February 2014

 

 

BY Marjorie McCloy

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January 30, 2014

It has been heartening, in the four months since I have been working on this series, to see the interest everyday citizens are now taking in Salt Lake’s air quality. At parties, book group meetings, dinner with friends, yoga classes, on ski lift rides… …

BY Ralfee Finn

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January 30, 2014

We are at our best when we care for each other. When we love, we live in the deepest, most profound regions of the heart, the place where spirit dwells and enlivens perception, perspective, and participation. Love is always a spiritual hero’s journey—w …

BY Katherine Pioli

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January 30, 2014

This winter, with the Dead Sea scrolls visiting our city, it’s easy to feel some kinship with the distant place they came from, a familiar-seeming place of drought and sand left stranded with a sea so salty not even fish live in its waters. Though both …

BY John deJong

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January 30, 2014

Questionable ingredients in legislative sausage.—by John deJong   One reason slaughter houses and sausage factories aren’t big on public tours is the effect it would have on the consumer’s taste for the end-product. The same can be said of Utah’s …

BY Amy Brunvand

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January 30, 2014

Environmental news from around the state and the West.—by Amy Brunvand   Mayor brainstorms to clear the air Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker used his entire 2014 State of the City speech to focus on the ongoing prob­lem of air pollution in Salt L …

BY Dennis Hinkamp

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January 30, 2014

It’s good for you, too.—by Dennis Hinkamp   One of the great tragedies of our so-called civilization is the loss of tribal mentality. Sure, it can also go tragically wrong when morphed into jihads, gangs and soccer fans, but we have been trending …

BY Pax Rasmussen

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January 30, 2014

New ideas from near and far for a healthier, more sustainable future.—by Pax Rasmussen   Let them eat eggs Seems like every day I hear something new about what I should and shouldn’t eat, and what’s ‘healthy’ today will be deadly tomorrow (remembe …

BY Eric Samuelsen

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January 30, 2014

and how Plan-B Theatre’s playwright-in-residence got there: a look at Clearing Bombs.—by Eric Samuelsen   Sometime in the summer of 1942, the economists John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek spent the night on the roof of the King’s College Chap …

BY Sophie Silverstone

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January 30, 2014

Rock-raised alt-folk kid aims to sing a different tune. —by Sophie Silverstone   While you may associate Sun­dance Film Festival with the breeding ground for indie films, Sun­dance is also becoming a major hub for musicians looking to expose their …

BY Amy Brunvand

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January 30, 2014

…and gets back to its roots. —by Amy Brunvand   By the time you read this it will be too late to catch Tandy Beal’s show Flabbergast performed by Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, but I can tell you what I loved about it. It was funny. I mean laugh- …

BY Barry Scholl

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January 30, 2014

Eight tips for a better outcome.—by Barry Scholl   Negotiation is a bargaining process between two or more parties with the goal of reaching a common understanding. It’s something all of us do every day with loved ones, co-workers, and friends. Ye …

BY Staff

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January 30, 2014

Human beings are not meant to live alone.—by Bruce Lipton It is beyond our imagination to conceive of a single form of life that exists alone and independent, unattached to other forms.—Lewis Thomas If you’re a survivor of multiple failed relationships …

BY Charlotte Bell

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January 30, 2014

Face the freeze with ease.—by Charlotte Bell   It’s sunny and 14 degrees outside. The basement office in my 1917 bungalow is probably sub-60 degrees. I’ve been wearing layers indoors for more than a month. Every time I remember to pay attention, I …

BY Jana Frazier

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January 30, 2014

Another kind of love story.—by Janet Lee Frazier   The place inside myself that wishes to remain sequestered from the world resents my niece’s tentative knock at the door of the room where I sleep. She is five years old, small for her age, fresh f …

BY Katherine Pioli

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January 30, 2014

What’s new around town.—by Katherine Pioli and Sophie Silverstone   Pet-Friendly Winter Products While it’s important to have an ice-free sidewalk, ice salt is tough on a pet’s paws. As with antifreeze, it can also be lethal. To avoid accidentally …

BY Suzanne Wagner

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January 29, 2014

—by Suzanne Wagner   Osho Zen Tarot: Comparison, Schizophrenia Medicine Cards: Skunk, Hummingbird, Blank Shield Mayan Oracle: Cimi, Manifestation, Polarity Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Death, Two of Cups, Prince of Swords Aleister Crowley Deck: Luxury, …