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I’m often surprised at the frequency in which I hear a Christian bring up Karma. As applied, Karma is the great balancer in the universe to right all wrongs and keep each successive day moving along as it should. It might be a warning to a person that a momentary bad deed will come back to haunt them, or an encouragement to a person wronged that retribution is on its way. Spend a few moments sitting at your local coffee shop and you’ll overhear hints of this in the conversations all around you. Whether we profess faith in Jesus or not, most of us live with a deep need for fairness in our daily lives. It’s what makes our world tick.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — It can be a recipe for disaster: renting a vacation house with friends without talking about meal planning.
It’s hard to separate Elmer Cuen from the Mexican food restaurant he started 40 years ago — the restaurant that with his effort, personality, and food has captured the hearts of Chandler residents.
A recently opened business in Gilbert offers other businesses in the very early stages of their development a more professional place to meet with clients, cohorts and potential business partners.
Tucson; Cottonwood; Greer
If you've seen the trailer for "Labor Day," Jason Reitman's film based on the novel by Joyce Maynard, then you've caught a glimpse of a new breakout star, who threatens to upstage even the estimable Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.
Of all the words to describe Mesa in 2013, inactive is the furthest one down the list. The city was bustling throughout the year with news that held the nation’s attention for months at a time and the announcement of several new projects that should make Mesa an attractive option for businesses in 2014 and beyond.
Finding a faux snow- and candy cane-filled homage to Santa Claus is easy; just look at your local mall for the line snaking around the giant Christmas tree. Honing in on an experience that makes as much of the Christmas story — the story of the birth of Jesus — is another matter.
Singer Eddie Money is pretty much everything you’ve read about him — funny, gregarious, candid and still a wild man at heart.
Thanksgiving hadn’t even come! But still, nearly a week ago, I could already say that I had lost my membership in the Holiday Kindness to Others Club.
It’s a place where cultures clash but also where sports and comic memorabilia collectors can converge.
It’s the heart of a budding ecosystem of innovation, air travel, higher education and well-paying jobs.
LOS ANGELES — Tarantulas are the heaviest, hairiest, scariest spiders on the planet. They have fangs, claws and barbs. They can regrow body parts and be as big as dinner plates, and the females eat the males after mating. But there are many people who call these creepy critters a pet or a passion and insist their beauty is worth the risk of a bite.
"I got the best bargain — this book,” I said. “No, you didn’t. Look at this Coach purse,” my daughter said.
Long before the 20-second sound bite was even a gleam in CNN founder Ted Turner’s eye, Cliff Hillegass began serving the needs of the impatient, the overwhelmed, the confused, or just in a hurry among us all.
Santa Ana, Calif. - A woman charged with killing her 13-year-old autistic son and 9-year-old daughter in the midst of a custody dispute asked a judge for the death penalty Tuesday during her first court appearance since her arrest.
Calling all fashionistas! As fashion week comes to an end in New York, the city of Phoenix is gearing up for its ninth annual fashion week. Whether high fashion or basic brands attract your eye, Phoenix Fashion Week is a consumer and community friendly event that isn’t scary for the girl next door.
Downtown Mesa celebrates its monthly 2nd Friday Night Out with a pirate-themed block party featuring cosplay, prizes and more. Attendees of the art walk are invited to come dressed as a pirate and participate in a “Talk Like a Pirate” contest and a best pirate costume contest. There will be a balloon fencing contest and a “Walk the Plank” activity for kids, fencing demonstrations, live music, dining, art and one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities. The block party will be held 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 in Downtown Mesa. For more information, call (602) 318-5689 or visit 2ndfridaynightout.com.
NEW YORK — Hotels want you to stay a while — in their lobbies.
If you’re seeing a lot of orange this summer, it’s not only because of East Valley residents sporting a summer tan, but also because residents may be getting the self-proclaimed “best one-hour workout in the country” at Orangetheory Fitness.
“Yum” doesn’t come to mind when most people see a spiny prickly pear cactus.
We all try to keep our grocery bill to a minimum, but over the past couple of months there has been a group of people working against our efforts.
RESTON, Va. — Mark Stewart turns quite a few heads as he zips through the streets on his neon green ELF bike. With each pedal, his feet take turns sticking out from the bottom while a gentle motor hums in the background.
It’s a little simplistic at this point to call sports — the landscape filled with men playing or covering children’s games valued at millions upon millions of dollars, often at the exclusion of women — a boys club, but history has proven that label apt. Go back 46 years to the 1967 Boston Marathon, when Katharine Switzer’s race was nearly interrupted when race official Jock Semple tried to pull her off the course (her boyfriend literally body checked him out of the way).