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9 magical uses you never knew you could use avocados for

Ah, the magic of avocados. We know this yummy green fruit makes a delicious bowl of guacamole and adds a bit of pizazz to your morning toast. But avocados can actually be used for a lot more.

August 14, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Mother is diagnosed with vulvar cancer after she experiences severe itching; the symptoms of this ca

Clare Baumhauer, age 44, was diagnosed with cancer. Her story is going viral and she’s pleading with women everywhere to familiarize themselves with the symptoms.

August 14, 2017 | Mariel Reimann FamilyShare | Living well


Doctor discovers realistic exercise to help moms lose their post-baby belly

When a doctor and a fitness coach claimed to discover an exercise that shrinks the motherhood pooch in three weeks with 100 percent success, NPR writer Michaeleen Doucleff thought she might as well try it.

August 13, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


This new birth control APP might just be more effective than the pill

The world of birth control may never be the same.

August 13, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


5 reasons to ditch your scale

Weight is such a loaded topic. It can bring up lots of emotions, lots of frustration and lots of confusion.

August 10, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


Brain damage and football: what parents should know

The quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers is questioning whether he should continue to play football and a Baltimore Ravens lineman has already quit after the publication of a new study that showed brain damage in 110 out of 111 deceased NFL players.

August 09, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


5 signs your shampoo is destroying your hair (without you noticing)

After a tiring day, nothing is more satisfying than a long, warm shower. You reach for your favorite shampoo and wash away the dirt and grime, leaving you with a refreshed feeling and gorgeous hair.

August 09, 2017 | Kristine Ramos FamilyShare | Living well


15 things to wear that make you INSTANTLY look slimmer

Diet and exercise is great and all, but it takes a while to lose weight, and when it comes to looking thinner, most of us want that RIGHT NOW. Fortunately, how you dress can really affect how thin you look. Try these tips to trim your body down without having to do any cardio.

August 07, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Man starts asking creepy questions but won’t look at woman’s face; now she’s pleading with everyone

When you think of sex trafficking, chances are you don’t think about it happening in your own state or your city. You might think human trafficking is only something you see in movies or something that doesn’t happen often, but it’s happening here and now.

August 07, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Science reveals 4 surprising ways holding a grudge is hurting your health

It's common knowledge that holding a grudge is not a good thing to do. But letting them go is easier said than done. It's extremely difficult to let go of anger and resentment toward those who repeatedly offend you with no sign of remorse. It can be even more difficult to let go of those feelings when they're directed at yourself.

August 07, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


This is when you should actually throw away your sponge (plus 3 ways to keep it super clean)

Go take a look at your sink. How are your sponges looking? If they're anything like mine, they're a bit crusty. We use sponges every day to clean dishes by hand, but just how clean are our sponges to begin with? How long should we use them before they're too dirty? How do we clean them?

August 07, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


Some essential oils are POISON if swallowed; Never put these commonly consumed oils in your body

Essential oils have become overwhelmingly popular. Everyone knows someone who either sells them or uses them, and most have probably at least tried an oil or two at some point. They can be used strictly for fragrance, used topically or occasionally taken internally.

August 05, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


Remember these 10 things if you love someone with anxiety

I’ve always had anxiety, but it started to get especially bad during high school. I was constantly worried about hurting people’s feelings, I felt the need to say ‘yes’ to every single favor that was asked of me and I would get sick every time someone texted me, “can I ask you a question?”

August 05, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


4 horrifying things that artificial sweeteners do to your body

Diet drinks, diet foods and sugar free edibles are everywhere. Most people have probably consumed at least one of these at some time in their life. It's lower calorie and approved by the FDA, so it has to be good for you and safe, right?

August 05, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


Should swimmers fear flesh-eating bacteria?

Sharks are so yesterday. The ocean creatures terrorizing the internet this week are flesh-eating bacteria, which a North Carolina woman says are responsible for a life-threatening infection her mother got after swimming in the Atlantic.

August 05, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


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Is your headache just a headache? Or something more serious?

Many people get frequent headaches and usually don’t pay any attention to them. If you can take something over the counter to eliminate the ...

October 19, 2017 | Kevin Ippisch FamilyShare | Living well


Republicans, Democrats split over progress in gender equality

Who has it easier, men or women? How you answer that question may reveal the political party you favor.

October 19, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Recess should not be used as a privilege or punishment

Recently, a child of mine returned home from school upset. Apparently, the day before, the class had a substitute teacher. And, as often happens in ...

October 19, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


3 surprising habits that can make you obese (and have nothing to do with diet)

Are you hitting roadblocks while trying to reach your weight loss goals? We’re told over and over again that the key to weight loss ...

October 18, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


3 habits that can give you kidney stones and 3 ways to prevent it

Dr. Scott Miller isn’t the only person who pointed out that passing a kidney stone has been compared to the pain of childbirth. It ...

October 18, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Here's the best drink for weight loss, according to researchers

Everyone seems to be looking for quick and easy ways to lose weight. Diet plans, weight loss pills, rigorous workout routines, and special weight loss ...

October 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 common medicines that could kill you (you have them in your house)

The danger of overdosing on common over-the-counter (OTC) drugs is a more significant problem that many people realize.

October 18, 2017 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Science can now do surgery on embryos to remove disease; here's what you need to know on this contro

Parents would do anything to protect their child and keep them safe. But how would you feel about altering them before birth to prevent a ...

October 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


New mothers are eating their placentas — here's why doctors say they should stop

Some new moms are coming home from the hospital with more than a baby. They're also bringing the placenta that nourished the child for ...

October 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


3 natural products to give your skin an amazing glow

Don’t you just love the fall? The leaves start to turn, and the temperatures drop just enough to finally slip into your favorite cozy ...

October 17, 2017 | Lisa Smith FamilyShare | Living well


5 ways to stay healthy during cold and flu season

With fall here already and temperatures beginning to change, cold and flu season is upon us — and just about everyone is vulnerable. Kids are going ...

October 16, 2017 | Sage Singleton KSL.com | Living well


Lady Gaga reveals why she's cancelling her tour and it's unexpectedly heartbreaking

With some illnesses, it's obvious the person is suffering. But with others, the way a person looks on the outside can deceive the eyes ...

October 16, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 answers to the questions you still have about sex

Learning about sex is a process. You start learning when you’re pretty young, but only the basics. Then, depending on how your parents talked ...

October 15, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Three siblings lose eyesight and start having seizures; they die within three days of each other

Les and Celeste Chappell were parents of a happy, large family of nine children when their three youngest children started having trouble with their eyesight ...

October 12, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Rethinking nutrition education for kids

Parents, teachers and community members can all agree — we want healthy, happy kids. Teachers have endless requirements and curriculum standards to meet, one of which ...

October 12, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


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