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It’s been quite a few years since I’ve seen a movie without laughter of any sort--not a single one-liner, or even the slightest attempt towards invoking a harmless giggle. “Halloween” and the other horror films pride themselves on the fine art of laughter to relax unsuspecting viewers--all before an axe, knife or chainsaw cut to the morbid plot. Even 1972’s epic backwoods suspense thriller “Deliverance” tossed out some jokes between arrow shots from Burt Reynolds’ recurve bow. I’d probably have to go back to Steven Spielberg’s 1971 road rage, made-for-TV movie titled “Duel” to discover such a humorless film production as “Foxcatcher”.
Aaron Anderson is living the dream. It may not have been the dream he envisioned as a kid, but being paid to play basketball was a dream come true for the former Mountain View standout.
(BPT) - For unexpected adventures, vibrant culture and a sub-tropical climate year-round, look no further than the Rio Grande Valley region of the Lone Star State. South Texas’ warm temperature give travelers the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities throughout the year and makes it the ideal destination for vacations or longer stays during the winter months. A trip to the region, which includes McAllen, Harlingen, Brownsville and the beaches of South Padre Island, will show visitors there’s much more to South Texas than amazing weather. From its unique music heritage to its flavorful culinary scene, read on to learn why a trip to South Texas should be on every travelers list.
(BPT) - Whether you’re motivated by a workplace initiative, a personal goal or the opportunity to teach your children lifelong positive habits, now is a great time to become more environmentally friendly. Earth Day is April 22, but there’s still plenty of time to develop eco-friendly habits before the big day arrives.
(Family Features) As winter temperatures drop, the potential for higher utility bills goes up. Taking steps ahead of the cold season can help you trim costs and make your home more energy efficient, keeping those utility bills in check even as the winter weather rages.
The Aymara Indians of South America may live thousands of miles from Arizona, but their struggles are relatable to those living in Southern Arizona. In fact, most of the indigenous peoples Oro Valley residents Amy Eisenberg and John Amato have worked with have unique cultures, but their struggles are relatable, if not familiar.
(Family Features) When the mercury drops, it’s more important than ever to stay properly hydrated. During the winter, people may not seem to sweat as much as in the summer, but that doesn’t lessen one’s risk of dehydration.
(BPT) - It’s another new year – the perfect time to make a fresh start and set plans to achieve new goals. As you put the finishing touches on your resolutions, this is a great time to consider adding a few energy-saving commitments to the list. Taking small steps throughout the year can lead to big results – not only helping lower your energy bills but also helping to protect the planet. In celebration of the new year, here are some ways you can resolve to save energy and help fight climate change, all year ‘round:
(NAPSI)—There are several easy and cost-effective ways that homeowners can winterize their homes this storm season. Generac Power Systems offers six easy steps that will save you money while keeping your family and home safe during the long and brutal winter storm season.
(Family Features) Life is full of celebrations, especially during the festive holiday season. From small gatherings with co-workers to large family parties, having the right wine to give or to serve is the best way to make every occasion merry.
(NewsUSA) - Winter is upon us, but the window hasn't closed for homeowners to keep their heating bills from going through the roof.
(BPT) - The fall-to-winter transition brings harsher climates with drops in temperature and punishing winds across the country. Clothing and accessories will help protect most parts of your body but your face will almost always remain exposed, which can lead to skin damage if it’s not properly cared for.
(NAPSI)—Good news about the economy: America tops the list in seeking risk, hiring new talent, and recognizing and addressing high turnover as areas of focus for business growth in the coming year. The most confident and healthy sector of the U.S. economy is mid-size business, according to new research from The Sage Group plc. These businesses are comprised of 100 or more employees but fewer than 1,000.
(BPT) - Bargain hunting is practically a sport, especially during the holiday shopping season. Deloitte‘s 2014 annual holiday survey predicts the average American will drop nearly $1,300 this holiday season. With that level of spending in mind, planning to save real money elsewhere is crucial to managing a household’s bottom line.
This time of year is holy to many religions, celebrating as it does the turning of the world from short dark days to longer ones filled with light. As many of us turn our thoughts to events that occurred long ago and half a world away, I thought I might address a topic that has long fascinated me: plants of the Holy Land that can be grown here in Tucson.
A new study by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) shows that overall, high school students in Pima County are using fewer drugs than they were in 2012, the last year data was collected.
(BPT) - Heart disease and stroke remain the two top killers of Americans, according to the American Heart Association. Some research shows that heart-related deaths increase by 5 percent during the holidays, no matter where you live, and more cardiac deaths occur on Christmas and New Year's day than on any other days of the year, according to a study by the University of California, San Diego and Tufts University School of Medicine published in the journal Circulation.
(BPT) - Have you ever admired a coffee table cleverly fabricated using a discarded door sitting on a frame? Or been surprised by the sight of an old refrigerator reborn as a bookshelf or TV cabinet? Even bathroom fixtures have been known to draw notice (and a snicker or two) when repurposed as garden containers.
(NAPSI)—Your car can really take a beating from cold, wet weather, so it makes sense to take a few precautions.
(Family Features) If you're looking for a unique alternative to the traditional trucks and dolls, a holiday gift that is both fun and functional is an ideal way to treat the kids on your shopping list this year.
Are homes getting smarter? According to information from the front lines of the home-automation industry, the answer is, “yes.”
With Hollywood trending in the direction of more movie franchises, viewers are beginning to see problems down the road. The same directors that create these mega-popular films are the ones trying to roll these collections into one long, continuous story. Miss one movie along the way--or fail to read the next book by opening weekend--and you may not be able to stay up on the running plot when the next film debuts. Now throw in release dates of every year for these epic saga movies and you’ve got theater audiences either completely bought-in to the product line or baffled altogether as to what’s just happened. This predicament is where “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” finds itself...the third movie in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy novel split up into two parts--all in an attempt to fully capitalize (financially) on the franchise’s shining end next November.
(BPT) - Freezing temperatures and snowfall are in store for much of the country this winter and that means homeowners need to take steps to ensure that their loved-ones and property stay safe and warm through the long, cold months ahead.
(BPT) - The holidays are here and that means it’s the season for parties, events and get-togethers. Put your best dish forward with seasonally inspired recipes guaranteed to tempt your guests’ taste buds.