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'It is what it is' — so learn to embrace it

Connie Sokol, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 5:28pm

In my speaking assignments, I connect with many kinds of women who concerns about how to deal with difficult situations that make them feel stuck. To more fully embrace "what is" and still move forward, consider these tips.

Bottle flipping: the craze that's driving parents crazy

Lacey Russell, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:30pm

Technology has never been more advanced, yet children across the United States are entertaining themselves with something very old-school: partially-filled plastic water bottles.

Binge now and pay later: 3 ways to keep college eating from running amok

Charity Lighten, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 8:31pm

A few pounds quickly turn into a lot of pounds, and poor eating habits eventually turn into a seriously bad eating lifestyle. So what is the solution for a poor college student that wants to eat healthy and enjoy college? It's easier than you think.

Lying may be your brain's fault, study says

Jessica Ravitz, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 1:48pm

The lies start small, and then they grow. We've all seen this, in news reports, among our friends and family, in ourselves.

One-fourth of US cancer deaths are due to smoking; Utah has lowest rate

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 12:31pm

Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. Utah has the lowest cancer death rate and the highest is among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.

14 ways to be more emotionally mature

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:10am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, coach Kim Giles shares tips on how to become more emotionally mature and how to know if you aren't.

Why we are 'risk-stupid,' even when our lives depend on it

Trevor Knoblich, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:31pm

News events are a constant reminder that the world is full of risk. Most of us are aware of risks in our lives yet we are terrible at estimating how likely we are to be affected by them.

Bride loses 100+ pounds after engagement pic wake-up call

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 11:59pm

What would it take for you to change your life? For Texas woman Haley Smith, a single joyful moment became a wake-up call.

A dietitian's perspective on how to handle Halloween candy

Emily Fonnesbeck, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 8:29pm

People wonder how I handle Halloween candy with my kids. When I tell them I let my kids handle it, they are often surprised. However, my goal isn't to raise super healthy eaters but confident, competent eaters who can trust themselves with food.

Why you believe everything your Facebook friends tell you

Elizabeth Cohen, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 12:49pm

No, Facebook hasn't changed its privacy settings. No, what you post doesn't belong to Facebook now.

STD rates reach record high in United States

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 12:17pm

There were more reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases last year than ever before in the United States, according to the latest STD surveillance report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

When retirement savings goals seem hopelessly unrealistic

Walter Updegrave, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 8:32pm

"I often see rules of thumb suggesting how much people should save each year or how much money they should have in retirement accounts by certain ages to be on track to a secure retirement. Are these savings targets actually achievable?"

Why you should own what you eat

Paige Smathers, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 18th - 8:31pm

There's power in owning up to what you eat. Cutting that slice of cake, putting it on a plate, sitting down and eating it is far different than eating that same cake at the counter tiny slice by tiny slice because "you don't eat cake."

Battling cold and flu: what works and what doesn't

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Oct 18th - 7:26pm

Although there are no cures for the common cold or flu, there are little tips and tricks that can make the process a little more bearable.

Why hurt people hurt people

Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham, Contributors  |  Posted  Oct 17th - 6:58am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, coaches Kim and Nicole explain why all bad behavior is a request for love and how to best handle it.

Is your toddler a fussy eater? It's probably not your fault, say scientists

Elizabeth Roberts, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 14th - 8:32pm

Those blaming themselves for their child's refusal to eat certain foods can stop feeling so guilty because their behavior is likely to be influenced by genetics, according to a new study published Friday.

Non-candy treats that trick-or-treaters will love

Rebecca Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 8:31pm

Check out this list of fun non-candy treats for all of your trick-or-treaters, their sugar rush won't be as bad, and they'll be so happy with fun stuff to play with.

Utah in 50 years: older, more crowded, more diverse than ever

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 7:57am

If policymakers don't take heed, the current generation of working-age Utahns will be “handing off a lot of very vexing problems (to the next generation)," said Pam Perlich, director of demographic research at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.

Is picky eating really a problem?

Erica Hansen, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 11th - 8:39pm

Every parent struggles with children going through picky eating, and some cases are worse than others. Some adults are picky eaters themselves. Is there a cause for concern?

How to give feedback without offending

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 7:00am

In this edition of LIFEadvice Coach Kim shares 6 factors to check before you give feedback or correct another person's behavior to make sure ego and anger are not in play.