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Review: 7 outdoor products

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Whether you’re planning an overnighter in your nearest canyon or an intense trek over boulders, it’s important to have the right gear. Here’s a look at seven products that might be a good fit for your next adventure.

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


2 fun ways to fly fish a creek with a friend

Fly fishing a small stream or creek is problematic with a buddy. There is just not enough water to fish side by side. Tangled lines or someone hogging the best holes can result in frustration and anger.

August 31, 2017 | Robert Williamson KSL.com | Healthy Living


Knowing when to take a break from running

When I was 8 years old, I idolized Michael Jackson. I plastered my bedroom door with his photos, slept with his image on my pillowcase, and even had a Michael Jackson belt. The "Thriller" album was on constant rotation for months. My obsession only increased when I went to a friend’s house and saw the “Billie Jean” video on MTV. Mind blown.

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


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 ever been in this part of the world, we scheduled many guided tours, especially in Russia where we felt particularly lost with the language and culture. It was a wise decision.

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 and territory.

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


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


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Video shows precocious bobcat kitten on the prowl

SUTTONS BAY, Michigan — Not all bobcat encounters are intense. In fact, some of them can be downright adorable, as evidenced by a YouTube video shot ...

September 14, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video shows bull moose sparring with a defenseless tire swing

SPOKANE, Washington — Moose have been known to battle each other, and the encounters can be incredibly violent. Serious injuries are not uncommon, with some even ...

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


Follow simple rules of group fitness etiquette

Between house renovations, politics, and general frustrations with people who know not what they do, my irritation meter is running high. Thank goodness for group ...

September 07, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Video: 'Eclipse of the Century' from ground and air in 4K



You may remember the hype as this year's "Eclipse of the Century" approached — perhaps you recall the news coverage reporting on the bumper-to-bumper traffic ...

September 06, 2017 | Mike Godfrey KSL.com | Healthy Living


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