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January 9, 2019 RSS feed / Features

Got a Bad Back? Take a Look at Your Mattress

Research shows that 80 percent of us will experience a back problem at some time in our lives, according to the American Chiropractic Association. More...

TRIVIA

You shouldn’t rest your feet on the dashboard. If the driver has a wreck while your feet are propped up, your legs will likely be broken when the airbags deploy at nearly 200 mph.  Trivia courtesy of didyouknowblog.com   More...

This Day in History

January 9  1719 — Philip V of Spain declares war on France.  1776 — Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense, a scathing attack on King George III’s reign over the colonies and a call for complete independence.  More...

Make the Most of Your Home Improvements

Home improvement projects provide homeowners with a chance to put their own stamp on their homes. In addition, many such projects make homes safer and, in some instances, more ecofriendly.  More...

Staying Well

What Is Hepatitis?

Today, let’s discuss the medical condition known as hepatitis. The term hepatitis comes from hepatic, which is the medical term for the liver, and the suffix “itis,” which is the medical term meaning infection or inflammation.  More...

What’s in a NAME?

Trout Lake

Trout Lake's naming history seems simple at the outset. The town is named for the lake, which was probably so-called because it was full of trout, right? More...

Kids Korner

Supermoon, Blood Moon, Blue Moon and Harvest Moon

When you look up at the night sky, you might notice that the Moon looks a little different each night. This is due to our Moon’s many phases and types.  A full moon occurs when the side of the Moon facing Earth is fully lit up by the Sun. More...

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: I need to replace the wall-to-wall carpeting in my basement. Any tips for finding something new that won’t aggravate my allergies or otherwise pollute my indoor air ?  —Jasper Manheim, Los Angeles, CA   More...

Forestry Notes

Wood Heating Up

Heating, cooling and wood are comfortable and long- More...

The Counseling Corner

Sleeping Well Vital to Good Health

Want to have less stress and anxiety in your life, along with generally better health? Then start getting more, and better, sleep.  More...

Follow These Tips to Find the Time for Fitness

Many adults admit to having little or no time to exercise, and statistics support the notion that men and women simply aren’t exercising enough.  According to the National Center for Health Statistics, only 21 percent of adults ages 18 and More...

NASA Night Sky notes

January’s Evening Eclipse, Morning Conjunctions

Observers in the Americas are treated to an evening total lunar eclipse this month. Early risers can spot some striking morning conjunctions between Venus, Jupiter and the Moon late in January.  More...

Grandparents Teach, Too

Dice, Tallies and Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skill is the coordination of hand muscles so children can print and do other related tasks correctly. Simple fun activities help teach, practice and refine these skills. All you need are a pair of dice, pencil, paper and ruler. More...

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: With the onset of global warming, how likely is it that ski resorts and skiing itself might soon become a thing of the past? —Mandy Billings,Provo, UT More...