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Dating app use soars as stigma takes a dive

The use of dating apps is way up in multiple age categories, a new Pew Research Center study says.

Returned LDS missionary making a name for himself and his violin on YouTube

Rob Landes didn’t have much of a choice in learning to play the violin. But were it not for his parents' encouragement, he says he likely would have quit a long time ago, long before playing... Read more »

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How a couple’s religious practices influence whether their relationships will last

A research brief for the Institute for Family Studies says that whether a couple attends church together regularly indicates whether their marriage will last, regardless of what church they attend.... Read more »

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Why more singles of all ages are checking out dating apps

The use of dating apps — and the number of app choices — is way up in multiple age categories, a new Pew Research Center study says. Meanwhile, stigma has dropped. Singles of... Read more »

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5 ways to spot a sweetheart scam this Valentine's Day

Dating is hard enough without falling victim to online scammers. Experts say Valentine's Day is open season for so-called "sweetheart scams." Read more »

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Finding female ancestors is hunt for untold stories, filling in gaps

For Judy G. Russell, finding female ancestors is a hunt for untold stories as much as it is about filling in genealogical gaps. In her class, she taught how to read between the lines of historical... Read more »

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Down with love: 9 movies to celebrate Singles Awareness Day

Don't be SAD on Singles Awareness Day. Grab one of these movies to remind yourself why love isn't always everything it's cracked up to be. Read more »

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The Clean Cut: Deaf singer-songwriter uses floor vibrations to perform

At 18, Mandy Harvey lost her hearing but she did not lose her dream of becoming a singer-songwriter. Read more »

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Bill to alter state's guardianship laws moves to House on 6-5 vote

A bill that backers say relieves loving families of unnecessary expenses of hiring attorneys for their disabled children in guardianship proceedings is before the Utah House of Representatives.... Read more »

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Stress, chocolate and loneliness: How Valentine's Day can be hazardous to your health

Valentine's Day isn't just a drain on the wallet. It can also be bad for your health. But there are ways to avoid the psychological blows Cupid delivers, as well the bodily harm from an excess of... Read more »

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Sherry Young: Can we go from snow sliding into World War III?

People thought they were immune to the chaos surrounding them but found out differently. Read more »

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Foundation's failure would set back foster care two decades, Leavitt cautions lawmakers

Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt cautioned this week that failure of the Utah Foster Care Foundation would set back foster care two decades. The foundation could shutter on June 30 unless it receives... Read more »

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The Clean Cut: Video of mom-and-baby workout garners over 5 million views

A video by KangaGroove, a San Diego company that hosts baby-wearing dance classes, has been viewed over 5 million times. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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A black-and-white Valentine’s Day: Romantic movies from the past

From hilarious mistaken identities to love that lasts beyond the grave, these romantic films from the 1930s and 1940s can help imbue the spirit of romance into the Valentine’s Day holiday. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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If Splenda gives Swiss rats cancer, does that mean we shouldn’t use it?

If the American-made sweetener Splenda gave Swiss rats cancer, does that mean we shouldn't use it? That's what one consumer advocacy group says, but others say the science is suspicious. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Arianne Brown: Spring will come

The joy of outdoor winter play has officially worn off, and kids and adults alike are ready for the next season to emerge, and it can't seem to come soon enough — but it will come. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: The romance of restraint

Do you notice that the word “romance” today is most often used in a historical context? How can it be revived in today's world? Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Free marriage check-up clinic offered at Argosy University

Argosy University is hosting a free marriage check-up clinic in February on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Draper campus. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Going blue for Valentine's Day

Strawberries get all the Valentine's Day limelight, but blueberries are the perfect topping for this Valentine's Day cheesecake. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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3 Utah mothers to compete in U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

On Feb. 13, three Utah women — Merrilee Blackham, Amber Green and Cynthia Folwer — will be competing in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles. All three cite motherhood and... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Walking kids through a winter wonderland

With the right preparation and some creativity, playing outside and participating in snow sports can be an enjoyable time for the family. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Kelly Clarkson announces children’s book featuring her daughter

Kelly Clarkson, a musical artist whose fame began after winning the first season of "American Idol," announced her newest project today, a children's book featuring her daughter, River Rose. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Multimedia storytelling can help make family history more accessible, easier to share

When multiple media sources are used together to tell a story that's passed down in a family, it become more dynamic and assumes more dimensions than words typed onto a page, said Devin Ashby, a... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Erin Stewart: To my husband on Valentine's Day

Like most things in my life, Valentine’s Day has become all about the kids. But while I’m running around in this jam-packed, child-raising time of our lives, I just want you to know: I... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Valentine's Day is the day to see loved ones in their best light

Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be about the emotional roller coaster that we love to watch in a romantic chick flick. Valentine’s Day is simply about starting a list, a list with our... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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UTubers: Devin Graham re-creates ‘The Catch’ with sky divers

