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8 glasses of of water a day may not be best, study says

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:46pm

Eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day keeps the doctor away — or does it?

Don't let your weight determine your worth

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:58am

"I am driving myself crazy with insecurity and negative thoughts about my appearance. I hate my round face and always feel like the biggest person in the room. My daughter is learning this fear from me and I can see her insecurities are taking a toll." In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares a parable that may help you teach children to separate their worth from their appearance.

Foods that double as medicine

Ben Smart, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:09pm

A typical visit to the doctor might leave you with a bottle of pills and instructions to take them twice daily. But a small, growing number of physicians are "prescribing" foods not only for weight management, but also to prevent and treat chronic diseases.

5 'wow' aviation moments at the Oshkosh air show

Thom Patterson, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:59am

They call it the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture. But for some, it's so famous, it's just "Oshkosh." Never heard of it? It's kind of like an aviation buff's Disneyland. Or maybe Comic-Con.

Here's why you have a sweet tooth when others may not

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:04am

It may not be lack of self-discipline that keeps you from saying no to that second doughnut. Scientists say the culprit could be your genes.

Restaurant meals just as bad for your health as fast food, study reveals

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:51pm

Attention all foodies: Despite what you may think, you may be better off eating at McDonalds than that new four-star restaurant downtown.

Running club rallies behind injured Orem marathoner

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 8:31pm

Tongia Vakaafi was close to achieving his childhood goal of representing Tonga in the marathon at the 2016 Olympic Games when he injured his knee while riding bikes with his kids. Members of a local running club and store are stepping in to help.

9 bizarre snacks to try for National Junk Food Day

Amy Roberts and Julie In, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 8:29pm

Today is National Junk Food Day and here's a personal take on nine new strange snacks that can help you find a fun treat to mark this momentous occasion.

How much does it really cost to have a baby?

Michelle Andrews for CNN  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 5:26pm

Which hospital parents pick to deliver their baby can have serious cost consequences, according to a new study.

Help your child start school with confidence

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 6:58am

In this edition of LIFEadvice Coach Kim gives great tips for helping your child overcome back to school fears and figure out who her or she wants to be this year.

7 things Americans should know about travel to Cuba

Patrick Oppmann, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 19th - 7:07pm

With the United States and Cuba set to restore full diplomatic relations next week, many Americans rightfully wonder what's really changed as a result of America's new policy with the communist-run island nation. Since we're talking about Cuba, don't expect everything to be perfectly clear.

How do screams scare us?

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 17th - 8:31pm

Whose screams rise the hairs on the back of your neck: Janet Leigh or Jamie Lee Curtis? A new study says one thing's for sure: the vocalizations of all these scream queens scare us because they target a special acoustic "sweet spot" in our brain.

Behavior in kindergarten linked to adult success, study says

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 17th - 10:33am

A new study found a link between a child's social skills in kindergarten and how well they were doing in early adulthood.

Majority of parents turn to social media for support, information

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 16th - 8:33pm

When it comes to the adage that it takes a village to raise a child, today's parents are turning to social media to find that village.

Avoid divorce by getting married in your late 20s, U. study says

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Jul 16th - 7:31pm

What's the best age to get married if you want to avoid a divorce? A new study from the University of Utah is knocking down the longstanding theory that the longer you wait to get married, the less likely you are to get a divorce.

Sleep deprivation hinders ability to read facial expressions in others

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 16th - 10:14am

If you often find yourself trying to joke around with someone who is in tears, you may not be getting enough sleep.

Actor's openness about depression stirs glowing Comic-Con tribute

Henry Hanks, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 15th - 8:34pm

Those who suffer from clinical depression often feel they're shrouded in darkness. At the recent San Diego Comic-Con, fans of the hit series "Supernatural" shined a light.

Smartphone app can help detect depression in user, study suggests

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 15th - 10:39am

While you may be able to keep a smile on your face in front of family, friends and peers, you may not be able to hide depression from your smartphone.

High school soccer concussions on the rise, study finds

Carina Storrs, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 14th - 8:48pm

Soccer has been increasing in popularity in the U.S. as a high school sport, and with the recent victory of the U.S. team in the Women's World Cup, that will likely grow. But so has the number of concussions among young soccer players, according to a new study.

The disgusting bacteria your shoes are bringing into your home

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Jul 14th - 10:58am

The easiest way to stop germs from getting in your house may be to leave your shoes at the door. A new study found 40 percent of shoe soles contain the harmful bacteria C. difficile.