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Making your marriage work doesn't have to be hard

A new book about the virtues of the single life has some wondering if marriage is simply too difficult to manage.

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Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts

At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about... Read more »

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Book review: Method meets intuition and flourishes in 'Straight Talk' parenting book

Vicki Hoefle's "Straight Talk" parenting book pairs trust-your-gut advice with proven strategies to help parents raise "grow" children to become capable adults. Read more »

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The Clean Cut: Newfound perspective inspires parents to say, 'I'm sorry, Mom'

In a video by Journey Box Media, parents apologize for what they did as children. Read more »

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5-year-old boy uses unique superpower to save his mom from death

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A boy in Colorado saved his mother's life by calling 9-1-1 after she went into diabetic shot. Here's a video that shows the power of a son's love for his mother. Read more »

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Stepmoms navigate sometimes-tricky trail, but relationship rewards can be great

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Stephanie Webb is a stepmother who works hard to help the kids thrive while honoring the memory of their mother. The role of stepmother comes without a map, but the skills needed also bring out the... Read more »

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The most important sacrifice you can make for your child after divorce

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A new study suggests that even after divorce, a child will suffer less stress when a traditional, two-parent family shares custody of the child. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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From the makeup aisle: Advice from a father to his daughter about worthiness, beauty

As I write this, I’m sitting in the makeup aisle of a local store. A friend recently texted me from a different makeup aisle and told me it felt like one of the most oppressive places in the... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Utah mother receives honor for work in education

Diana Peterson, a local mother, humanitarian and educational activist, was recently honored at the Lincoln Center Education Annual Benefit Gala for her work in child education. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Good cliches for getting older

There are a lot of rather insulting phrases or cliches that get used in a miserable attempt to describe what it is like to get a little older. We need to examine and redefine a bunch of these old... Read more »

April 28, 2015

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What not to say to a woman struggling with infertility

A look at the words to avoid when women face infertility, and the best ways to help. Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Want to stand out in cap and gown? Decorate the mortarboard

It's hard to stand out at graduation when dozens, hundreds or even thousands of your classmates are dressed in identical caps and gowns. Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Entrepreneurs hatch hen-rental idea for fans of fresh eggs

The name of Jenn Tompkins' company sends customers into fits of laughter. Read more »

April 28, 2015

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One thing that changed my view of marriage forever

One day I woke up and realized I didn't love my husband. That simple realization forever changed the way I viewed marriage. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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'Little Boy': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Little Boy." Read more »

April 24, 2015

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'Age of Adaline': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Age of Adaline." Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Five for Families: 'Monkey Kingdom' teaches positive messages

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News features department and Ok.com. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Are trampolines too dangerous for backyards?

If we ban everything that might be risky for our children, how much will be left? Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: When kids get in the way of parenting

The trick is knowing when to let things flow in a natural way and when to push your plan through even in the wake of resistance and chaos. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Just what the cat needed: a hat

It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren — no. Dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller, faster: They need to knit hats for cats. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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How pets take care of children

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Pets benefit children in unexpected ways. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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Picture books with animal plushes available through Kohl's Cares this spring

Four books with coordinating plush toys from the author/illustrator team Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead are available at Kohl’s stores through June 27 as part of the Kohl’s Cares... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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There is no such thing as a bulletproof marriage

Falling in love is spontaneous, unexpected, surprising, a little reckless and oh so easy. Rising in love is deliberate, thought-out, scheduled and sometimes very, very hard. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Ask Mr. Dad: How to handle stress of going back to work too soon

Dear Mr. Dad: We really need my salary to make ends meet, but the prospect of leaving my baby is making me miserable. I have no idea what I can do to feel better about this situation. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: How to slow down time

When we were children, we often wanted to speed up time — so that our birthday or Christmas would arrive sooner. But as we age, we find ourselves wishing we could slow down time. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Schooled by autism: 5 lessons from my special-needs sons

Autism and other developmental disabilities are increasingly prevalent, meaning more and more of us know and interact with people who see the world differently. These are a few of the lessons my... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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