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Elizabeth Smart on 'Today': 'Life couldn't be better'

Elizabeth Smart appeared on NBC’s "Today" this morning and stated, “Life couldn’t be better.”

Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: For my grandpa

This past week, my dear grandfather bid farewell to his beloved hat, and to us as he set out on the biggest adventure of all. Read more »

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Utah family into film, acting, directing and producing movies

The Johnson family of Midway is into movies and successfully making movies. The Utah family's mom and seven siblings act, produce, direct and do hair on sets that most recently include one in Lehi... Read more »

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Elizabeth Smart on 'Today': 'Life couldn't be better'

Elizabeth Smart, whose kidnapping 12 years ago captured the attention of America, appeared on NBC’s "Today" Tuesday morning and stated, “Life couldn’t be better.” Read more »

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Cookbook review: 'The Pear Aficionado' shares tips, quips and recipes on cooking with pears

Lori Nawyn's cookbook "The Pear Aficionado" takes pears from the tree to the table. Brigham City native Lori Nawyn's speciality is lessons on choosing pears and pear preparation tips. Read more »

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Cookbook review: 'Daily Tortilla' lays out the secrets to authentic Mexican cooking

Beautiful pictures and well-written recipes highlight the authentic flavors of Mexico in this introduction to Mexican cooking by Utah-based author Ricardo James. Read more »

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Cookbook review: 'Hand-Dipped' aims to bring chocolate-making to the home kitchen

While Julie Peterson and Caleb Warnock's "Hand-dipped" appears to be an instructional guide about creating dipped chocolates, it is little more than a collection of family dessert recipes, some... Read more »

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Book review: ‘Dutch Oven Cookout: Step by Step’ makes Dutch oven cooking easy, accessible

More than a mere cookbook, “Dutch Oven Cookout” shows how to successfully cook a myriad of recipes using Dutch ovens. Read more »

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Erin Stewart: What my husband has taught me about parenting

But now, after years of (mostly successful) co-parenting, I don’t just tolerate my husband’s very male style of parenting, but appreciate all it has taught me. Read more »

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: The truth behind tall tales: Every family has at least one

Hearing the stories from my family history sometimes feels like I'm listening to a fable. It can't be true. Read more »

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Does commitment come first or last?

Viewing commitment as something you do after you are sure that the relationship will work out is backwards. In truth, commitment is the one thing that can cause the relationship to work out.... Read more »

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Op-ed: Why multigenerational house sharing may be the wave of the future

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For one year, my wife and I are living 2,700 miles apart. She lives in a one-bedroom apartment here, south of San Francisco. Read more »

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Conservatives, Protestants and others will be watching upcoming Catholic conference on the family

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Even non-Catholics are interested in the Catholic Church's upcoming Synod of Bishops on the family. Read more »

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Follow the yellow corn road: 'Wizard of Oz'-themed corn maze opens this week

Cornbelly's corn maze is set to open Friday, Oct. 3, at Thanksgiving Point. Featuring a new design each year, this year’s main maze pays tribute to the 75th anniversary of the "Wizard of Oz." Read more »

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Is preschool worth the money?

Seventy percent of Americans want federally funded pre-kindergarten programs, according to a recent Gallup poll, but studies show that benefits may taper off over time and differ widely between... Read more »

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SNL turns 40: 10 family friendly skits from the show's historic run

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SNL broadcasts its 40th season premiere, making it the longest-running variety series on television. Here are 10 skits that the whole family can enjoy. Read more »

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One-third of Utah kids risk becoming impoverished adults, new report says

One-third of Utah children are either experiencing intergenerational poverty or are risk of becoming impoverished adults, according to the state's third annual report on intergenerational poverty. Read more »

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What kids crave in a relationship with a grandparent

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When you ask kids what they get from time with their grandparents, unconditional love, sage advice and new skills loom large. Read more »

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Utah Shakespeare Festival stages worthy, thrilling 'Sherlock Holmes' adventure

The game is on at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, where “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” will continue its run through Oct. 18 in Southern Utah University’s Randall L. Jones... Read more »

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: The difference between being interesting and being interested

We can choose whether we are interested or interesting. One can be both. Elements that make a person interested include agency (courage), awareness (selflessness), attention (focus, time) and... Read more »

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Clean Cut: '20 things we should say more often'

In today’s Clean Cut, YouTube sensation Kid President, 10-year-old Robby Novak, shares “20 things we should say more often.” Read more »

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Growing up in a big family may boost the chance that your marriage will endure

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Seven of nine children in the Grotheer family reached their 50th anniversaries. Could it be that people who grow up in large families learn skills like compromising or sharing that make it more... Read more »

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22 ways to overcome laziness and impress the one you love

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Laziness can have an impact on your relationship. Here are 22 things you may want to avoid doing to keep your relationship strong. Read more »

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Disney's 'Frozen' bridges generation gap for NCAA football star and sister

Ryan Switzer is an All-American college football player. He is also a big fan of the movie “Frozen.” Read more »

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Health care system can make dying difficult for families

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Death may be the only thing we know we'll have in common with those around us. But crafting a "good death" is not easy, and success is never guaranteed. But a New York Times Room for Debate... Read more »

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The holy grail of community design

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Research says that some of the healthiest cities are the old, compact ones because more residents walk to get where they're going. Creating walkable cities demands retail, office and residential... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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