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Dating app use soars as stigma takes a dive

The use of dating apps is way up in multiple age categories, a new Pew Research Center study says.

Making music together: Couples of Utah Symphony share their journeys of falling in love, playing in the same orchestra

Some of these four couples met after being hired by the Utah Symphony, but for those who fell in love before, landing a spot in the same orchestra was a difficult task that required risk and... Read more »

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Valentine's Day isn't the only day married couples will celebrate this weekend

Studies show all sorts of interesting things about marriage. But they can't tell you about your spouse's idiosyncrasies or make you laugh. Read more »

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Bundles of love to benefit Utah foster kids

Volunteers gathered Saturday to create bundles of love to be given to various foster care children throughout the state. Read more »

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Motherhood Matters: Why I write love letters to my children

I decided to start my own Valentine's Day tradition, writing love letters to my children. Read more »

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Returned LDS missionary making a name for himself and his violin on YouTube

Rob Landes didn’t have much of a choice in learning to play the violin. But were it not for his parents' encouragement, he says he likely would have quit a long time ago, long before playing... Read more »

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Salt Lake native to compete on 'Survivor: Kaoh Rong'

Salt Lake City native Jennifer Lanzetti, a self-proclaimed tough girl, will compete to win $1 million as a castaway on "Survivor: Kaoh Rong — Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty," which premieres... Read more »

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Happy Valentine's Day, indeed: My 7-year-old son's crush on an 'older girl'

All day long I was dying to know the name of this mystery girl who had my son spending his Tooth Fairy money. I had never seen him act so sneaky before, and I couldn’t wait to hear who the... Read more »

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Musical 'Tina, the Tooth Fairy' based on books for children

The Tooth Fairy takes center stage in the musical "Tina, the Tooth Fairy," which will be presented Feb. 13 at the Hayes Christensen Theatre at the Marriott Center for Dance on the University of... Read more »

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Chris Hicks: ‘Touched By an Angel,’ ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ on DVD this week

The complete “Touched By an Angel” series receives the box set treatment this week and more episodes from the early years of “The Carol Burnett Show” have also been released... Read more »

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Renovation Solutions: When, why to involve an interior designer

When, why and what to expect when you involve an interior designer on a home remodel. Read more »

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Lawmakers postpone vote over gay couples adoption bill

The House Judiciary Committee adjourned Friday without taking a vote on a bill the sponsor says is intended to ensure all married couples are treated equally in adoptions and placements of children... Read more »

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Ballet West's new 'Romeo and Juliet' leaves audience smitten

Ballet West has offered up a few “Romeo and Juliet” renditions over the years, but never one so fine as this. The production runs through Feb. 20 at the Capitol Theatre. Read more »

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Book review: 'First Entrepreneur' spotlights George Washington's brilliance as a businessman

In "First Entrepreneur," author Edward G. Lengel dives deep into George Washington's early business dealings and shows his brilliance as a risk-taking entrepreneur. This book can give readers a new... Read more »

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Book review: 'George Washington's Journey' gives insight into how Washington helped unite a war-torn country

George Washington wrote, "It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and... Read more »

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Book Review: 'Breaking Wild' is a haunting, Western-esque story of survival

"Breaking Wild" follows Amy Raye Latour, a lost hunter, and Pru Hathaway, a forest ranger determined to find her. In the process, they both find themselves. Read more »

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Chris Hicks: Hitchcock’s ‘Wrong Man’ receives a Blu-ray upgrade

Alfred Hitchcock’s only true-story thriller, “The Wrong Man,” makes its Blu-ray debut, as do several other vintage titles. Read more »

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HCTO fashions ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

The beloved "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" takes the stage at Hale Center Theater Orem Feb. 18-April 9. Read more »

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How a couple’s religious practices influence whether their relationships will last

A research brief for the Institute for Family Studies says that whether a couple attends church together regularly indicates whether their marriage will last, regardless of what church they attend.... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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Why more singles of all ages are checking out dating apps

The use of dating apps — and the number of app choices — is way up in multiple age categories, a new Pew Research Center study says. Meanwhile, stigma has dropped. Singles of... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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5 ways to spot a sweetheart scam this Valentine's Day

Dating is hard enough without falling victim to online scammers. Experts say Valentine's Day is open season for so-called "sweetheart scams." Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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Finding female ancestors is hunt for untold stories, filling in gaps

For Judy G. Russell, finding female ancestors is a hunt for untold stories as much as it is about filling in genealogical gaps. In her class, she taught how to read between the lines of historical... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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Down with love: 9 movies to celebrate Singles Awareness Day

Don't be SAD on Singles Awareness Day. Grab one of these movies to remind yourself why love isn't always everything it's cracked up to be. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Deaf singer-songwriter uses floor vibrations to perform

At 18, Mandy Harvey lost her hearing but she did not lose her dream of becoming a singer-songwriter. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Bill to alter state's guardianship laws moves to House on 6-5 vote

A bill that backers say relieves loving families of unnecessary expenses of hiring attorneys for their disabled children in guardianship proceedings is before the Utah House of Representatives.... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Stress, chocolate and loneliness: How Valentine's Day can be hazardous to your health

Valentine's Day isn't just a drain on the wallet. It can also be bad for your health. But there are ways to avoid the psychological blows Cupid delivers, as well the bodily harm from an excess of... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Sherry Young: Can we go from snow sliding into World War III?

