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Family history enthusiasts are 'heart specialists,' RootsTech speaker says

Family history enthusiasts are 'heart specialists,' RootsTech speaker Stephen T. Rockwood said.

Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Discovering a way to raise my kids without raising my voice

"Picture how lovely it will be in your home when you don’t yell. Imagine yourself responding calmly, maybe even empathetically ... to the things you yell about today. Keep revisiting that... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Harrowing action bolsters heroic true story in 'The Finest Hours'

“The Finest Hours” is a solid movie about a remarkable true story: the rescue of 32 crew members of a stranded oil freighter off the coast of Massachusetts in the early 1950s. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘Snow White’ is being re-released on Blu-ray and DVD next week

Disney’s animated classic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is being re-released on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, and a number of other vintage titles are on DVD for the first time. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Five for Families: Winter flicks to keep kids entertained

If freezing temperatures aren't your cup of hot chocolate, grab some popcorn, hot cocoa and a blanket and enjoy some winter movies. Here are five movies to keep kids, and adults, entertained on a... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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The Bennett Blab demonstrated the value of social media

Our experience producing a family newsletter demonstrates the value and power of social media. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Reports that the Western is dead have been greatly exaggerated

Westerns are not dead, but they are infrequent and filled with disappointments as they embrace 21st-century sensibilities. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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'American Idol’ Hollywood Week begins; some LDS contestants continue to next round

Amber Lynn Stoppel, Bri Ray, Jenn Blosil and John Wayne Schulz have made it on to the second round of Hollywood Week. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Do's and don'ts for helping LGBT youth

The Family Acceptance Project provides advice for what parents and families can do or avoid to help youth experiencing same-sex attraction feel safe and loved. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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The Clean Cut: High school student performs Star Wars lightsaber violin cover

In a YouTube video published on Jan. 9, Jeffrey Ding He covered “The Force Theme” from Star Wars adding in a movie element with his lightsaber violin bow. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Are smaller families better for kids? Here's what our readers think

The Washington Post recently reported on research that suggests children are better off in smaller families. We asked our readers to share their own reactions, experiences and opinions on the issue. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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How many children should you have? Experts offer tips when deciding

Family size research can yield interesting and sometimes contradictory findings. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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When it comes to family, one size does not fit all

Debate rages over whether big families or little ones best serve kids. The real question is, what do kids need to thrive? Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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New Jersey tragedy reminds residents of snowy states to clear tailpipes to prevent poisoning

Over the weekend, a mother and her child, 1, died after being poisoned by carbon monoxide. Another child, 3, is in critical condition at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, according to... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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The Clean Cut: ‘Fuller House’ cast talks about Netflix featurette

Netflix released a YouTube video that goes behind the scenes with the "Fuller House" cast. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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UTubers: Youth orchestra’s video highlights Utah scenery

In a YouTube video published Thursday, the American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic performed the hymn “O God Beyond All Praising” and an arrangement of “Jupiter” in the Utah... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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'Little Gangster' is a charming and insightful father-son comedy

"Little Gangster" is a film that will put a smile on your face, and frequently. It isn’t able to sustain the laugh-out-loud pace of its first 30 minutes, but there are more than enough great... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Sundance film shows realities behind social media use and sexual assault

Technology and social media can make sexual assault worse for survivors. But it can also be a bridge to healing and a platform to tell their stories. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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UTubers: Peter Hollens releases a cappella 'Loch Lomond'

The traditional Scottish folk song “Loch Lomond” took an a cappella twist in Peter Hollens’ latest YouTube video. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: The long road to parenting payout

Parenting is a lot like learning the violin. It can take years to hear the music. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Arianne Brown: Recreational sports are the foundation for greater things to come

Recently, my husband signed up two of our boys for a recreational sport in the form of Jr. Jazz Basketball — affectionately called “monkey ball.” As crazy as it is to play (and... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Souper Bowl of flavor is always a winner

Need a hearty meal that sticks to ribs? This slow-cooked stew will produce big reviews without a lot of effort. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Grandfather’s secrets help guide 3 cousins

I (Richard) knew the things I wanted to teach my grandchildren — the legacies of insight that I wanted to leave them — but I didn’t know how to get them interested or keep them... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Home-cooked and healthy: Food blogger, chefs offer advice for healthy meals at home

Sara Wells of Our Best Bites and chefs from the Park City Culinary Institute share tips for making healthy meals at home. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Pokémon's Super Bowl ad garners 3 million views

A YouTube video posted on Monday celebrates the 20th anniversary of Pokémon. The ad will air during Super Bowl 50. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Your children need to hear you say yes

