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US braces for omicron, prepares for African country travel ban

US braces for omicron, prepares for African country travel ban

Susan Heavey, Reuters  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 2:04 p.m.

U.S. health officials on Sunday said they were preparing for the likely appearance of the new omicron COVID-19 variant, with restrictions set to begin on Monday against travelers from eight southern African countries.
The Santa experience this year is a mix of laps, distancing

The Santa experience this year is a mix of laps, distancing

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 8:10 a.m.

Santa is back this year, but he pleads caution as he continues to tiptoe through the pandemic.
9 beautifully illustrated books to help your child practice gratitude

9 beautifully illustrated books to help your child practice gratitude

Megan Christensen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 22 - 8:08 p.m.

Thanksgiving is about more than a plateful of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes — it's about expressing gratitude. And if reading books can help children develop empathy, surely reading about giving thanks can help them develop an attitude of gratitude.
Coach Kim: A little adjustment could save Thanksgiving

Coach Kim: A little adjustment could save Thanksgiving

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 22 - 7:47 a.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares some perspective options that might make your family gatherings more positive.
What you can do to cut costs for pet care during inflation

What you can do to cut costs for pet care during inflation

Chris Taylor, Reuters  |  Posted Nov. 16 - 6:36 a.m.

About 20% of Americans added a pet to their home since the beginning of the pandemic. From regular grooming, to food, to medical care, the dollars for pet care add up quickly.
Utahns cheer on 'larger-than-life' runner at NYC Marathon after cancer nearly took his life

Utahns cheer on 'larger-than-life' runner at NYC Marathon after cancer nearly took his life

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 15 - 8:13 p.m.

On Nov. 7, Tommy Rivers Puzey crossed the finish line of the New York City Marathon just one year after learning how to walk again following a sudden rare cancer diagnosis that nearly took his life. Many here in Utah watched from afar as he battled and conquered.
Coach Kim: How to handle the vaccine debate

Coach Kim: How to handle the vaccine debate

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 15 - 8:38 a.m.

Many people are experiencing conflict in their relationships due to differing opinions about COVID-19 vaccines. In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares ways to bridge the differences of opinion and handle conversations about vaccination.
Travelers line up for US flights as curbs are lifted for first time

Travelers line up for US flights as curbs are lifted for first time

Tara Oakes and Antony Paone, Reuters  |  Updated Nov. 8 - 11:00 a.m.

Travelers excited at the prospect of seeing family and friends for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began took off for the United States on Monday as it lifted travel restrictions slapped on much of the world for the best part of two years.
Post-Daylight Saving, how to combat seasonal mental health issues

Post-Daylight Saving, how to combat seasonal mental health issues

Megan Marples, CNN  |  Posted Nov. 7 - 4:01 p.m.

You've turned back your clocks for Daylight Saving Time, but what now?
8-year-old Idaho reporter finding fame, intriguing celebrities with interview skills

8-year-old Idaho reporter finding fame, intriguing celebrities with interview skills

Megan Christensen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 7 - 2:49 p.m.

A curious 8-year-old girl from Idaho has caught the attention of big-name celebrities, musicians and other creators around the country with her impressive interviewing skills.
Sleep with your pet? How that may affect you (and your pet)

Sleep with your pet? How that may affect you (and your pet)

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Nov. 6 - 9:48 p.m.

In the quest for better sleep, people often ask if they should share their bed with a pet. Before we get to that, let's take a moment to ponder the flip side: Is sleeping with you good for your pet?
Diabetes awareness: Can Type 2 diabetes be reversed? It's complicated

Diabetes awareness: Can Type 2 diabetes be reversed? It's complicated

Brittany Poulson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 5 - 8:11 p.m.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and while there's a usually a focus on diabetes and prediabetes prevention, many people still face the burden of a diabetes diagnosis. Those diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes might ask themselves, "How can I get rid of my diabetes? The answer isn't so clear cut. Here's what we know.
West Jordan father and son restore one of the most hated cars of the 1970s

West Jordan father and son restore one of the most hated cars of the 1970s

Brian Champagne, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 4 - 2:31 p.m.

Car buyers abandoned the Chevrolet Vega with good reason in the 1970s, which made it a rare build for a West Jordan father and son.
You broke your bad habit. This is how you build something better in its place

You broke your bad habit. This is how you build something better in its place

Madeline Holcombe, CNN  |  Posted Nov. 2 - 8:38 p.m.

