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Hugs help women face stress, study says. Men, you are out of luck

Hugs help women face stress, study says. Men, you are out of luck

Madeline Holcombe, CNN  |  Posted May 23 - 2:55 p.m.

You have a big test, a difficult conversation or a stressful day ahead — how much of a difference could a hug from your partner make on your state of mind?
Pfizer-BioNTech say 3 COVID shots generate good response in kids under 5

Pfizer-BioNTech say 3 COVID shots generate good response in kids under 5

Michael Erman, Reuters  |  Posted May 23 - 7:48 a.m.

Drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech said on Monday that three doses of their COVID-19 vaccine generated a strong immune response in children under the age of 5 in their clinical trial.
'Wipe Out' band to play at Rat Fink Reunion in Utah

'Wipe Out' band to play at Rat Fink Reunion in Utah

Brian Champagne for KSL.com  |  Posted May 22 - 9:41 a.m.

You've heard the song "Wipe Out" from 1962. You may have heard of the hot-rod monster, Rat Fink. Now the two are coming together in Manti this summer — for free.
How to become more grateful, and why that will make you happier, healthier and more resilient

How to become more grateful, and why that will make you happier, healthier and more resilient

David G. Allan, CNN  |  Posted May 21 - 9:10 p.m.

If you really think about it, so many of us should be in a perpetual state of gratitude.
Fewer US couples said 'I do' in 2020; Utah was 1 of 4 states that had more weddings

Fewer US couples said 'I do' in 2020; Utah was 1 of 4 states that had more weddings

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Updated May 17 - 9:54 p.m.

A new report finds far fewer Americans said "I do" during the first year of the pandemic when wedding plans were upended. There were 1.7 million weddings in 2020, a drop of 17% from the year before.
Review: 5 water products for family summer fun

Review: 5 water products for family summer fun

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 7:05 p.m.

Here are a handful of family water products to consider for your next outing.
Weekend activity: Salt Lake libraries hosting 24-hour countywide adult scavenger hunt

Weekend activity: Salt Lake libraries hosting 24-hour countywide adult scavenger hunt

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted May 13 - 12:32 p.m.

For the first time, the Salt Lake County Library is hosting a 24-hour countywide adult scavenger hunt in the hopes of bringing people together to do something a bit unique.
Officer recounts rescuing baby from overturned car in river 7 years ago in new book

Officer recounts rescuing baby from overturned car in river 7 years ago in new book

Karah Brackin, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 12 - 9:06 p.m.

March 13, 2015, is a day Tyler Beddoes will never forget. That was the day he, fellow officers and firefighters responded to an overturned car in the Spanish Fork River, which led to the rescue of baby Lily.
The biggest summer movies coming soon to a theater near you

The biggest summer movies coming soon to a theater near you

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 7:34 p.m.

Undoubtedly, there is a movie or two on this list you'll be looking forward to catching on the big screen this summer. Here is a look at the summer movie lineup for 2022.
Chronic diseases are more likely to develop in some people with anxiety and depression

Chronic diseases are more likely to develop in some people with anxiety and depression

Megan Marples, CNN  |  Posted May 9 - 8:48 p.m.

Women of all ages and younger men with certain mood disorders are more likely to develop certain chronic illnesses, according to new research.
Baby names: Big business or industry myth?

Baby names: Big business or industry myth?

Justin Mcdevitt, Associated Press  |  Posted May 9 - 8:48 a.m.

It is the decision of a lifetime, and it's going to cost a pretty penny. Baby Name Consulting is the latest luxury trend to enter the parenting world, but how long has it been around for exactly? Is it old? Is it new? Is it even real?
Utah teen courageously fights aggressive cancer

Utah teen courageously fights aggressive cancer

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 8 - 7:01 p.m.

Only days prior to turning 16 years old, Gracey Fuller received the earth-shattering news that she was one of about two in a million people to be diagnosed with angiosarcoma.
Giggles, tears and 'all the feels': 10 picture books to celebrate Mother's Day

Giggles, tears and 'all the feels': 10 picture books to celebrate Mother's Day

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 6 - 10:07 a.m.

How many of us can say that we learned to love to read at the feet of our mothers? In honor of Mother's Day, here are 10 wonderful books to celebrate the women who loved us first.
'She's my guardian angel': DoorDasher saves Massachusetts woman's life while delivering pizza

'She's my guardian angel': DoorDasher saves Massachusetts woman's life while delivering pizza

Sara Smart, CNN  |  Posted May 3 - 7:21 a.m.