I confess, I resist messes. It’s a self-absorbed effort to simply spare myself some work. Ironically, that mentality exhausts me. It makes me the kind of mom I don’t enjoy being... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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2 Utah men featured on new A&E show 'Fit to Fat to Fit'

Two Utah men were recently featured in the series premiere of the new A&E show “Fit to Fat to Fit,” where together they worked to lose weight. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Family of Utahn injured in Hawaii and stuck there remain hopeful

Todd Edgington, a 49-year-old mailman from South Jordan, his wife, two children and three grandchildren were on the Big Island of Hawaii for a week-long trip when just hours into it, rough surf... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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4 video games from 2015 that may be of interest to families

These four games were released at various points in 2015 but are still good options for families to consider post-holidays. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Moms: Your dreams don't end with motherhood

Motherhood doesn't require us to put our personal dreams in a box and take them out 18 years later. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Book review: ‘Audrey and Bill’ tells of romance, heartbreak of Hollywood’s greatest stars

The story of a whirlwind romance between two of Hollywood’s most sought-after stars, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden, is told in Edward Z. Epstein’s novel “Audrey and Bill.” Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Moment teen wakes up from heart transplant touches viewers worldwide

A YouTube video published on Thursday shows Trevor Sullivan, 15, waking up after his November heart transplant. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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OB-GYNs figure new way to calculate when that bundle of joy is due

Forget that old plastic wheel that doctors have been using to calculate the baby's due date. There's a new tool developed by national experts that's expected to be a bit more precise... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Stock market game teaches kids and adults lessons on investing

Winners of the Stock Market Game were honored Friday during an event at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City. The competition teaches school-age students about the American... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Pope Francis answers questions from children in new book

"Dear Pope Francis," 10-year-old Mohammed begins, "Will the world be again as it was in the past?" Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Harry Potter author JK Rowling to receive PEN award for literary service

J.K. Rowling's latest honor isn't only for her writing. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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VP of Random House who worked with Dr. Seuss to speak at UVU Book Academy

Vice president and associate publishing director of Random House, who worked on six books with Dr. Seuss and helped complete his lost manuscript "What Pet Should I Get?" will be the keynote speaker... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Author Ally Carter shares inspiration for Embassy Row series

Author Ally Carter shares the inspiration for her latest young adult spy thriller series, Embassy Row, the second book of which — titled "See How They Run" — was recently released. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Book review: ‘Comics Squad, No. 2: Lunch!’ is a great read for graphic novel fans

Brimming with hilarious, clean humor, ‘Comics Squad, No. 2: Lunch!’ is a new graphic novel that can delight children of all ages. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Haka performed at LDS wedding reception viewed over 25 million times

A haka performed at the LDS wedding reception of Benjamin and Aaliyah Armstrong has been viewed over 25 million times. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Five for Families: Movies based on Disney attractions

The Disney resorts feature many rides and attractions. From bears and robots to pirates and ghosts, several movies have been based on those themes. Here are five movies based on Disney theme-park... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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From toilets to tantrums: Lessons my toddlers taught me about patience

Going through the toddler years six times with six children has taught me perspective and patience. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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The Clean Cut: 'High School Musical' stars try to remember lyrics 10 years later

Ten years ago, “High School Musical” debuted on Disney Channel. At a reunion, the stars tried to remember the lyrics to the songs. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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UTubers: Alex Boye covers 'Under the Sea' from 'The Little Mermaid'

Alex Boye, known for “Africanizing” music, released a YouTube video Thursday with his cover of “Under the Sea.” Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Singing to babies helps calm and connect, according to study

An article published Tuesday by The Greater Good Science Center calming and connection are some of the benefits of parents singing to their babies. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Flint's toxic water discovery another example of the power of an outraged mom

More than a little social and policy change over the years has resulted directly from activist moms who won't let it go when they think something's wrong. The toxic water crisis in Flint is the... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘The Intern,’ ‘Everest’ are on Blu-ray and DVD this week

The funny and warm comedy “The Intern” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with the thrilling true story “Everest.” Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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'X-Files' revival aims to prove that the truth is still out there

It has been 14 years since “The X-Files” aired on television and eight years since Agents Mulder and Scully last appeared together on the big screen. On Jan. 24, Fox is reviving the... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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'5th Wave' feels like postapocalyptic young adult deja vu

If “The 5th Wave” is any indication, the well of young adult creativity is running dry. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Are the Academy Awards racist?

Many are criticizing this year's Oscars because there are no people of color in any major awards categories. But it's hard to determine whether that's because of racism. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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UTubers: Devin Graham releases 2015 highlight video

A YouTube video on Devin Graham's YouTube channel shows highlights from 2015, from cliff jumping to exploring sites from The Lord of the Rings films. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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