It took a lot of work, but you finally stopped reaching for the pint of ice cream after a long day or a disagreement with your partner. But now what?
Coach Kim: How to improve your self-worth today

Coach Kim: How to improve your self-worth today

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 1 - 7:47 a.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim explains how some people determine the value of human beings and what a better system might look like.
Halloween food traditions go way back — and didn't always involve candy

Halloween food traditions go way back — and didn't always involve candy

Noah Sheidlower and Radhika Marya, CNN  |  Posted Oct. 31 - 9:44 p.m.

Halloween is a time for families to carve pumpkin lanterns. It's a time for people of all ages to passionately debate about the value of candy corn. And it is, of course, a time for children to go from house to house as they trick-or-treat for their favorite candy bars.
Why people keep scrolling when they say they are done with Facebook

Why people keep scrolling when they say they are done with Facebook

Madeline Holcombe, CNN  |  Posted Oct. 30 - 10:33 p.m.

The tides are turning against Facebook. But no matter how much they may want to, some people just can't seem to break away.
West Valley Arts celebrates Day of the Dead, a holiday to remember deceased loved ones

West Valley Arts celebrates Day of the Dead, a holiday to remember deceased loved ones

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 30 - 7:11 p.m.

West Valley Arts hosted its 17th annual Day of the Dead celebration, which included performances, community alters or ofrendas, hands-on activities and traditional foods.
Arianne Brown: Why putting in the work of mental healing is so important – for everyone

Arianne Brown: Why putting in the work of mental healing is so important – for everyone

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 29 - 7:58 p.m.

Good mental health practices have been around for as long as humanity has been a thing, but for some reason I thought I was an exception.
13 fun and spooky kid-friendly Halloween recipes

13 fun and spooky kid-friendly Halloween recipes

Brittany Poulson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Updated Oct. 28 - 8:38 p.m.

Looking for a fun treat or snack to make with your kids this Halloween? Give one of these 13 fun and spooky recipes a try.
Coach Kim: Beware the meanings you're applying to life situations

Coach Kim: Beware the meanings you're applying to life situations

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 25 - 8:31 a.m.

Many of us struggle to change the meanings and stories we apply to the situations in our lives. In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shows how stepping back from situations and choosing a different perspective can lead to more positive experiences and outcomes.
Around the world in 270 days? Royal Caribbean announces 9-month, 150-destination cruise

Around the world in 270 days? Royal Caribbean announces 9-month, 150-destination cruise

Francesca Street, CNN  |  Posted Oct. 24 - 12:15 p.m.

It would've been unthinkable 12 months ago as the cruise industry reeled from the effects of COVID-19, but one operator is now offering an epic new voyage that will last nine months and take travelers to more than 150 destinations.
Coach Kim: How to health check your relationship

Coach Kim: How to health check your relationship

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 11:09 a.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares how to make sure your relationship is healthy and when to seek help.
How to best burn calories while walking

How to best burn calories while walking

Dana Santas, CNN  |  Updated Oct. 18 - 7:10 a.m.

It's no secret that walking is good for you. Many of us are trying to get in those recommended 10,000 steps a day that our wearable fitness technology urges us to achieve.
FDA advisers recommend second shot of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

FDA advisers recommend second shot of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

Manojna Maddipatla, Reuters  |  Updated Oct. 15 - 12:11 p.m.

Outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday voted unanimously to recommend regulators authorize a second shot of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine.
Coach Kim: Is the internet making us meaner?

Coach Kim: Is the internet making us meaner?

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 11 - 9:02 a.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim answers a reader's question and explains the ways being and communicating online has made us meaner to each other.
Father and son's Celica Supra project spans generations

Father and son's Celica Supra project spans generations

Brian Champagne, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 6:19 p.m.

A West Jordan father gave his son the same experience he had of bonding with a father over the rebuild of a car. Now, their car travels to shows and similarly unites generations.
Do faith groups love Facebook? It's complicated

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Do faith groups love Facebook? It's complicated

Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 2:45 p.m.

Concerns over privacy, hate speech and misinformation have led many, including some churches, to leave Facebook behind
Study: Anxiety surged during pandemic, particularly among women

Study: Anxiety surged during pandemic, particularly among women

Alistair Smout, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 10:28 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a surge in anxiety and major depressive disorders across the world, particularly among women and young people, a study published in the Lancet on Friday found.
Arianne Brown: The value in a moment of self-reflection

Arianne Brown: The value in a moment of self-reflection

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 7:34 p.m.

