Month: November 2015

Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning

What do street tacos, Chinese take-out, and contaminated food have in common? All three are capable of causing food poisoning. Symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, cramping, diarrhea, and vomiting. If you suspect that the food poisoning is a result of seafood or mushrooms, call…

Perfection and Purpose

Perfection and Purpose

  As students, it is easy to feel inadequate in our studies, social circles, and everyday endeavors here at BYU. No matter how hard we try, sometimes our imperfections are all too clear before us. A few weeks ago, my friend told me about an experience…

Winter Weddingland

Winter Weddingland

IT’S WINTER!!! Isn’t it wonderful?! Here are five reasons why a winter wedding is a wonderful idea:

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  1.    Stand Out

Winter weddings are unique. Flowers and colorful leaves tend to steal the spotlight, but what could be more magical than a snowy backdrop?

  1. Plan B—Not!

Obviously, an indoor venue is your best option. But since you’re limited to that, you won’t need to worry about getting rained out, spraying for bugs, or having any questions about the weather—It’s going to be cold.

  1. No Wedding Burnout

With your wedding as the highlight of the season, guests will have a rejuvenated sense of eagerness to attend (and give better gifts)!

  1. Less Competition

Vendors will be on a waiting list for you, not the other way around! See what I’m saying?

  1. Better Quality

“Because vendors aren’t in their busy season, they will be more attentive than they may be in June when they might be juggling eight weddings that month” (Annie Lee). No competition = more room for negotiating. Score!

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—Miray Weeks, Editor, Stance

Entertaining Kids on a Budget

Entertaining Kids on a Budget

There’s a sad fact of life that everyone has to learn eventually: doing awesome things can cost a lot of money. The good news is that kids usually don’t care how much it costs to do something fun. For example, most children can be just…

Sleep and Pregnancy Pillows

Sleep and Pregnancy Pillows

Pregnant women struggle to get enough sleep, especially when they are in the third trimester. Most articles say sleep is illusive because pregnant women’s bellies are so big that a comfortable sleeping position is difficult to find. I didn’t think this applied to me because…

Gratitude for my Grandmother

Gratitude for my Grandmother

Gratitude For My Grandmother

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s a great time to reflect on everything we have to be grateful for. This season, my thoughts have especially turned to my grandmother. She is an amazing woman who has taught me a lot about showing love, persevering through trials, and having a good work ethic.

Not only has she taught me a lot about life, but she’s also taught me extensively about cooking. This easy homemade roll recipe of hers is as reliable as her example. When you try it, I’m positive you too will be sending grateful thoughts to my grandmother.rolls picture

Never-Fail Rolls

3/4 cup milk, scalded                     1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup sugar                                 3 eggs, well-beaten
1/2 cup butter                                  4 1/2 cup flour
2 T yeast                                         1 tsp salt

  1. Pour hot milk over butter and sugar and cool to lukewarm.
  2. Soften yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Add to milk. Add eggs.
  3. Beat in dry ingredients. Beat well. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight (or let it rise until double).
  4. Roll out and let rise until double.  Bake at 375–400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10–15 min.  It makes about 3 dozen.

My grandma rolls the dough into two circles about 12″ in diameter and cuts each into 16 wedges. If you choose to as well, roll the pieces from the wide edge to the point to make crescents. Place on baking sheet with point down and brush with butter on top.

—Lynn Crandall, Editor, Stance

The Covey Center for the Arts

The Covey Center for the Arts

While it may seem that you have to travel to Salt Lake City for any professional play, ballet, or production, Provo has an arts center of its own! The Covey Center of the Arts is a wonderful place for anyone in Utah County to see…

Thanksgiving DIY

Thanksgiving DIY

Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy being with family and reflecting on the blessings we have received. And, of course, who can forget about the food? Sometimes we can focus on making sure the turkey and stuffing are cooked to perfection, that the table is…

Home Safety for Kids: Burns and Scalds

Home Safety for Kids: Burns and Scalds

Smelling yummy cookies baking, watching mom do her hair in the morning, or plugging something into an outlet are frequent occurrences in a home. Accidents can occur during these activities, but with a few tips you can easily avoid burns or scalds.

  • Don’t hold children while using the oven or stove. Instead, put them in a high chair or on a stool close by so they can see what’s going on.
  • Be sure to unplug any curling irons or straighteners immediately after use.
  • Cover electrical outlets so children cannot stick items inside.
  • Be careful with microwaves. Some microwaves have hotspots that cause uneven warming; avoid them when warming up formula or milk for young children.

In the event of a burn or scald, rinse the affected area with cold water until the pain subsides. Then cover the burned area with a clean cloth without antibiotic cream on it. If there is any blistering, see a doctor to have the burn treated.

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—Frances Avery, Editor, Stance

Legal Benefits of Tying the Knot

Legal Benefits of Tying the Knot

You may think that marriage is mostly about twitterpation, true love, and white dresses, but starting a new life together is more than just the affection you feel for each other—it’s actually doing life together too! That means not only living together, but doing EVERYTHING…