Three ways corporate leaders can encourage high-performing employees

Peak Performance Three ways corporate leaders can encourage high-performing employees. By Brittany Thomas One of the biggest challenges corporate leaders face every day is balancing what’s good for the team with what works best for individual employees. After all, not everyone thinks the same way––even top performers. Their motivations differ, as do their work processes. Some are collaborators; others work ...

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Kuma traverses the Verde River Sheep Bridge

River Crossing Kuma traverses the Verde River Sheep Bridge.   Well, the hot season is upon us! This doesn’t mean a dog can’t find places to cool off, because we have some real gems nearby. My family took me to such a spot, and it was awesome. My mom made a picnic lunch, and my dad loaded up the cooler, so I knew we were hitting the road for another adventure. We drove on Cave Creek Road/Forest Road 24 ...

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Hometown barbeque joint offers a lot to enjoy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

The Tennessee Grill & Bar  Hometown barbeque joint offers a lot to enjoy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. By Andrew Leach Be careful on what your hobbies turn into. Take Bob and Angie Adler, the owners of The Tennessee Grill & Bar, for instance. After purchasing a smoker on a routine Costco run, they increasingly hosted more and more people at their home for local barbeque weekend meals. After the ...

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Local stylist Martin Weston on the authenticity of professional product lines

Diversion Local stylist Martin Weston on the authenticity of professional product lines. Today, in Everytown, USA, someone’s written down a list of items needed for a barbeque they’re throwing. With the list and coupons in hand, they park their car at the store and, while approaching the automatic sliding doors, notice a sign written in fine print, which reads: “Due to the possibility of diversion, we offer ...

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Mama G. cooks up a far East favorite

Asian Dumplings Mama G. cooks up a far East favorite. By Leann Grunwald The recipe you’ve waited for has just arrived. You’ll love these quick and easy dumplings. These wonderful dumplings are seared and steamed. Rich sesame oil adds toasted nuttiness, while a tangy citrus soy Ponzu sauce adds big flavor. Weeknight Asian dinners are exciting. They’re a sure fire way to get your family around the table. ...

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Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch

Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch  A high-end truck that translates into wearing a tuxedo with work boots.   The King Ranch edition of the Ford F-150 came to market back in 2001, putting the luxury truck trend in motion. It’s a trend that hasn’t and probably won’t let up anytime soon. The term “Cowboy Cadillac” wasn’t coined for just big-time ranchers with fancy spurs, but for folks who work hard and pl ...

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A touching story of survival moves 85086 bibliophile Kristine Abrams Gresh

A Street Cat Named Bob A touching story of survival moves 85086 bibliophile Kristine Abrams Gresh. In my years of reading and discussing books with others, I’ve found that even for those who aren’t avid readers, there are certain books they appreciate and enjoy. I think it’s because certain books tell a good story and they’re written in a conversational tone that really flows, as if someone is sitting there ...

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The owner of Pure Health & Wellness Center realizes his vision for an innovative one-stop healthcare clinic

Justin Ross The owner of Pure Health & Wellness Center realizes his vision for an innovative one-stop healthcare clinic. What were the circumstances surrounding you opening your business? I have been involved in the healthcare arena for over 20 years. I started as an EMT in 1997 and served in the U.S. Army as a combat medic. I continued serving in the Army and Arizona National Guard for eight years whil ...

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Sun FAQs

Sun FAQs It’s July, and that means backyard barbeques, pool parties, and triple digit heat. Pharmacist Tara Storjohann sat down with fellow pharmacist Martin Faridian to learn more about sun safety.   What is a sunburn? The sun emits powerful ultraviolet (UV) rays that can damage the RNA in skin cells. This aggravates the neighboring cells to mount an inflammatory response, which we recognize as a sunburn. ...

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Local teen Isabella Wylie stars on a Food Network show

Chopped!  Local teen Isabella Wylie stars on a Food Network show. By Michelle Talsma Everson Photos proved by the Food Network While many teens rely on mom and dad in the kitchen, 15-year-old Isabella “Bella” Wylie has a backlog of dishes that she hopes to find time to cook for her friends and family. That’s because, last year, Bella won $10,000 and the coveted Chopped Junior Champion Chef Coat on the Food ...

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