When a Massachusetts woman ordered a pizza on a routine Friday evening, she had no idea the quick thinking and kindness of her delivery driver would change her life that night.
More than 1/3 Americans don't have retirement; here's how to start

More than 1/3 Americans don't have retirement; here's how to start

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 30 - 10:24 p.m.

It may be the worst kept secret in America — many of us are falling short on retirement savings.
Travel plans? Check out these 5 crowdfunded travel gadgets

Travel plans? Check out these 5 crowdfunded travel gadgets

Brooke Nally for KSL.com  |  Posted April 29 - 11:54 a.m.

If you have travel plans, here are a few great new items currently being crowdfunded by the people for the people.
Updated guidelines do not recommend daily aspirin for heart health for most adults

Updated guidelines do not recommend daily aspirin for heart health for most adults

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Updated April 27 - 7:22 a.m.

After years of recommending regular aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke, scientists now see little benefit for most healthy people, and say it may contribute to an increasing risk of bleeding in your stomach or brain as you get older.
How 15 minutes of mental health hygiene can change your whole day

How 15 minutes of mental health hygiene can change your whole day

Madeline Holcombe, CNN  |  Posted April 25 - 9:36 p.m.

You brush your teeth twice a day to keep plaque from building up and see a dentist regularly for extra maintenance. It's just good hygiene.
7 habits of highly effective remote workers

7 habits of highly effective remote workers

Rebecca Holcomb, Associated Press  |  Posted April 25 - 10:03 a.m.

When the pandemic hit in early 2020, life changed seemingly overnight. Offices went from bustling to bust, forcing companies to figure out how to operate with teams spread out over entire cities or states instead of in one location.
'We've had enough': The rise of inclusive sizing in Utah fashion industry

'We've had enough': The rise of inclusive sizing in Utah fashion industry

Jenny Rollins, for KSL.com  |  Posted April 24 - 7:53 p.m.

The average American woman is a size 16, according to a study, but most retailers start plus-sizing at size 12 or 14. That's rapidly changing, even here in Utah.
William and Kate share new photos of Prince Louis for his 4th birthday

William and Kate share new photos of Prince Louis for his 4th birthday

Emma Tucker, CNN  |  Posted April 24 - 9:12 a.m.

Prince Louis is turning four on Saturday, and to mark the occasion, his royal parents Kate and Prince William have shared new photos of their youngest child.
Traffic noise linked to higher risk of heart attack, study says

Traffic noise linked to higher risk of heart attack, study says

Solarina Ho, CNN   |  Posted April 20 - 10:02 a.m.

People who live in neighborhoods with constant traffic noise are at higher risk of hospitalization for heart attacks compared with those who live in quieter areas, according to a recently published population-based study out of Rutgers University.
Taco Bell is bringing back a fan-favorite menu item

Taco Bell is bringing back a fan-favorite menu item

Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business  |  Posted April 18 - 9:36 a.m.

Taco Bell is bringing back the Mexican Pizza after a roughly two-year hiatus.
Local YA author releases hopeful, relatable book about anxiety

Local YA author releases hopeful, relatable book about anxiety

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted April 17 - 9:02 p.m.

Local author Erin Stewart released her latest book, "The Words We Keep," which centers on anxiety disorder.
These home renovation projects get the best return on investment, report says

These home renovation projects get the best return on investment, report says

Anna Bahney, CNN Business  |  Updated April 16 - 9:27 a.m.

Home prices have gone up so much that many homeowners have decided to stay put and make their own home better.
Even small amounts of exercise fight depression, study says

Even small amounts of exercise fight depression, study says

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Updated April 14 - 2:53 p.m.

Get up and move — even small doses of physical activity, such as brisk walking, may substantially lower the risk of depression, according to a new data analysis.
John Clyde's picks: The 10 best new streaming titles in April

John Clyde's picks: The 10 best new streaming titles in April

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted April 13 - 7:36 p.m.

Hundreds of titles come and go every month on your favorite streaming service and it's impossible to know what all is out there. KSL movie reviewer John Clyde shares his list of the best new streaming titles this April on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and HBO Max.
Your personality can protect or age your brain, study finds

Your personality can protect or age your brain, study finds

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Posted April 12 - 9:10 a.m.

Certain personality traits may be a key factor in whether people develop mild cognitive impairment later in life, a new study found.
White House faces April 18 deadline on transit mask mandate

White House faces April 18 deadline on transit mask mandate

David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Posted April 11 - 5:50 p.m.

The Biden administration faces an April 18 deadline on whether to extend or end a mandate requiring travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains and in transit hubs.
A US housing bubble is brewing. But it's not the bubble we know

A US housing bubble is brewing. But it's not the bubble we know

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated March 31 - 4:35 p.m.

