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Staying Innovative When You’re A One Man Operation

Staying Innovative as a One Man Operation
October 2, 2011 by in Lists | Small Biz

How to Stay Innovative When You’re A One Man Operation With the economy down and unemployment numbers high, many have chosen to take the opportunity to start their own business as a one man operation. This is an exciting step, but it comes with some challenges. How do you motivate yourself daily to work from… Read More →

Productivity Tips While Working From Home

Home Office Productivity Tips
September 25, 2011 by in Education | Lists | Workforce

Productivity Tips While Working From Your Home-Based Business: According to Census data, in 2008 almost six million people called their home their primary place of work. And this number has continued to grow. In fact, more companies are using telecommuting as an incentive. Many large firms, such as IBM and Boeing, have even reported seeing… Read More →

Comic Book Stores: Where To Go Post-Atomic Comics

Comic Book Stores List
September 18, 2011 by in Lists

If reading comic books is your idea of a good time, then you’ve probably already heard about the sudden closing of Atomic Comics. If, like me, you were one of the many people who liked any of the four stores in the Valley bearing that name, and especially if Atomic Comics was the comic shop… Read More →

10 Great Customer Service Success Stories And Tips

10 Great Customer Service Success Stories - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011

Troy Hazard, author of the best-selling book “Future-Proofing Your Business”, offers these 10 tips for great customer service: 1. THE ANGRY CUSTOMER: In an argumentative situation, think of how you would feel in your customer’s shoes. Take time to consider his or her personality and position. The faster you start talking in your customer’s language,… Read More →

10 Sound Tips to Improve Your Home Theater

Improve your home theatre
September 4, 2011 by in Blogs | Executive Lifestyle | Lists | Tech

You don’t need to buy new equipment to improve your existing home theater. Often, the television and other audio/video equipment you already have are not being used to their maximum potential. Here’s a list of 10 easy tips to help you make the most of your existing system. 1) Check the settings on your receiver: Many… Read More →

10 Top Arizona Landmarks And Sights

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September 1, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Lists | Travel

10 Top Arizona Landmarks And Sights Despite the typical images of a colorless and dry land that the word “desert” brings up in our minds, Arizona has a lot more to offer than varying shades of brown. Arizona landscapes and sights are unique and often breathtaking. They show the long, rich history of Arizona before… Read More →

Social Networking Apps For Your Phone

Social Networking apps for your phone
August 28, 2011 by in Lists | Tech

Mobile phone social networking apps are great. I can tune out the boring parts of my day (like school, work, driving, etc.) by just playing around on Facebook. The best part is that it makes me look like I’m busy sending important messages, so no one ever bothers me. Unfortunately, going on the same sites… Read More →

Highest Grossing Movies – Top Five Opening Weekends

Highest grossing movies of all time
August 7, 2011 by in Lists

Highest Grossing Movies – Going to the theater is an adventure; you get to watch a new film and escape into the story, if only for a short amount of time. Hundreds of movies are released each year, but only a few dozen are cherished and rated well by audiences. These are the top five highest… Read More →

Vintage Boutiques Around the Valley

Photo: jessjamesjake, Flickr
July 31, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Lists

Vintage Boutiques – For those looking to avoid the larger department stores and malls, give those smaller, locally-run boutiques a try. The Valley has many vintage boutiques where you’ll find affordable ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s attire as well as high-end upscale vintage clothing — to give your look a fun, funky twist. For those… Read More →

ASU Gammage Broadway Season 2011-2012

ASU Gammage, Tempe, Ariz.
July 24, 2011 by in Calendar | Events | Lists

ASU Gammage Broadway Season 2011-2012 Starting in September, Tempe’s ASU Gammage will be back in full swing to provide some of the best Broadway shows and musicals to the community. With 10 to choose from, one is bound to catch your attention and pull you into a theater seat. West Side Story Sept. 27 –… Read More →

September Concerts: Phoenix Summer Series

Summer Series: Photo: Gray_um, Flickr
July 17, 2011 by in Events | Lists

The weather may cool down a little after the month of August, but the concerts in Phoenix will be as hot as ever. As summer comes to a close, Phoenix welcomes top performers at September concerts. There’s still time to check out the artists coming to town in July and August, but be sure to add these… Read More →

Emergency Apps For Your Smartphone

Emergency apps smartphone
July 17, 2011 by in Lists | Tech

Whether something happens to you or you are put in a situation where you must help another, it’s imperative to be prepared. So keep your life-saving apps where you store the rest of your life. Emergency Apps – Preparing for an emergency as well as knowing what to do in the midst of a crisis… Read More →

