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Utah company brings Disney characters to digital life

"Disney Infinity" characters stand just a few inches tall. But for Jeff Bunker, each figure is a huge undertaking.

A community comes together to support a teenage girl burned over 65 percent of her body

Baylee Hoaldridge's parents say they're blown away by the outpouring of love and support from family, friends and complete strangers. Their daughter was burned from the chest down in an ATV... Read more »

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'Once I Was a Beehive' gets national release

The faith-based comedy "Once I Was a Beehive" is coming to theaters nationwide. Read more »

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Why do we need an R-rated Hobbit movie?

“The Hobbit” isn’t “Braveheart,” and whatever the new R-rated Extended Edition of “The Battle of Five Armies” is, it isn’t “The Hobbit.” Read more »

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Trust, forgiveness and repentance are important when dealing with infidelity

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Ashley Madison, a social network designed for people looking to have affairs, dominated the news this week. And Christians were no strangers to it. Read more »

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Intuition: The sweet spot between helicopter and free-range parenting

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Could a new type of parenting — "Intuitive Parenting" — be the answer for a balance experts want parents to find between the two intense sides of helicopter parenting and free-range... Read more »

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The Clean Cut: 5-year-old British boy reacts to news of becoming a big brother

In a video posted Saturday by his mother, 5-year-old Ethan reacts to the news that he will soon be a big brother and asks his mother if it's really true nearly a dozen times. Read more »

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Chris Hicks: A trio of family friendly films lead new movies on DVD this week

A faith film, a literary adaptation and a riff on “Cinderella” arrive on DVD this week. Read more »

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Chris Hicks: End-of-summer throwaway movies bring blockbuster season to a close

As summer winds down, throwaway movies pop up in the multiplexes, a sure sign that Hollywood’s blockbuster season is winding down. Read more »

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Five for Families: Kick off football season with these films

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

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UTubers: Utah man creates world's largest balloon animal

Jeremy Telford does not take balloon art lightly. He created a dog composed entirely of balloons that came in at 65 feet long and 32 feet tall, earning him a place in the Guinness World Records... Read more »

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The most popular pregnancy apps and what they do

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This father's experience with phone apps during his wife's pregnancy shows the true place of apps in our lives. Read more »

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New North Ogden playground is accessible to special needs students

The first day of school in the Weber School District included a new playground for students at Green Acres Elementary. Read more »

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How to thrive in college: A freshman survival guide

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Knowing how to maneuver the world of college, spaces between classes, optional reading, living independently and grocery shopping are all part of the new lifestyle college freshmen have to take on.... Read more »

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Mother, former LDS seminary teacher creates scripture study guides

Shannon Foster created an online business that allows her and her husband to be home with their daughter while helping LDS Church members study the scriptures more effectively. Read more »

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UTubers: Gardiner Sisters release One Direction, Justin Bieber cover mashup

Shortly after news of One Direction's "extended hiatus" surfaced Sunday, the Utah-based Gardiner Sisters released a mashup of the band's "Drag Me Down" and Justin Bieber's "As Long as You Love Me." Read more »

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Sherry Young: A mother's glimpse into life with a special needs child

"Emma's future is unknown, an empty canvas. I want to paint it with love and hope and not bitterness and fear. I love this girl so much, and wherever I go I will proudly say ‘She's With... Read more »

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Ground to be broken Thursday afternoon for 24/7 homeless youth resource center with 30 shelter beds

Volunteers of America Utah will break ground Thursday for its Youth Resource Center, a facility that will provide shelter and offer services 24/7, including meals, housing assistance, education... Read more »

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The Clean Cut: Blind dancer performs inspiring dance on 'America's Got Talent'

Tuesday night, Yonattan won over the crowd and judges and received a standing ovation for his contemporary dance on "America's Got Talent." Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Why parents and teachers should talk about the life events that impact students

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A new study by bestselling authors Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield finds a deep communication chasm when it comes to parents and teachers sharing information about a child's life that could matter... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Calling someone 'skinny' is not a compliment

There are many endearing names or adjectives to describe a person. "Skinny" is not one of them, and here's why. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Don't underestimate the glitter and the pink: Utah mom qualifies for Ironman World Championship

Ashley Paulson of Pleasant Grove, Utah, is headed to Kona, Hawaii, for the Ironman World Championship after her stunning performance in Coeur d’Alene’s qualifying Ironman June 11. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Should you trade your independence for interdependence?

When we ask the question of whether you should trade your independence for interdependence, most people say "No!" Their first instinct is that they don’t want to trade their independence for... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts golf tournament, celebrates new building

Big Brothers Big Sisters had 116 golfers join the organization Thursday to celebrate its 37th year of providing services in Utah. The golf tournament was expected to generate around $40,000, enough... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Erin Stewart: The bittersweet of back to school

As kids of all ages head back to school, moms are left facing the question: Who am I once my babies are gone? Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Book review: Dutch oven expert offers tasty ways to use food storage in 'Stop, Drop and Cook'

"Stop, Drop and Cook" by Mark Hansen offers tips for using Dutch ovens to create tasty meals using food storage. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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