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Extraterrestrial encounters: A look at 10 films that feature aliens

Dozens of filmmakers have depicted scenarios in which Earth is visited by aliens.

45 new locations open to provide free summer meals for kids

The federally funded Summer Food Service Program has responded to Utah's more than 220,000 hungry students by opening 45 new locations this year, making the state home to 283 free summer lunch... Read more »

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How the tech industry grew a rural Utah town by 417 percent in just one year

As Utah County's prosperity spills over into the once small town of Vineyard, the town's population is booming with a projection that will grow from a few hundred to at least 40,000. Read more »

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Motherhood Matters: For the lonely mothers in the summer

Like many mothers, my heart has always anticipated the school bell on that last day, releasing the troops for summer vacation. Read more »

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'Warriors Over the Wasatch' on track to exceed 600,000 attendance (+photos)

An estimated 300,000 Utahns packed parking lots blocks away and stood in massive lines to see Saturday's "Warriors Over the Wasatch" air show Saturday, one of Utah's largest events. Read more »

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Meet the retired nurse who pays women not to have abortions

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A Pennsylvania woman is working to stop abortion one pregnancy at a time — by paying women to carry their babies to term. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Brooklyn's bed: Parents of 4-year-old brain cancer survivor search for a safe place to sleep

Until recently, the 4-year-old brain cancer survivor was sleeping on a modified trampoline her parents built because the insurance company denied their request for a medical bed, which ranges... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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NFL players with Utah ties visit kids at Primary Children's Hospital

NFL players visited kids at Primary Children's Hospital Friday morning. Each of the players who came was raised in Utah or had played for a Utah university. The event was sponsored by the Don... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Hale Center Theater Orem to stage 'Xanadu' to raise money for director battling Lou Gehrig's disease

Hale Center Theater in Orem is bringing “Xanadu” back to the stage with many members of its 2013 cast to raise money for director Chris Clark, who was recently diagnosed with Lou... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Renovation Solutions: Tips for choosing an exterior paint color for your house

Be thoughtful and proactive about choosing an exterior paint color for your house. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Vintage TV series ‘Daniel Boone’ and ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ are now on DVD

Two vintage TV series that are fan favorites land on DVD this week, “Daniel Boone” and “Baa Baa Black Sheep.” Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Utah Arts Festival expects 90,000 visitors for its 40th year

The Utah Arts Festival, marking its 40th year, is one of only 11 festivals in the country consecutively running since 1976. It runs downtown through Sunday. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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The Clean Cut: 'American Idol' winner performs emotional tribute to grandfather at the Grand Ole Opry

Scotty McCreery performed his song, "Five More Minutes," to express how he wished he could have more time with people he loved. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Primary Children's Hospital chaplains laugh, cry and pray with families

They listen, laugh, cry and pray with kids and their parents who are suffering. From Catholic Mass to LDS Sacrament Meeting, Primary Children's Hospital chaplain services provide emotional support... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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UTubers: Utah YouTube stars unite for an emotional, hopeful cause

GENTRI and Madilyn Paige perform a rendition of "Say Something" and "Angel" to highlight the Operation Underground Railroad organization's efforts to end child slavery. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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'Resurgence' is a weak payoff for fans of 1996's 'Independence Day' (+Points for Parents)

“Independence Day: Resurgence” feels like a reunion concert for a classic rock band that’s missing its lead singer. It’s fun to hear some of the old songs, but you know you... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Life, choices and looking for the positive

"I look for the positive things," June Davidson said. "I do not even dwell on the negative — I know it’s there, but I don’t dwell on it.” Being positive and not worrying... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Poor ending kills otherwise decent shark thriller 'The Shallows'

It’s a lot easier to create a problem than to solve one. That’s the fatal flaw of “The Shallows,” a well-intended thriller that stumbles across the finish line. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Fight Like Girls group helps women battle life's attackers

After surviving an attack in her own home, Bre Lasley started a organization to encourage women to Fight Like Girls. The organization hosted an introduction night Thursday, with Lasley and... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Five for Families: Films portray the power of pets

Four-legged companions play an important role in the lives of their humans, whether they be dogs, cats or pigs. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ is on Blu-ray and DVD this week

The sequel to the biggest moneymaking romantic comedy of all time, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Throwback Thursday: Why we are taking the fun out of life

One year ago this week, mother and blogger Brooke Romney shared her thoughts on the culture of fun that children, including her children, learn at a young age. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Hollywood's treatment of the disabled leaves a great deal to be desired

Movies about quadriplegics are based on the premise that their lives have so little value that suicide is the only acceptable option. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Slapstick comedy is given a bad name by chaotic modern comedies

Slapstick comedy was once as gracefully choreographed as any dance sequence in the movies, but these days it’s just uncontrolled chaos. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Netflix makes another serious bid to become the go-to streaming platform for families

Netflix's recent announcements regarding family friendly content could make it an even more enticing option for parents. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Utah man building Disneyland out of Legos (+video)

