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Goodness Guru: So, what do you do?

Have you ever been asked this question? “So, what do YOU do?” What is your response? When I was asked this two days ago I was exhausted and I didn’t know how to reply. Admittedly, I am addressing this mostly to women because they are often wives, mothers, daughters, sisters and ...

Health & Wellness: Why you should schedule leisure time

Would you believe me if I told you that working American adults have, on average, over five hours of leisure time per day? It’s true: The data comes straight from a 2019 report by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many studies have shown that leisure time can lower stress and depression and ...

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Savvy Senior: How to find a better Medicare prescription drug plan

Dear Savvy Senior, Is it important to compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans every year? My pharmacist highly recommends it, but it’s such a hassle sorting through all those different plans. Is there an easier way to shop and compare Medicare drug plans? Lazy Beneficiary Dear ...

Garden Help Desk: Aphids causing problems for variety of plants

I planted a Red Lake Currant bush this spring. I thought it was just having trouble getting established, but I finally took a closer look at it, then looked at an Extension fact sheet, and I think I have both currant aphids and currant fruit flies. I've attached some photos. Does that look like ...

Health: Does metabolism actually decline with age?

A college kid can eat an entire family-sized box of pizza pockets and not gain an ounce, but if his parents so much as sniff a french fry, they won’t fit their jeans for a week.  Do you relate? Ahh, to have the metabolism of a 20-year-old again! Many of us hold the notion that once we turn ...

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Tales From Utah Valley: Autumning in Utah Valley

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day; Every leaf speaks bliss to me Fluttering from the autumn tree. So reads a portion of the poem, “Fall, Leaves, Fall” by Emily Brontë. As soon as the autumnal equinox arrived on Sept. 22, a wave of excitement for ...

Garden Help Desk: Protecting your peaches and growing good garlic

What happened to my peaches? Everything looked good last month, and the peaches were beautiful. Now most of the peaches have dark spots and some look like they are spoiling under the spots. My peaches looked nice a few days ago when I picked them and now they have rotten spots on them. Can you ...

Sundance prepares for winter opening with new lifts

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, it is inevitable that the cold weather will come to the state of Utah. This year, after a notably dry summer, it would be advantageous to have a wet and snowy winter. With last year’s sale of the Sundance Mountain Resort by Robert Redford ...

Rock Cliff Nature Center is a hub for things to do

There’s more to Jordanelle State Park than a picturesque reservoir dotted with sailboats and waterskiers.   Sure, the man-made lake between Park City and Heber is great for boating, and boy, is it beautiful as you drive along Highway 40 or State Road 23. Stop off at the dam lookout point on ...