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'Splash of Kindness': John Starley Allen has been sending out ripples all his life
Wordsmith John Starley Allen's new book, "A Splash of Kindness," explores the power of the ripple effect. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 24 2015 8:10 a.m. MDT

Sports

Hall of Famer Carter's 'fall guy' advice appalling, proves NFL needs outside help
Cris Carter told NFL rookies at a symposium in 2014 that they needed to get a "fall guy" to take the blame for their bad behavior. Maybe seeking mentors from outside the sport would Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 23 2015 6:55 p.m. MDT
Utes say they'll let games do their talking
No one on the team seems too worried about fact a non-sports magazine dismissed them as a non-factor. Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 29 2015 9:50 p.m. MDT
How much swagger BYU finds after September will prove key to rest of 2015 season
Taysom Hill has enough tools and BYU's expected improved defense could prove vital to making a bowl game as an independent. But can the Cougars take advantage of a tough September? Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 29 2015 9:35 p.m. MDT
USPS to Lance Armstrong: Return to sender
Did you ever wonder why the postal service was in the cycling business and paying millions of dollars to Lance Armstrong and his teammate? Now the USPS wants its money back Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 27 2015 5:00 p.m. MDT
A dark and stormy run
The physical exertion of running can leave us too tired to pretend everything is fine — it can make us face our most raw emotions head on. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 16 2015 6:30 p.m. MDT
Utah State Aggies building a consistent winning culture in Cache Valley
After many years of frustration, Utah State's football program has built itself into a consistent winner. Third-year head coach Matt Wells cites several reasons for the Aggies' ability Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 29 2015 9:00 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Dave Ramsey: Use good judgment in online marketplace
I wouldn’t say never buy anything on places like eBay, but I would try to use some common sense and judgment. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 25 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Survey: Many people work because they want to, not just need to
A new survey of parents who are interested in work flexibility found that 90 percent reported "needing" to work, but 63 percent also reported "wanting" to work. As always, though, every Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 25 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT

Opinion

It's time to analyze Presidential Racing Form, third edition
Both presidential nomination contests having been scrambled by recent events — the FBI taking control of Hillary Clinton's private email server and a raucous, roiling GOP debate Read more»
Friday, Aug. 14 2015 11:17 p.m. MDT
Charter schools provide options, competition in education system
While I can understand UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh’s eagerness to attempt to thwart the public charter school movement in Utah, in her recent op-ed on Utah's public Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 27 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT
The zeitgeist of modern Provo: Jobs and a good quality of life
The message Utah is sending to the world: Citizens of a particular city or region are no longer necessarily forced to choose between quality of life and economic opportunity. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 30 2015 12:51 a.m. MDT
As summer concludes, Utahns face national, state issues
Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb discuss immigration policy, a forthcoming public lands proposal from state representatives and what could happen if Joe Biden decides to run for the Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 30 2015 12:50 a.m. MDT
Immigration-related rhetoric leads to death of Republican presidential hopes
Most of Donald Trump's normally loquacious rivals are swaggeringly eager to confront Vladimir Putin, but are too invertebrate — Lindsey Graham is an honorable exception — Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 23 2015 4:35 p.m. MDT
Birthright citizenship — will we learn from history?
This country always has represented opportunity. And while the nation must protect its borders against threats, it is important to ask what immigrants can offer us. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 27 2015 12:10 a.m. MDT
Mexican curanderas and modern medicine — treating mind, soul and body
In our haste to treat patients, we forget illness is not only a physical phenomenon, but a spiritual one as well. Faith and hope are equally important. That’s what the curandera Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 29 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT
Moral deficits in donations: a case for anonymous giving
People often want to be noticed when they give. For this reason, many organizations encourage the type of giving that leads to noticeable donations. But shouldn’t most giving Read more»
Monday, Aug. 24 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
The end of summer provides much needed time to think
August, often viewed as the end of things — summer, vacation, camp and children underfoot — marks for Washingtonians the arrival of peace. The usual, rapid chatter becomes Read more»
Monday, Aug. 17 2015 6:18 a.m. MDT
Helping teens write new chapter after a mistake
He dropped out of school at 16. Now 17, he wants to fix it, but can't quite figure out how. It's an example of poor judgment — the hallmark of a still-developing brain — Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 18 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT
What can Republicans do with Donald Trump?
Donald Trump is tapping a deep-seated voter frustration that Republicans need to channel in order to win back the White House. Nevertheless, Republicans will have to decide whether Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 26 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT

Faith

Parallels between Lehite journey, Israelite exodus 'cannot be accounted for by coincidence'
The Book of Mormon account of Lehi's journey to the New World echoes the earlier biblical story of Israel's exodus from Egypt in remarkably complex ways. Young Joseph Smith's biblical Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 27 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Did luck, nature or prayer prevent a forest fire?
Many years ago a friend and I nearly started a forest fire in Virginia. Or did we? Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 11 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Millions want to get a glimpse of the pope, as do I
Something about seeing special souls stays with a person forever. And I would love to see Pope Francis, the man who, like a spiritual Hercules, is lifting the entire Catholic Church. Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 29 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Western author Wallace Stegner praised character of Mormon women
Women played an often quiet yet critical role in the Mormon westward crossing. Indeed, the trail experience and, in this instance, the settling of Utah would have been impossible without Read more»
Thursday, July 30 2015 10:00 a.m. MDT
Working miracles regardless of gender, age or church callings
Gender, priesthood, church callings and age don't define those who can perform mighty miracles and be a great benefit to others. All it takes is faith. Read more»
Friday, July 31 2015 9:20 a.m. MDT
'Let this be heaven' — taking our 'village' up the mountain
It wasn't grit, athleticism or their mother's cajoling that got my kids up the mountain. It was family. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 26 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' is uneven but still enjoyable
"The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is a film I had to warm up to. Initially, it struck me as stiff, complete with wavering accents and one character laden with an overdose of pomposity. But Read more»
Friday, Aug. 14 2015 6:30 p.m. MDT
The bittersweet of back to school
As kids of all ages head back to school, moms are left facing the question: Who am I once my babies are gone? Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 26 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Should you trade your independence for interdependence?
When we ask the question of whether you should trade your independence for interdependence, most people say "No!" Their first instinct is that they don’t want to trade their independence Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 26 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Family vacations inspire fodder for posterity
Kids make vacations hard, but, in the end, it's worth it. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 18 2015 4:40 p.m. MDT
New ‘Elementary,’ ‘Good Wife’ season sets lead TV shows on DVD
Season sets of “Elementary” and “The Good Wife” lead TV shows that have arrived on DVD this week. Read more»
Friday, Aug. 28 2015 6:56 p.m. MDT
A mother's glimpse into life with a special needs child
"Emma's future is unknown, an empty canvas. I want to paint it with love and hope and not bitterness and fear. I love this girl so much, and wherever I go I will proudly say ‘She's Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 26 2015 7:25 p.m. MDT
Man makes sacrifice to give his 2 best friends a better life
Somewhere in Tucson, Arizona, is a man who gave up his two best friends for adoption so that they could have a better life. Read more»
Friday, Aug. 21 2015 6:19 p.m. MDT