In Franklin's Footsteps

From the editor
How many times have you thought you should eat better, should make time for close friendships and date nights, should teach your kids more about community service, should finally make that commitment to forge ahead in your career? All those "shoulds" can add up to one big headache — often making me think I should just forget it and try to get through the day.

Building Better Prosthetics

Research Files
Oscar Pistorius made history in 2012 by becoming the first amputee to compete in the Summer Olympics, finishing second in a 400-meter heat. Of course, Pistorius subsequently became infamous for shooting and killing his girlfriend, but for Craig McGowan, an assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Idaho, Pistorius remains an example of the power of proper prosthetics.

About Your Sleepy Teen

Ask Dr. Matt
Sleep is essential for many bodily functions, every bit as important as hydration and nutrition. In fact, if you go long enough without sleep — somewhere between and seven and 10 days — you will die.

Allergy Relief?

Pill box
I am having a tough allergy season with all of the pollen in the air. Mostly I have an itchy and runny nose along with sneezing.

Better Than Perfect

Life Coach
On a walk with my friend Gretchen, who calls herself a perfectionist, she blurted out, "I just finished a book, and you're a perfectionist too!" Perfectionism is the refusal to accept a result that is less than perfect — a power-driven, tireless approach to an unattainable goal.

Adventure Expo

100% Local
Been dreaming of outdoor adventure but don't have the gear or the experience to even get started? Spokatopia has you covered.

Attacking Heart Disease

Good Read
Jennie Johnson's father died of a massive heart attack in 1977. He was only 46 years old.

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