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The Importance of Getting Your Flu Vaccine

By Nicholas Rupp, Salt Lake County Health Department Communications Coordinator

When it comes to health, teens and preteens often feel invincible. They’re too young to be concerned about most age-related ailments, and they’re old enough to not worry as much about childhood illnesses. 408 more words


A Vacancy at Google's Bates Motel?

Google wants to give me nightmares. I’m sure of it. Perhaps it’s just my admittedly overactive imagination. But I can’t be the only one.

It’s these now omnipresent little numbers or silly words that must be copied and typed precisely in the course of some online registration or other. 518 more words

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Tahoe Boys Weekend: T-Minus 8 Days

The last trip broke my arse, so what might the next bring? Anything short of befriending a Truckee-based bail bondsman is likely acceptable.

The boys are back in town. 414 more words

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The Sky Is Cryin'.

It’s not exactly “Snowzilla,” “Snowpocalypse,” “Jonas,” or whatever monikered meteorological phenomenon bulldozed our East Coast brethren these past few days.  But El Niño to-date has proven a persistent pain in the ass.   428 more words

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Weathering the Storm

This past weekend I had plans to meet up with other mothers of special needs children for a much needed break.  Since losing m respite care last month, I haven’t really gotten any “off” time as a mom.   480 more words


Picking my Parental Battles

“Battle” is probably not the ideal metaphor when discussing parenting, but lately I’ve felt like it’s been one scuffle after another between me and my adolescent sons. 683 more words

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

By Elizabeth Hendrix, MSW, TIP Program Director, Refugee & Immigrant Center, Asian Association of Utah

Many of us have heard about human trafficking, but imagine it as something that happens only in other countries. 1,062 more words