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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
Jazz's 'Chocolate Thunder' was a trip even on bush-league trips
But former coach Frank Layden says Darryl Dawkins was more than that, even though he played just four games in Utah. He was a "tough guy." Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 27 2015 6:45 p.m. MDT
BYU workhorse running back Nate Carter focused on finishing marathon career
Reports out of BYU football camp indicate running back Nate Carter and wide receiver Mitchell Juergens were awarded scholarships this week. Here's a glimpse at what the Cougars have Read more»
Friday, Aug. 28 2015 3:27 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
Coaching high school football blends great fun, rewards and frustration
Northridge High head coach Erik Thompson has such great enthusiasm for coaching football that it's contagious. Although it's not without its frustrations, he finds great joy in taking Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 23 2015 12:03 a.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
Feeling the refreshing breeze of Washington politics in Aspen
Striking down bad claims is good. And when that kind of balance is actively advocated by the chief of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it’s a positive sign for the future Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 23 2015 12:48 a.m. MDT
Political persuasion depends on the fundamental message
Thanks to technology, demographics and underlying anger toward politicians and government, political dynamics are more unpredictable than ever before. It proves that one fundamental Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 23 2015 12:40 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
Has Salt Lake City become a house of cards?
Salt Lake City has shiny new buildings, a state of the art downtown mall, soon a $117 million theater, bike lanes, solar meters and sustainability; yet, the administration couldn’t Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 22 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
What I learned from 'Once I Was a Beehive'
Last weekend, my wife and I went to see “Once I Was a Beehive,” a coming-of-age comedy that’s all the “buzz.” I was expecting a salt-of-the-earth conversion Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 19 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

A trio of family friendly films lead new movies on DVD this week
A faith film, a literary adaptation and a riff on “Cinderella” arrive on DVD this week. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 27 2015 7:25 p.m. MDT
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
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