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The Urban Almanac: September 2018

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first of September was crisp and golden as an apple.” — J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows September …

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Astrology

Face the long hall of shadows

Use your discernment to change your experience Osho Zen Tarot:  Possibilities, Integration, Traveling Medicine Cards: Horse, Mountain Lion Mayan Oracle: Etznab, Hologram, Adventure …

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Enjoy, Entertainment

Defying Gravity

Swami Beyondananda on how levity lifts us in unfunny times Note: Cosmic comic Swami Beyondananda, whose favorite yoga pose is tongue-in-cheek, is coming to Salt Lake City Tuesday, …

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Expand, Live

Slightly Off Center: September 2018

Nostalgia at the shallow end Nostalgia is a public pool filled with warm memories at the shallow end, but in the deep end there be monsters disguised as beguiling Sirens. You may e …

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Food & Health

Spice Kitchen Incubator

Refugees are encouraged to follow their dreams of starting their own food businesses with the help provided by Spice Kitchen Incubator. SPICE, an acronym for supporting the pursuit …

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Heal, Health, Move, Yoga

Stabilizing Your Joints

Protect your joints, build stability Instagram may currently dominate and define 21st-century yoga’s outward image, but social media didn’t invent yoga photography. As long ago as …

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Enjoy, Entertainment

Plan-B’s Zombie Thoughts

Mother/son duo explore new ground in play for children When I was asked to write a play for Plan-B’s Free Elementary School Tour, I immediately turned to the closest elementary exp …

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Health

Clean Air Heroes

Meet nine Salt Lake Community College graduates who are making a difference Earlier this year, CATALYST presented A Clean Air Affair—an evening of experts speaking on the topic of …

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DIY, Local Harvest

Plant Sex Ed

What you should know before deciding to save your plant’s seeds for replanting Becoming more self reliant and resilient was one of the main reasons I began gardening almost 20 year …

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Elegy For an Open Space

A nature is about to give way to warehouses, a poet pays homage to the antelope, raptors and shorebirds whose habitat, the northwest quadrant of Salt Lake City, is scheduled for de …

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Who Needs Clean Air, Anyway?

Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency loosens protections affecting Uthns If you feel like the health of our environment is under siege these days, you’re not alone. Here’s a qui …

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Culture, Style

From Fast Fashion to Conscious Consumption

The environmental cost of cheap clothing The scene is familiar. You go to your nearest fast fashion retailer to purchase some new clothes. You see racks and racks of identical shir …

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Culture, Gender Equality, Mindfulness, Relationships

The Burning Bride Project

Marriage, at least in romance-based societies such as ours, is an act of hope, a commitment for the future. A belief in love. With (and certainly without) the best efforts, hope ma …

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Meet Catalyst’s Executive Director Pax: Rasmussen

It started as a bit of a joke. Since becoming non-profit, CATALYST has branched out significantly. With this expansion has also come a lot more organizational work.  Greta was find …

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Energy, Technology, Transportation

I Don’t Brake for the Environment

Pretty pretty Nissan Leaf with Tenessee plates Talk about “song-in-you-head. As we approached the 2018 Nissan Leaf the salesman points out the manufacturer’s Tennessee plates. John …

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