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Mc Donald’s hiring

Arizona McDonald’s restaurants are hosting “Hiring Day,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov, 18, seeking to hire 2,000 new employees statewide.  The new job openings will include both full-time and part-time crew and manager positions.

Stop by your neighborhood McDonald’s restaurant for an interview. Apply at your local restaurant or at Interested candidates can log on and click on their state, city and McDonald’s location where they’d like to apply to fill out the online application.


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COR integrates Pilates, TRX, Barre, Circuit, Tabata, Yoga and more with creatively crazy signature fitness classes that will never have you bored. COR gives clients the opportunity to mix it up with heart-pumping workouts and the ability strengthen your core, build muscle, and calm your mind all in the same place.

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Bully Trap

Author Andrew Faas has written a book about different workplace cultures that can promote bullying. He himself has been bullied at the work place for being a whistleblower at his work place and had to deal with for 18 months.

In his book, THE BULLY'S TRAP, Andrew tells his story and attests that bullying in the workplace destroys careers, lives, family units, organizations and communities. He says many organizational cultures condone and even encourage bullying and that amazingly, many who are targeted are unaware that what they are going through is bullying.

He gives some example of culture in the workplace. For instance, under a Dictatorial Culture the characteristics are:

        The boss is a tyrant.
        Managers follow the boss's lead.
        Bullying is a means of survival (and advancement).
        It is hierarchical and bureaucratic.
        The boss does not get told what needs to be heard.
        People who "suck up" are favored.
        When things go wrong, employees are blamed and punished.
        Innovation, loyalty, good husbandry and good will are nonexistent.
        There is little to no transparency.
        There is an obsession with secrecy.
        Blind obedience is expected.
        Turf is jealously guarded.
Other cultures mentioned in the book are characteristics of a Disjointed Culture and those of a Stable Culture. Some more points from Faas's research include:

        Bullying is not considered to be an issue.
        More than half of the organizational leaders are bullies.
        Because of the pressure to deliver on short-term results, most organizational leaders condone and
        encourage bullying to force productivity and force people out.
        As long as results are achieved, boards of directors are not interested in whether or not bullying
        goes on.
        Organizational leaders view fear as a more effective motivator than performance management 
        Short of a "going postal" situation, bullying will not be considered an issue with most leaders

For more information on his book visit his website at:

Least/Most Addictive Food

The holidays are approaching with lots of parties, extra treats and quick meals to fit in all the hustle and bustle.  A new study from the University of Michigan is here to clue us in on some of the most addictive foods and least addictive foods.  Dr. Robb Bird is here to explain what key ingredients keep us coming back for more.

These are the foods that are most addictive:

PIZZA - The most addictive food is no surprise Pizza, I mean who can eat just one piece.  Pizza tops the list because of its high carbohydrate content, but surprisingly the caseins in the cheese make us want more.

CHOCOLATE- we all know a self-proclaimed on confessing chocoholic.  Sugar and fat make us creeping around for candy months after Halloween

CHIPS- Fat, salt and carbs keep us grabbing for chip after chip after chip.  Not to mention many varieties are highly processed.

COOKIES- In fact a 2013 study from Connecticut College found that Oreo cookies proved to be as addictive to lab rats as cocaine.  Like us humans they preferred to break open the center and eat the white filling first

ICE CREAM - high-fat, high-sugar and a densely high-energy food.  Some research could shed some light on why you can eat a whole pint.  It appears that you can develop a tolerance to it just like other addictions.  

FRENCH FRIES- Some fast food varieties are actually fried twice creating a higher fat content and loaded with salt.  In some studies eating them resulted in an extra dose of the hormone dopamine being released resulting in that "reward feeling" we crave. 

CHEESEBURGERS equal paradise for many.  This combination of high fat, high salt and refined carbohydrates makes it taste great.  But here are some numbers 1200mg of sodium, 22 grams of fat and 500 calories.

SODA Addiction in a can with 10 grams of sugar, high fructose corn syrup and one of America's favorite addictions caffeine

CAKE- Let them not eat it as cake has evolved and enlarged over the years.  In its infancy most cakes were smaller and made with real eggs, real butter and real vanilla, chocolate, etc.  Now store bought and pre-packaged cakes are not only bigger but fluffed up with processed flour and sweeteners. 

CHEESE - Researchers have found trace amounts of morphine in cheese.  Back to the protein casein mentioned in why pizza is addictive.  It breaks down into what is called casomorphins.  The liquid is processed out of the cheese causing a higher concentration of casomorphins, which researchers say produces an opiate effect.

To sum it all up, it is the processing that produces these addictive effects and without some of these foods researchers found a stress like induced state similar to withdrawal.  

In the same University of Michigan study foods the ten LEAST addictive were Cucumbers, carrots, beans, apples, brown rice, broccoli, bananas, salmon, corn and strawberries. The commonality between all of these foods is that they contain no added fat or refined carbohydrates.

For more information visit:

TransformYou Weight Loss Clinic

4025 S. McClintock Drive, Suite #210 
Tempe, AZ 85282  
Office: (480) 839-4131 

Pinion Pie

Chef Hector Vazquez of Twin Arrows Resort, shows how to take a traditional Pinion Nuts and make the delicious, ooie, gooie pie. Similar to Pecan pie, this pie is made of pinion. In Northern Arizona, see people on sides of the road, picking pinions - small bags go for $10. People go crazy for them. Pinion Nuts are a Navajo Delicacy and crops only comes every four years.

Twin Arrows is 20 minutes east of Flagstaff on the I-40. Current room rates are $79 a night.

For more information visit:

Twin Arrows Resort Casino
22181 Resort Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(928) 856-7200

Dignity Health Launches #TakeBackYourMorning, Challenging Americans to Embrace the Simple, Non-Digital, Pleasures of a New Day

The "Take Back Your Morning" ask is simple: Step away from the screen and embrace your day in a new way  whether it's rediscovering a physical alarm clock in lieu of your smartphone on the bedside table or spending a few extra moments in bed with your loved ones (pets included!).

Dignity Health's "Take Back Your Morning" movement aims to inspire a healthier start to one's day. By encouraging Americans to disconnect from technology and focus on human interaction rather than a virtual connection through a smartphone, it hopes to motivate healthier habits to help one's mind, body, and spirit throughout the day.

They will have “Take Back Your Morning” at CityScape in Phoenix, today from 6 am to 2 pm. Come and enjoy some time off from your phone and tablet.

Sidewalk along Central, South of Washington
1 E Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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