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Easy Herbs to Grow Indoors

Keep your kitchen supplied with fresh herbs year round with these herbs that thrive indoors. Lemon Balm Lemon balm is a very easy plant to grow indoors because it requires low/little light, however it does need regular watering. To avoid the lag time it takes to raise the plant to a harvest-able size, buy an already-started plant and grow it in freely draining potting soil. Lemon balm’s fresh lemon fragrance and flavor pairs nicely with fish and chicken dishes and fruit, and can easily be used to make herbal tea. Cilantro Cilantro prefers cooler temperatures than most plants, so keeping

The Best Dogs for Apartment Living

Dogs are one of the best companions a person can have – they are even considered “man’s best friend”. Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t have that same companionship. Here is a list of some of the best dog breeds for small space living. Basenji Native to Africa, the Basenji is a small hound dog ideally suited for apartment living. These dogs are only 25 pounds when fully grown, do not shed and don’t bark, although they do yodel. They are fiercely loyal and protective and will make your apartment their home. Basenji can be

Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Valley

Cinco de Mayo celebrations this year will be amped up because the holiday falls on a Saturday. There are a ton of festivals and events happening this weekend, check some of them out below! Cinco de Mayo Fiesta El Mirage, May 4th El Mirage will hold its annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Gentry Park, 4010 N El Mirage Rd, on Friday, May 4. The festival will have mariachi and other musical performances, traditional dances, a kids area with pony rides and games, and a community market. There will also be food trucks and a beer garden serving beer and

Stargazing in Arizona

Stargazing is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy whenever there’s a beautiful night sky. But we know that Arizona takes stargazing up a few notches. Flagstaff and Sedona have some stellar nighttime sights. According to Airbnb, those two cities top its list of 10 places to stargaze, base on the percentage of host profiles who promote stargazing as a selling point. No matter what city you’re in, you can find a dark sky to observe a starry night not far away. Kitt Peak National Observatory Home of the largest array of optical and radio telescopes in the

Tempe Bike Trails to Check Out

Tempe is a great city for biking. In 2015 it became a Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Community Award winner with over 175 miles of bike paths and trails. If you don’t have your own bike, grab a rental and hit up one of these great biking trails: Rio Salado Pathway Length: 12 miles The Rio Salado Pathway (aka Tempe Town Lake Trail) is a paved trail that runs along both banks of the Salt River. Starting west of Tempe, the trail passes by Tempe Beach Park, Mill Avenue, the Tempe Marketplace and Sloan Park to end in Riverview Park in Mesa.

Health Benefits of Kombucha

Though kombucha didn’t appear on the shelves of U.S. health food stores until the 1990s, humans have been swilling the fermented tea for more than 2,000 years. Legend holds that this mystical brew was first consumed by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in ancient China, one of the first civilizations to recognize the health benefits of kombucha. Whether you drink kombucha for those very purported health benefits or just because you enjoy the taste of the fermented tea drink, kombucha has a storied history with human health. Sometimes referred to as “mushroom tea”, homemade kombucha is fermented by a colony of bacteria

8 Arizona Breweries You Should Visit

Beer enthusiasts around the Grand Canyon state would agree that over the last half decade, Arizona breweries have grown exponentially. Phoenix and Tucson, in particular, have exploded their numbers of craft breweries, as Arizona residents have fallen hard for beer from small and independent brewers. In Tucson alone, seven new breweries opened up in 2016 and another one opened its doors just at the turn of 2017. However, there are lots of craft beer watering holes all throughout the state, which makes it a haven for beer lovers who love to road trip through the Southwest. Here are eight that

ASU Pop-Up Event on AI

ASU will host a pop up-up event on April 6 to feature short talks on the implications of artificial intelligence in health. According to the director of Health Innovation Programs at Arizona State University’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, the integration of artificial intelligence into health care is inevitable. “AI has been around for quite a while, but its ability to be effective in the health care arena is just beginning,” said Rick Hall, who also serves as a clinical professor and director of the recently established health- and wellness-centric entrepreneurial HEALab. Chris Yoo, HEALab advisory board member and founder

Opening Day 2018

The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here – opening day of 2018 major league baseball! Our Arizona Diamondbacks are hosting the Colorado Rockies in their first regular-season game on March 29th, and the game and celebration will be a great one. The D-backs announced their full list of scheduled festivities, ceremonies and giveaways before the game, including: An Opening Day Street Festival beginning at 4pm in front of the Gila River Casinos Plaza along Fourth Street and Jackson Street. Food trucks, D-backs inflatables and live music will be a part of the festival. Rally towels and a

Arizona Bucket List

Arizona is full of cool things to see and do, with everything from sweeping vistas to scenic hikes, funky artists colonies to relaxing resorts, historical monuments to only-in-Arizona museums. Below are the must-do items to add to your bucket list when traveling to Arizona. Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon yawns across a remote part of Arizona roughly 80 miles from the closest towns, such as Flagstaff and Tuba City. If seeing the majestic canyon is your top priority, the best option is to stay at Grand Canyon Village, a historic town on the canyon’s Southern rim built for the sole purpose of accommodating tourists.

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