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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

Is sugar the most delicious evil on the planet?

Sugar seems to be the most delicious evil on the planet.

September 14, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD | Living well

The most important school supply that's not on your child's list

It started with an itch. It ended with a long soak in some nasty smelling shampoo.

September 13, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

A trampoline is something worth investing in

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a warm summer night in 1987, and my nearly 5-year-old self was sitting on the back porch anxiously waiting for the surprise that my dad was bringing home.

September 12, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

Seven ingredients for a better lifestyle

The human body is a remarkable piece of equipment. It can stand a great deal of abuse, but not indefinitely. Like all machinery, it will eventually break down. When this happens we feel bad, we look bad and life is not much fun. Continued abuse will lead to chronic ill-health.

September 11, 2016 | Natalia Moore FamilyShare | Living well

Are you showering all wrong?

While not showering would be the worst mistake of all, here are six ways to have a better (and cleaner) shower:

September 11, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well

If you are crazy stressed right now, these 8 relaxation truths are for you

On days when you feel like you’re going to explode, or there isn’t enough air to breath or enough time in a day, there are some extremely practical tips to release yourself from this horrible tension.

September 07, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well

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6 simple lifestyle changes to help you lose weight

Losing weight can be a daunting task. No matter how many diets you’ve tried, for some reason you can’t seem to shed the ...

October 14, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well

My favorite products for whiter teeth

Eight years of searching for a way to get perfectly white teeth will teach you a thing or two about what's best to use ...

October 10, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

If you want your kids to eat healthy, tell them to eat like The Avengers

There is a rising obesity epidemic among our children and it has health experts worried. Initiatives have been put in place to change school lunches ...

October 10, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well

What's the best look for your face shape?

Your eyes, lips, cheeks and eyebrows create a beautiful canvas ready for you to enhance with makeup. But to get the best look possible, you ...

October 10, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

5 misconceptions you've heard about working out while pregnant

Historically, women rested and hid their condition of being “in the family way” while they were pregnant. Doctors discouraged them from participating in too much ...

October 09, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well

10 tricks to improve memory

Whether it’s setting down something then not remembering where we put it or walking into a room and forgetting why we went there, we ...

October 09, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Living well

2 tools for understanding and overcoming emotional eating

If someone tells you they are not an emotional eater, you can assume they’re an emotional eater and a liar. We all eat emotionally ...

October 06, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck | Living well

Should you wash your face with hot or cold water?

There are plenty of opinions about whether it is best to wash your face with hot or cold water. Most people assume that everyone does ...

October 05, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

The troubling reason you shouldn't take your baby's first picture in the first trimester

In a normal pregnancy, most women get an ultrasound once or twice so doctors can check the fetus for abnormalities and curious parents can learn ...

October 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

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