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A Marvel movie primer: Linking stars for 'Captain America: Civil War'

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is getting tougher to keep up with.

Dear Momma, I've been there too: Christian blogger reaches millions with encouraging messages for moms

Becky Thompson addresses mothers' everyday concerns on her blog and in her new book. She has reached millions of women by writing about experiences that have drawn her and her family closer to God. Read more »

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Lousy parenting can be passed from one generation to the next

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A University of Rochester researcher recently told a gathering of pediatricians that poor parenting practices can be handed down from one generation to the next. Read more »

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Reader voices: Lessons from mother to daughter

I visualize my mother teaching when I teach, and I think of her when I become acquainted with those learning about the LDS Church. What would she have said or done? Read more »

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Mothers, a midwife and boxing lessons: LDS Church leaders share memories about their mothers, wives

In celebration of Mother's Day and wonderful mothers everywhere, here is a small selection of anecdotes, thoughts and tributes to mothers and wives by leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of... Read more »

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Creative 'April and the Extraordinary World' imagines a world powered by steam

“April and the Extraordinary World” is a creative and compelling piece of French animation set in an alternate historic reality. It’s essentially a steampunk fantasy with subtitles. Read more »

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Marvel declares war on the summer movie season with excellent 'Captain America: Civil War'

“Captain America: Civil War” maintains the high quality and fun factor that has become the Marvel standard, and it is also the series’ darkest and most dramatic entry yet. Read more »

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Five for Families: Family films that feature characters with superpowers

The superhero craze continues with the recent release of "Captain America: Civil War." Not all characters have extraordinary powers and gadgets, but most heroes possess great bravery and use that... Read more »

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Listening to 'Hamilton' is a rewarding experience

"Hamilton's" rap music score was initially off-putting, but I have since listened to “Hamilton” several times in its entirety, and I am now a true-believing convert to rabid Hamiltonian... Read more »

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Chris Hicks: Sci-fi, romance, horror among new movies on Blu-ray, DVD this week

The sci-fi thriller “The 5th Wave” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with a Holocaust-related character drama, the latest from Nicholas Sparks and a strange horror flick. Read more »

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Nintendo's first mobile app is all about 'Mii'

A quick guide to everything you need to know about Nintendo's new Mii-centric app. Read more »

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Chris Hicks: Asking a critic to name his favorite movie is a loaded question

Asking a critic to name his favorite movie is like asking him to name his favorite child. There’s no safe response. Read more »

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Wal-Mart brings back greeters at the store door

Those smiley door greeters are back at Wal-Mart. Read more »

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UTubers: Teenage singer Lexi Walker performs ‘Let It Go’ in China

Lexi Walker performed "Let It Go" with Alex Boye in 2014. A video of the performance now has over 78 million views on YouTube. Her latest performance of the song from "Frozen" took her to China. Read more »

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2 Utah officers who died in line of duty added to memorial

The names of Unified police officer Doug Barney, who was killed in January, and Box Elder County sheriff's deputy Leon Albert May, who died in 1953, were added Thursday to the Utah Law Enforcement... Read more »

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The Clean Cut: 2,700 high school students make lip dub video; raise over $15K for charity

Students and staff at Avon High School in Indiana filmed a lip dub video to raise money for underprivileged women. Read more »

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Unwanted pets find new homes in 'dog-friendly' Utah

On Wednesday, 95 dogs and cats boarded a Cessna Grand Caravan and began their rescue journey from Roswell, New Mexico, to Colorado and then to Utah. Dog Is My CoPilot transported the unwanted... Read more »

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Hale theater looks ahead to '17 season as Sandy construction progresses

With grand openings of the two stages slated for the fall of 2017 — one in September and the other in November — Hale Centre Theatre unveiled its 2017 season Wednesday. Read more »

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UTubers: Lindsey Stirling, Alex Boye, other people with Utah ties pay tribute to Star Wars

YouTube videos created by people with Utah ties, including Stuart Edge and Alex Boye, cater to Utahns' affinity for Star Wars. Read more »

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Co-host of HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’ reminds mothers, ‘You are enough’

Joanna Gaines may be the star of a popular TV show, but in a recently published blog post, the co-host of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” says that being a mother is her “favorite job... Read more »

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Motherhood Matters: Making the most of now

As a mom, I feel pressure to preserve every moment of my four children’s lives. Read more »

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The Clean Cut: The Piano Guys take on ‘The Jungle Book’ at Chichén Itzá

The Piano Guys filmed a music video combining songs from "The Jungle Book" with George Frederic Handel's "Sarabande" at Chichén Itzá, one of the New7Wonders of the World. Read more »

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It's May the Fourth: What's next for the Star Wars movie universe?

