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Mom removes heavy makeup from Bratz dolls, makes them look more realistic

Australian scientist and artist Sonia Singh enjoys re-working discarded toys and giving them new life.

'Birdman'? 'Boyhood'? SAG Awards to offer Oscar preview

The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards should offer a low-key preview to the Academy Awards and a chance for favorites to begin polishing up their acceptance speeches. Read more »

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Deseret News National Edition explores Sundance's impact on the community

The Sundance Film Festival is underway in Park City. Its mission is to discover, support and inspire independent film and theater artists to tell their stories and provide an opportunity for... Read more »

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Motherhood Matters: What I learned from mandatory bed rest (not the pregnancy kind)

I'm here to say there is nothing more productive than stopping to reflect, assess, dream and plan when it comes to the long-term project of raising human beings. Read more »

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Book review: Young widow's memoir presents a poignant look at overcoming grief

Ashlee Birk was left a widow after the murder of her husband and a single mother to five children at the age of 28 without any forewarning. It left her world seemingly shattered. Birk began to... Read more »

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One more way celebrity moms are just like the rest of us

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Celebrity moms Amanda Peet and Zoe Saldana have publicly discussed their breastfeeding difficulties, calling attention to the fact that breastfeeding challenges are not uncommon. Read more »

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Book review: 'Pierced by Love' is a clean romance about forgiveness, families

When Noelle is dumped by her boyfriend in favor of her sister, she finds an unexpected friend in Pierce, her former home teacher. This friendship helps both heal the wounds of their pasts, while... Read more »

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Reader voices: The loss of a dog

I thought I was protecting my children by lying about the death of our dog. Turns out, the truth provides the most peace. Read more »

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ValueSpeak: Being engaged as a parent

There were pressures, deadlines and hard decisions to make. But for two hours at least, Nile was there for his daughter, right when she needed him. Read more »

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National touring production of 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast' heading to Kingsbury Hall Jan. 30-Feb. 1

What's it like to play Belle in the fourth national tour of the beloved musical "Disney's Beauty and the Beast"? Jillian Butterfield says, "I'm still pinching myself!" Read more »

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Author Marissa Meyer blends sci-fi, fairy tales in companion tale to best-selling Lunar Chronicles series

Marissa Meyer, author of the science fiction/fairy tale series the Lunar Chronicles, talks about her whirlwind career at the release of a companion story that will shed light on the evil queen... Read more »

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New season sets of 'Little House,' 'Kotter' on DVD this week

New season sets of the fan favorites "Little House on the Prairie" and "Welcome Back, Kotter" have been released on DVD this week. Read more »

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The way you hold hands with your partner says something about your relationship

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Holding hands is something couples have done for hundreds of years. But how you're holding your partner's hand could say something about your relationship. Read more »

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Top honeymoon destinations for 2015

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Recently, a handful of wedding and travel websites have released their top 2015 lists for best honeymoon locations. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Forget fuss and focus on comfort food this Valentine's Day

The notion that a great Valentine's Day dinner should be fancy or somehow over-the-top is way overrated. I'll take delicious comfort food over a fussy meal any day, regardless of the romance quotient. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Child adversity, mental health challenge may speed up physical aging process

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Researchers have found that children who experienced childhood adversity or suffered psychiatric disorders when young may age faster at a cellular level. The stress is also linked to health... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Family motto helps LDS couple put parenting ahead of successful business

The Puj Tub hit the market at the end of 2009. Since then, Ben and Katie Richardson have worked to put family first while running a successful business. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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The 8 most popular YouTube personalities

With three popular YouTube personalities set to interview President Obama on Jan. 22, two days after his State of the Union, YouTube is the soapbox of the world and "YouTubers" are the ones... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Doug's Take: 'American Sniper' captures the horrors of war and its toll on a family

Nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, “American Sniper” stars Bradley Cooper, who was nominated for Best Actor for stepping into the role of Kyle, a self-described “regular... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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‘Boxtrolls’ is lone family-friendly choice among movies on video this week

The animated feature “The Boxtrolls” is the only family film among a sea of new movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Oscar snubs? Hey, Academy Awards are just a popularity contest

Last week's swirling Internet accusations of Oscar nomination snubs are misguided. Hey, it's just another Hollywood popularity contest. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Scholars to discuss vital roles of marriage, family at Home Truths conference

The Wheatley Institution of Brigham Young University will partner with the Institute for Family Studies to host the first Home Truths conference Saturday, Jan. 24, where scholars will discuss the... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Young adults prefer to share chores and child-rearing, but it may require support from this unlikely place

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Most young men and women would like to balance work and family responsibility equitably, according to a study in the American Sociological Review. But doing so may require supportive workplace... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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6 Deals to keep the January blues at bay

Looking for some fun activities at a discount to lighten up your mood in January? Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Does taking advantage of family leave benefits hurt your reputation at work?

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President Obama advocated for family friendly workplace policies such as parental leave and paid sick leave in his recent State of the Union address. But often, workers who actually take advantage... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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'Building audiences': Sundance Film Festival offers options for families and content-conscious guests

The Sundance Film Festival specifically recommends films in its Sundance Kids and Utah Student Screening Series for those “concerned about content to consider,” according to the... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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