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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

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

Keep expectations clear regarding loans
If you don’t already have an agreement, my advice would be to ask him what his expectations are. Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 21 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
What is your ROI for seeking work-life balance?
In the business world, we often talk about "return on investment," or ROI. But when it comes to work-life balance, perhaps we should discuss a "return on life/time investment," or ROLTI. Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 21 2014 8:00 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
We're becoming a nation that votes by mail, and we should think of the consequences
Election Day is morphing into “vote counting day." It behooves us to pay attention to what is happening. Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 22 2014 6:39 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
Can a Mormon not be a liberal?
Liberalism is a term having become a grab-bag for all sorts of meanings. Whittle away the incorrect definitions of the term, and I believe it is worth the trouble to be a liberal. Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 22 2014 12:00 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
A day in the life of Mormon missionaries in Norman, Oklahoma
A few weeks ago, I was blessed to spend the day with missionaries in the Oklahoma Oklahoma City Mission. Though much is the same from missionary to missionary and from mission to mission, Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 21 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
9 tips to survival parenting
Every parent knows that sometimes, especially in those early years, you are battling extreme conditions. For all you parents still in the throes of survival mode, here are nine tips Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 22 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
Speed-dating for a mom friend?
Mommy friends are about the hottest commodity a stay-at-home mom can have, so it’s no wonder we’re always on the lookout for solid fellow mothers to add to our Rolodex of Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 21 2014 4:20 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
Do we teach our kids joy, or do they teach us?
Through the years, we have thought a great deal about joy. One of the things we have concluded is that the greatest joys of all come in and through and because of families. Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 21 2014 4:00 p.m. MDT
FamilyTree Gathering 'a book containing the records of our dead'
The book "containing the records of our dead which shall be worthy of all acceptation" has now been identified. It is FamilyTree. This is according to the address at October general Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 21 2014 5:00 a.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