The countdown has already begun for the next new Star Wars movies, including Gareth Edwards’ “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode VIII." Here's... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Crowdfund a divorce? Sites let you contribute to a couple's breakup

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A number of online funding sites are allowing individuals to raise money to pay for a divorce. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: All the world's a staged (house)

In honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death last week, I decided to stage not a play but a house. My house. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: The stop, drop and roll of college debt

If you haven't already decided which college to attend — and even if you have — it's not too late to apply the advice you hear if you ever catch on fire. Protect your financial future:... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Cookbook review: 'The Chocolate Lover's Cookbook' is all over the map

Christina Dymock has sought to meet the American need for chocolate with "The Chocolate Lover's Cookbook." She includes more than 50 recipes, ranging from basic chocolate chunk cookies to unique... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Small churches should save for emergencies

You should already be running a monthly and annual budget on the church, so separate the necessities per month and multiply that by a three to six month figure. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Top parenting ideas, No. 2 — The 'Ancestor Stories Book'

Interesting research reveals that one of the factors that contributes most to a child’s grit and resilience is knowing the stories of his or her grandparents and great-grandparents. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Two Utah men competing in St. George Ironman in honor of loved ones lost

On May 7, two Utah men will be competing in the St. George Ironman in honor of loved ones lost. Derek Nelson, of Kaysville, will be competing in honor of his stepson, Hayden Morgan, and Shon... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Real Salt Lake goalie has Scott Sterling experience, blocks shot with his face

A save by Real Salt Lake goalie Nick Rimando reminds viewers of saves made by Scott Sterling, a popular character on BYUtv's "Studio C." Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Creative gardening: How to be smart with your space, climate

Spring is the season for traditional planting, but for some burgeoning gardeners, nontraditional options may be more realistic. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Safe Kids Day is May 7 in Farmington

Safe Kids Davis County is helping families get ready for summer by highlighting health and safety during the 16th annual Safe Kids Day on Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Davis County Legacy... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Ogden quadruplets now home; family receives surprise donations

An Ogden couple experienced the miracle of birth times four when their quadruplets were delivered by cesarean section at McKay-Dee Hospital March 3 at just 28 weeks. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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'Biggest Losers' show why we regain lost weight

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The first woman to win "The Biggest Loser" admitted recently that she has regained much of the weight she lost in the reality-show competition Researchers at the National Institutes of Health may... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Look before leaping into family history projects

My brother and I had a great idea — we would write a more concise biography on William Gimbert Saunders, our great-great-grandfather on our father's mother's line. But we found there already... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Study: Flu vaccine for pregnant women a 'public health priority'

Researchers are calling flu shots for pregnant women a "public health priority" after a study found that the vaccine confers a significant protection for newborns in the first six months of their... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Putting the family council to work

Some of our best moments as a family come when we take the time to talk as equals. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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UTubers: LDS violinist Jenny Oaks Baker releases cover of ‘Nearer, My God, to Thee’

Jenny Oaks Baker released a violin cover of "Nearer, My God, to Thee" from her new album, "Awakening." Read more »

May 2, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Christian musician releases song for parents who have wished time would slow down

Nichole Nordeman's song "Slow Down" addresses parents' desires for time to slow down and for their children not to grow up so fast. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Oldest Utahn Beatrice Payne celebrates 107th birthday

Beatrice Payne, currently the oldest living Utahn, just turned 107 years old. To celebrate her birthday, family and friends held a party Friday at the Courtyard at Jamestown assisted living center. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Online harassment is most often targeted at women and even worse for this group

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Female journalists often bear the brunt of anonymous online criticism. Unfortunately, that's part of their job description. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Your triplets just got even more special

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The number of triplets born in the U.S. rose dramatically in the 1980s and '90s, but now has fallen just as dramatically. The change mostly affects one group of mothers. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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After more than 6 years, 3 families yearn for justice in day care abuse case

For six years, the case of a Murray day care provider charged with violently abusing three toddlers has languished in court. The families of the three alleged victims say it has been a "living... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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Five for Families: Live-action Disney films for families to consider

The recent release of "The Jungle Book," continues the line of live-action Disney films, adapted from classic tales. The lavish scenery makes for a realistic adventure. Here are five live-action... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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Do we really need milk?

Once considered "nature's perfect food," milk is falling out of favor with consumers — unless it's made from almonds or cashews. What happens to the nation's health when we've no longer "got... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely

For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it's the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Dan Wells talks about right, wrong in horror fiction

Utah horror author Dan Wells discusses his fascination with serial killers, the concepts of right and wrong, and his upcoming book "Over Your Dead Body," the fifth installment in the John Cleaver... Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Utah Opera to explore love in Mozart's 'Marriage of Figaro'

Utah Opera is preparing to finish its 2015-16 season with Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," which will run May 7-15 at Capitol Theatre. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn visits Pioneer Theatre Company ahead of U.S. professional premiere of musical 'The Count of Monte Cristo'

Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn recently paid a visit to Pioneer Theatre Company as it was preparing to stage the U.S. professional premiere of his musical "The Count of Monte Cristo." The show... Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Brian Basset's 'Red and Rover' to join comics

Beginning Sunday, May 1, Brian Basset’s “Red and Rover” comic strip will appear in the Deseret News. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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