The bead boutique boasts a colorful collection of crystals, glass beads, and an array of decorative accessories for jewelry design and other crafty projects. Drape yourself in sparkling strands of Swarovski crystals (16" strands starting at $12.11), or illuminate your neckline with a glimmering string of freshwater pearls (16" strands starting at $2.95). Trowel through a trove international treasures, including Czech glass (starting at $2 per loop) and China glass crystal (16" strands starting at $3), or savor a necklace of Swedish meatballs.
Named Best Budget Bookstore by the Phoenix New Times in 2009, Thrifty Joe's has succeeded at accumulating some of the hardest to find used books, CDs, DVDs, video games, and records. Shoppers can peruse the website by categories including aliens, music, interior design, books written by cast members of Growing Pains, and travel when searching for tomes such as Christie's Important 20th Century Decorative Arts ($10) or The Lure of Quebec: A Guide Book for the Tourist; a Souvenir for His Friends ($12).
With a library of more than 40,000 recent and classic titles, MyFliks.net delivers up to two DVDs at a time through movie buffs’ mail slots and into their home DVD players. Comprised of both major studio releases and independent favorites, My Fliks.net’s cache includes everything from TV shows such as Futurama to Oscar-nominated documentaries such as Exit Through the Gift Shop, as well as classics such as Casablanca. Sit back with a loved one or a cardboard cutout of a loved one and watch new releases such as Black Swan or No Strings Attached, without worry of due dates or late fees.
Step beneath the domed, packed-mud ceiling of a traditional Navajo family dwelling. Weave a Yavapi burden basket. Explore a secluded garden filled with bronze sculptures of women in prayer. By immersing visitors in Native American artifacts and artworks, the Heard Museum's exhibits strive to illuminate the cultural legacy of Arizona’s indigenous peoples. The collections emphasize first-person accounts of Native cultures, not only through artwork, but also in interviews with Native Americans, portraits by Navajo photographers, and monthly lectures. In addition to showcasing historical artifacts, the Heard Museum exhibits contemporary American Indian artwork. Like a ballerina trapped on a carousel, exhibits rotate often, and have included collections of Native American bolo ties, Hopi pottery, and 20th-century paintings depicting Native ceremony. Passing on cultural traditions to future generations, the staff educates children with tours, and brings Native American presentations and curricula to area schools.
Humans are creatures of habit, a mentality that naturally influences how and what we eat. The philosophy behind Lasting Control Weight Management stems from the belief that humans are creatures of habit. Those habits influence how people eat, and the weight-loss experts acknowledge this. They understand that their patients have favorite foods and often a favorite amount to eat, which is how their evaluations have a unique goal: they create healthy appetites as opposed to just healthy diets.
To do this, the counselors go back to the basics. Their medically supervised nutritional-counseling sessions diagram food groups, food combinations, and how the body as a whole breaks down food instead of lazily expecting the teeth to do all the work. This fundamental approach spreads to the home, where pantries are cleared of unhealthy foods and replenished with natural items. The staff can also facilitate change by doling out vitamin supplements, planned menus, prescriptions, and B6, B12, or lipotropic injections.