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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an undeniably good thing

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is one time when the ubiquity of the media has produced praiseworthy results.

12 things that are totally worth waiting for

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You don't have to rush into everything. In fact, most Americans like waiting. Here are 12 things that are definitely worth the wait. Read more »

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Excerpt from 'The Turning': Family traditions, narrative and genealogy

Everyone, particularly every child, needs an identity larger than himself — something he belongs to, feels part of and gains security and protection from. Read more »

2 hours ago

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In the Whirled: World peace and the family reunion

Mother Teresa said world peace comes from loving our families. Nowhere does that get tested more than at family reunions. Read more »

14 hours ago

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Would you rather get married earlier, or stay married longer? Here's what the data says

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Tall men marry earlier but are more likely to cheat and divorce. Short men are more likely to stay married, according to new research that indicates it's the height of ignorance to discount... Read more »

15 hours ago

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Wild sheep arrive for Sheepdog Classic

Hundreds of Utah’s wild range sheep arrived Wednesday at Soldier Hollow in Midway preparation for the Soldier Hollow Sheepdog Classic Championship and Festival. Read more »

15 hours ago

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Where to see dinosaurs in Utah

Dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, but bones and other evidence of their existence are still around today. Utah is a great place to find dinosaurs, whether that place is a museum or a... Read more »

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Excerpt from 'The Turning': social problems and the decline of family

The clear connection between the decline of families and the world’s social problems cannot be ignored. The trick is figuring out which is the cause and which is the effect. Read more »

20 hours ago

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Tips for living: 'The Provident Prepper' gives solid, clear info on getting prepared

Kylene and Jonathan Jones' recent book "The Provident Prepper" has detailed, straight-forward helps for emergency preparedness. Read more »

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Running engages all five senses

After weeks of running in the dark, I was given a rare chance to run in the daylight. As I made it toward the mountain, I was amazed how keenly aware I was of seeing, hearing, smelling, touching... Read more »

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'Fractured' tales offer classic characters in new stories

Four picture books and one novel are in this roundup of "fractured" tales: stories with elements taken from traditional and classical stories and put into new settings. Read more »

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Lessons learned from the back-to-school nightmare

As I limped down the gym floor in shame and glanced horrified over my shoulder, I know — I just know — behind their forced smiles, both teachers were thinking, “Heaven above,... Read more »

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Erin Stewart: Parents: Stop pushing your children to be the best

The old adage of "do your best" has been replaced with the new childhood mantra of "be THE best." Read more »

yesterday

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Cook’n Recipe Organizer, Cook’n Recipe App a treat for planning family dinners

If you’re looking for ways to easily store all your recipes in one place, then the Cook’n Recipe Organizer may be the right fit for you. Cook’n is in both a computer software and... Read more »

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Timpanogos Storytelling Festival celebrates 25th year of stories and laughter

Karen Ashton is thrilled but not really surprised that the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is celebrating its 25th year, is financially sound and is regarded by story lovers and storytellers as... Read more »

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The Clean Cut: 99-year-old woman sews nearly 1,000 dresses for African girls

Lillian Weber of Bettendorf, Iowa, wakes up every morning and begins to sew another dress that she will donate to young girls in Africa. As Weber approaches her 100th birthday, she hopes to have... Read more »

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Parenting advice that changed my life

After I became a mother, I sought the Lord for wisdom. Every. Single. Day. After a few years, I thought I had this mom thing down, but deep inside there was a bit of worry. Read more »

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Ask Mr. Dad: Handling a child’s back-to-school anxieties

Dear Mr. Dad: School is starting and my 11-year-old daughter is pretty stressed out. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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The costs of back to school are increasing for parents

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Back to school costs are getting steeper every year Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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EA Sports puts Damian Lillard on the cover of NBA Live 15

Damian Lillard's rise from little-known Weber State prospect to NBA star continues with his announcement that he will grace the cover of EA Sport's NBA Live 15. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: What do our kids see when they look at us?

We stand three times taller than a typical child. We'd have to cozy up to a mammoth 18 feet tall to get the same feeling. Imagine how tall a chair or a crib would seem. Picture your house as a... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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'Dracula' to sweep onto the Desert Star Playhouse stage

By popular demand, "Dracula" will be sweeping back onto the Desert Star Playhouse stage Aug. 28. He's not the creepy vampire of spooky stories but rather is an unusual recluse and the odd new... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Why 'The Giver' is more relevant than ever

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Main character Jonas of "The Giver" is, in many ways, a precursor to the Katniss Everdeens and Tris Priors that populate dystopian young adult fiction today. With the approaching film release,... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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No ring, no problem for these 10 guys

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Here are 10 different ways men have proposed to women — without a wedding ring. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Father of 4 Roger Federer gives soon-to-be-dad Novak Djokovic advice before U.S. Open

Ranked as the No. 1 player in the world and coming off a win at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic seems to have everything going for him heading into the 2014 U.S. Open, including a wife and baby on the way. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Photos: Jazz Bear and Bees' Bumble welcome kids back to school

The Utah Jazz Bear and Salt Lake Bees' Bumble welcomed students back to school Monday. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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