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How the length of a day affects your mood

It's neither rain nor snow nor heat that puts people in a bad mood. But watch out for the gloom of day as winter approaches.

November 08, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 simple steps to winter wellness

Winter is coming, for those of us in the Northern hemisphere anyway, and that can have a real impact on our wellbeing.

November 07, 2016 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


10 health concerns you can detect through your eyes

When you meet someone new, the first thing you notice about them is probably their eyes—the shape, the color and sometimes their health....Curious? Eyes are more than just for show; doctors can diagnose a number of diseases or conditions just through an eye exam. The state of your eyes can give you major clues to what is happening to your body. These literal windows to your inner health can reveal 10 dangerous conditions:

November 06, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


10 martial arts disciplines that will change your child's life

For kids, martial arts training offers a fun way to improve their physical health and agility while they learn useful self-defense skills. It is also likely to aid in the development of their character. Through consistent martial arts training, children will learn to cultivate their self-confidence, discipline and concentration. It also helps develop valuable conflict resolution skills.

November 06, 2016 | Lystia Putranto FamilyShare | Living well


Skateboarding is a sport to be respected

At a recent soccer game for my oldest son, many of my younger kids quickly got bored, as usual, and were in need of some entertainment that didn't include watching kids pass a ball around for an hour.

November 03, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


10 kitchen ingredients you didnt know could help you lose weight

Eating right and trying to maintain your weight can be difficult at times. It's so easy to give into temptation and crack open that box of mac and cheese.

November 03, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


Should your baby share your room? What parents have done in the past - and what they should do now

Babies should sleep in their parents' rooms for the first six months of life and ideally up to a year, a leading group of pediatricians said. This may not be great for the marriage or the parents' sleep, but it's important to help keep babies safe, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, which released its updated "safe sleeping" guidelines Oct. 24.

November 03, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 home ingredients that will get rid of dark circles

Do your under eye circles seem to be getting bigger and bigger lately? Other than throwing on some concealer, there is nothing you can do about them, right?

November 02, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


5 steps to a more positive body image

The National Eating Disorders Association defines body image as “how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or when you picture yourself in your mind. It encompasses what you believe about your own appearance (including your memories, assumptions and generalizations), how you feel about your body (including your height, shape and weight) and how you sense and control your body as you move.”

November 02, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


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


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There's power in doing

The other day I sat in a room full of women talking about their vulnerabilities and struggles with body image. As one wise woman shared ...

January 18, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Here’s how to actually eat healthy this year (and be able to afford it)

Eating healthy can be expensive and is sometimes overwhelming. I’ve noticed that organic produce sometimes costs three times more than the non-organic kind — But ...

January 17, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


5 guidelines to help your loved one who is unknowingly being abused

You might be watching a loved one suffer in an abusive relationship. It might be especially hard for you if the loved one isn’t ...

January 15, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Why more and more college students are finding mental health support online

For many students, stress is simply part of college life — as unavoidable as tuition, fees and final exams. And the number of students flooding university ...

January 15, 2017 | Lauren Fields Deseret News | Living well


5 amazing things kefir can do for you (and your weight)

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a cure-all drink for all of your bodily ailments? Kefir is as close as you can get ...

January 13, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Don't let your fitness goals trap you

It was Dec 30, 2016, and like many of you, I had a resolve to get up the next morning and do something spectacular to ...

January 12, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


9 ideas for your gratitude journal

If you haven’t began writing in your gratitude journal for 2017, you still have time to start. After all, it’s not that far ...

January 11, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Your toddler can remember much more than you think. Here's how you know

Memory is a fickle thing. Each one of us has memories we remember the most. There are memories we treasure and some we abhor. Even ...

January 09, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Eat these foods for healthy teeth

The key to healthy teeth has gone far beyond telling folks not to eat sugar. Although this approach was popular for decades, we now know ...

January 09, 2017 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


10 effortless ways to be your most beautiful, confident self

It's a new year, which means it's the perfect time to work on learning the most important skill: the art of confidently loving ...

January 09, 2017 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


7 delicious recipes you won't believe have no sugar

It’s the beginning of the year, which means it’s time to diet. But trying to break old habits for healthier, better diets is ...

January 09, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


The ethics of 'Snowflake babies': Is adoption the answer to unused frozen embryos?

They're sometimes called "Snowflake" babies — children who were once frozen as embryos in a thin cane of liquid nitrogen.

January 08, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 weight loss benefits to apple cider vinegar you didn't know about

We all know the one main reason any person would allow themselves to swallow vinegar every day, especially apple cider vinegar.

January 05, 2017 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


12 shocking benefits of waking up at 4 AM

We all know waking up in the morning is hard no matter what time it is. But, you’ll be surprised to find that when ...

January 05, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


The Obamacare fight is on; here are 3 pitfalls Republicans will have to navigate

The battle over Obamacare is on.

January 05, 2017 | Daphne Chen Deseret News | Living well


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