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Skin deep: Why so many women don't like how they look, and the movement to change that

As a former contestant on "America’s Top Model," Leah Darrow meets the culture’s prevailing standards for beauty. Her face was once on a billboard in Times Square.

January 26, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Sexual harassment?

We hear about sexual harassment cases almost daily, and many people see it in action in their own towns and neighborhoods. Even though it's common, people might miss it not because they're purposely ignoring it, but because they aren't aware it's actually sexual harassment.

January 25, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Living well


6 tips to avoid catching and spreading the flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the country has been hit especially hard with the flu. Nearly every part of the continental U.S. has been affected.

January 24, 2018 | Kaylee DeWitt Deseret News special workflow | Living well


They thought she had food poisoning; days later she died

Having sick children is difficult — it's often hard to know whether to take them to the doctor or wait it out because it's likely viral.

January 23, 2018 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


What your baby should eat in the first 1,000 days of life

What your baby eats in the first 1,000 days of life will determine how fast and how well he thinks, what he remembers and even how well he can multitask as an adult, the nation’s leading group of pediatricians said Monday.

January 23, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


This article will convince you to eat more fiber RIGHT NOW

Everyone is always looking for a quick and easy way to be healthier. For the most part, there's no easy fix. However, adding more fiber to your diet in larger (not smaller!) quantities can not only improve your health, but also help you lose weight.

January 22, 2018 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


What is sexual harassment? 9 guidelines to tell you if it has happened to you

We hear about sexual harassment cases almost daily, and many people see it in action in their own towns and neighborhoods. Even though it’s common, people might miss it not because they’re purposely ignoring it, but because they aren’t aware it’s actually sexual harassment.

January 22, 2018 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


It's scary how many cigarettes it takes for the average person to become hooked

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable diseases in the United States. Even with the overwhelming amount of studies and statistics sharing the dangers of smoking, people continue to smoke. That’s because once you start, it’s difficult to stop.

January 20, 2018 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


What is a healthy weight?

The week of Jan. 21-28 is Healthy Weight Week, sponsored by the Healthy Weight Network. During healthy weight week, individuals are encouraged to improve health habits in sustainable ways such as normalizing eating patterns, living actively and feeling good about themselves.

January 20, 2018 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


7 tricks to get luxurious volume in your hair

Somehow, flat hair can be a problem for both those with thick and thin hair alike. With thin, you simply don’t have enough hair to create volume. And often with thick, there is so much weight from your hair that accomplishing all-day volume can be a challenge. No matter your hair type, try these simple tricks to get the lift you want:

January 18, 2018 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


5 menstrual cup brands you should know about

One of my only regrets in life is not discovering menstrual cups until my mid 30's. Now that I know how amazing they are, I can't believe that I wasted all those years. I'm not sure how I didn't know about them—maybe it was the small marketing budgets that menstrual cup companies had back then, or maybe I was just hanging around the wrong people. Whatever the case, I'm now happy with my choice, especially since there are so many benefits to using a menstrual cup:

January 18, 2018 | Jackie Bolen FamilyShare | Living well


A gynecologist guide to getting pregnant easier

If you’re trying to conceive, those two weeks before your expected period can feel like an eternity. And the two minutes as you wait for the results on your pregnancy test can feel even longer.

January 17, 2018 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


6 diseases that could explain why you need to pee frequently.

Do you find it hard to get through a meeting or a short road trip without having to stop for a bathroom break? If that sounds familiar, it’s probably time to schedule a wellness physical with your doctor.

January 17, 2018 | Monica Neely FamilyShare | Living well


These 8 symptoms might mean you have endometriosis (and what that means for you)

As if getting your period wasn’t bad enough, 176 million women worldwide also have to handle the symptoms of endometriosis. It’s a condition where cells grow outside of your uterus instead of on the inside, as outlined by WebMD. It’d be fine of those cells were content to just hang out there, but unfortunately, they do their job and break apart and bleed, just like the rest of your uterine cells do at the end of your period. If you have endometriosis, these misplaced cells cause inflammation, swelling and scar tissues, and these eight symptoms:

January 11, 2018 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Emotional resilience more important to kids than straight A’s

My critics are providing me much material of late for this column and my weekly radio show (Saturdays, 6 p.m., AFR).

January 10, 2018 | John Rosemond | Living well


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Most therapy just reinforces children’s behavior

Q: You seem to be opposed to putting children into any sort of psychological therapy. That's curious, especially given that you're a child ...

February 16, 2018 | John Rosemond | Living well


Will your family robot share your family's values?

HARTFORD, Conn. — When a Czech playwright coined the word "robot" in 1921, he described mechanical creatures that have "no passion, no history, no soul.”

February 15, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Ovarian cancer is hard to detect, but you should NEVER ignore these 4 symptoms

Ovarian cancer affects older and younger women when tumors develop from the lining cells of the ovary. It's been estimated that 22,240 women ...

February 01, 2018 | Natalia Ovcharenko FamilyShare | Living well


Do you know what anxiety really feels like? 5 signs you may have it

Anxiety isn't rare. In fact, it affects "40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older," according to the Anxiety and Depression ...

February 01, 2018 | Kevin Ippisch FamilyShare | Living well


How to know your kids are contagious (and when to keep them at home)

No one likes to be sick. As a parent, when you feel terrible, you just wish that the world would stop and you could just ...

February 01, 2018 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


Could you pass a 'health literacy' test to get insurance?

If your insurance coverage depended on it, could you pass a test of basic health knowledge, such as what the numbers in a blood-pressure reading ...

January 31, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


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