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Written by Emma Penrod Kitchen cleaning? You might be tempted to purge your pantry. But if you refer exclusively to the package label, you could be wasting food—and money. According to the USDA, the expiration date that might prompt you to throw food away isn’t actually an accurate measure of when food is no longer …

cutting board sanitation

Wood Pros: Wooden boards actually absorb bacteria and pathogens. Once absorbed, these dangerous microbials die as the wood dries. They’re easy on knives. Good wooden cutting boards can last for many years. Knives easily grip on a wood surface, meaning that you can have more controlled cuts. Cons: They shouldn’t be put through a dishwasher, …

Factoids NOV/DEC 2016 Pepto-Bismol For Travel Bugs Traveler’s diarrhea (TD) is a common issue, and one that can easily show up during holiday trips. It is caused by ingesting contaminated water or food, but it can also come about as a result of anxiety, allergies, fatigue, and dietary changes. There has been some documented success …

Exploring the best work schedule for your age.  Written by Sadie Wirthlin Let’s start with circadian rhythms, the body’s biological clock that regulates physical, mental, and behavioral changes over a 24-hour period. Did you know that your circadian rhythms change as you age? This means that your body may change in regards to its energy …

family and politics

The presidential election is leaving many sick to their stomachs, so we thought it would be good if we chimed in a few words to ease the pain. Heated arguments are just a few sparks away in most family gatherings, so here we’ve outlined the common temptations, and how to cool things down. The Temptations …

airline food taste

Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH Air travel is already a hassle—bag fees, long lines, cramped seats—and the sub-par airplane food is like a mushy old cherry on top of the melted travel sundae. Over the last several decades, there has been a decline in the amount and quality of food provided on a flight. So what’s …

pull up barriers

Why you can’t do a pull-up and how to get there A pull-up requires a variety of muscles. In fact, depending on how the pull-up is done, dozens of muscle groups are activated in the process. But if those muscles aren’t strong enough and if the movement isn’t coordinated, that chin isn’t going to make …

Written by Brenan Quirante  If you haven’t exercised with the intent of being healthy or losing weight, starting an exercise routine might prove to be difficult. Often times, this happens because your body isn’t used to the amount of physical activity that you’re doing; this makes you feel tired more quickly, which can cause you …

Develop a fire escape plan during National Preparedness Month SALT LAKE CITY UT, September 6, 2016 — its National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross, of Utah and Nevada encourages people to create a fire escape plan so everyone in the household knows what to do if a fire occurs. The theme is “Don’t …

jump rope circuit workout

Photo credit: Savanna Sorensen Jumpstart Your Fitness Note: Some model of a speed or fitness jump rope is best for this circuit, meaning a thin jump rope that allows for quick rotation. Using your child’s princess jump rope might work, but it won’t be as fun. Total Time, 2 Circuits: 30 Minutes Slow Skip Warm …