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Erin Stewart: Are your possessions stealing your happiness?

Hereís what Iíve learned so far that has helped me reclaim my life.

'Kid History' creators announce Utah YouTuber convention featuring 'Studio C,' Glozel, Stuart Edge, others

Brett and John Roberts, brothers and creators of Bored Shorts TV, announced Friday that Utah's first YouTube convention will be held in August, bringing together YouTube stars such as Glozel, the... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Renovation Solutions: Top remodeling projects that impact appraisals

Very few projects instantly recoup their initial cost. Here are a few of the projects real estate professionals, architects and appraisers see impacting home prices when considering the return on... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Carson Ellis' picture book 'Home' depicts dwellings both realistic and fantastic

Carson Ellis is the author and illustrator of the picture book “Home,” which depicts about two dozen types of homes ranging from the realistic to the fantastic. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Why exposing your children to another language is one of the best things you can do

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A new study shows that children who are bilingual, or are at least regularly exposed to a second language, may better understand what other people may want, need or see. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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'Poltergeist' remake is fun for a while but crashes hard

“Poltergeist’s” official IMDb page insists that producer Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan are going to “reimagine and contemporize” the original 1982 film, but the... Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas reflects on 'Survivor' experience

Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas was one of five remaining castaways going into the “Survivor” season finale last Wednesday. She was the first one of the five voted off and became part of the... Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Disney's 'Tomorrowland' is a surprisingly violent take on the line between utopia and catastrophe

Thanks to young adult dystopian franchises like the Hunger Games and Divergent and adult epics like the new “Mad Max” film, there seems to be a post-apocalypse for everyone in the... Read more »

May 22, 2015

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100 deadly days of summer: What you must do to keep your kids safe

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Many preventable child deaths go up in the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, including drownings, those involving vehicles and even youth suicide. But there are simple steps parents can... Read more »

May 22, 2015

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The Clean Cut: Navy commander thanks his single mother in touching video

Navy commander Ryan Breed, living in Norfolk, Virginia, surprised his mother, Cindy Breed, in Moreno Valley, California, with a video delivery from Teleflora thanking her for what she has done for... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Report: Millennials in Utah mirror dropping birth, religious rates in U.S.

Utah is well ahead of the national curve of millennials becoming the largest living generation this year, according to a Utah Foundation report released Thursday. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Goodbye, 'American Idol'

I will always remember my time on “Idol” and hope anyone who has a dream has the courage — and the perseverance — to chase it down. It’s possible. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Five for Families: ‘Cinderella’ adds depth to classic tale

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 »

May 21, 2015

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How to win a text argument with a loved one, according to Google

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Maybe you and your spouse are having an argument over text. Well, Google may soon have a solution and a way for you to end the debates. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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The Clean Cut: NBA star's 2-year-old daughter steals spotlight during news conference

Stephen Curry's 2-year-old daughter stole the spotlight during a news conference Tuesday night following the Golden State Warriors' 110-106 win over the Houston Rockets. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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These three countries offer insights into the challenges families face in an aging society

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At the end of WWII, the United States, Italy and Germany each had about the same elderly population. Now a new Pew report examines what family support looks like in each of them — and... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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21 things to look forward to at Disneyland's Diamond Celebration

This year is the 60th anniversary of the opening of the world's most famous theme park, Disneyland. The festivities and celebrations for this diamond anniversary will begin May 22. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Young widows speak out about managing grief, seeking support

Nine days after her husband died unexpectedly, Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to describe her return to the sidelines for her daughter's soccer game. There, a grandmother who had been widowed... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Sherry Young: Connecting the past with the present

An awareness of the hard work our ancestors put into living can help us try harder to be people they would be proud of knowing. We have the capacity to build on their dreams. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Clinton says childcare needs to be a national priority

Improving child care needs to become a national priority, Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Wednesday, and she urged Republicans in Congress to provide more federal money to help working families care... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates

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When it comes to understanding the changing landscape of American religious life, the impact of fertility cannot be underestimated. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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U.S. marriage rate hits new low and may continue to decline

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A company that specializes in forecasting marriage and fertility trends said the U.S. marriage rate has hit a record low and is not done declining. But it may be bottoming out. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Why do men want 'strong' daughters but 'sweet' wives?

A recent survey shows the gap between the qualities men want in their wives and the qualities men want in their daughters. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Service dogs that sniff out seizures improve kids' lives

When Alyssa Howes was 4, she lost her sight and started having seizures — up to 20 a day. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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