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Five Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity

Five Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity

Brett Murdock, DC, Murdock Family Chiropractic Winter provides ideal conditions for sickness to spread. It is a time when we are less active, more stressed, and healthy foods are pushed to the side to make room for sugar cookies. There is no need to spend this holiday...

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Tips for Finding Cheap Holiday Airfare

Tips for Finding Cheap Holiday Airfare

Kinsey Love, marketing manager, Lewiston State Bank The holidays are a time for family, which in many cases, can mean a time for travel. Or maybe, instead of spending money on things, you want to spend it on an experience for your family. But finding cheap airfare,...

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Holidays – Pure Stress or Pure Joy?

Holidays – Pure Stress or Pure Joy?

Chelsea Petersen, LMFT, Cache Valley Counseling It's no lie that the holidays can be some of the most joyous times of our lives AND some of the most stress-filled times. Many people experience the post-holiday blues, but many people also become so stressed during the...

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What to Wear for Family Photos

What to Wear for Family Photos

Miriam Jenson, contributing writer, Miriam Jenson Photography If you haven't already, you are likely trying to plan for a family photo to go along with your Christmas card. The most-asked question I get before family photo sessions is, “What should we wear?” Some...

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Managing Social Media with Children

Managing Social Media with Children

Frank Schofield, superintendent, Logan City School District The use of technology in our professional and private lives is continually increasing. Various devices, including tablets, smartphones, and desktop or laptop computers are used by adults, teenagers, and young...

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Festively Delicious Pancakes

Festively Delicious Pancakes

Wil Wood, owner, Love to Cook With a little instruction and supervision, kids of all ages can help in the kitchen. This not only provides them with lifelong skills, but also gives them opportunity to contribute to the family, learn about healthy living, gain...

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Raising a Selfless Child in a Selfie Generation

Raising a Selfless Child in a Selfie Generation

Rory Anderson, Foster Division vice president,  LiFT Consulting The word "selfie" was added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2013, validating what parents were already very aware of: Our kids are growing up in a time when words like “altruistic” and “charitable” are...

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Mood-Lifting Ideas for a Cozier Winter at Home

Mood-Lifting Ideas for a Cozier Winter at Home

Emily Merkley, association executive, Cache Valley Association of Realtors Clean your light fixtures and bulbs. Your home will appear 30 percent brighter, without turning on more lights. Dig out your slow cooker. Nothing says warm and cozy like opening the door to an...

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Utilizing Thanksgiving Leftovers

Utilizing Thanksgiving Leftovers

Janalee J. Greene, MDA, RD, CD, Primrose Nutrition Consulting LLC For most, the holiday season fills our minds with many wonderful memories. It is truly amazing how food can take us back to a special time. Just a single bite of your favorite tried-and-true,...

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A Teacher’s Favorite Books for the Holidays

A Teacher’s Favorite Books for the Holidays

Rebecca Williams, contributing writer and second-grade teacher, Thomas Edison Charter School As a little girl, I could always recognize a wrapped picture book under the Christmas tree. Beautiful words illustrated with enchanting characters and places brought the...

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Are Video Games Ruining Our Children’s Brains?

Are Video Games Ruining Our Children’s Brains?

Bruce O’Very, M.D., Treehouse Pediatrics Are video games ruining our children’s brains? Well, yes. Yes, they are, except when they’re not. I know it’s trite, but such a question is like asking if fire is dangerous. The answer, of course, is yes, but fire is beyond...

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Five Tips for a Healthier Holiday

Five Tips for a Healthier Holiday

Courtesy of Spence's Pharmacy,  Chestnuts roasting by an open fire, jack frost nipping at your nose. . . Everyone knows how the song goes, but there is not one mention of the stress the holiday season can bring. How can you maintain your balance through it all, let...

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Apple Bites

Apple Bites

Makes 1 serving | Serving size: 1 apple TOTAL TIME 5 min This sweet apple topped with creamy peanut butter and a sprinkle of coconut creates a quick-’n-easy, yet delicious, snack! Ingredients 1 medium, sweet apple 1 tablespoon unsalted peanut butter (almond butter for...

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How to Talk to Your Children About Terrorism

How to Talk to Your Children About Terrorism

Emily Buckley, editor in chief This morning, when I looked at the calendar, I felt an obligation and a desire to talk to my kids about the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. But, I didn’t know where to begin. How do you explain the unexplainable to children...

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Teen Driving Safety Tips

Teen Driving Safety Tips

Contributed by Discount Tire and Automotive Each new year brings a new group of teenagers entering the driving world. This is an exciting and scary milestone for our children. We want them to have their freedom and, of course, to stay safe. Here are some tips for new...

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Why Do Baby Teeth Matter?

Why Do Baby Teeth Matter?

Brandon Nakken, DDS, ABC Pediatric Dentistry One of the concerns we dentists address with parents of young children is, “Why do baby teeth matter? Aren’t they just going to fall out?” While cavities in baby teeth don’t always require fillings, especially when the...

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Be an All-Star Classroom Parent

Be an All-Star Classroom Parent

Emily Buckley, editor in chief Volunteering in your children’s classroom is a wonderful opportunity for parents to serve, get involved with their child, and get to know his or her teacher and peers. Whether you are a first-time classroom helper, or a seasoned veteran,...

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Routine for Success

Routine for Success

Frank Schofield, Superintendent, Logan City School District For many families, summer months are significantly more relaxed than the school year, and children enjoy more flexibility in their schedules. The transition from the comparatively unstructured schedule of...

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