Phoenix Dust Storm 2011: Footage With Most YouTube Hits

Phoenix Dust Storm 2011 Video Footage
July 10, 2011 by in Lists

Plenty of long-time Phoenix residents say they’ve never seen anything like it before, and some are calling it the Dust Storm of 2011 — or “haboob.” The incredible dust cloud swallowed the metropolitan area on Tuesday night; it was reported to be around 50 miles wide in some areas and between 8,000 to 10,000 feet… Read More →

Phoenix Summer Concert Series: August Shows

Phoenix Summer Concert Series: August Shows, Photo: Respres, Flickr
July 10, 2011 by in Calendar | Events | Lists

There’s more to summer in Arizona than the unbelievable heat. The concerts happening in town this summer are even hotter, whatever your musical taste is. Check out the artists coming to town in July, and stay tuned for shows in August and September as well. With so many concerts throughout the rest of the summer,… Read More →

July Concerts: Phoenix Summer Series

Summer Concert Series July Shows, Photo: Kevindooley, Flickr
July 3, 2011 by in Events | Lists

Don’t have any time for a vacation this summer? Well you can still have fun in town; check out upcoming July concerts in the Phoenix area. There are a lot of great July concerts, but stay tuned for shows in August and September as well. With so many concerts throughout the rest of the summer,… Read More →

10 Top Famous And Infamous Arizona Alumni

Arizona Centennial Series - 10 Top Headlines Spotlighting Arizona

10 Top Most Famous and Infamous Arizona Alumni Since 1885, both the University of Arizona and Arizona State have graduated hundreds of thousands of students — many of which have gone on to lead successful lives utilizing their education and experience. From the two largest schools in the state, alumni include those involved in wide… Read More →

Top Ten Sports Bars To Take Dad For Father’s Day

Top Ten Sports Bars, Photo: Paul Lowry, Flickr
June 18, 2011 by in Dining | Lists | Sports

  After all they have done for us, our dads certainly deserve a fun-filled day in their honor. So what better way to show them a good time than to sit back and enjoy some of America’s favorite pastime? This Sunday is Father’s Day, and the Dbacks are playing the White Sox at Chase Field… Read More →

Seven Top Summer Events in Phoenix

Old Town Scottsdale Sunset, Photo: seantoyer, Flickr
June 12, 2011 by in Events | Lists

Summertime is officially upon us, which means it’s time to relax and enjoy all that Phoenix has to offer. Phoenix has fun and exciting ways to celebrate the weekends during those hot summer months, whether it’s for a holiday or for no reason at all. These seven events are sure to get your mind off the… Read More →

Finding Filipino Food in Phoenix

Lumpia, Filipino food in Phoenix, Ariz.

Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Mexican… But, not once have I heard Filipino food as a plausible suggestion whenever it’s “let’s mix it up and not have pizza tonight” night. So tonight, venture off the beaten path and head into unfamiliar land. Yes, Filipino food can be a bit heavy on the vinegar, soy sauce, oil… Read More →

10 Top Discoveries In Arizona

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June 1, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Lists

10 Top Discoveries in Arizona There are many mysteries about Arizona. Before it was officially established as the 48th state in 1912, and far before colonization, there was life here. Archaeologists and investigators have been discovering ancient life and civilizations across the state, telling stories about the land before it became what it is today… Read More →

Independent Movies: Top 5 Summer Movies

Top 5 Independent Movies This Summer, Photo: Rasdourian, Flickr
May 29, 2011 by in Lists

Independent Movies: We’re all ready to see Harry Potter and X Men First Class this summer; some of us even already have our tickets to the midnight showings. But what about those other underground movies that go overlooked because they aren’t heavily promoted, fanboy blockbusters? What about independent films? An independent movie is characterized as… Read More →

Top 5 Movie Parodies on YouTube

Movie Paradies on YouTube
May 23, 2011 by in Lists | Video

We love movies; we love mockery; so movie parodies seem to be the perfect gift from the YouTube gods. Imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery, but this form of imitation does anything but flatter. There are so many different techniques for a movie parody, whether the creator combined two completely contrasting… Read More →

10 Top Arizona Headlines Over The Past 100 Years

Arizona Centennial Series - 10 Top Headlines Spotlighting Arizona

Arizona became the 48th state in the Union, officially gaining its statehood February 14, 1912. Since that time dramatic events have captured the news medias attention more than others. Over the past 100 years, Arizonans have become impacted by events that have not only shocked locals but also people across the nation; the following includes… Read More →

Top 5 Musicals That Represent An Era

Musicals
May 1, 2011 by in Lists

America is well known for its musicals. They are not only entertaining, but are a glimpse into the history of the United States as well. Here are the top five that have the most to say about America’s intriguing history: 5. 42nd Street Based on the novel of the same name, this 1933 film is… Read More →