For nearly a decade I have had a public voice when sometimes I probably shouldn't have. Come down memory lane with me with my new set of eyes on so we can together learn from my mistakes.
Instagram and teens: How to keep your kids safe

Instagram and teens: How to keep your kids safe

Barbara Ortutay and Amanda Seitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 7 - 9:34 a.m.

For many parents, revelations this week from whistleblower Frances Haugen showing internal Facebook studies of the harms of Instagram for teenagers only intensified concerns about the popular photo sharing app.
Pfizer, BioNTech ask US regulators to OK COVID-19 vaccine for kids

Pfizer, BioNTech ask US regulators to OK COVID-19 vaccine for kids

Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 7 - 6:54 a.m.

Pfizer and BioNTech have asked U.S. regulators to approve emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children aged from 5 to 11, Pfizer said in a post on Twitter Thursday.
Pharmacy chains face first trial in opioid litigation; judge urges settlement

Pharmacy chains face first trial in opioid litigation; judge urges settlement

Nate Raymond, Reuters  |  Updated Oct. 1 - 9:26 a.m.

Four large pharmacy chains are set to face their first trial over the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic, creating new pressure to reach settlements with state and local governments who accuse them of contributing to the public health crisis.
These 6 foods can help boost your immune system going into cold and flu season

These 6 foods can help boost your immune system going into cold and flu season

Brittany Poulson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 30 - 8:51 p.m.

Give your immune system a boost this winter by eating these six foods that contain vitamin D.
At least one long-term symptom seen in 37% of COVID-19 patients, study says

At least one long-term symptom seen in 37% of COVID-19 patients, study says

Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 8:09 a.m.

At least one long-term COVID-19 symptom was found in 37% of patients three to six months after they were infected by the virus, a large study from Oxford University and the National Institute for Health Research showed on Wednesday.
Utahns welcome back Broadway, after pandemic-related hiatus

Utahns welcome back Broadway, after pandemic-related hiatus

Leigh Gibson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 7:26 a.m.

Utahns performing on Broadway are thrilled to be back in a job, and fans of the theater flocked to the Big Apple earlier this month to pack in as many shows they could after an 18-month hiatus — the longest in Broadway's history.
These are the best and worst ways to handle your anger, experts say

These are the best and worst ways to handle your anger, experts say

Megan Marples, CNN  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 11:38 a.m.

Someone cut you off as you drove to work. Your boss passed over you for the latest promotion. A close relative with young children refuses to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Pfizer submits data for COVID-19 vaccine use in younger kids

Pfizer submits data for COVID-19 vaccine use in younger kids

Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 8:23 a.m.

Pfizer and BioNTech SE on Tuesday submitted initial trial data for their COVID-19 vaccine in 5- to 11-year-olds and said they would make a formal request with U.S. regulators for emergency use in the coming weeks.
DASH diet and exercise helps uncontrolled high blood pressure, study finds

DASH diet and exercise helps uncontrolled high blood pressure, study finds

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 11:35 a.m.

Nearly half of all Americans live with high blood pressure, a key contributor to diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and serious complications from COVID-19, according to the American Heart Association.
Coach Kim: How to appreciate people you don't even like

Coach Kim: How to appreciate people you don't even like

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 8:03 a.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim explains why we don't like certain people and shares ways to appreciate them.
Under pressure, US donates half-billion more COVID-19 vaccine doses to world

Under pressure, US donates half-billion more COVID-19 vaccine doses to world

Jeff Mason and Carl O'Donnell, Reuters  |  Updated Sept. 22 - 4:45 p.m.

The United States on Wednesday promised to buy 500 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses to donate to other countries as it comes under increasing pressure to share its supply with the rest of the world.
Convincing kids to leave screens behind to exercise is hard, but also doable

Convincing kids to leave screens behind to exercise is hard, but also doable

Megan Marples, CNN  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 7:52 p.m.

While outdoor play comes naturally to some children, many others would prefer to spend hours scrolling through YouTube videos or binge-watching the latest television show. Here are some tips for getting your kids outside and moving.
Coach Kim: How to get along when family members have different religious beliefs

Coach Kim: How to get along when family members have different religious beliefs

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 8:05 a.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim addresses how differences in beliefs can create fear and judgment and how to move past that into love.
FDA advisers recommend COVID-19 boosters for older adults, those at high risk, teachers, health care workers after rejecting broad approval

FDA advisers recommend COVID-19 boosters for older adults, those at high risk, teachers, health care workers after rejecting broad approval

Michael Erman, Julie Steenhuysen and Manojna Maddipatla, Reuters  |  Updated Sept. 17 - 4:21 p.m.

