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The 5-second rule: Is it really safe to drop food on the floor and still eat it?

Researchers at Rutgers University have bad news for anyone who's ever dropped a cookie on the floor and scooped it up, citing the "five-second rule" of food safety. There's no safe window of time to eat something dropped on the floor. Even without the benefit of legs, bacteria can get to it faster than you.

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 health risks you can detect through your snoring

Aside from being mega obnoxious to anyone sharing a room with you, snoring seems like a harmless habit.

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The ABZs of Zika

Aedes aegypti isn’t the only way to get Zika, but the striped-leg mosquito gets most of the buzz. Another type of mosquito, Aedes albopictus, carries it too, and it can also be transmitted through sexual contact. Twenty-three out of 2,722 cases in the U.S. were transmitted through sex; 2,686 were travel related, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is it wise to pull wisdom teeth?

For many teens, the extraction of four healthy teeth is a ritual of high school, much like getting a driver’s license or going to the prom. But some people question the wisdom of pulling wisdom teeth, saying that it’s a traumatic procedure that may be unnecessary.

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


11 things people with PTSD want you to know

Post-traumatic stress disorder will affect 7-8 percent of the U.S. population at some point in the lives. About 8 million adults per year in the U.S. will have PTSD. With those statistics, it's important we all listen to what the people around you with PTSD are trying to say:

September 21, 2016 | Chelsea Rutter FamilyShare | Living well


Why some people die from pneumonia and others don't

It killed entertainer Bob Hope and abolitionist Harriet Tubman, and contributed to the death of George Washington, the first president, and William Henry Harrison, the first president to die in office.

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


What you need to know about Zika before you conceive

In Texas, dozens of women are showing up to be tested each Friday at a Zika clinic. In South Carolina, one county sprayed so vigorously for mosquitoes that it killed thousands of honeybees. And in Florida, young mothers douse themselves in bug spray, even if they're staying inside.

September 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 reasons you should be using a menstrual cup

The first time you see a menstrual cup, it’s a little jarring. People put that in them? And then take it out and reuse it again?

September 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


6 homemade recipes to get rid of acne that people swear by

Zits have a funny way of popping up in the most obvious spot on exactly the worst day. Things only get worse when you realize that what you thought would only be a teenage trial has stretched long into your adult years. However, there is some good news: these are some natural acne solutions that have a cult following.

September 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The reason parents should set bedtimes and stick to them

An early bedtime for young children does more than preserve parents' sanity. It can lead to better health for your children, even when they're teens, a new study suggests.

September 18, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


This is your brain on a foreign language

Loading your brain with a foreign language or two appears to make you a better thinker, giving parents another reason to study French or Spanish along with their children each night.

September 15, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 beauty hacks for flawless makeup

We can all agree that makeup is not an easy thing to master. No one person can compare to the hired team of makeup professionals that work on celebrities or the famous beauty bloggers we see on YouTube. But one thing is for certain: there are ways to achieve a flawless look by using certain products and by following these beauty tips.

September 15, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


7 foods you should always eat during your period to make it way better

It’s beautiful that the female body has the ability to create life. Or at least that’s what we ladies repeat over and over again while curled up on the bed in fetal position wondering why our body punishes us for not being pregnant.

September 15, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The kitchen is deadliest place in the house (unless you abide by these 8 rules)

Knives everywhere, heavy cookware, raw foods, old bacteria...the list of reasons why the kitchen can be harmful goes on and on.

September 15, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well


14 changes that happen to your body in your 20s that no one talks about

Everyone knows that when you get older your body changes, but less known facts are the small but significant changes a woman in her 20s and 30s deals with. Recently, a Reddit user asked women, “What has changed for you that you wish you could have told your younger self?” Dozens of women weighed in with their thoughts. Here are fourteen of the best:

September 15, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


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20 beauty benefits of olive oil you didn't know about

Olive oil is a common cooking ingredient that can usually be found in almost every kitchen, but did you know olive oil is also one ...

January 02, 2017 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


5 diet resolutions worth making

What makes a food resolution worth undertaking?

December 30, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Support your children in physical education

Upon opening my email, I saw a message from my son's fourth-grade teacher reminding parents that the class would be doing its final mile ...

December 29, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


10 tips for healthy holiday eating

The average American will consume about 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day when the pre-meal party, the actual dinner and dessert, then evening leftovers are ...

December 28, 2016 | Julene Reese FamilyShare | Living well


5 expert tips for getting a better night's sleep

Although feeling tired can be caused by stress or a change in seasons, one of the most common causes is low sleep quality.

December 27, 2016 | Cosette Jarrett FamilyShare | Living well


10 Habits that people with flawless skin ALWAYS do

Everyone knows how delicate their skin is, but did you know the skin on your face is the most sensitive of all. Every day it ...

December 27, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


How your family can avoid the post-Christmas letdown

You don't have to dwell in the Terrible Twos to think "Is that all there is?" after everything's unwrapped and the Christmas feast ...

December 26, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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