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10 tips to be naturally beautiful

Some days we just don't feel confident enough to conquer the world without some hairspray and makeup. But the truth is, you don't need cosmetics to feel beautiful. Embracing your natural beauty will give you the confidence to embrace your unique personality and body.

October 30, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


What you need to know about compulsive behavior

Compulsive behavior comes in many forms where sufferers are tormented with recurrent images, thoughts and impulses. It’s an anxiety disorder that’s categorized as OCD or obsessive-compulsive disorder. In severe cases, it can even dramatically disrupt lives and cause extreme distress.

October 26, 2016 | Kitt Wakeley FamilyShare | Living well


7 foods you should never eat on your period

Being a woman is great and all, but periods are the worst. Turns out, there are certain foods (usually the ones you crave like crazy) that make those awful menstrual side effects even worse. If you don’t want to go through hell and back once every month, steer clear of these foods.

October 26, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Women put infants to bed in life threatening position, new study finds

When putting your child to bed, you don't often think of how a pillow or toy could kill your baby, but that's exactly what the facts say.

October 26, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


A parent's guide to navigating the sugar rush of Halloween

The dark side of Halloween used to be its connection to evil. But there's a new demon in town that plays an even bigger role in Halloween today: refined sugar.

October 25, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


12 secrets of women with gorgeous hair

We all have that one friend who has absolutely beautiful locks on her head. But does anyone really know how she gets her hair looking so flawless all the time? Was she just blessed with goddess hair? Does she have some secret formula she doesn't reveal to anyone?

October 25, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


Why some Christians celebrated the news about the 3-parent baby

When doctors announced that a baby carrying the genetic material of three people was born in Mexico earlier this year, Christians were divided on the ethical questions the procedure raised. Did the America doctor who performed the procedure in Mexico embrace morally dubious means to produce a baby for a couple that could have adopted? Or was he fulfilling the mandate of believers and Hippocrates — to ameliorate suffering whenever possible?

October 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 easy beauty tips to be your most attractive self

Do you ever have those days when everything just looks wrong? Your hair falls flat, you found a new pimple on your nose and the bags under your eyes seem even droopier. Well, I know the feeling. You want to live your life with confidence while feeling attractive; it is not as complicated as it might sound. Subtle changes in your routine could possibly change your entire countenance.

October 24, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


A dietitian's perspective on how to handle Halloween candy

I hear this question a lot this time of year, “as a mom and dietitian, how do you handle Halloween candy with your kids?” People are surprised when I answer, “I don’t handle it, I let my kids handle it.” They are often confused too, so allow me to explain what I mean. Please note that I am sharing my perspective as a nutrition professional who works with individuals with disordered eating patterns as well as a mom of two little Halloween lovers.

October 23, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


Beware of running addiction

It was late one afternoon, and I had just finished a long day that consisted of taking care of seven children and house-training a puppy, among other momlike responsibilities. I was completely worn out, the day was far from over, and I had yet to get out for a run.

October 20, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


How Republicans and Democrats could come together on health care to solve the Obamacare mess

With the U.S. spending a whopping 18 percent of its gross domestic product on health care, there's no shortage of health issues the next president must confront, such as ensuring that Medicare remains solvent and grappling with opioid addiction.

October 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is picky eating really a problem?

Picky eating is a concern that plagues parents of growing kids across America and many adult eaters too.

October 19, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


5 signs your spouse is depressed (and how to help)

Depression affects more than 350 million people worldwide. According to the ADAA, depression is an illness that makes someone feel useless, discouraged, unmotivated and hopeless. These feelings can easily be passed off as a case of the blues, but if they inhibit daily activities like going to work or negatively affect relationships with family and friends, your spouse may have a more severe case of depression. Depression not only affects your spouse, but can harm your marriage and other relationships if left untreated.

October 19, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


7 tips to handling your partner’s pet allergies

Pets and humans make for great companions. But it can be a disaster when your four-legged friend makes your partner cry, sneeze and break out from an allergic reaction. An estimated 10 percent of Americans suffer from pet allergies, meaning your darling's allergies could come between you and your cat or dog. These seven tips can help ease tensions in the home and keep the love triangle between your pet and significant other happy and sneeze-free:

October 19, 2016 | Fatima Puri FamilyShare | Living well


7 health issues your hair is trying to tell you

The human body is an amazing and beautiful creation, but what is even more amazing is the ability for the body to communicate when something is not functioning properly. Your hair, for instance, is more than just for looks. The state of your hair can actually reveal many underlying health problems you may not know about.

October 18, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


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I wish my kids had real PE

Upon returning home from school, my son Ace, who is in the fourth grade, excitedly announced that the next day his class would be running ...

November 30, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


7 health risks that can be detected from your baby's poop

We all poop and babies poop more frequently than adults, which is a pain when it comes to changing diapers, but is a blessing when ...

November 29, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


A solid set up for diet success

It turns out, that all you ever needed to know about a solid diet you already learned during preschool in the English nursery tale, "The ...

November 29, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


What families should know about organ donation

When the surgeon took her only daughter's heart out, Lacey Erickson was lying in her bed at home, four blocks away.

November 29, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


14 things hardly any woman knows about her period

Being a woman doesn’t make you an expert on your body, but the more you know, the better you can control it. After all ...

November 29, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Does working in a cubicle make you unhealthy?

Sitting in an office chair and staring at a screen all day is hard on the body in many ways. The lack of physical activity ...

November 27, 2016 | Brandon Doyle FamilyShare | Living well


How to deal with a food craving

It’s 9 p.m. You finally have the chance to sit on the couch and relax from a long day; it’s time for ...

November 24, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


5 benefits of using a menstrual cup

Being a woman can be inconvenient. More worryingly, at times, it can be downright dangerous. Every month, women all over the world deal with their ...

November 22, 2016 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


10 sure-fire ways to make time for fitness

Losing weight is hard enough as it is, and finding time to exercise is even harder. There are so many ways to lose weight through ...

November 21, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Advances in technology may just change the way you think about hearing aids

After a little nudging from his wife, 59-year-old Mike Stocking found himself at the audiologist office.

November 21, 2016 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


17 detox ingredients your skin needs right now

Is cleansing your skin with a simple face wash or soap paying off? Most formulas only provide just a mild cleanse of the skin. Our ...

November 20, 2016 | Charushila Biswas FamilyShare | Living well


Cultivating gratitude for your body

We live in a weight- and body-shape-obsessed society, and it’s easy (and normal) to develop body dissatisfaction. I recently heard the term “normative discontent ...

November 17, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


8 tips to overcoming anxiety about going to the dentist

Dentists are around to take care of your teeth. Although you might take your teeth for granted, they’re pretty important. You use them when ...

November 17, 2016 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


Teach your children that play is exercise

Upon returning home from school recently, my 7-year-old daughter, Azure, came running in the house, proclaiming, “Mom, I want to go exercise!”

November 17, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Why I said “no” when a child gave me a cookie

I was visiting with family one weekend when my niece offered me a chocolate chip cookie. In the past, I would have not only eaten ...

November 14, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well


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