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How (and why) to teach your kids to love nature

It's National Park Week from April 18 to 26 and Earth Day on the 22nd, but that's not why Chris Fiscus is taking his kids hiking this weekend. They go regularly because it's good for them, and because Chris likes to see Cole, 13, without a computer in his lap and Brady, 9, hold a water bottle instead of a video game controller.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


5 ways to embrace pre-menopause

Each year millions of women in their late 40s and early 50s experience the dreaded time in life that we euphemistically refer to as “the change,” including peri-menopause (or pre-menopause) and menopause. For many of us, peri-menopause comes out of left field, stealing any and all prior sense of stability and normalcy and leaving a wake of escalating and plummeting hormones that send us spiraling out of control. At 52 years of age, I was astounded when a nurse practitioner diagnosed my depression as being due to peri-menopause. In the last eight months since that diagnosis, I have at times ...

April 22, 2015 | Debbie Merrill FamilyShare | Living well


Having a high IQ might make you depressed, research shows

Brainiacs, beware. Having the kind of active brain associated with high intelligence may also lead to stress and anxiety, according to recent research.

April 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Tomatoes on attack against cancer

In 1978, the low-budget science-fiction film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was a hit among young moviegoers. The film was a spoof on the horror and sci-fi genre movies of that time and featured monstrous tomatoes revolting against humans, killing them off one by one.

April 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Keep a fresh perspective on your eyes

In many households, women tend to actively be on the lookout for their family's overall health and well-being. While selflessly putting the needs of loved ones before their own, women can often overlook health problems of their own that could lead to major health-care costs down the road. This is especially true when it comes to vision.

April 19, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Special to the Courier | Living well


Study links Facebook to depression

The social-media site Facebook can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook may inevitably begin comparing what's happening in their lives to the activities and accomplishments of their friends.

April 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

Going under the knife for a younger-looking face does more than alter a person's own body image, according to a new study published this week in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. It also changes how an individual's personality is perceived by others.

April 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Springtime weather might make it easier for you to fall in love

In the springtime, as temperatures rise and flower buds peek out of the soil to greet the sun, the body begins making adjustments of its own.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Retelling your life story in a positive way may be good for your mental health

People looking to boost their mental health should be strategic about the way they retell important life events, according to recent research on the way life stories impact well-being.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Digital technology helps insurers simplify health care system

A popular new commercial that shows a couple video-conferencing with a doctor after ill-timed dance moves sent them crashing into their dining room table illustrates a rising trend among health insurers: the use of innovative technologies to simplify the health care system.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


For those with autoimmune disorders, pills and radiation aren't the only answer

The symptoms started for Amy Myers during her second year of medical school. Initially, doctors dismissed the panic attacks, unexplained weight loss, and extreme muscular weakness. They said it was stress, that’s all.

April 14, 2015 | Jody Berger Deseret News | Living well


How your weight loss habits are making your kids fat

Like many parents, you’ve considered the importance of setting a good example for your kids in many areas of your life, but are your dieting habits detrimental to your children’s health and well-being? Current diet culture promotes unhealthy extremes and poor body image, polarizing food as “good” or “bad" — and this is incredibly damaging to a child’s ability to develop a healthy or normal relationship with food. The Framingham Children's Study showed that children whose parents showed the highest levels of restrictive dieting followed by post-diet overeating were most likely to be overweight compared to children ...

April 08, 2015 | Ashley Palmer FamilyShare | Living well


For millennials making sexual health decisions, there is no black and white

When it comes to the morality of sexual behaviors, millennials have more questions than answers.

April 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Before adding 'running' to your resume, consider these words of advice

If you're thinking of adding running to your resume, consider these three tips before you hit the ground running. Considered one of the most accessible activities, running is also considered one of the best activities you can do for your heart.

April 05, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson KSL | Living well


Not all fitness apps are created equal, health experts say

People wear it on tank top straps, tuck it in a pocket or fasten it to their wrist. They bring it up at work meetings, give it to others as a gift and monitor the measurements it records at the end of each day.

April 03, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


4 foods to keep you cool this summer

Do you find yourself saying I want to drink more water, or I don't drink nearly enough water ... or I just don't like ...

August 03, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


7 subtle signs your child is suffering from anxiety

Anxiety is something a lot of adults struggle with, but as adults, we're able to talk about those struggles and recognize when we need ...

August 02, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


All the secrets you need to eliminate the double chin once and for all

The sagging skin right below the chin, popularly known as double chin is one feature that can distort your beauty or hinder your self-confidence. No ...

July 31, 2017 | Sana AFREEN FamilyShare | Living well


What does the word healthy actually mean?

The term "healthy" in the nutrition world has, in many cases, come to be a euphemism for morality with food. You're "good" if you ...

July 31, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


What rights do parents have when they disagree with doctors?

When a child is sick, parents go to doctors looking for a diagnosis, prescription or treatment plan. Sometimes they find conflict.

July 30, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Ingredients every woman needs to get the hair of her dreams (for EVERY hair type)

No matter your hair type, you always believe the grass is greener on the other side. If you have thin, fine hair, you dream of ...

July 30, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Five simple things to do to help speed up your phone

There's nothing like opening up the box containing your brand-new phone. There are no smudges or scratches, and it is just so shiny.

July 28, 2017 | By Amy Iverson Deseret News | Living well


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