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April 19, 2015 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Life


Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

CHICAGO - Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.

April 12, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Life


Quick and easy munch-ables to control Diabetes

Cardboard has very little sugar or carbs. It's the perfect food providing a little fiber and won't spike sugar levels. Unfortunately, there is the taste issue — and that whole "swallowing" thing.

April 02, 2015 | Davison Cheney FamilyShare | Life


Cover art revealed for Harper Lee's new 'Go Set a Watchman'

NEW YORK - On Wednesday, HarperCollins unveiled the jacket art for Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman," the unexpected follow-up to her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."

March 29, 2015 | By HILLEL ITALIE The Associated Press | Life


Curried lamb meatballs are a savory Easter treat

When it comes to Easter eating, our family has favorites: Deviled eggs, baked ham, potato salad and Rice Krispies cereal treats are a must. However, we also like trying something new. We found ground lamb on sale and decided to try some curried lamb meatballs.

March 24, 2015 | Jana Stocks Brown Deseret News | Life


Try a custard pie for Pi Day

When it comes to pie, everyone has a favorite, from bright citrus key lime to the dark decadence of chocolate silk. There are fruit lovers who demand all pies have a double crust and go well with ice cream, and there are those who delight in creamy pudding mixed with coconut or bananas. Then there are the pumpkin lovers who argue a pie without a squash isn't a pie at all. Around our house we love them all, but there is one pie we love the best: the cheesecake.

March 13, 2015 | Jana Stocks Brown Deseret News | Life


Festive foods for St. Patrick's Day

Did you know that St. Patrick was an English missionary who shared the message of Christianity with the people of Ireland and that his color was actually blue? (See history.com and catholic.org.) Or that corned beef was an American food that Irish immigrants ate when they moved to New York? (See history.com.)

March 13, 2015 | Pam McMurtry Deseret News | Life


A Greek-style pizza pie for Pi Day

There were many who tried — the Babylonians around 1990 B.C., the Egyptians in 1650 B.C. and others — but it was a Greek mathematician, Archimedes, born in 287 B.C. in Italy, who figured out the closest value for pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, according to "A History of Π" on exploratorium.edu.

March 13, 2015 | Pam McMurtry Deseret News | Life


Easy Cat in the Hat parfaits

For many people, one of their first introductions to reading was through the crazy colors, characters and meter of the writings of Dr. Seuss. These stories also introduce a lot of fun and crazy foods, from green eggs and ham to truffula fruit and yink, ink, pink, drink! With Dr. Seuss' birthday, and National Read Across America Day, approaching on March 2, it's a great time to brush off your books and create some Seussian celebration foods.

February 27, 2015 | Jana Stocks Brown Deseret News | Life


Who hands over the statuettes at the Academy Awards?

GLENDALE, Calif. - Six Hollywood hopefuls instantly became insiders when they won spots on the film academy's Team Oscar, and their superstar access began deep inside Disney's archives.

February 22, 2015 | The Associated Press | Life


A dish to help celebrate Chinese New Year

In anticipation of the Chinese New Year, the house is swept clean of all of the "dust" from the past year so the new year will begin free from old troubles. Then begins a 16-day celebration called Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, according to travelchinaguide.com.

February 18, 2015 | Pam McMurtry Deseret News | Life


How do lovers find each other? In lots of ways

No two Valentine's stories are alike.

February 15, 2015 | The Associated Press Special to the Herald | Life




Consumer Qs: Turnips don't go out of style

Question: Are purple top turnips going out of style? I only saw white ones at the grocery store last week. Can white turnips be used the same way?

February 01, 2015 | Georgia Department of Agriculture Special to the Herald | Life


Skymall filing for bankruptcy

NEW YORK - Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy.

January 25, 2015 | Scott Mayerowitz The Associated Press | Life


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Articles by Section - Life


Young widows speak out about managing grief, seeking support

NEW YORK - Nine days after her husband died unexpectedly, Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to describe her return to the sidelines for her daughter's soccer game. There, a grandmother who had been widowed prematurely years earlier offered her a chair.

May 24, 2015 | LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Life


Chelsea Clinton to publish 'It's Your World'

Delete NEW YORK - Another Clinton is becoming an author.

May 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Life


De Niro tells NY arts graduates 'You have to keep working'

NEW YORK - Robert De Niro urged new graduates at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts on Friday to keep fighting to create careers in the arts even though it probably would have been easier if they had picked something more practical.

May 24, 2015 | MARK KENNEDY AP Drama Writer | Life


4 reasons to stop tricking your kids into eating healthy

Oh, the eternal dinnertime struggle of kids who don’t eat their vegetables. There are countless recipes that advertise sneaky ways to cook and bake with vegetables, leaving your kids none the wiser. But I caution against this tactic. Honesty is always the best policy, even when it comes to disguising vegetables. Though it may be tempting to try and trick your children into healthy eating, there are four major reasons why that is the opposite of what you should be doing.

May 17, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Life


Cookbook review: 'Sweet Cast Iron Creations' shows how to make mouthwatering Dutch oven desserts

"SWEET CAST IRON CREATIONS: Dutch Oven Desserts," by Doug Martin, Hobble Creek Press, $19.99, 112 pages

May 13, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Life


Omelette + Panini = the scrumptious Panomelette

Of all the extra appliances I have, the panini machine is perhaps the most neglected.

May 06, 2015 | Amy Makechnie Deseret News | Life


Cookbook review: ‘Real Sweet’ is a healthy baker’s delight

"REAL SWEET: More than 80 Crave-Worthy Treats Made with Natural Sugars," by Shauna Sever, William Morrow, $27.50, 264 pages

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Reid Deseret News | Life


Cookbook review: 'Sugar-Free Mom' is an excellent resource for healthful recipes

"SUGAR-FREE MOM: Naturally Sweet and Sugar-Free Recipes for the Whole Family," by Brenda Bennett, Front Table Books, $19.99, 206 pages

April 28, 2015 | Demaree Hill Deseret News | Life


Prom can be a platform for social change, good deeds

NEW YORK - Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity to be inclusive rather than exclusive. They're using proms as vehicles for good deeds and to take a stand on issues that matter to them.

April 26, 2015 | By BETH J. HARPAZ The Associated Press | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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