San Francisco 49ers players remember "The Catch," a play that won them the 1982 NFC Championship Game. Devin Graham teamed up with Whistle Sports, Pepsi and Papa John's to re-create the legendary... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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The Clean Cut: New trailer for ‘The Jungle Book’ released during Super Bowl

A new trailer for "The Jungle Book" aired Sunday during the Super Bowl. "The Jungle Book" comes to theaters on April 15. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: How to manage mealtime madness

If you’re one of those discouraged parents who has all but given up on family dinner, I’d like to encourage you to try again. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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5 funny dad ads from this year’s Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is just hours away and you can already check out some of the highlights online. Well, the commercial highlights, that is. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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'Hail, Caesar!' struggles to hit a rhythm in studio-era Hollywood

“Hail, Caesar!” takes us to the Hollywood of the early 1950s, awash in saturated color and steeped in the studio system. It’s a world of potential, but its unlikely that... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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The heart of the matter: What your pulse says about your health

If you have an abnormally low heart rate, you could need a pacemaker. Or, you could be a world-class athlete in phenomenal shape. What's normal, what's not, and should you be monitoring yours? Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Book review: Blackbeard origin story ‘Blackhearts’ is a superb romance

Despite their differences in skin color and station, a maid and the son of a wealthy merchant are unable to fight their attraction to each other in 17th-century England. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Doris Kearns Goodwin: 'Tell and retell stories' of people's lives so they live on

Doris Kearns Goodwin, a world renowned presidential historian and award winning author and former three-time Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt spoke on the value of storytelling at the RootsTech conference in... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Steve Eaton: There’s a major imaginary event tonight set for 7 or 7:30, somewhere

There's something big happening tonight. I know that if I don't write about it, I'll never get any sleep. You should go. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Orchestra of Southern Utah Children's Jubilee and STEAM Festival expanding

The Orchestra of Southern Utah Children's Jubilee and STEAM Festival is expanding from a one-day event into a three-day event for local families to enjoy. The event aims to increase interest in... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Sharing stories is how to best leave a legacy, RootsTech presenters say

Main session speakers at Friday's RootsTech 2016 family history conference spoke of how today's technology facilitates the sharing of family stories, the richest kind of legacy. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Creators of Love Taza blog encourage RootsTech attendees to record, celebrate everyday life

Josh and Naomi Davis, a couple from New York City best known for their blog, Love Taza, may seem like unusual speakers for a RootsTech conference keynote address. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Chicago Blackhawks surprise young fan with special needs

A dream came true for Ben, a boy who has difficulty moving his arms and legs, when his favorite Blackhawks player dropped by his house. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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A history of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ on TV and film

A look back at the many and varied adaptations of Jane Austen's classic novel of manners. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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What 'shared parenting' is and how it can affect kids after divorce

Amanda Davis and Shane Baton often sit together at their kids' events, though they divorced years ago and have both remarried. The kids live in both households and they're amicable, if not chummy... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Austen meets the undead in macabre 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' (+points for parents)

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is witty, fun and clever. It's also hampered by its own limitations. Strangest of all, it’s a rare movie that leaves you thinking a sequel might produce an... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Family history enthusiasts are 'heart specialists' for the rest of society, RootsTech speaker says

To attract novices, including family members, to family history, enthusiasts need to reach their hearts with meaningful stories — and they need to do it within 60 seconds, the keynote speaker... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Five for Families: Football films worth cheering for

Whether you're a Panthers fan, a Broncos fan or neither, your family can cheer for some winning football films that carry great messages about sportsmanship and determination. Here are five... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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'Marvel Universe Live!' brings superhero action to Salt Lake City

"Marvel Universe Live!" prepares to “rock Utah” with “action and excitement.” Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Hollywood spends millions to make billions — or so it hopes

Movie budgets are ridiculous in the 21st century, but sometimes the return is worth it. Sometimes. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Parenting around the globe — are other countries doing it better?

I know there are as many theories to raising children as there are people in this world, and I guess what it comes down to is we are our own children’s experts. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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UTubers: Utah father’s lullaby featured on Today website

A YouTube video posted on Sunday shows Salt Lake City father David Motola playing “Brahms’ Lullaby” to help his son fall asleep. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Retiring deputy's elevator dance viewed over 6 million times

A YouTube video shows retiring Colorado Deputy Tony Scherb dancing the whip and the nae nae with some of his coworkers. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Happy birthday, Facebook: How Facebook's father is popularizing paternity

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has used the social media site to popularize paternity. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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RootsTech 2016 a 25,000-member 'studio audience'

RootsTech 2016, the largest family history event in the world, got underway Wednesday, drawing the vanguard of an expected 25,000 registered attendees from 50 states and 40 countries who will be... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Bill to eliminate requirement for prospective wards' legal counsel in guardianship cases put on hold

A legislative committee held a bill Wednesday that would eliminate the requirement that young adults with intellectual disabilities to be represented by legal counsel when courts consider their... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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