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Beat the Heat

By Guest Blogger, Patricia DeJong Protect yourself from the heat:  1) Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate – this is the most important thing to do.  Water is the best but juices and fresh fruit are also good.   2) Be an early bird or a night owl – sun does most of its damage from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. so schedule outdoor activities early or late. Protect your eyes from the sun: 1) wear sunglasses that are 100% UV protection.  2) Don’t stare at the sun.  3) Wear a hat with a broad brim. 4) Check your medication labels.  Many can enhance
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Celebrate the 4th!

The 4th of July is less than 24 hours away, how are your plans coming along? Sugarhouse is hosting a  celebration with food trucks, an art festival, and of course..fireworks. Festivities start at 10 am, and the UTA is offering extended service. Here is a link to the event   https://sugarhousechamber.org/events/july4thevent/?gde=2017-07-04 Take public transportation and avoid the parking hassle. This nifty tool will help you plan your trip tomorrow, and everyday: http://www.rideuta.com/Rider-Tools/Trip-Planner If you love the holiday, but hate the fireworks, your not alone. People coping with PTSD may have difficulty this time of year. Here are some tips to help:  http://www.wikihow.com/Deal-with-Fireworks-when-You-Have-PTSD
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Cool. Be it.

By Guest Blogger Patricia DeJong Summer, with its hot temperatures, is about to arrive. It is time to remind ourselves to protect ourselves.  It is important to keep ourselves hydrated and our skin protected.  Use sun screen as directed, and try to stay out of the sun between 10am and 2pm . Of course, the best way to protect your skin is to cover up with light colored clothing, cotton is best, with long sleeves, long pants and a light colored hat. Sounds like a bundle for summer, but..safety first. For more tips from our friends at USU Extension: https://extension.usu.edu/news_sections/home_family_and_food/summer-safety
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Gaztelugatxe

Wise words from Seth Godin: Gaztelugatxe “There’s an island off the coast of Spain that houses a church. The church has 230 steps to the top, and it’s said that it’s worth the climb. What a great expression. Gaztelugatxe can now mean, “it’s a lot of steps, but worth it.” The opposite of fast and easy but worthless. ”   Thanks for the reminder Seth. (Click below for the pronunciation of this Basque word…) https://forvo.com/word/eu/gaztelugatxe/
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Local First and smart spending.

In April, we’ll be offering tips and suggestions of how to make the most of your money. Spending locally can help your community in ways you might not know. Here’s a quick video from Local First and the impact of spending money with local businesses. Event just a small amount of your budget spent with locally can have a huge impact! It’s an easy way for us to help one another. Click Here to view:  Local First
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