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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


Small changes make a big difference

Our family has a “Fun Bucket.” This is where all our loose change finds a home. At some point, usually before a vacation, we exchange the change for bills and use it for spending money. Those small amounts add up fast. At least $60, up to $100, and we cash it in more than once a year.

February 28, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


How to build a one-match fire every time

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — From the moment cavemen discovered it, humans have remained obsessed with fire. It’s the focal point of any camping trip and next to water, fire is arguably the most important survival tool one can have.

February 23, 2017 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Healthy Living


5 tips to make your next family ski trip more enjoyable

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — At this point in the season, our ski days are numbered. However, if you are still planning some upcoming trips to one of our 15 local resorts, here are a few tips and tricks to make your family ski day more successful so you can maximize the quality time you spend with the people you love most on the slopes.

February 18, 2017 | Lindy Phippen Smith KSL.com | Healthy Living


Essential tips for cleaning and cooking trout

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — With ice fishing season in full swing and great conditions on the Weber River, Utah anglers who keep their catch won’t have a problem filling their coolers with a limit of trout.

February 17, 2017 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Healthy Living


Reasons I still love running

Running and I have had a long and fairly healthy relationship. We've broken up a number of times, mostly over injury, but we just can’t quit each other. Now that we’re in a good place, it seems appropriate for Valentine’s Day to list 14 reasons I still love running.

February 13, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Review: 5 family outdoor products to check out

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — The early weeks of 2017 have seen intense snowstorms, especially in the higher elevations. As a result, Utah’s snowpack report is looking pretty impressive. This is great news for snow sport enthusiasts, but may leave some of us pining for warmer weather.

February 10, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


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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 ...

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 ...

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


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