are so hot right now.
A large beautiful cat, Pepe is super affectionate and needs a home where he can get attention and cuddle a lot. He was abandoned outside as a kitten in an Ahwatukee apartment complex. He is named after the cartoon skunk Pepe le Pew. He has a beautiful white face with gold eyes, a white body with some black spots, a very long black tail, and little forehead frown furrows.
Lately, one of Jesus’ more cryptic phrases has been making laps inside my head. I came back across his words while reading the Passion accounts in the Gospels, this year quickly speeding toward the Lenten season as it is. These words were spoken on the last night Jesus was with his disciples: “Abide in me, and I will abide in you.”
I’ll never forget the first time I left my new puppy Leinie, an Australian Shepherd, alone in my home. I was only gone four hours and returned to find a 6-inch hole in my wall. This experience solidified my view that dogs need “jobs” to do when left alone. These “jobs” reduce separation anxiety tendencies and allow dogs to stay focused on a task. Over the years, I have tested numerous chew bones/toys for my dogs and have narrowed it down to a number of “must haves” for any dogs chewing desires. Remember: Always supervise your dog when chewing on ANY new bone/toy that they could potentially swallow. Below are a few chewing tips to lower your odds of coming home to unwanted construction:
Star, 4, is the entire kitty package. First, she is a very pretty cat with cool coloring. Star has lovely light green eyes that compliment her beige coat. Further adding to her charming looks is a purrfectly white muzzle and dark brown coloring at the top part of both hind feet that provides a neat contrast with her beige coat. Second, Star is incredibly affectionate and is not shy about asking for love by giving you gentle head butts, by rubbing up against you, or by simply talking to you. She loves attention from her people, happy to receive petting while either sitting in your lap or right next to you. She also enjoys being picked up and held. Star loves to be pet, especially if it includes head, ear, and chin rubs. As her strong, steady purr motor starts to hum there can be little doubt in your mind as to how happy Star is to be spending time with you. Third, her sweet nature extends to other kitties as well. She loves her kitty friends and is in fact quite motherly towards the other kitties she is currently rooming with … she has been seen grooming all of them at one time or another. Star likes to engage her kitty friends in playtime as well. If they aren’t in the mood to play, Star is happy to have her favorite person wave a feather wand around for her to bat or throw some balls for her to chase — she loves to run around and stretch her legs. Star is a very adaptable, easygoing gal who will do fine in any household. She is a great cat who will bring a lot of love to the family that is lucky enough to bring her home.
With “Thank You For Smoking,” “Juno,” and “Up in the Air,” few modern directors have done a more authentic job at capturing the age we live in better than Jason Reitman. It’s actually pretty surprising that it’s taken him this long to make a movie concerning digital media’s effect on culture. What’s even more shocking is the fact that some of these innovations are barely a decade old. On top of all that, it’s only been 13 years since the 9/11 attacks, which instigated the need for every man, woman, and child to have a cell phone. We might have gotten by fine without them for years, but now it’s impossible to imagine life without any mobile devices or social networking.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) scientists, along with state wildlife agency and U.S. Forest Service partners, have been coordinating with the Phoenix Zoo to develop a pilot breeding program for the critically endangered Mount Graham red squirrel (MGRS). Phoenix Zoo will act as the coordinator for other zoos interested in participating in this program. Recently, biologists with the Service collected three females and one male from the wild to bring the Zoo population to six individuals (three males, three females) needed for this project.
With the USA and coalitions dabbling in some type of skirmish with ISIS terrorists in the Syrian and Iraqi regions, now’s an important time to reflect on the advancement of terrorism and its impact on America’s way of life. Case in point:
People looking for a quick, easy meal may consider In-N-Out Burger their best bet, while diners who want a fancy Italian, Mexican or Japanese dish have many restaurants on Mill Avenue to satisfy this craving. But for fresh, local ingredients ready to make any type of meal, the Tempe Farmers Market is the place to go.
Ahwatukee Foothills’ first medical marijuana dispensary is now open.
Cade van Raaphorst was nearly part of the movement that has seen the Desert Vista football senior class dwindle to less than 15 players.
It doesn’t matter what is going on around Brandyn Leonard on the football field.
As an investor, you’re well aware that, over the short term, the financial markets always move up and down. During your working years, you may feel that you have time to overcome this volatility. And you’d be basing these feelings on actual evidence: the longer the investment period, the greater the tendency of the markets to “smooth out” their performance. But what happens when you retire? Won’t you be more susceptible to market movements?
As women transition into menopause, known as peri-menopause, hormone levels can be all over the board. Some women sail smoothly into menopause experiencing little if any symptoms at all, while others suffer physical, emotional and psychological symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, newly-found belly fat, insomnia, moodiness, anxiety, hair loss, cognitive changes, joint pain, and decreased or totally absent libido.
Estrogen dominance and estrogen dominant cancers such as breast and prostate cancer are fueled by estrogen overload. Although there are numerous reasons why women predominantly experience estrogen dominance (use of birth control, menopause and pregnancy), millions of men, children and teenagers are increasingly affected by estrogen dominance due to their diet, lifestyle choices and the environment.
Middle-aged men gaining weight and losing interest in things they once loved may be suffering from low testosterone but before taking medication to solve the problem, one Ahwatukee Foothills personal trainer recommends going back to the basics with daily weight training.
The way we light our world has fundamentally changed over the last decade in a way that has never happened in the history of man — our eyes are now exposed to as much light daily from electronics as from the sun. Smartphones, tablets, computer screens, LED TVs, and the federally-mandated CFL and LED light bulbs all emit high amounts of blue light which can cause serious issues for our eye care and our general health.
How would you like to have more energy? Sounds like a dream, right? It’s possible to make that dream come true if you’re willing to make a few dietary changes. It helps to understand the foods that naturally give your body more energy and which foods drain your energy.
Kids aren’t the only ones concerned about wearing braces.
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a major architect of “Obamacare,” wrote a thought-provoking article in the Atlantic recently entitled “Why I Hope to Die at 75.” Although he graciously concedes the right of others to make different choices, this major health care policymaker insists that “families — and you — will be better off if nature takes it’s course swiftly and promptly”, with only palliative medicine provided to seniors over 75.
Dear Claudia: I hear a lot about feng shui, what exactly is it and how does it relate to interior design?
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