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Utah drive-in theaters offer new films with a nostalgic twist

Drive-in theaters provide a whole different experience that offers a blast from the past in a retro setting.

Everything you need to know as National Ice Cream Month comes to an end

From a list of unique ice cream shops in Utah, to tips on how to prevent brain freeze, here are a few reference points to make the last two days of National Ice Cream Month delicious. Read more »

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Striving to be a modern-day pioneer

“This is why,” I thought reaching out for that young woman and holding her tight, “this is why I leave my dear ones. This is why I sacrifice my time and give of my talents.”... Read more »

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Heart-pounding 'Jason Bourne' makes the most of a familiar routine (+Points for parents)

It’s a testament to the quality of the Bourne franchise that director Paul Greengrass can essentially run out the same movie multiple times and keep things highly entertaining. Read more »

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Glamorous 'Café Society' explores the shallowness of fame and fortune

“CafÉ Society
 is set in a glamorous 1930s world that feels light-years from the Great Depression. It’s a love story for characters that don’t deserve love, and a... Read more »

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'Ghostbusters' 2016 is pleasant but pointless

The new Ghostbusters isn't the disaster I thought it would be, but it has no independent raison d'Être or point of view of its own. Read more »

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Chris Hicks: ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’ on Blu-ray, DVD this week

Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer head the returning cast for the third comedy in the “Barbershop” franchise, which is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

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Five for Families: Films that are new to Netflix

Movies new to Netflix to watch with the family include "Back to the Future," "Hey Arnold! The Movie," "Yours, Mine & Ours," "Cheaper by the Dozen" and "Hello, Dolly!" Read more »

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Chris Hicks: Some big stars are in more throwaway movies than box-office hits

Some big stars — including Bruce Willis, Nicolas Cage and John Travolta — are showing up in more throwaway straight-to-video movies these days than box-office hits. Read more »

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Websites allow viewers, parents to gauge whether films are appropriate for their children

To give individuals and families a better idea of what the film contains, many websites provide in-depth information for why a movie has its rating, each with its own reviewing style. Read more »

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Utah native Michelle Money reveals powerful experience with adoption decision

In a video produced by PMD, Michelle Money shares her experience of giving birth to a son at 15 years old and giving him up for adoption. Read more »

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UTubers: Lindsey Stirling releases comedy video with ‘super fan’ Phelba

LDS violinist Lindsey Stirling has a second YouTube channel called LindseyTime that features her alter ego, Phelba. Read more »

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Photos: Friends surprise Nanette Wride, widow of slain deputy, with yard makeover

Businesses, friends and family gave Nanette Wride's yard a makeover Wednesday as a gesture of appreciation for the widow's advocacy work since the death of her husband, Utah County sheriff's deputy... Read more »

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The Clean Cut: YouTube video suggests journaling to cultivate happiness

SoulPancake and Ana Marta team up to teach the world how to find happiness throughout the day. Read more »

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What causes brain freeze? Here's the scoop

Brain freeze, often called ice cream headache, is a common phenomenon. However, what causes brain freeze remains unknown. Doctors think that the brain may dilate arteries to increase warm blood... Read more »

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: Lessons from sending my boys on a pioneer trek in a new area

I sent my kids on pioneer trek dressed in cowboy hats and pure fear. The result surprised even me. Read more »

July 27, 2016

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Amy Iverson: Showing kids how to make politics great again

With all the negativity coming from the campaigns, it's a great opportunity for parents to talk with their kids about appropriate behavior. We can also use political issues to reinforce our values... Read more »

July 27, 2016

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Arianne Brown: A taste of humble pie and ice cream at the Deseret News Classic 10K

I recently ran the Deseret News 10K with the goal of making podium. While it didn't happen the way I wanted to, I was greatly humbled by the experience. Even so, I was able to eat my humble pie... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Simple cheese and chive baguettes dress up salads, soups, pastas

Three main ingredients added to your favorite crusty baguette, will create the perfect companion to even the simplest of meals. Whip this up in minutes. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Top parenting ideas, No. 7 — The 'five-facet review'

There is one method we suggest to parents almost every time we speak. It is a method that is a direct manifestation of specific concerns for each individual child — and it is a parenting... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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4 tips for planning a successful family hike

Hiking has many health benefits and is also great for family bonding. Here are some tips from families and hiking experts on how to have a fun and safe family hike. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Is this TV show a 'game changer for people with Down syndrome'?

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The mother of a young man with Down syndrome who stars on A&E's "Born This Way" believes that the show is a "game-changer" for people with disabilities. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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The Clean Cut: 91-year-old widow chooses adventure over chemo

After Norma Bauerschmidt's husband passed away, she developed cancer. However, she chose to fight back with travel and adventure rather than with chemotherapy. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: 3 keys to a great family reunion

My parents are very deliberate parents. They chose to have nine children and worked hard to raise us to be best friends. And now we live all over the country but crave each others’ company... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Wow! I'm part of history, too

We all add to the history of the time and place where accident or design destined us to live out our lives. Indulge me while I wallow in a bit of nostalgia about my own place in history. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Wright Words: What I learned on a trail near Machu Picchu

Several years ago, I was hired to lead a trip to Peru. The trip was organized by a group travel company and was expertly executed in every way, with the exception of the in-over-his-head host. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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First-timers and veterans among thousands to enjoy Days of '47 Parade

The date July 24 may not hold meaning for some, but to Utahns, it marks an important celebration of pioneer heritage and family traditions. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Should you teach your kids to hit back?

