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(BPT) - Tax season is officially here. Last year, 40 percent of Americans chose to file their own taxes – but not all do-it-yourself tax preparation tools are created equal. For those consumers who like to sit in the driver’s seat when filing, here are five tips for what to look for when choosing at-home tax preparation products.
Mozart and Mahler at the height of their powers: Music Director and Conductor George Hanson will lead the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and two stars from the Metropolitan Opera in the MasterWorks Series program, Mozart and Mahler Celebrate Family and Earth. Performance is Friday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte in Tucson. The first half of the program will feature Mozart's SymphonyNo. 35, "Haffner;" Mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford from the Metropolitan Opera and four time Grammy Award winning tenor Anthony Dean Griffey will join the TSO for the second half, GustavMahler's Das Lied von der Erde. Concert Comments, one hour prior to performances, are complimentary with tickets.
(StatePoint) Transitioning to college life can be difficult on both students and families. From new expenses to a new lifestyle, being prepared for what lies ahead can help you avoid common bumps in the road.
The Tucson Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Keitaro Harada will perform a Mozart overture, a gypsy balletand a romantic Brahms serenade on Friday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte in Tucson. The program will open with Mozart's Symphony No. 32, "Overture" and feature Manuel de Falla's El amor brujo Ballet Suite and Brahms' Serenade No. 1. Concert Comments, one hour prior to performances, are complimentary with tickets.
The general consensus about this year is that it seemed unusually long because of the onslaught on political advertisements and general unrest around the country and the world. Compounding the challenges of annual survival is the ritual we practice that laboriously rehashes the previous twelve months called the New Year’s Eve celebration. There’s really no reason to do this because the year is over, so we should move on quietly without the expansive, and often expensive fanfare, but not a chance.
(Family Features) For seniors, keeping in touch with friends, family and caregivers is important to maintain an active social life and remain independent. The number of seniors — and the need to find creative ways to be mindful of their care — is on the rise. With nearly seven million Americans providing support as long-distance caregivers, according to the National Institute on Aging, staying in touch is especially important.
With its multitude of banjos, myriad of ukuleles, and mass of every other staple instrument under the sun, The Folk Shop on 2525 N. Campbell Ave. has become somewhat of a local legend, appealing to professional virtuosos and first-time musicians alike.
(NAPSI)—As more physician practices refuse traditional health insurance and fewer medical students pursue primary care medicine, accessing and communicating with your doctor becomes more difficult—but there could soon be change for the better.
(BPT) - Kids love video games - they're exciting, fun and engrossing. While games can promote learning and growth, too much video gaming - or playing inappropriate games - can lead to negative consequences. What should parents know to make good game choices for their children?
I’ve always gotten excited about the holidays and this is primarily due to the pleasantly improved attitudes displayed by most people. Many folks become more social, less negative, and generally tolerable throughout much of the holiday season.
(StatePoint) Amidst the gifts, meals and parties of the holiday season, one word takes precedence -- family. There's no better time to begin learning about family roots, especially as you’re gathered together in celebration. And doing so is easier than ever.
Like most members of the Marana Heritage Conservancy, John Scheuring was enlisted and inspired by the late Ora Mae Harn. He was recruited to the organization that preserves the town’s history and has continued to be an active member after her passing in 2010. Scheuring conducts the Surprising Marana Bus Tours every quarter
(NAPSI)—If you have high blood pressure and purchase an over-the-counter (OTC) medication, you may be getting more than you bargained for.
(BPT) - Unless you majored in accounting, the thought of filing your own income tax return may evoke feelings similar to your first job interview.
(BPT) - Shorter days, colder weather, icy roads, and less sunshine – winter can be a serious downer. It’s not just in your head, either; 14 percent of Americans suffer from the winter blues and 6 percent have the more serious form of doldrums known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), according to research published in the journal Psychiatry.
(NAPSI)—If you’re like many small businesses owners, professionals and entrepreneurs, you know it pays to advertise. But how do you do that effectively?
(BPT) - Cellphone plans these days can top $100 or even $200 a month, once you include the cost of data. That’s a lot of cash just to stay connected.
(StatePoint) If you want to help a local non-profit organization, but are strapped for time, making a difference is easier than ever. In fact, there are a variety of new ways you can make an impact in your community even from your computer or mobile device, as a “virtual volunteer.”
(BPT) - You’ve survived the back-to-school season, and transitioned from lazy summer days to the familiar routine of early rising and the roar of school buses in the neighborhood. But before you usher your children out the door tomorrow, you should know a few things about that lunch you may have packed bleary-eyed in the wee hours of the morning.
(BPT) - Travelers today want more from their vacations, including authentic experiences that are off the beaten path. Knowing where the locals go and what they like to do is key to discovering the hidden gems of any destination. Fortunately, finding this seemingly secret information is easier than you think if you just follow a few tricks of seasoned travelers.
(BPT) - Packing up the bedroom and leaving for college comes with the promise of a semester of learning, meeting new friends and future peers, and good college fun.
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