A panel of expert outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted on Friday to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness, after overwhelmingly rejecting a call for broader approval.
Coach Kim: People who practice religion differently than you

Coach Kim: People who practice religion differently than you

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 7:29 p.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares six personality types specific to faith and how we practice spirituality so we can better understand others and ourselves.
Finding middle ground: Navigating joint custody during a pandemic

Finding middle ground: Navigating joint custody during a pandemic

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 11 - 11:04 a.m.

Parenting during a pandemic can be complicated. But how do you parent during a pandemic when you share custody of your child, especially in a divided political environment?
Lehi man's classic British convertible speeds past competition over and over again

Lehi man's classic British convertible speeds past competition over and over again

Brian Champagne, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 9 - 8:00 p.m.

Most people showed their rare British sports cars off at a recent weekend car show in Salt Lake City; a few, like Skyler Sisson of Lehi, pushed them on the event's autocross course.
Born conjoined back-to-back, Israeli twins finally see each other after surgery

Born conjoined back-to-back, Israeli twins finally see each other after surgery

Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 6 - 5:25 p.m.

One-year-old twin Israeli girls who were born conjoined at the head, back-to-back, can make eye contact for the first time after undergoing rare separation surgery on Sunday.
Coach Kim: Essential social skills to teach your children

Coach Kim: Essential social skills to teach your children

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 6 - 9:21 a.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares some of the relationship and soft skills your child needs to function as a healthy adult later on and how to teach them.
What is the healthiest fish to eat? The best choices for you and the planet

What is the healthiest fish to eat? The best choices for you and the planet

Casey Barber, CNN  |  Posted Sept. 3 - 12:07 p.m.

We're all trying to make healthier choices, but when it comes to fish, is one type truly better than another? Nutritionally, there's no wrong choice when it comes to seafood as a food group.
Number of people with dementia set to jump 40% to 78 million by 2030

Number of people with dementia set to jump 40% to 78 million by 2030

Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 2 - 2:49 p.m.

With populations aging, the number of those who suffer with dementia is projected to rise to 78 million by 2030 and 139 million by 2050, the WHO said in a report.
Too much or too little sleep can harm your brain, study suggests

Too much or too little sleep can harm your brain, study suggests

Kristen Rogers, CNN  |  Posted Aug. 30 - 7:36 p.m.

Disrupted sleep is common in late life, the study authors wrote, and associated with changes in cognitive function, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Neurology.
The benefits of owning a dog — and the surprising science behind it

The benefits of owning a dog — and the surprising science behind it

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Aug. 26 - 8:31 p.m.

If you have a dog and tell them it's National Dog Day, I suspect they will reply: "I thought every day was dog day! Now where's my treat?"
Wendy's is upgrading its french fries

Wendy's is upgrading its french fries

Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business  |  Posted Aug. 26 - 4:40 p.m.

The fry makeover comes to help handle the increase of drive-thru customers during the pandemic.
With full vaccine approval, US could control COVID by spring 2022, Fauci says

With full vaccine approval, US could control COVID by spring 2022, Fauci says

Reuters  |  Posted Aug. 24 - 10:04 a.m.

The United States could get COVID-19 under control by early next year, with potential wider vaccine approvals coming in the weeks ahead, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday, one day after Pfizer won wider FDA approval for its shot.
Coach Kim: How to stop being offended all the time

Coach Kim: How to stop being offended all the time

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug. 23 - 9:30 a.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares the signs that you are too easily offended and how to stop being this way.
US to start offering COVID-19 vaccine booster doses in September

US to start offering COVID-19 vaccine booster doses in September

Carl O'Donnell, Reuters  |  Updated Aug. 18 - 1:40 p.m.

The U.S. government said on Wednesday it plans to make COVID-19 vaccine booster shots widely available to all Americans starting on Sept. 20 as infections rise from the delta variant of the coronavirus.
Coach Kim: What's behind your loved one's bad behavior?

Coach Kim: What's behind your loved one's bad behavior?

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug. 16 - 10:29 a.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares a better understanding of why we sometimes behave badly and how to stop doing it.
4 ways parents can reframe a tween or teen's social setbacks

4 ways parents can reframe a tween or teen's social setbacks

Phyllis L. Fagell, CNN  |  Posted Aug. 15 - 5:08 p.m.

Middle school can be challenging enough without a pandemic, but months of isolation and disruption have amplified the sensitivity and insecurity tweens and teens have about their own place in the pack.