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The Days of '47 Parade, other Pioneer Day celebrations throughout Utah

The Days of '47 Parade and other events around Utah are set to celebrate the Utah pioneers.

Dear daughter, I hope you never conform to the perverse standards of a disordered world

For the times when the pressures of the world become a little too heavy to shoulder. Whether it’s 7 years from now, or 17, or 70 — whenever you need a reminder, here it is. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Chess in the curriculum? The game that makes you smarter

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Birmingham, Alabama, public schools have announced plans to work chess into the curriculum, while in England a nonpartisan push is underway to make chess part of the national curriculum there. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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For some, group cuddling is the cure for loneliness

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Physical touch has been shown to relieve stress and build emotional bonds, and organizations around the country are stepping up to fulfill that need. Cuddle parties aren't new, but they continue to... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Utah kids have lower death rate, but more poverty, single-parent families

The annual reckoning on childhood wellbeing by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds a mixed bag for Utah, which is up to No. 11 from No. 14. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Propaganda war continues in Hobby Lobby aftermath

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Opponents of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling favoring religious freedom are distorting that decision's impact on women, critics allege. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Float party gives thousands a sneak peek of Thursday's big parade

More than 16,000 people came to the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy Monday to see 30 of the 50 Days of '47 Parade floats, three days in advance of the big parade Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: You're not in jail, so what is your excuse?

Individuals alone choose not to perform a push-up or sit-up. They take the elevator not the stairs. They are the makers of their schedule and stewards of their time and talents. They read or... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Utah Symphony's '1812 Overture' dazzled Deer Valley festivalgoers

The famous overture, complete with 18 cannons firing, proved the night's favorite — even in the company of Gershwin and Bernstein. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Before you head off on your vacation, you may want to see this graphic

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About to go on a vacation? This graphic may give you the help you need to avoid scams. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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The Clean Cut: 12 siblings audition for 'America's Got Talent' with 'Sound of Music' song

The 12 Willis siblings, ranging from ages 3 to 21, auditioned for "America's Got Talent" with their own rendition of "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music." Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Dancing stars Julianne and Derek Hough visit Primary Children's Hospital

On Superhero Day at Primary Children's Hospital last Thursday, two unexpected superheroes surprised the young patients. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: 3 unbelievably simple parenting ideas that work

Did you know that children need a minimum of eight touches during a day to feel connected to a parent? Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Understanding and responding to the increase in teen depression

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For some American children, the struggles of adolescence are more serious than high school drama and hormones. Depression poses a serious health risk for a growing number of teens and should be... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Teen drivers hike Utah car insurance 89 percent, report says

Car insurance costs 89 percent more after Utah couples add a teen driver to their policy, according to a new insuranceQuotes.com report. That’s tied for the 15th-highest increase in the country. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Health centers, clinics in Utah contribute more than healthy communities

Community health centers stimulate economic growth in Utah communities, according to a recent economic impact analysis. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Seniors are in search of a re-do. Survey finds older Americans wish they could change some things

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A survey of older adults found they have some regrets, but believe younger adults can learn from what they didn't do exactly right. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Brain injury changes the lives and tests the faith of a Draper family

Draper teen Pete Benda, 15, continues to defy the odds in recovering from a traumatic brain injury suffered while working on the set of a play at Juan Diego Catholic High School in October of 2012. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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'Fiddler on the Roof' coming to Sundance

"I view this play as a parable," said James Arrington, director of "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Sundance Resort outdoor amphitheater. "I think it's a parable about mankind." Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Book review: 'Netherwood' is a flawed story of romance, historical detail

For those looking for a "Downton Abbey"-like romance to sink into while waiting for the next season, "Netherwood" is one choice — but writing flaws abound. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Book review: ‘Cavendon Hall’ is a captivating journey

“Cavendon Hall” is a captivating journey which will leave the reader curious as loyalties are tested and traitors are revealed. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Book review: ‘Manor of Secrets’ is fun young adult fare

Two teenage girls, one who lives in opulence and the other a mere kitchen maid, find their lives interconnected in “Manor of Secrets,” a book that delves into the upstairs and... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Photos: Youths celebrate state's pioneer heritage with parade

Utahns gather Saturday to celebrate the state's heritage in the Days of '47 Youth Parade in Salt Lake City. The event is one of the largest youth parades in the United States and features floats,... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Marvelous 'Les Miserables' leads UFOMT season

"Oklahoma!" and "Les Miserables" may be familiar to many theatergoers, but they are given strong presentations by Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Utah author brings a new adventure to Spirit Animals in 'Fire and Ice'

The four young Greencloaks and their Spirit Animals search for a blue talisman and the giant bear Saka as the Devourer attacks in Utah author Shannon Hale's "Fire and Ice." Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Book review: 'Complete Scripts, Season 2' shares behind-the-scenes peek at 'Downton Abbey'

“The Complete Scripts, Season 2” includes notes from Julian Fellowes about the scenes and what they were trying to accomplish in just a few lines, along with some of the historical... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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