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Doris Kearns Goodwin: 'Tell and retell stories' of people so they live on

Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke on the value of storytelling at the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City.

Motherhood Matters: How to manage mealtime madness

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5 funny dad ads from this year’s Super Bowl

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The heart of the matter: What your pulse says about your health

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Doris Kearns Goodwin: 'Tell and retell stories' of people's lives so they live on

Doris Kearns Goodwin, a world renowned presidential historian and award winning author and former three-time Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt spoke on the value of storytelling at the RootsTech conference in... Read more »

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Steve Eaton: There’s a major imaginary event tonight set for 7 or 7:30, somewhere

There's something big happening tonight. I know that if I don't write about it, I'll never get any sleep. You should go. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Orchestra of Southern Utah Children's Jubilee and STEAM Festival expanding

The Orchestra of Southern Utah Children's Jubilee and STEAM Festival is expanding from a one-day event into a three-day event for local families to enjoy. The event aims to increase interest in... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Sharing stories is how to best leave a legacy, RootsTech presenters say

Main session speakers at Friday's RootsTech 2016 family history conference spoke of how today's technology facilitates the sharing of family stories, the richest kind of legacy. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Creators of Love Taza blog encourage RootsTech attendees to record, celebrate everyday life

Josh and Naomi Davis, a couple from New York City best known for their blog, Love Taza, may seem like unusual speakers for a RootsTech conference keynote address. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Chicago Blackhawks surprise young fan with special needs

A dream came true for Ben, a boy who has difficulty moving his arms and legs, when his favorite Blackhawks player dropped by his house. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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A history of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ on TV and film

A look back at the many and varied adaptations of Jane Austen's classic novel of manners. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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What 'shared parenting' is and how it can affect kids after divorce

Amanda Davis and Shane Baton often sit together at their kids' events, though they divorced years ago and have both remarried. The kids live in both households and they're amicable, if not chummy... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Parenting around the globe — are other countries doing it better?

I know there are as many theories to raising children as there are people in this world, and I guess it comes down to that we are our own children’s experts. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Austen meets the undead in macabre 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' (+points for parents)

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is witty, fun and clever. It's also hampered by its own limitations. Strangest of all, it’s a rare movie that leaves you thinking a sequel might produce an... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Family history enthusiasts are 'heart specialists' for the rest of society, RootsTech speaker says

To attract novices, including family members, to family history, enthusiasts need to reach their hearts with meaningful stories — and they need to do it within 60 seconds, the keynote speaker... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Five for Families: Football films worth cheering for

Whether you're a Panthers fan, a Broncos fan or neither, your family can cheer for some winning football films that carry great messages about sportsmanship and determination. Here are five... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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'Marvel Universe Live!' brings superhero action to Salt Lake City

"Marvel Universe Live!" prepares to “rock Utah” with “action and excitement.” Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Hollywood spends millions to make billions — or so it hopes

Movie budgets are ridiculous in the 21st century, but sometimes the return is worth it. Sometimes. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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UTubers: Utah father’s lullaby featured on Today website

A YouTube video posted on Sunday shows Salt Lake City father David Motola playing “Brahms’ Lullaby” to help his son fall asleep. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Retiring deputy's elevator dance viewed over 6 million times

A YouTube video shows retiring Colorado Deputy Tony Scherb dancing the whip and the nae nae with some of his coworkers. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Happy birthday, Facebook: How Facebook's father is popularizing paternity

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has used the social media site to popularize paternity. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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RootsTech 2016 a 25,000-member 'studio audience'

RootsTech 2016, the largest family history event in the world, got underway Wednesday, drawing the vanguard of an expected 25,000 registered attendees from 50 states and 40 countries who will be... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Bill to eliminate requirement for prospective wards' legal counsel in guardianship cases put on hold

A legislative committee held a bill Wednesday that would eliminate the requirement that young adults with intellectual disabilities to be represented by legal counsel when courts consider their... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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What it's like for a dad to raise a fencing prodigy

One dad's struggle to find a niche for his son leads him to fencing classes. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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UTubers: Redhead Express covers 'I Knew I Loved You' with St. George scenery as backdrop

Redhead Express, a group of four sisters, released a cover of Savage Garden's “I Knew I Loved You” for Valentine’s Day. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Teen cancer survivor asks Peyton Manning about retirement

A YouTube video posted Monday shows cancer survivor Austin Denton, 14, interviewing Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Denton does not let his age and limited experience hold him back from... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Here's an unexpected way to get healthier while sitting

