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(StatePoint) These days, the focus of the holidays is often on consumerism -- from gift cards to glitzy décor to formal place settings. Whatever your religious beliefs, you may be looking for ways to incorporate more spirituality into the season and beyond.
(StatePoint) Everyone faces setbacks in life. While those personal obstacles can lead to disappointing outcomes, they can also be harnessed into personal motivators, say experts.
(StatePoint) In today’s economy, a full-time job is no guarantee that a second income won’t be necessary to live a comfortable lifestyle or save for the future.
Following on the heels of the entertaining and successful 2011 “Rise of the Planet of the Apes’”, this motion picture was supposed to take the humanity vs. ape conflict to a whole new level of fervor. The bitterness and meanness of the apes was expected to escalate, while the few humans who survived the Simian Flu outbreak gathered and plotted a strategy to dominate once again. Instead, the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” storyline gets stretched out to the point of appearing artificial and lackadaisical.
The Fourth of July is always a big deal for Marana resident Carlos Diaz and his family, but this year it is extra special. Every year the family throws a big party, but this year they will be celebrating more than just Independence Day, they will also celebrate Carlos’ retirement from the U.S. Air Force.
(StatePoint) When it comes to getting a job or doing business, social media and other forms of electronic communication are a great networking tool, however, there will never be a substitute for communicating face-to-face.
Spawning nearly 30 movies in 60 years, “Godzilla” has built worldwide name recognition while wreaking havoc upon Japanese cities. Along this historic path of terror, the franchise has gathered new generations of monster fans. A product created by Japan following Hiroshima and Nagasaki, “Godzilla” drew the world’s attention to the delicate balance between nuclear weapons and humanity. In this 2014 sexagenarian anniversary year of the “King of Monsters”, the newest saga should have celebrated and highlighted Godzilla for all to see. Instead, this remake relegates our favorite creature from a big-screen movie icon to a mere movie extra.
1. Alibaba files its long-anticipated U.S. IPO
Even before the release of this movie, faith-based groups and the filmmakers were up in arms disputing and defending the Biblical accuracy of “Noah” and the message it sends to moviegoers. Film directors, particularly those making movies on subjects in which audiences already have prior knowledge of an event or book, face the difficult task of either producing a movie that will have few surprises and twists, or detouring the story off the expected plot path using creative liberties. In “Noah”, director Darron Aronofsky (Oscar-nominated in 2010 for ‘Black Swan’) appears to have tried to generate both interest and controversy about this epic tale; regrettably, Aronofsky’s latest work only succeeded at the latter.
(StatePoint) When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop based on their experience. That means the first few years are critical for healthy brain development.
WASHINGTON – Born and raised in Arizona, fresh out of law school and married, Rachel Winkler said she didn’t worry at first about the rigors of having a spouse in the military.
1. Deadly clash disrupts Ukraine's truce within hours
The study of sleep apnea is one of 82 proposals approved for PCORI funding to advance the field of patient-centered comparative effectiveness research and provide patients with information that will help them make better-informed decisions about their care.
1. Historic typhoon slams into the Philippines
"They’re away from home for the first time and there are similar challenges, obstacles and exciting opportunities, as with the Midshipmen here. They’re trying to fit in, trying to learn their jobs, trying to be successful," he said.
"I’m going to apply those same sorts of things we did at the battalion here at the unit and get them comfortable, to set them up for success and to provide them with as much experience and leadership tools as possible for them to excel in the fleet after commissioning," he also said.
1. McCain backs Obama's call for attacking Syria
There’s no easy way to break this news to you so I’ll just spill it; there are some people who aren’t suited to do some things and they know it, there are other people who may not be suited to do much of anything and they too are aware of that fact, and then we have the dangerous group of people who truly believe they’re suited to do everything and these are the ones I seem to attract during my occasional shopping jaunts.
1. INVESTIGATORS SAY ASIANA PILOTS TRIED TO ABORT LANDING
1. SENIOR JURIST SWORN IN AS TEMPORARY EGYPTIAN HEAD OF STATE Adli Mansour, the chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court, was sworn in as Egypt's acting head of state on Thursday, hours after military officers removed the country's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi. In his first reported remarks, Mansour praised the protesters whose mass demonstrations spurred the military action, saying they "corrected the path of its glorious revolution." He also held out an olive branch to Morsi's Islamist supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood. [New York Times] ………………………………………………………………………………
For four years, students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix have worked toward "Match Day" – the day they learn where they will spend the next several years as resident-physicians, a major step in building a medical career.
The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced that Martha McSally has reached ‘Young Gun’ status, the top tier of the Committee’s four-level ‘Young Gun’ recruitment program. Founded during the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the ‘Young Guns’ program is a Member-driven effort that is the primary method for recruiting strong candidates for both open-seat and challenger races. McSally is running for Arizona’s Second Congressional District.