The nation's home prices have skyrocketed and shattered records continue. Now researchers and economists are warning of signs of a housing bubble brewing.
Too much doomscrolling? Here's how to stay informed while staying collected

Too much doomscrolling? Here's how to stay informed while staying collected

Justin Mcdevitt, Associated Press  |  Updated March 30 - 8:25 p.m.

Invasions, climate change, controversial legislation and COVID-19 variants: Reading the news can be an unrelenting source of trauma and a hailstorm of stress and anxiety.
Celebrate Women's History Month with these inspiring picture books

Celebrate Women's History Month with these inspiring picture books

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted March 29 - 8:17 p.m.

March is Women's History Month, and KSL.com contributor Meg Christensen is here to offer you and your daughters (and sons) a chance to learn about some of the greats from these eight stellar picture books.
Obituaries have added zip to his life — and helped with navigating the pandemic

Obituaries have added zip to his life — and helped with navigating the pandemic

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted March 28 - 9:05 a.m.

Two years ago, along with the rest of the world, Dale Adams had a problem. Only his problem wasn't just figuring out how to negotiate life around a pandemic.
Mental health can be impacted by daylight exposure, researchers say

Mental health can be impacted by daylight exposure, researchers say

Jacob Rueda, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted March 22 - 2:23 p.m.

Researchers have found that mental health can be affected by exposure to daylight.
Buy this, not that: Pro tips to save at the grocery store

Buy this, not that: Pro tips to save at the grocery store

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business  |  Posted March 22 - 8:53 a.m.

You're probably not too happy with your grocery bills these days. But there are strategies to help you shop without breaking the bank.
Excessive napping could be a sign of dementia, study finds

Excessive napping could be a sign of dementia, study finds

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Posted March 18 - 11:54 a.m.

Frequent napping or regularly napping for extended periods during the day may be a sign of early dementia in older adults, a new study revealed.
Tough to maintain healthy food habits? Shift to these weekly goals

Tough to maintain healthy food habits? Shift to these weekly goals

Lisa Drayer, CNN  |  Posted March 18 - 10:29 a.m.

Going 100% vegan, cutting carbs or attempting to lose 30 pounds quickly is daunting, drastic and difficult to sustain. And such lofty goals may not be healthy choices for you.
Moderna seeks FDA authorization for second COVID booster for all adults

Moderna seeks FDA authorization for second COVID booster for all adults

Akriti Sharma, Reuters  |  Posted March 18 - 8:22 a.m.

Moderna on late Thursday sought emergency use authorization from U.S. health regulators for a second COVID-19 booster shot, as a surge in cases in some parts of the world fuels fears of another wave of the pandemic.
Ancient sarcophagus found under Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Ancient sarcophagus found under Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Lucien Libert, Reuters  |  Posted March 16 - 2:47 p.m.

Archaeologists have found an ancient lead sarcophagus under the Notre Dame cathedral, offering a new insight into the history of the building.
Sleeping with even a small amount of light may harm your health, study says

Sleeping with even a small amount of light may harm your health, study says

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Posted March 15 - 10:28 a.m.

Sleeping for only one night with a dim light, such as a TV set with the sound off, raised the blood sugar and heart rate of healthy young people participating in a sleep lab experiment, a new study found.
Pies around the world — sweet and savory pastries to celebrate Pi Day

Pies around the world — sweet and savory pastries to celebrate Pi Day

Casey Barber, CNN  |  Posted March 14 - 10:17 a.m.

March 14 is Pi Day in honor of the first three digits of the mathematical constant π (3.1415...). But it's also a flimsy, yet delicious, excuse to celebrate an enduring culinary concept: the many edible varieties of pie around the world.
Every quilt in Utah fine arts museum exhibit tells a story

Every quilt in Utah fine arts museum exhibit tells a story

Zakary Sonntag, Deseret News  |  Posted March 12 - 4:48 p.m.

Quilts, a textile art form, has a strong tradition in the state and is a new exhibit at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
With grocery prices surging, here are 10 ways to eat healthy on a budget

With grocery prices surging, here are 10 ways to eat healthy on a budget

Brittany Poulson, for KSL.com  |  Posted March 11 - 11:02 a.m.

Eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive. Here are 10 ways to eat healthy on a budget, according to a registered dietitian.
1955 DeSoto that saved Coalville farm in 1983 still mourned today

1955 DeSoto that saved Coalville farm in 1983 still mourned today

Brian Champagne for KSL.com  |  Posted March 10 - 2:35 p.m.

