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For six years the GOP has opposed Obama’s every move. Why, Thelma Grimes, would this year’s new more conservative Congress be suddenly more cooperative and any less obstructionist. What makes you think that this year Republicans would move beyond lip service and actually act on immigration reform?
(StatePoint) After weeks of yuletide indulgence, it’s time to think about New Year’s resolutions. Before jumping the gun on a regimen of deprivation, indulge one last time.
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those looking for appropriate and memorable holiday gifts for clients and colleagues.
(Family Features) The holidays bring lights, cheer, TV specials and treats – plenty of them. While it is tempting to eat all that gets placed in front of you, it isn’t worth the extra pounds you may gain during the holidays.
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.
(NAPSI)—When it comes to beverages, cold is hot this holiday season. Iced tea appears to be America’s favorite, representing 85 percent of all U.S. tea consumption. With so many wintry and seasonal tea flavors available—including gingerbread, cranberry, peppermint, spiced apple cider, citrus almond, pumpkin spice, candied apple and more—iced tea is becoming one of the most popular beverages at the holiday table.
Holiday Spiced Cranberry-Apple Iced Tea can be a cool idea for holiday entertaining. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Any time is the right time to treat the coffee or tea lovers in your life to an unexpected gift, but the holidays provide an excellent excuse to show them how much you care. Follow these tips and soon you’ll be known as having the gift of gift-giving.
You can give the gifts of comfort and class when you present a set of smart glass coffee cups. (NAPS)
(BPT) - With so many sweeteners on the market today, it’s hard to know what to buy. This holiday season is a great time to learn about sweeteners and get creative in kitchen. Understand the various natural sweeteners and what their benefits are, as well as the recipes where they work best to make your holiday dishes pop.
(StatePoint) To create a memorable holiday experience this year, turn your gifts, celebrations and home décor into a festive feast for the five senses.
(NAPSI)—Imagine taking tea at Lord’s Cricket Ground with “Downton Abbey” ‘s butler, actor Jim Carter; visiting the Royal Opera House with world-famous singer/conductor Plácido Domingo; getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the Houses of Parliament from the Speaker of the House of Commons; attending a West End musical with international singing star Jessie J; touring the Science Museum with physicist Professor Stephen Hawking; opening Tower Bridge, the most famous bridge in the world; and walking the red carpet at a film premiere.
(StatePoint) Everyone seems to be looking for ways to save more money, especially as the cost of living is on the rise. By trimming expenses on the things you need, you can devote more toward the things you want, as well as save more for the future.
(BPT) - If your eyes feel as dry as the desert or you experience a stinging sensation that makes you feel like you’ve spent the last eight hours lost in a sandstorm, you might have a condition called dry eye. About 40-million Americans are affected by dry eye and ocular surface diseases, according to the Schepens Eye Research Institute, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Many suffer from the symptoms without even realizing there’s treatment.
(StatePoint) Lights, music, family, boughs of holly -- the holidays are known for many pleasant sights and sensations. Unfortunately, seasonal stress, odd schedules and overindulgence in rich foods can mean an upset stomach, heartburn and indigestion for some celebrants.
(BPT) - Do you reach for comfort foods or junk food when you’re stressed? You know you shouldn't, but you probably feel you need something to help you during that intense period. With a few tips from culinary experts, you can cut the cravings and find healthy ways to manage nutrition during stressful times.
(BPT) - Aches, pains, missing work and hours resting in bed – everybody dreads getting sick. Fortunately, the best defense against illness is a healthy immune system, and by doing a few simple things at home, you can make sure yours is in tip-top shape.
(NAPSI)—This holiday season, you can simplify your day-to-day tasks to focus on spending time with family and friends.
Enjoy a holiday buffet at the AAA Four Diamond resort nestled at the base of the Santa Catalinas. Served on Thanksgiving Day from 1 to 6 p.m., offerings include a selection of fresh seasonal salads, domestic and regional cheese and sausage boards, artisan breads, and fresh fruits. From the oven features include pepita-crusted corvina, quinoa tamales, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and a variety of savory vegetable sides. Carving stations will feature roasted beef steam ship, traditional roasted turkey, and garlic and peppercorn crusted pork. For dessert, an assortment of pies and cakes served with coffee and tea.
Having just read Mr. Cunnington’s letter about the Democrat Prime Directive I am at a loss. I am an elected Democratic Precinct Committeeman in and for Precinct No. 194, Pima County on the executive committees for the Pima County Democrats, (Legislative District 11), and Democrats of Oro Valley and have never heard of this Directive. I know that we do not endorse or campaign for any members of a different party but that is the extent of what he may be talking about. He may have a couple of his Tea Party Directives confused will the Democratic Party ideals.
In his Oct. 22 letter to the editor, Rick Cunnington believes that Ann Kirkpatrick was wrong to vote for certain Congressional proposals.
(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.
In a rematch of a razor-close 2012 congressional race, Democratic Congressman Ron Barber is in a fight for his political life against Republican challenger Martha McSally, a retired A-10 pilot who nearly beat him two years ago.
One thing I’ve noticed the Republicans and particularly the far right, scorched earth, take no prisoners Tea Party types are really good at is projection. Whatever dirty tricks they are up to, they accuse their opponents of doing. A perfect example of this is the Oct. 15 letter from Rick Cunnington wherin he accuses Jo Holt of being inflexible and beholden to some completely made up Democratic “prime directive”. Captain Kirk on Star Treck had a prime directive. No evidence exists that the Democrats do. The Republicans on the other hand have given us the most unproductive Congress in history, the most Senate filibusters in history and a lege in Phoenix that only seems capable of passing bills that are clearly unconstitutional so the tax payers can spend millions defending them in court.
What does Russia and the south side of Chicago have in common? According to two local restaurateurs, they’ve each inspired the perfect margarita.