Craig Bacigalupo and his family have spent three years creating a mini-scale replica of Disneyland out of Legos. The Lego Disneyland will be on display at the BrickSlopes event June 24-25. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Immigration ruling called hurtful, a necessary check on executive powers

The Supreme Court’s ruling halting Obama administration programs intended to protect unauthorized immigrants from deportation was hurtful and disappointing, advocates say, but GOP elected... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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The Clean Cut: J.K. Rowling film 'Magical Beasts' introduces a new hero

J.K. Rowling's newest movie, "Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them," will be coming to theaters in November. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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UTubers: Cast of 'Studio C' plays 'Ultimate Quiet Game' in new skit

A group of overly competitive young adults play "The Quiet Game," and a couple of them will do just about anything to win. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Disney 'princess culture' may not be great for the future of little girls

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Princess culture may welcome girls into stereotypes that limit their growth and opportunities as they grow up, according to BYU research that also says boys may get a small benefit. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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BYU alum Rob Gardner, Cinematic Pop featured on 'America's Got Talent'

Mormon composer Rob Gardner and his orchestra, Cinematic Pop, were shown auditioning for NBC's hit reality show, "America's Got Talent," Tuesday, June 21. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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UTubers: BYU Vocal Point releases cover from Disney/Pixar's 'Toy Story 2'

The members of BYU Vocal Point invited fans to "grab the tissues" when they uploaded their newest music video, "When She Loved Me," from Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 2." Read more »

June 22, 2016

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LDS family stars in new TLC show, stresses importance of faith

Tyson and Audrey Leavitt are an LDS couple from Canada, who started a new company called "Charmed Playhouses." They will be starting up a new show on TLC, featuring the elaborate playhouses they... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Tip for living: Building peace and resolving conflicts in families

Chad Ford, director of the David O. McKay Center for Cultural Understanding at BYU-Hawaii, shared a few suggestions for building peace within families. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Should you replace your car?

When people try to justify spending money that they don't have on something that they don't really need, they need to think about their financial priorities and what they hope to accomplish. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: You might not need life insurance if you're 'self-insured'

If you have enough money through your pensions, investments and savings, you may be what is known as “self-insured.” Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Bubbles, boopies and burples: How Depression glass connected me to my grandmother

I received a gift out of the blue that was mysterious and surprising. But the present on my porch turned out to be a treasure. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Deseret Industries provides fresh start for items, people

Deseret Industries is a place for fresh starts — both for items and for people. DI collects donated items and provides job training and experience. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Utah's Joy Bossi receives National Garden Clubs' Award of Excellence

Joy Bossi, gardening author and host of a gardening radio show in Salt Lake City, received the Award of Excellence from the National Garden Clubs at the beginning of May. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Raising citizens: Tips to help parents teach their kids about the political process

In 2016, it’s hard to get away from politics. Children are not oblivious to the politically charged atmosphere, and there are ways for parents to help them be comfortable with the political... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Utahns compete, succeed on 'American Ninja Warrior' regional event in Oklahoma City

Several Utahns competed on NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” during Monday night’s episode of the city qualifying event in Oklahoma City. Two are advancing to the next stage of... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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New 'Frozen' attraction opens in Disney World, five-hour long line reported

"Frozen Ever After," the newest Disney attraction, opened this morning. Attractions Magazine uploaded a video of the ride on YouTube. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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UTubers: David Archuleta performs first full concert in Utah Valley, featuring Bri Ray

David Archuleta and Bri Ray performed in Orem at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre. It was Archuleta's first full concert in Utah Valley. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Young Magna girl struggles to find her voice

A child's first words are monumental, but they're also easy to take for granted. But what if your baby never said "mama" or "dada"? Here's a Magna girl's struggle to find her voice. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: 7 little traditions to help you cherish your children

I need to face it: My kids are going to grow up. And that’s already happening much faster than I feel good about. Here are some ideas that have helped me soak in my "babies" for as long as... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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‘My Story Matters’ gives refugees gift with lasting impact

A small Utah charity making a big difference in the lives of refugees who come from all over the world, each with a unique story to tell. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Babies dress up as famous 'old people' in a new YouTube video

A group of babies were transformed into seven celebrities with the help of costumes, wigs and props. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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ESPN NBA draft expert Chad Ford is also a BYU-Hawaii professor

For three months, Chad Ford is one of ESPN’s top NBA draft experts. For the rest of the year, the husband and father of four is a professor who specializes in conflict mediation at Brigham... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: What family history treasures are in your shoebox?

Many people have them — shoeboxes stuffed with bits of this and that and tucked away on a shelf somewhere to rest until the next deep cleaning or forever, whichever comes first. Michael A.... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Is nagging hurting your marriage?

Why I hate to be called a nag, and what happened when I decided to change my behavior. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Ask Angela: He won't marry me; should I keep waiting?

This reader has a difficult decision to make: go to graduate school or continue her stalled relationship? She asks Angela for advice. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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