Although sitting is said to be the new smoking, there's one way you can sit and still reap health benefits. All it takes is two needles and some yarn. Knitting, it turns out, has both physical and... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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New York Times article explains how to raise creative children

An article in The New York Times discussed some ways parents can help children develop creativity, such as helping children develop their own ethical code and allowing children to pursue their... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Tangy orange shrimp dish that's quickly put together

It takes only minutes to prepare and yet it taste like a specialty dish at a special restaurant. This shrimp dish uses simple ingredients but the tangy and sweet flavor is anything but common. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Father's collectibles are worth more than money

Seeing my dad's old collection of stamps reminded me how valuable heirlooms can be. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Losing weight with the 'Cruise Ship Diet'

A cruise is the perfect environment for weight gain: food everywhere, huge dining rooms and buffet lines, long hours at sea with nothing to do but eat, and limited time and opportunity for... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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UTubers: Devin Graham releases video showcasing beauty of London

Devin Graham’s latest video takes viewers across the Atlantic to London and captures the spirit of the city. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Utah Symphony, Utah Opera announce Paul Meecham as new president, CEO

The Utah Symphony and the Utah Opera announced Paul Meecham will become the organizations' next president and CEO, effective July 1. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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The Clean Cut: People born 9 months after Super Bowl featured in 'Super Bowl Babies Choir'

Super Bowl babies, people born in the winning cities nine months after a Super Bowl, formed a choir in a new NFL advertisement. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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UTubers: Lindsey Stirling featured in new music video, 'Dying for You'

Lindsey Stirling, known as the “dancing violinist,” teamed up with Otto Knows, a Swedish-based artist in the music video “Dying for You.” Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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As 'Sesame Street' debuts on HBO, some ask who the new show is for

Critics are asking if kids without premium cable might know how to get to Sesame Street as the legendary show moves to its new home on HBO. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Figuring out why teens turn to pornography

The struggle against pornography is real, but helping teens identify underlying stressors and learn healthier coping mechanisms may curb porn use faster than attacking porn itself. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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8 picture books that celebrate winter, plus 1 about Groundhog Day

These books share different aspects of winter, from adventures to animals, to enjoy as the temperatures drop. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Erin Stewart: On loan from heaven — saying goodbye to a child

I tied pink ribbons around trees with my two little girls to honor another little girl who returned to heaven this week. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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UTubers: Utah native stars as Sandy in 'Grease: Live'

Julianne Hough, a Utah native and a judge on “Dancing With the Stars,” starred as Sandy in “Grease: Live.” Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Featurette gives glimpse into Harry Potter spinoff, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

A featurette released Saturday gives a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: You don't need to plan magical, outrageously fun activities every day

As mothers, we do not need to burn ourselves out with expectations that we will plan outrageously fun and magical activities for our children every single day of their lives (or even every single... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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A 'freight train of comedy': Mel Brooks' 'The Producers' is coming to Capitol Theatre Feb. 2-7

The shifty "Producers" will bring Mel Brooks' trademark comedy to the Capitol Theatre stage Feb. 2-7. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Book review: ‘Caretaker’ is fantastic science fiction about true love, devotion

When a man and woman realize their 50-year journey into space won’t take place as originally planned, they are faced with personal and interstellar repercussions in the novel "Caretaker." Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Book review: 'Hammerhead Six' offers thrilling, positive look at wartime Afghanistan

In 2003, a U.S. Special Forces unit based out of Utah journeyed to Afghanistan. It fought the Taliban with understanding — and won as shared in "Hammerhead Six." Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Author Marissa Meyer offers new Lunar Chronicles tales in 'Stars Above'

Marissa Meyer, the author of the Lunar Chronicles young adult fantasy series, is releasing “Stars Above,” a new collection of short stories about the characters from her popular novels. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Book review: 'The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde' shows appearances can be deceiving

When the Monster Alarm rings, the Princess in Black and her steed, Blacky, find that bunnies have come from Monster Land but don't look threatening. But appearances may not be what they seem in... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Book review: 'Bands of Mourning' is a lighter but thought-provoking addition to Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series

Author Brandon Sanderson's steampunk world is already imaginative but becomes even more so with the addition of new technology and an archaeology expedition that Indiana Jones would approve of in... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Kohl's Cares features books from Leo Lionni

Books from author/illustrator Leo Lionni with coordinating plush toys are available through the Kohl’s Cares program through early April. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Michael McLean's 'Encountering Jesus' CD spins a musical historical-fiction view of Christ's ministry

Michael McLean's newest album, "Encountering Jesus," uses historically based stories to teach about the life of Christ through the eyes of those around him. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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