An Irish psychologist is making waves with his suggestion that parents teach their kids to fight back. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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After 8 years with no 'true increase' in foster care stipends, foster parents seek more funding

Utah would need to increase foster care stipends as much as 70 percent to cover actual costs of providing care for children in the state's custody, one national study says. Utah foster parents seek... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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The tiny town that set out to be Utah's capitol and 4 other areas with a unique history

These five Utah communities date back to when the Mormon Pioneers came to the state, but their histories might not be what you expect. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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BYU Museum of Art honors National Park Service centennial with 'Capturing the Canyons' exhibit

To honor the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the Brigham Young University Museum of Art is featuring an exhibit called "Capturing the Canyons," which shows various artists’... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Book review: 3 recent books share aspects of Utah's history

Pioneer Day on July 24 commemorates the day Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley, but Utah's history is deeper and more diverse than just pioneers. Here are three recently released books... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Jim Bennett: One 11-year-old's perspective on the Utah Shakespeare Festival

First-time theatre critic Jamie Bennett, 11, offers his thoughts about five plays from the 2016 season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Area museums help visitors ‘slow down, step back’ into Utah’s early pioneer history

Several area museums share artifacts, art, exhibits or hands-on activities to help visitors connect with Utah’s early pioneer history. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Honoring the past: Things to do in Utah this weekend for Pioneer Day

This weekend Utah honors the pioneers who travelled across the plains and settled the area in which we live. Activities and events are held throughout the state to honor the pioneers for their... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Bountiful Handcart Days Parade brings thousands together

Thousands of parade-goers faced 100 degree temperatures Friday evening to attend the 65th annual Bountiful Handcart Days Parade. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: I know what it's like to be the mother of a 'bully'

I know what it’s like to be that mom. The one who is always worried about her kid — not because of what someone else could do, but because of what my kid could do. I know what it feels... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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UTubers: Coldplay cover by One Voice Children's Choir has a classic twist

Utah's One Voice Children's Choir released a music video of Coldplay's "Adventure of a Lifetime." Read more »

July 22, 2016

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The Clean Cut: LDS 3-year-old sings her dad a lullaby inspired by Jackie Evancho

Utah resident Claire Crosby sang "When You Wish Upon a Star" to her dad before bed. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Love loans

I sat beside the tub and poured water over Ivy’s belly, wishing I could make the noise and chaos behind me disappear. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Why this mother of four is my nomination for Utah sportswoman of the year

Rena Williams Chesser, a 33-year-old mother of 4 and former BYU All-American, seemed to come out of nowhere to qualify for the finals of the steeplechase in the Olympic Trials. The joy she found in... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Campy thrills abound in jump scare-heavy 'Lights Out' (+Points for Parents)

“Lights Out” is one of the best bad horror movies to come out in some time. For a movie that is so dependent on routine jump scares, it’s actually pretty fun when it lets its... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Tired, lackluster 'Ice Age' 5 would be better off frozen (+Points for Parents)

As much fun as "Ice Age: Collision Course" tries to have along the way, it’s just a matter of time before moviegoers beg the asteroid to mercifully put the franchise out of its misery. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Utah fans, bookstores prepare to celebrate release of latest Harry Potter story

J.K. Rowling is asking readers and those who attend preview performances of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" to keep secret what happens, and local bookstores are preparing to celebrate the new... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Five for Families: Films that show Western, pioneer life

History is replete with stories of people searching for a better life. Some movements take groups of people West, such as the Mormon pioneers. Other fictional stories share the same sentiment,... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘Batman v Superman’ arrives on Blu-ray, DVD this week

The Blu-ray/DVD of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has landed, and the “Ultimate Edition” does, as promised, include an R-rated extended version. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Life lessons keep coming from Star Trek after 50 years

Dave Marinaccio wrote his book "All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Watching Star Trek" in 1994 but believes the principles he listed are still pertinent and valuable today. As the newest... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Movies to watch over the 24th of July weekend

If you can’t get into “Star Trek Beyond” or “Ice Age: Collision Course,” here are some Mormon pioneer movies to watch over the 24th of July weekend. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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UTubers: Pokemon do parkour through Provo in new YouTube video

Devin Graham uploaded a video on YouTube of two Pokemon using their parkour skills to not get caught by Pokemon Go players. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Lindsey Stirling performs on Disney's 'Pete's Dragon' soundtrack

LDS violinist Lindsey Stirling performs her song, "Something Wild," on the new "Pete's Dragon" soundtrack. Additionally, she plays throughout the score of the movie. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Family whose 3-year-old daughter has cancer surprised with refurbished car

Martins Collision Repair, Bear River Mutual Insurance and other local companies teamed up to surprise the Thackeray family with a refurbished car, a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. Their 3-year-old daughter... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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