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A different view of the parable of the talents

Many people have heard of the New Testament parable of the talents found in Matthew 25. A guy heads out of town and leaves some of his cash with three employees. To one he gives five talents, to another he leaves two talents, and he bestows on the last of the trio a single talent.

April 30, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Living well


As Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola crisis, new innovations are helping poor villages

A year after Ebola devastated swaths of Sierra Leone, killing more than 10,000 people in the region, life in the West African nation is slowly returning to normal. While the deadly pathogen has not been completely eradicated, the number of new cases has slowed to a trickle, and when the country's president, Ernest Bai Koroma, visited Washington this week, he said it was time to turn the focus beyond Ebola.

April 29, 2015 | Kimberly Curtis Deseret News | Living well


Abuse of ADHD drugs expands beyond campuses

A recent report from The New York Times revealed an unsettling development in America's relationship to ADHD drugs: Stimulant abuse has arrived in the world of business.

April 28, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How one community is changing the discussion on campus sexual assault

Carrie Hull became a police officer because she wanted to help people.

April 24, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault

When Constance and Howard Clery picked Lehigh University for their youngest — and only — daughter to attend, it was partly because the school seemed safe. The Pennsylvania campus was serene, beautiful and less than two hours from home.

April 23, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


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


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Mom accidentally kills her newborn while she’s still in the hospital; now she warns other moms about

Graham and Monica Thompson had just welcomed their miracle baby, Jacob, to the world when a tragedy struck the new family of three. To add ...

September 07, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Is there such a thing as eating too healthy? Research reveals a new eating disorder women witness ev

When we hear "eating disorder," we think of anorexia, bulimia or over-eating. However, new research points toward a new eating disorder.

September 07, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


The mountains can provide healing from injury

Three weeks after splitting my knee open while trail running, and a few days after the doctor removed the 22 stitches that were holding it ...

September 07, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


5 things you should do every night for perfect skin in the morning (that take less than 5 minutes)

We love these products, and we think you will too. Just so you know, this post contains affiliate links, and if you make a purchase ...

September 06, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


She put her 3-year-old daughter down for a nap, but when her neighbor pounds on her door she sees he

Amber Boone was having a completely normal day when she decided to put her three-year-old daughter, Aubrey, down for a nap.

September 05, 2017 | Viviana Dominguez FamilyShare | Living well


How you can help Texas recover from Harvey

Emergency officials say that donating money is the best way to help when a natural disaster strikes, but there are plenty of opportunities for people ...

September 01, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Lessons learned: Katrina and now Houston show how people, not just government, are key to effective

The historic flooding that accompanied Hurricane Harvey when it stormed ashore the Texas coast Aug. 25 brought to mind disasters of yesteryear, among them Katrina ...

September 01, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


8 foods that are healthier for you after you cook them

We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for you. That’s a given. But did you know that there are ways to make ...

August 31, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


What canning peaches taught me about food

Years ago, my then 90-year-old grandma taught me how to can peaches.

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


5 damaging side effects that come with a pornography habit

If you’re a human with internet access, chances are you’ve seen pornography at least once in your life. It’s everywhere, and it ...

August 31, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


7 secrets to getting rid of those pesky bags under your eyes

I was in college the first time I noticed puffy, blue bags under my eyes, and I was mortified. I thought baggy eyes were for ...

August 29, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


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