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Review: Summer gear for families

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Summer is here and it's the season for family trips. Whether you’re hiking your local canyon or road tripping across the country, it’s important to have the right gear for your kids.

June 30, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Rare video shows mountain lion take down deer

Editor's note: The video contains content that may be disturbing to some readers.

June 30, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Viral video shows woman accidentally pick up rattlesnake

CALABASAS, Calif. — Imagine that you’ve just finished a luxurious soak in your hot tub. As you walk across the yard, you notice something on the ground. It looks like your dog’s rope toy and your pet is anxious to play, so you reach down to pick up the object.

June 28, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


5 tips for landing big fish on a fly rod

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Fishermen are famous for their stories of the big one that got away. From excuses about bad knots to tales of fish too big to be true, anglers aren't short on reasons why they couldn't land their big catch.

June 20, 2017 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Healthy Living


Podcasts to run to

While the days get longer, so do my runs. To keep myself entertained during my solo adventures, I skip the music and plug in podcasts. There are the popular favorites like "Missing Richard Simmons" or "S-Town." There is an abundance of fitness podcasts, but there are a wealth of podcasts on every topic waiting for your ears and they’re free. Here’s what I’ve been listening to lately.

May 24, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Review: 8 outdoor clothing and accessories to check out

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — As spring shakes out its final batch of storms, there are clear skies and warmer weather on the horizon. Not to mention that fact that many of Utah’s lakes and reservoirs will be filled to the highest levels in years.

May 13, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Why running is the best gift my kids have given me

I love a good origin story. How superheroes became super is more interesting to me than what they do with those powers. How Steve Jobs started Apple is more fascinating than what the new iPhone can do. Understanding how Dunkin' Donuts became the successful franchise it is is more tantalizing than the donuts themselves.

May 09, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Moving with intention

Not long ago my husband asked my daughters to clean their rooms. There was a fair bit of wailing and gnashing of teeth. Not because they hate cleaning their room, although that is true. They were upset because it was Monday. They clean their rooms on Tuesdays, they exclaimed. It’s just how things are done.

April 24, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Review: Gear for family adventures

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — One of the biggest jolts to new parents is the amount of gear required for outings with the baby. Simply getting out of the house and into the car can be a process.

April 21, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


How to teach kids firearm safety

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Whether you come from a long line of hunters or you're just looking at getting your first gun, safety is always a priority. For those with kids, however, safety is imperative to helping your children respect, understand and enjoy the responsible use of firearms.

April 11, 2017 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video appears to show bear carrying a laptop

KALISPELL, Montana — Bears are known for eating everything from mountain berries to piles of garbage. But would a bear eat a laptop?

April 06, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video shows 'superhero' elk in Oregon

GEARHART, Oregon — Is there anything more majestic than a bull elk? They can weigh over 700 pounds and have towering antlers that spread more than 5 feet.

April 05, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Running myths debunked

As kids, my friend Rachel and I loved myths. Not the Greek god kind, although those were fun, too, but the ideas that floated around the playground that were often accepted as fact. Swallowing a watermelon seed would make a watermelon grow in your stomach. Hair and nails grow forever after you die. Chewing gum sticks in your stomach for seven years after it’s swallowed. If you drop a penny from the top of the Empire State Building, it could kill whoever it hits.

March 27, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Review: 8 outdoor products worth checking out

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — As warmer weather becomes more consistent, the snow will begin to recede in the upper elevations. This can be a great time to explore beautiful destinations before the springtime crowds arrive. For anglers, it can be a miraculous experience to fish a lake where the ice is opening for the first time of the year.

March 03, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Tiger brings down drone in new viral video from China

HEILONGJIANG PROVINCE, China — Everyone knows that tigers are fearsome predators. But as seen in a popular video from China, even electronic devices can become prey.

March 01, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


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Reasons to run when you travel

For three weeks, my family and I traveled around the Baltic, focusing most of our attention and time in Copenhagen. Since none of us had ...

July 17, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Review: 8 outdoor products for summer adventures

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Temperatures are soaring and higher-altitude destinations are finally becoming accessible. That’s the perfect recipe for a jaunt in the mountains.

July 17, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video captures bizarre ‘slap fight’ between bucks

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tennessee — It’s common for deer, elk and moose to fight during the rut, with dominant males and younger contenders battling for mates ...

July 15, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


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