'Doing well at life' is a pretty personal thing, right? We all have our own ideas of what success looks like. In Utah 'Keeping up with the Joneses' is still very much a thing. It's important to note that not everyone in Utah behaves this way, and the desire to maintain a certain image or façade can vary from person to person.

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Info I read on TheHill.com: "Utah ranked first among states with the highest rates of happiness, in a new WalletHub study... Out of a total possible score of 100 points, Utah scored 69.79 points, followed by Hawaii at 66.42, Maryland at 64.62, Minnesota at 62.82, New Jersey at 61.98, Connecticut at 60.68, and California at 60.53."

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Utah came in 1st ahead of Hawaii!!! But what about our perfectionist complex? Perfection is not attainable nor is it attractive. No really! People actually relate to and form bonds better with people who willingly try and fail and don't pretend they have zero imperfections. Pheeew! That's a relief. I have plenty of imperfections that I don't want to bother hiding. 

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Some people may feel the need to maintain appearances due to external factors like the need to impress employers, colleagues, or social circles. But those that can break away from this way of thinking can still thrive in Utah.

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Here are some simple questions to ask yourself, to gauge if you are 'Doing Well in Life':

  1.  Are you breathing?
  2. Do you have a roof over your head?
  3. Have you eaten today?
  4. Do you have clean water available to you?
  5. Do you have clothes to wear?
  6. Do you have somewhere to bathe?
  7. Do you wish well on others?
  8. Does anyone care for you?
  9. Do you forgive others?
  10. Do you smile at others?

You don't have to have all of these things. If you have more than 5, you are doing better than half of the world, and that is totally insane to try and comprehend. If you have most of these, try to spread the good that you can.

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Here are some signs that you're doing okay in both your personal and professional life:

Feeling Happy and Fulfilled:

  • Do you wake up in the morning excited about what the day holds?
  • Do your family and friends bring joy and support into your life?
  • How's your emotional and mental well-being?

Nailing Your Goals:

  • Have you set some goals that actually matter to you?
  • Are you making progress, even if it's little by little?
  • Have you achieved some of those goals and felt that sense of accomplishment?

Financial Peace:

  • Are you financially stable, not constantly over-extended on credit or buying things you don't NEED?
  • Do you have a budget or some financial plan going on?
  • Can you enjoy some of life's simple pleasures without feeling the need to constantly buy something?

Remember, success is a personal journey. What matters most is that you're content and working toward the things that mean the most to you.

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Here Is The List Of Utah's Most Wanted Criminals

I had no idea that there was still a most wanted criminal list and I also didn't know that the list included pictures. When the arrest listings page took off all of the pictures in Southern Utah, plenty of people were mad because looking at it after the weekend is what they did to get through their Monday morning.

The lists I found online weren't numbered, just references of individuals accused of a myriad of offenses. Most information online will not give you all of the offenses or whether or not the fugitive is related to a string of crimes. You have to do your own detective work to know if the criminal in your state is also the same as the FBI listing under another name.

Most counties have a running list of people they are searching for, but the list of offenses are more disturbing than you would think. Most of them are sexual in nature which for some, can lead to a lifetime of trying to overcome the trauma.

Warning- sensitive and disturbing information listed as charges.

UTAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE MOST WANTED FUGITIVES

This is a list of the most wanted in Northern Utah at the moment. Wanted individuals SHOULD NOT be arrested based solely on the information contained in this list. For warrant verification, or if you have information pertaining to any of these individuals, call Utah County Sheriff's Office at 801-851-4034 or send us an email. Click on photo for details.

Utah County Most Wanted OGUNDELE, KORODE ADERINSOLA

OGUNDELE, KORODE ADERINSOLA

Age: 38
Charges: 76-5-402 - ATTEMPTED RAPE 1st Degree Felony

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Utah County Most Wanted VAZQUEZ, JOSE

VAZQUEZ, JOSE

Age: 42
Charges: 76-5-403(2) - FORCIBLE SODOMY 1st Degree Felony 76-5-404 - FORCIBLE SEXUAL ABUSE 2nd Degree Felony 76-5-402 - RAPE 1st Degree Felony

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Utah County Most Wanted RODRIGUEZ, FERNANDO

RODRIGUEZ, FERNANDO

Age: 29
Charges: Charge 1 - 76-5B-201 - SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR - 2nd Degree Felony Charge 2 - 76-5-401.2(2)(B)(II) - UNLAWFUL SEXUAL CONDUCT W/ 16-17 YEAR OLD -GENITALS - 3rd Degree Felony Charge 3 - 76-5-401.2(2)(B)(II) - UNLAWFUL SEXUAL CONDUCT W/ 16-17 YEAR OLD -GENITALS - 3rd Degree Felony Charge 4 - 76-5-401.2(2)(B)(IV) - UNLAWFUL SEXUAL CONDUCT W/ 16-17 YR-OLD -INDECENT LIBERTIES - Class A Misdemeanor Charge 5 - 76-5-401.2(2)(B)(IV) - UNLAWFUL SEXUAL CONDUCT W/ 16-17 YR-OLD -INDECENT LIBERTIES - Class A Misdemeanor Charge 6 - 76-10-1206(1) - DEALING IN MATERIALS HARMFUL TO MINOR - 3rd DegreeFelony Charge 7 - 76-10-1206(1) - DEALING IN MATERIALS HARMFUL TO MINOR - 3rd DegreeFelony Charge 8 - 76-10-1206(1) - DEALING IN MATERIALS HARMFUL TO MINOR - 3rd DegreeFelony

