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Erin Stewart: Inane toys you won't find under my tree this year

Retailers are pushing another batch of mind-numbing products this year that top the worst toys for 2014.

Court heaps grief on vaccine victims, makes them wait years

All but broken by her son's violent and unexplained seizures, by so many panicked trips from the crib to the emergency room, Jeffrey McCord's mom thought her desperate search for both answers and... Read more »

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Christmas I Remember Best: Riding dreams on a pony

Third of seven winners this year in the Deseret News' annual "Christmas I Remember Best" writing contest. Read more »

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'The Making of Harry Potter' Studio Tour revelatory, engaging

Warner Bros.' "The Making of Harry Potter" Studio Tour outside of London is a mind-boggling experience that makes the movies seem new again. It's magical with the props, costumes, sets, animated... Read more »

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Education reform efforts need to focus on this to succeed

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Parents need better information, more help with transportation, and less complexity in registering. Read more »

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Editor's Picks: The top 10 family stories of 2014

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Here is the list of top ten family stories in 2014. Read more »

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Massachusetts doctors have to provide end-of-life counseling

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Under a law that just took effect, the doctors of terminally ill patients are required to offer end-of-life counseling. Read more »

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Different reasons drive Utah writers to participate in National Novel Writing Month

Every November, writers around the world, including over 7,000 registered Utah participants, gather together online and in person to each write a novel with a goal length of 50,000 words for... Read more »

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Study: Internet doesn't overwhelm most Americans

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A new Pew Research survey finds most Americans are happy with how much the Internet has to offer; not overwhelmed by info. Read more »

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The family beat: What makes families resilient in the face of challenge

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Family life is not always what you picture when you’re a kid looking ahead to the life you plan to make. It can be both rewarding and fraught with challenge. But some families rise above any... Read more »

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'American Idol' alum Brooke White creates album to fight child sex trafficking

When singer-songwriter and former “American Idol” contestant Brooke White was approached by Foundation Entertainment with an offer to donate to a charity of her choice, she found the... Read more »

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The 37 most charitable celebrities

From superstar Taylor Swift to NBA player Kevin Durant to Oscar-winner and "The Hunger Games" actress Jennifer Lawrence, the 37 most charitable celebrities have big wallets and even bigger hearts. Read more »

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Christmas 1914: The day even WWI showed humanity

With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air: "Stille Nacht, Heilige... Read more »

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4 recently released CDs deliver Christmas cheer

Here are some Christmas albums that have recently come across our desks. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Over and out: TV flops, exits and endings in 2014

Along with its triumphs, the world of TV had its share of setbacks in 2014. Here's a sample: Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Think your marital status is important? The U.S. Census Bureau may not

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The bureau recently announced that it may drop a handful of marriage questions from its American Community Survey. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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What can 'Annie' and 'The Lego Movie' teach your kids about economics?

Yahoo! Finance has a new video about what Hollywood movies teach about economics. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Smart ways to maximize holiday giving

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It's the season for giving. Here's how to make your holiday and end-of-year donations go far. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Some communities suggest penalizing parents for underage drinking at home

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A handful of communities are considering prosecuting or fining parents of underage children who are caught drinking. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Renovation Solutions: Design for everyday homeowners

No amount of cleaver or creative interior design can overcome a floor plan that doesn’t flow well, rooms that are awkwardly placed or sized, or spaces that lack order or sufficient light and... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Utahn on 'Biggest Loser' wins 2 weigh-ins in a row at Comeback Canyon

Utahn Scott Mitchell has won a second weigh-in at Comeback Canyon on “The Biggest Loser.” Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Fire in the Lake: A fierce war game for serious gamers

Fire in the Lake is intense. This is a board game for serious war gamers using GMT Games COIN system. The setting is the war in Southern Vietnam and the experience is immersive. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Q&A with Tanis O'Connor, adventure card game designer

Interview about the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game with Tanis O'Connor, adventure card game designer with Paizo Publishing. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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BattleCON: Devastation of Indines: a fantastic fighting game

The Street Fighter arcade game reached legendary status among gamers in the late eighties. In 2013, Level 99, a game company, mastered a board game format that captures the fun and excitement of... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Civilization game expansions: 7 Wonders Babel and Clash of Cultures Civilizations

Board game expansions are a way to extend the life of an old favorite or make it even better by deepening gameplay, using new components, adding extra players or changing the game entirely. Here... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Game review: Firefly: Blue Sun and Knightmare Chess offer sci-fi, fantasy fun

Firefly: The Game: Blue Sun expansion adds a new sideboard, minis, contacts, and more to the base game. Knightmare Chess is a fun chess variant where players play cards to alter the game. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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