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Why video games may help our kids learn empathy, connect with the world

We've been maligning video games for years. But what if the gaming industry offers our kids ways to grow?

Ririe-Woodbury to perform 'kid-friendly' show for guests of all ages

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will perform "Flabbergast," a show that is intended for guests of all ages, Jan. 30-31. Read more »

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Pornography addiction: another reason for the U.S. marriage decline

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According to a new study, men who view pornography are more likely to delay marriage. Read more »

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Today's must-read faith and family stories

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Here's a look at today's top stories from across the Web that highlight faith, family, education, media, causes and moneywise. Read more »

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: Handwritten thank-you's lift both writer, recipient

Technology is the new skyscraper; a handwritten letter is the palace. Email is the smashing ball. A handwritten thank you note is the discarded debris. Only after the edifice is a pile of rubble... Read more »

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Teen dating abuse and how schools can help prevent it

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Researchers report that school-based intervention may be an effective way to address and possibly prevent teen dating abuse. Read more »

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'In Football We Trust' puts a religious twist on a familiar story

"In Football We Trust" is not the first film to paint the dream of professional sports as an all-or-nothing venture, but it may be the first to suggest that religion offers an alternative path to... Read more »

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Rules and advice from 'Downton Abbey: Rules for Household Staff'

“Downton Abbey: Rules for Household Staff” (St. Martin’s Press, $14.99) is a handbook and instruction manual for the servants of Downton Abbey and clearly states the... Read more »

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The Clean Cut: New BMW i3 Super Bowl ad remembers pre-Internet era

It's hard to remember a time when the Internet was not part of everyday life, but a new BMW ad, "Newfangled Idea," reminds us of a simpler era. Read more »

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Erin Stewart: Is free-range parenting risky or wise?

A couple's decision to let their children play alone a mile from home has raised questions on how much freedom young children should have to roam. Read more »

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Emma Watson to star in live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'

Emma Watson will play Belle in Disney's live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast." Read more »

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Want happiness? Try the contentment habit

I'll admit I do it as much as anyone else: see the cool things that others are doing and wish I were doing something cool like that too. 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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'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 »

Jan. 25, 2015

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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 »

Jan. 25, 2015

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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 »

Jan. 25, 2015

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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 »

Jan. 25, 2015

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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 »

Jan. 24, 2015

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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 »

Jan. 24, 2015

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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 »

Jan. 23, 2015

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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 »

Jan. 23, 2015

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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 »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Australian mom removes heavy makeup from Bratz dolls, makes them more realistic

Australian scientist and artist Sonia Singh grew up often playing with dolls that were homemade or found at second-hand stores. Now, as an adult, Singh enjoys re-working discarded toys and giving... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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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 »

Jan. 23, 2015

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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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