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For 95-year-old, the secret to doing nothing is doing something
About to turn 95, Ralph Moffat's still going strong, with no rocking chair in sight. Read more»
Sunday, Oct. 19 2014 9:55 p.m. MDT
It's not overpopulation that threatens the developed world
Many of us grew up hearing warnings about overpopulation — the crowding, the depleting of resources, the pollution and the inability of the earth to sustain so many people. But Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 14 2014 3:35 p.m. MDT

Sports

For 1 young athlete, finding a way to participate is the only way to enjoy life
The Courageous Kids Track Meet at BYU gives children with rare and life-threatening syndromes and medical conditions the opportunity participate in sports. Read more»
Sunday, Oct. 12 2014 9:00 p.m. MDT
Utah schools take the risk of running quarterbacks
BYU and USU now have drop-back quarterbacks — but not by design. Meanwhile, Utah goes forward with a running quarterback of its won. Read more»
Sunday, Oct. 12 2014 5:45 p.m. MDT
Even more urgency needed as Cougars prepare to play at Boise State
Bronco Mendenhall says his team's issues are correctable if execution issues are rectified. Question is, will BYU return starters to help and if not will younger players step up and Read more»
Monday, Oct. 20 2014 7:00 p.m. MDT
Gifford Nielsen knows how BYU quarterback Taysom Hill feels
Gifford Nielsen, who was on the sideline when Taysom Hill was injured, immediately saw parallels with his own experience as a Heisman candidate in 1977. Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 15 2014 9:05 a.m. MDT
Berlin Marathon is a life-changing experience
I knew running the Berlin Marathon would be an interesting experience. But I didn't expect it to change me as much as it did. Read more»
Friday, Oct. 10 2014 10:40 a.m. MDT
Nobody but the Aggies and their most ardent fans believed they could beat BYU
Nobody in their right mind, except maybe the most ardent Aggie fans and that determined group of guys in Utah State's locker room, could have imagined this was possible. But the Aggies Read more»
Saturday, Oct. 4 2014 5:30 p.m. MDT
Jim McMahon not the greatest? You might want to reconsider
I was inundated with emails about my piece on Jim McMahon’s graduation, jersey retirement and induction into BYU’s Hall of Fame from a few weeks ago. Read more»
Thursday, Oct. 2 2014 12:05 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Rehabbing your house for sale can pay off
When prospective buyers walk in and see and smell new carpet and fresh paint, they don’t have to strain their imaginations looking past everything. When you force potential buyers Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 14 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
'One of those weeks' teaches work-life lessons
Every family has one of those weeks now and then. You know the kind. You circle it on the calendar months in advance because you know it's going to be tough. But even extremely busy Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 14 2014 11:21 a.m. MDT

Opinion

We need to sacrifice personal liberties in order to prevent Ebola
In the face of a uniquely dangerous threat, we Americans have trouble recalibrating our traditional (and laudable) devotion to individual rights and civil liberties. That is the fundamental Read more»
Thursday, Oct. 16 2014 8:25 p.m. MDT
Ebola virus has launched humanity into uncharted waters
The Ebola virus has launched humanity into uncharted waters. While plagues have raged throughout history, our modern, interconnected world magnifies the stakes associated with each Read more»
Thursday, Oct. 16 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Our frank opinion on Utah ballot proposals
Early voting is underway, and Utahns are deciding which candidates and which ballot propositions to support. We’re pleased to further confuse voters by offering our frank (no Read more»
Sunday, Oct. 19 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
The list of derogatory terms continues to grow
The FCC petition argues that broadcasting during prime time of the word "Redskins" has "an adverse impact on impressionable young Indian as well as non-Indian children." Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 15 2014 10:15 p.m. MDT
Government provides little confidence in Ebola fight
Is it time yet to close the borders? Is it time to ramp up production of drugs that seem to work on the few patients who have tried them? If not, why? Read more»
Thursday, Oct. 16 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Let the state school board do its job
The board has appointed a new superintendent who should carry out its intent of bringing clear direction and expectations to public education. Now, the Legislature and governor should Read more»
Saturday, Oct. 18 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
What's the next step in the Ebola crisis?
Ebola has been in the news. But much of the news has not offered background information about the disease. Read more»
Monday, Oct. 20 2014 9:16 p.m. MDT
Some Ebola panic is healthy if it means solutions
We know that symptoms present within 21 days, so why not quarantine every traveler who has visited or lived in an infected country (Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone) in the past 30 days Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 15 2014 9:20 p.m. MDT
'She asked for it' subverts justice and hampers violence prevention
There are lots of reasons I care about how my girls dress. But I'm not willing to let anyone use their clothing choices as an excuse to justify someone else's appalling behavior. "She Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 23 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
It's time for a new progressive movement
In wake of the progressive movement of 100 years ago, a series of laws regulated monopolies, limited corporate profits and instituted the protection of labor. Many of those laws have Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 15 2014 11:58 a.m. MDT
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's book depicts lost Obama
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has written a book in which he says that President Obama “lost his way” in policy decisions concerning the Middle East. Read more»
Monday, Oct. 20 2014 4:20 p.m. MDT

Faith

I want to un-invite my friend to general conference
This writer is concerned about inviting her friend to conference. Angela gives advice. Read more»
Friday, Oct. 3 2014 11:32 p.m. MDT
When the criticisms of the Book of Mormon can't be taken seriously
In the end, of course, evidence has to be cited and arguments made. But sometimes an excellent shorthand response to certain criticisms of Joseph Smith and the Restoration is simply Read more»
Thursday, Oct. 16 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
The key to happy family home evenings
As a mother, I find myself in charge of corralling the troops for our weekly night together and I have learned a lot along the way about what family home evening should and shouldn’t Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 14 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Appreciating God's creations without a camera
Isn't tragic when digital moments take over for memories, for privacy, for intimacy, for that single moment when it’s you, a deer and a backdrop only God could create. Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 14 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
How the Nobel Prize makes us noble
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Saturday, Oct. 11 2014 11:48 a.m. MDT
The power pose of faith
Try the "Superwoman" power pose and you might success in the workplace. But if you try the power poses of faith, you will find an increased connection with God and family. Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 8 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

How grape juice, purple puke and delicious jelly taught me about preserving family history
I thought I was allergic to grape juice, but it turns out I wasn't. I guess the same could be said for learning about my family tree. Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 15 2014 8:51 p.m. MDT
Everyone is a critic, and that's too many
They say, “Everyone's a critic.” If that is the case, there are a lot of critics in the world. And if each of those critics were to pronounce their opinion two to three Read more»
Monday, Oct. 13 2014 4:20 p.m. MDT
Friday night lights shine bright in the USA
In spite of the controversy going on in professional football, high school football remains a ritual and a welcome event in towns and cities everywhere in this country. It’s a Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 15 2014 3:30 p.m. MDT