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Let Your Choice be Your Voice

It’s that time again! The time the presidential candidates have spent the last 12+ months campaigning and preparing for… In many ways I firmly believe that the end result of this election may in fact mean more to some of us than it does to either of the candidates. We have much more to lose and far more riding on …

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25 Hours a Day

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if instead of 24 hours in a day, we had 25? Yesterday was one of those days. I was up by 6:30, out the door by 7:30, at work by 8, house hunting by 5:30 with my husband, at another meeting by 7:20 (I was late), and home by 8. By …

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Come Together, Right Now…Over Food!

“All social events revolve around food,” one of my (dieting) friends once complained. And as I thought about some of them—ice cream socials, lunch dates, dinner parties—I realized that the majority really did. There’s something about food that’s emotionally-charged. It gives people a reason to get together and provides a time and legitimate reason for socializing. The simple fact of …

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Avoiding Sickness

One of my favorite childhood movies is A Muppet Christmas Carol. I know, I know, it’s too early to start thinking about Christmas. However, the opening line to one of the songs goes a little something like, “When a cold wind blows it chills you, chills you to the bone.” Not every area is experiencing cooler fall weather now, but …

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Always Expect the Unexpected

This year has been one filled with major change and realization for me. With that being said, I would like to start out on a personal note. On February 28, 2012, a frightening new chapter began in my life. I was spending time with my family. No stress, just relaxing, I began to have excruciating pain in my forehead. This …

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Evaluate Your Life Day

“If everyone jumped off of a bridge, would you?” It’s a common question that I’ve often heard in a variety of circumstances and situations. My mom used to say it. I’ve heard teachers say it. But I’ll have to admit I usually brush it off with a feeling of apathy. It’s not that I am a daredevil. In fact, I’m …

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The Peterson Family Goes to the BYU Game

Our original intention was to go, as a family, to BYU’s opening game.  We were going to do a countdown chain, get all hyped up, eat Cougartails and PARTY as a family like it was 1999.  Unfortunately BYU’s opening game was moved from Saturday to the second week of school with a post 8 pm kick-off, meaning it didn’t even …

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Simply Peachy

The other day, I read an article published in The Journal of Consumer Reaching called “Escaping the Gift Economy.” Their findings? People are increasingly hesitant to approach those around them for help, preferring instead to enter the market and buy assistance when they are in need. They concluded that many resent the feelings of social entrapment and future obligation that …

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Life-long Learning

A few weeks ago I stood in my bedroom, wondering how I had gotten myself into my latest scrape. I hadn’t really done anything wrong, but I was about the face the consequences nevertheless. Because there, standing next to me, was my pile of books for the semester—a pile that reached above my knee in height (and I am not …

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The Magic of a Memory

As the baby in a family of seven, my parents had to be creative when planning family outings that wouldn’t cost a fortune. My dad was a master when it came to using the free resources available where we lived to plan these outings. Whether it was a scenic Sunday drive up the canyon with the Coleman stove to boil …

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