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Hollywood studios deserve major credit for increasing the public’s awareness of mental illness and the silent suffering often faced by those afflicted. Leading actors from several successful 2014 films have masterfully morphed into character to showcase their delusional tendencies or other psychotic episodes. Michael Keaton’s powerful performance in “Birdman” provided audiences with a riveting illustration of bouts from auditory and visual hallucinations. In “Nightcrawler”, Jake Gyllenhaal’s emotionally troubled and socially awkward freelance cameraman role gave us a look into the off-kilter, dangerous menace to Los Angeles residents. Director David Fincher provided audiences with a brilliant depiction of a psychopath in the twisted thriller “Gone Girl”. And now comes a western movie, directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones, which chronicles the suffering and plight of women on the American frontier during the 1850s.
(StatePoint) It may be too soon to start thinking about sending your baby off to kindergarten, but kids are never too young to develop a love of learning. The way you play with them during the early years can enrich their development substantially, say early childhood experts.
Take a guided Honey Bee Canyon Park Birding Walk. Details: Saturday, Nov. 22, 8-10 a.m.; Honey Bee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free; 615-7855.
Malnutrition may play a role in a decline in bee colonies that has fueled headlines and public concern, according to experts at the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center.
9-10 frames of bees can fit into bee supers, or artificial hives.
Oro Valley resident Larry Schauf captured this sunset from his backyard in Honey Bee Canyon.
Desert Winds Elementary
(BPT) - The addition of a new pet to the family is always a cause for celebration. Stress can occur, too, no matter how welcome the new addition. When you’re thinking about adopting a pet from an animal shelter, some preparation can help ensure he or she is as safe and happy as possible.
The nose knows. Scent is one of our most basic senses, yet it is often ignored when planning a landscape. Last month I spoke of layers for the landscape. Along with layers of plants that appeal to our eyes, it is good to include plants that appeal to our sense of smell.
The concept was complex and controversial: California companies would be allowed to exceed limits of carbon-dioxide emissions by paying to protect rainforests abroad.
(NewsUSA) - Many stinging insects become more aggressive in late summer and fall. Their hives are near maximum capacity, and they are scavenging for food to sustain the colony into the colder months. Being able to recognize different types of stinging pests can help determine whether there is an actual threat.
(Family Features) For many families, clothing represents the largest share of back-to-school expenses each year. The amount of money that goes into a new school wardrobe paired with the reality that kids tend to be careless about their stained clothing can be daunting, but with proper care, you can take steps to better protect your investment.
(NAPSI)—Whether your family is into adventure, art, comedy, documentaries or magical realism, it’s time for Movie Madness—On Demand!
1. TSA bans uncharged cell phones from U.S.-bound flights
Clerk of the Superior Court and several justice of the peace and constable seats are up for election this year in Pima County, with most of the candidates running unopposed.
Using a Canon Rebel T3, Rosi Rodriguez captured this bee covered in pollen as it made its way around the flower of a prickly pear cactus.
(StatePoint) You may not recognize honey bees beyond their black and gold stripes, but bees and other pollinators play a vital role in our environment. Bees pollinate more than 16 percent of flowering plant species, including those found in yards, landscapes and parks in our communities and across the country.
When one of Katie Woodall’s students at Copper Creek Early Learning Center found a piece of honeycomb on the classroom patio, she encouraged all the children to study it with magnifying glasses, describe the colors and textures, draw it, and consider how the bees used it in their hive.