People thought they were immune to the chaos surrounding them but found out differently. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Foundation's failure would set back foster care two decades, Leavitt cautions lawmakers

Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt cautioned this week that failure of the Utah Foster Care Foundation would set back foster care two decades. The foundation could shutter on June 30 unless it receives... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Video of mom-and-baby workout garners over 5 million views

A video by KangaGroove, a San Diego company that hosts baby-wearing dance classes, has been viewed over 5 million times. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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A black-and-white Valentine’s Day: Romantic movies from the past

From hilarious mistaken identities to love that lasts beyond the grave, these romantic films from the 1930s and 1940s can help imbue the spirit of romance into the Valentine’s Day holiday. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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If Splenda gives Swiss rats cancer, does that mean we shouldn’t use it?

If the American-made sweetener Splenda gave Swiss rats cancer, does that mean we shouldn't use it? That's what one consumer advocacy group says, but others say the science is suspicious. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Arianne Brown: Spring will come

The joy of outdoor winter play has officially worn off, and kids and adults alike are ready for the next season to emerge, and it can't seem to come soon enough — but it will come. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: The romance of restraint

Do you notice that the word “romance” today is most often used in a historical context? How can it be revived in today's world? Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Free marriage check-up clinic offered at Argosy University

Argosy University is hosting a free marriage check-up clinic in February on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Draper campus. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Going blue for Valentine's Day

Strawberries get all the Valentine's Day limelight, but blueberries are the perfect topping for this Valentine's Day cheesecake. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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3 Utah mothers to compete in U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

On Feb. 13, three Utah women — Merrilee Blackham, Amber Green and Cynthia Folwer — will be competing in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles. All three cite motherhood and... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Walking kids through a winter wonderland

With the right preparation and some creativity, playing outside and participating in snow sports can be an enjoyable time for the family. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Kelly Clarkson announces children’s book featuring her daughter

Kelly Clarkson, a musical artist whose fame began after winning the first season of "American Idol," announced her newest project today, a children's book featuring her daughter, River Rose. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Multimedia storytelling can help make family history more accessible, easier to share

When multiple media sources are used together to tell a story that's passed down in a family, it become more dynamic and assumes more dimensions than words typed onto a page, said Devin Ashby, a... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Erin Stewart: To my husband on Valentine's Day

Like most things in my life, Valentine’s Day has become all about the kids. But while I’m running around in this jam-packed, child-raising time of our lives, I just want you to know: I... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Valentine's Day is the day to see loved ones in their best light

Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be about the emotional roller coaster that we love to watch in a romantic chick flick. Valentine’s Day is simply about starting a list, a list with our... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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UTubers: Devin Graham re-creates ‘The Catch’ with sky divers

San Francisco 49ers players remember "The Catch," a play that won them the 1982 NFC Championship Game. Devin Graham teamed up with Whistle Sports, Pepsi and Papa John's to re-create the legendary... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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The Clean Cut: New trailer for ‘The Jungle Book’ released during Super Bowl

A new trailer for "The Jungle Book" aired Sunday during the Super Bowl. "The Jungle Book" comes to theaters on April 15. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: How to manage mealtime madness

If you’re one of those discouraged parents who has all but given up on family dinner, I’d like to encourage you to try again. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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5 funny dad ads from this year’s Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is just hours away and you can already check out some of the highlights online. Well, the commercial highlights, that is. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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'Hail, Caesar!' struggles to hit a rhythm in studio-era Hollywood

“Hail, Caesar!” takes us to the Hollywood of the early 1950s, awash in saturated color and steeped in the studio system. It’s a world of potential, but its unlikely that... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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

If you have an abnormally low heart rate, you could need a pacemaker. Or, you could be a world-class athlete in phenomenal shape. What's normal, what's not, and should you be monitoring yours? Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Book review: Blackbeard origin story ‘Blackhearts’ is a superb romance

Despite their differences in skin color and station, a maid and the son of a wealthy merchant are unable to fight their attraction to each other in 17th-century England. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 6, 2016

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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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