During the floods of 1983, a Coalville family farm was in danger of being washed away until a 1955 DeSoto came to the unwilling rescue.
US to extend airplane, transit mask mandate through April 18, official says

US to extend airplane, transit mask mandate through April 18, official says

David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Posted March 10 - 10:07 a.m.

President Joe Biden's administration will extend requirements for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains and in transit hubs through April 18.
Want to sleep better? Lift some weights

Want to sleep better? Lift some weights

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Posted March 7 - 7:53 p.m.

Struggling to sleep? Put some muscle into your efforts by adding resistance training, otherwise known as weight training, to your weekly exercise routine.
This family's Spanish Fork basement is like no other

This family's Spanish Fork basement is like no other

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted March 5 - 8:23 p.m.

A Spanish Fork couple has turned their basement into an Irish pub, saying they modeled it after the family-friendly environment they have experienced at pubs in Ireland.
It makes sense that the attack on Ukraine is causing you anxiety, experts say. Here's what to do

It makes sense that the attack on Ukraine is causing you anxiety, experts say. Here's what to do

Madeline Holcombe, CNN  |  Posted March 4 - 10:26 p.m.

Russia's attack on Ukraine has sent shockwaves around the globe, and many people are feeling stress, anxiety and fear.
Train your brain for better sleep with 3 expert tips

Train your brain for better sleep with 3 expert tips

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Posted Feb. 25 - 8:59 p.m.

In today's world of chronic sleep deprivation, the blessings of a good night's sleep may seem impossible to find.
8 monumental children's books to help your family celebrate Black History Month

8 monumental children's books to help your family celebrate Black History Month

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 7:58 p.m.

Eight picture books to help your children understand the importance of Black History Month.
Pets can boost your brain power, study says

Pets can boost your brain power, study says

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 8:02 p.m.

Having a long-term pet companion may delay memory loss and other kinds of cognitive decline, a new study has found. Pet ownership was especially beneficial for working verbal memory, such as memorization of word lists, according to the preliminary research.
New campaign targets painful disease that affects 1 in 10 women

New campaign targets painful disease that affects 1 in 10 women

Avis Favaro and Daniel Otis, CNN  |  Updated Feb. 13 - 10:39 p.m.

French President Emmanuel Macron made endometriosis a legally recognized chronic illness in January, which boosted services for millions of women living with the painful and debilitating disease.
10 picture books to help make your Valentine's Day sweeter

10 picture books to help make your Valentine's Day sweeter

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 9 - 8:06 p.m.

If you want to celebrate Valentine's Day in the most harmless and adorable way ever, give these 10 heartwarming children's books a read with your favorite miniature valentine.
What's the deal with hiccups? Experts explain what they are and how to stop them

What's the deal with hiccups? Experts explain what they are and how to stop them

Madeline Holcombe, CNN  |  Posted Feb. 8 - 10:03 a.m.

It's cute when your sleeping puppy does it. It's not so cute when you are having a serious conversation with a friend post-feast and you just can't stop.
Cut nearly 300 calories a day by doing something you already do

Cut nearly 300 calories a day by doing something you already do

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Posted Feb. 7 - 5:33 p.m.

Want to lose weight from sleeping? Try extending your sleep time so you are not sleep deprived.
How to prevent early birth? Study explores sugarless gum

How to prevent early birth? Study explores sugarless gum

Laura Ungar, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 9:14 p.m.

Healthy mouth, healthy baby? For years, scientists have been exploring the link between poor oral health and giving birth too early. Now, new research presented Thursday raises the possibility that something very simple and inexpensive might make a difference: chewing sugarless gum.
One male hair loss treatment works better than others, study finds

One male hair loss treatment works better than others, study finds

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 7:11 p.m.

A receding hairline. A bald spot spreading on the top of head. Painfully thin hair that is especially noticeable where the hair parts. Some 90% of men will suffer some form of hair loss during their lifetime, often leading to symptoms of low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
Utah's class of 2000 turns 40 this year, what's next?

Utah's class of 2000 turns 40 this year, what's next?

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 5:34 p.m.

The class of 2000 turns 40 this year. KSL.com spoke to three best friends who recently turned the big 4-0 about the life that was, is and will be.
It's not just you, we are all more forgetful during the pandemic, experts say. Here's how to fix it

It's not just you, we are all more forgetful during the pandemic, experts say. Here's how to fix it

Madeline Holcombe, CNN  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 7:48 p.m.

Are dates, details and daily tasks feeling a bit fuzzy these past couple of years? It's not just you, experts say.