18 months after hiking Pacific Crest Trail, Utahn sets sights on Appalachian Trail
Eighteen months after hiking the length of the Pacific Crest Trail, Utahn Richard Jones now sets his sights on the Appalachian Trail. Read more»
Monday, March 23 2015 3:46 p.m. MDT


Buffalo Run offers lessons and rewards for those willing to see them
Taking on challenges we're not sure we can accomplish reveals life lessons we don't always expect. Read more»
Sunday, March 22 2015 8:10 p.m. MDT
Utes have Duked it out with big boys before
Utes say schedule has readied them for big tests — including Friday's showdown with the Blue Devils. Read more»
Thursday, March 26 2015 7:53 p.m. MDT
Henderson joins other BYU veterans praising how spring football has progressed
From Taysom Hill's recovery to deployment of offensive packages to highlight skills of receivers, senior receiver Kurt Henderson likes what he's seen from BYU football's offseason development Read more»
Wednesday, March 25 2015 5:15 p.m. MDT
BYU's Taylor competing in NCAA swim championships
It took a couple of years, but BYU swimmer Jake Taylor has regained his form — and then some —since returning from his LDS Church mission. He's competing in the NCAA championships Read more»
Thursday, March 26 2015 11:22 p.m. MDT
Forging friendships through running
Shelly and I have been friends for eight years, but only recently started running together. Now our friendship is laced together tighter than ever. Read more»
Sunday, March 15 2015 10:25 p.m. MDT
NCAA committee overrates strength of schedule
The NCAA blew it again by putting in some mediocre teams from big conferences, rather than some deserving mid-major teams. Read more»
Sunday, March 15 2015 7:55 p.m. MDT
Morrill, Hunsaker two of the best coaches — and men — this state has ever known
Utah State men's basketball coach Stew Morrill and his Utah Valley University counterpart, Dick Hunsaker, are walking away from the game. They've both won a lot of games and, more important, Read more»
Sunday, March 15 2015 12:26 a.m. MDT


Tips for handling a child's debt situation
Let her wallow in it and worry about things for a while first. Then, if she’s willing to accept responsibility for her actions, and she starts working hard toward handling her Read more»
Monday, March 23 2015 5:45 p.m. MDT
'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life
A degree from a prestigious university isn't as important as a good work ethic, the ability to work with a team and other so-called "soft skills," according to a new survey. And those Read more»
Monday, March 23 2015 5:55 p.m. MDT
How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages
What can be done to bolster the U.S. economy? Average prices and wages in the U.S. haven’t increased as expected. How does the Fed fight inflation and unemployment? What is the Read more»
Monday, March 23 2015 5:50 p.m. MDT


An impactful U.S.-Iran nuclear deal is a mirage
Bickering among Obama, the U.S. Congress and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over nuclear dealings with Iran continues. A nuclear deal with Iran is a mirage, a flickering Read more»
Thursday, March 26 2015 12:15 a.m. MDT
Intrigue still percolating from Utah legislative session
Intrigue from the 2015 legislative session will drip out for some time. Here are a few issues still bubbling. Read more»
Sunday, March 22 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Equality, family life are interconnected — both falter when fewer men go to college
By 2012, there were 2.8 million more women than men in college, and by 2020 this "enrollment gap" is projected to grow to 4.4 million. This means a shortage of suitable male partners, Read more»
Sunday, March 22 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
U.S. should put religious liberty front and center in foreign relations
It’s time for the administration to recognize this worldwide trend for what it is — a dangerous attack on conscience and liberty that could undo pluralism and threaten democratic Read more»
Thursday, March 26 2015 8:54 p.m. MDT
Lawmaking a matter of conscience
Making sure our public policies reflect our values requires our collective conscience. For in the end what’s at stake is the heart and soul of our society. Read more»
Saturday, March 21 2015 12:21 a.m. MDT
Is the goal equality?
Since its founding, the United States has been seen as the land of potential greater economic equality. Read more»
Monday, March 23 2015 7:30 a.m. MDT
Race debates aren't necessarily taking over at Starbucks
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is concerned about the seemingly growing racial divide in America and decided to use his considerable forum of 11,000 coffee shops to step up the conversation. Read more»
Monday, March 23 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Facebook's 'community standards' look at best, worst aspects of connecting to each other
Facebook this week announced new standards for what's acceptable on its platform. Bullying and sexual content are out. But by the time the site figures it out, the damage may already Read more»
Tuesday, March 17 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Demos shouldn't decide too quickly on presidential candidate
Democrats would do well to give an array of presidential candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to meet voter demands in 2016. That includes Hillary Clinton, but not Read more»
Wednesday, March 25 2015 12:15 a.m. MDT


Joseph, the stone and the hat: Why it all matters
Joseph Smith used a stone in a hat to help him in his translation of the Book of Mormon. Critics have made merry over this, but it makes sense and it's actually an indicator that he Read more»
Friday, March 27 2015 12:41 a.m. MDT
Revisiting Elder Ballard's sweet little bee book
I know we live in the “Beehive State.” But the other day I was set on my heels when I realized how much my own life is bound up with bees. I’m a “Bee” Read more»
Wednesday, March 18 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
New pet bear doesn’t eat dog but can’t be an indoor pet
Before you buy a black bear as a pet, ask yourself two questions: "Can this be an indoor bear pet?" and "If so, will it eat the dog?" Read more»
Saturday, March 7 2015 5:00 a.m. MST


Some movie characters are much older than the actors portraying them
During the Golden Age of movies, a character actor could become typecast as older than his own age. That’s less common today, but some are still called upon to play parents to Read more»
Thursday, March 19 2015 3:55 p.m. MDT
'Insurgent' is a compelling story complete with surprises
I haven’t read the books in Veronica Roth's Divergent series, but so far, I have thoroughly enjoyed the films. “Divergent” garnered three stars from me, and now “Insurgent” Read more»
Thursday, March 26 2015 3:32 p.m. MDT
What a distant 'cousin' taught me about family
A.J. Jacobs said we treat family with more kindness than we do strangers — but I think I've had it backward. Read more»
Tuesday, March 17 2015 5:10 p.m. MDT
What shopping looks like as a mother
From potty breaks to runaway kids, shopping is just one of the pre-mommy pleasures I have bid farewell. Read more»
Thursday, March 19 2015 12:50 p.m. MDT
Fidelity starts outside the bedroom
It might just be a popular song on the radio, but its message is dangerous and destructive. Nearly everyone I've known with a broken marriage attributes the death of the relationship Read more»
Wednesday, March 18 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
We pay a price when we compare and contrast
Compare and contrast in 25 words or less is a common exercise in elementary school. Compare our children asleep in their beds in their own rooms with the boys and girls huddled up against Read more»
Monday, March 23 2015 5:55 p.m. MDT
Baby boomers, rejoice! 65 is the new 45
A couple of generations ago, 45-year-olds thought a lot about their next 20 years and asked how they would make it the most full and productive time of their lives. Today, it's 65-year-olds Read more»
Tuesday, March 24 2015 3:45 p.m. MDT
Running for a life
For this generation whose livelihood does not always require hard labor, perhaps exercise seems a better choice for people to join together and bond through their challenges rather Read more»
Thursday, March 19 2015 10:40 a.m. MDT
Raising a reader: How parents can instill a love of the written word in kids
Raising children who come to literature again and again as leisure readers may mean thinking outside the book. Read more»
Tuesday, March 3 2015 4:20 p.m. MST