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Here is information for Southern Utah- Washington County Utah:

Washington County MOST WANTED

Should you know the whereabouts of these individuals or have information that might lead to their arrest, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, (740) 376-7070, extension 0. You may also provide information anonymously here.

Who is the most wanted gangster right now?
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  • JOSE SANTOS HERNANDEZ-OTERO.
  • JOSE ARMANDO TORRES-GARCIA.
  • MELVIN N. ESPAILLAT-FERNANDEZ.
  • JUAN JOSE GENAO-ADAMES.
  • ISAIAH LANCE RIVERA.

For a list of Utah's Most Wanted on the FBI list click here.

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Utah's Worst Drivers
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Now There's Proof Of The Worst Drivers In Utah

The worst drivers in Utah cause congestion on roadways and eventually traffic accidents. Check out these pics and see if you agree with the problem.

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I am all about being safe while out on our Utah roads, but there is something I started noticing this summer. Cars in Utah stopping WELL before the line at a light. At first I thought it was because of all of the incoming traffic from other states as most of the cars that I was noticing were from....

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California. No worries Californians. You are being extra cautious and I appreciated it. Welcome to Utah.

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It started getting weird how many cars were stopping oddly before the line. Surely all of these drivers have not been clipped by someone turning too sharply into their lane? Then why on earth are they leaving 1/2 a car length up to a full car length+ before the lines at the lights.

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What is happening here? Northern Utah
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Now granted I still think it is better than covering up the cross walks with your impatient driving, but there are consequences I have been noticing.

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When I am behind these particular drivers, who are most of the time slow to start moving as well, most of the time they make it so that at least 2 cars don't make it through the green turn arrow and it starts to back up traffic quickly. Other drivers start getting very impatient causing a bit of short-tempered road rage.

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Plus, I have been waiting behind them at several lights that don't turn for a very long time because they are so far back that they aren't tripping the sensor to make the light turn green. It is frustrating.

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Then it became a family joke and I was getting text a ton of pictures of it happening. Can someone please explain why this is becoming a thing? And not just in Southern Utah. It's all over the state!

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What is happening here? I have asked all of the people I know if they do this, and the answer is no. So I need your help, because apparently I don't know any of these people to tell them to stop it.

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We were discussing this at work and a very good point was brought up, everyone is on their phones when we are stopped at lights so that could contribute to the slow start at lights.

Hurricane, Utah
Hurricane, Utah
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We are all guilty of it, especially if we are driving for a long time and we are trying to stay off of our phones while driving.

Northern Utah
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But if we could just take a second to be aware of what is going on around a us we could avoid the frustration and backing up traffic.

Southern Utah
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Please forward this article to anyone your think might need to know, that they are driving us crazy. Thank you for listening to my Ted Talk. Have a wonderful day.

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Walmart Is Cracking Down On Utah Customers That Use These

With the price of living skyrocketing, many have returned to scouring the internet for coupons to help feed their families.

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If you use coupons listen up! Walmart is changing up their policy regarding coupon usage. This isn't just for those using extreme couponing methods either. Walmart will still be accepting manufactures coupons, just some of the ways they are implementing will change. Walmart does not put out their own coupons or accept digital coupons, but does accept manufacturers coupons.

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The basic rules haven’t changed, but a couponing website called “Coupons in the News” reported that Walmart updated their coupon policy for the first time in six years in September 2023. One of the biggest changes they noticed in the new policy is that, “Walmart does not give cash back nor will any overages apply to the remaining items in the transaction if the value of a coupon is greater than the purchase value of the item.” That also includes any WIC or SNAP items.

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The policy used to allow Walmart to apply those overages to the total price of your order and give you cash back if there was still an overage after your balance was covered.

Another change that was made to Walmart's policy has to do with overriding their computer system to fix or adjust a coupon that wasn't scanning. It either scans and works or you don't get to use the coupon. Taking away the digression and ability of managers and associates to adjust problems or errors is going to be the biggest headache for everyone.  If you thought Walmart was letting computers take over before, with their self check out sweeping out most of the check out lanes in our local Walmarts, we ain't seen nothin yet.

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Just remember that the poor associate behind the register has no authority to make a change and should not be yelled at for corporates changes.

You can read all of the details here: Coupons In The News

If you need grocery help check this out: Utah Food Bank

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