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Dear daughter, please believe me when I say, 'You’re beautiful'

Whether it’s 7 years from now, or 17, or 70 — whenever you need a reminder, here it is.

More people are curing loneliness by cuddling, but the new trend raises concerns

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Physical touch has been shown to relieve stress and build emotional bonds, and organizations around the country are stepping up to fulfill that need. Cuddle parties aren't new, but they continue to... Read more »

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Wright Words: Why I’m sorry for judging a convenience store clerk

There was just something about the woman behind the counter. She had worried eyes and a tired smile. I suspected the reason her smile was exhausted had nothing to do with using it all the time, it... Read more »

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Closet clutter: How having fewer, better-quality clothes can bring style and happiness

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People have so many clothes they sometimes don't know what to do with them. But cutting back on fast fashion and focusing on quality and classic styles can save money and make life easier. Read more »

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Boxing champion sisters refuse to train on Sundays

Caroline and Lani Daniels are sisters and boxers who train every day of the week apart from the Sabbath. The two were raised as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

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The Clean Cut: Cancer patient sings 'Frozen' song with nurse

A little girl with cancer sings "Love Is an Open Door" with her nurse while waiting for a blood transfusion. Read more »

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'Batkid Begins' documentary inspired by 5-year-old boy who beat cancer

As of last week, an Indigogo campaign for a documentary to be titled "Batkid Begins" went live, asking to raise $100,000 to tell the story of Miles Scott, a 5-year-old boy who beat leukemia. Read more »

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Grandma's cheese sandwiches are a tradition at family gatherings

For a delicious and different kind of sandwich, give this simple recipe a try. They may become a new family favorite. Read more »

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2 cookie recipes have pioneer-era roots

A hunt for pioneer-era cookie recipes did not prove futile. Read more »

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Rich sweet rolls a family treasure

This is a rich yeasty dough which can be used for dinner rolls as well as decadent desserts. I learned to make this recipe when I was only 7 or 8 years old and will teach my little girl one day.... Read more »

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11 cartoon characters who buck stereotypes

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Here's a look at 11 different cartoon characters who didn't follow in the footsteps of their stereotypes. Read more »

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Kids today are less likely to become pregnant or die, but more likely to live in poverty

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The new Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation — the 25th — finds a mixed bag of progress and lost ground when it comes to childhood wellbeing. Read more »

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11 summer Jell-O recipes for you and your family

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Worrying what you're going to feed your kid during the summer while on vacation? These Jell-O recipes might help you out. Read more »

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings 'Happy' medley with actor from 'Frozen'

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir experienced a first last weekend when Santino Fontana, known for his role as Hans in "Frozen," led them in a medley that included Pharell William's song "Happy." Read more »

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Most American high schoolers don't know how to manage money

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New research puts American teens at the lower end of the spectrum for financial literacy. Research sparks debate over education reform. Read more »

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Chess in the curriculum? The game that makes you smarter

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Birmingham, Alabama, public schools have announced plans to work chess into the curriculum, while in England a nonpartisan push is underway to make chess part of the national curriculum there. Read more »

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Utah kids have lower death rate, but more poverty, single-parent families

The annual reckoning on childhood wellbeing by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds a mixed bag for Utah, which is up to No. 11 from No. 14. Read more »

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Propaganda war continues in Hobby Lobby aftermath

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Opponents of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling favoring religious freedom are distorting that decision's impact on women, critics allege. Read more »

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Float party gives thousands a sneak peek of Thursday's big parade

More than 16,000 people came to the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy Monday to see 30 of the 50 Days of '47 Parade floats, three days in advance of the big parade Read more »

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: You're not in jail, so what is your excuse?

Individuals alone choose not to perform a push-up or sit-up. They take the elevator not the stairs. They are the makers of their schedule and stewards of their time and talents. They read or... Read more »

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Utah Symphony's '1812 Overture' dazzled Deer Valley festivalgoers

The famous overture, complete with 18 cannons firing, proved the night's favorite — even in the company of Gershwin and Bernstein. Read more »

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Before you head off on your vacation, you may want to see this graphic

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About to go on a vacation? This graphic may give you the help you need to avoid scams. Read more »

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The Clean Cut: 12 siblings audition for 'America's Got Talent' with 'Sound of Music' song

The 12 Willis siblings, ranging from ages 3 to 21, auditioned for "America's Got Talent" with their own rendition of "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music." Read more »

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Dancing stars Julianne and Derek Hough visit Primary Children's Hospital

On Superhero Day at Primary Children's Hospital last Thursday, two unexpected superheroes surprised the young patients. Read more »

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Motherhood Matters: 3 unbelievably simple parenting ideas that work

Did you know that children need a minimum of eight touches during a day to feel connected to a parent? Read more »

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Understanding and responding to the increase in teen depression

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For some American children, the struggles of adolescence are more serious than high school drama and hormones. Depression poses a serious health risk for a growing number of teens and should be... Read more »

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