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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.

The Clean Cut: 3-year-old Utah girl sings 'Part of Your World' from 'The Little Mermaid'

Claire Crosby, 3, made her YouTube debut on Jan. 9 singing “Part of Your World,” from the 1989 Disney film “The Little Mermaid.” Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Embracing the story: Sundance Film Festival offers younger audiences exposure to independent, foreign films

Allowing younger audiences to “embrace” foreign and independent films and the lessons they convey is among the primary goals of the Sundance Film Festival’s Sundance Kids program... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Senate passes bill to open adoption records

Adoptees born between 1941 and 1994 would be able to access their birth records under a bill passed by the Indiana Senate. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Last run for current SAT this week; new one debuts in March

The current version of the SAT college entrance exam has its final run this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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For smarter babies, pregnant women should eat more of this

A large-scale study in Spain suggests pregnant women can improve their babies' brains by adding more of this to their diet. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Sundance documentary 'Newtown' explores how a city rebuilds after crippling grief

While the Sandy Hook shooting may be an extreme example of families trying to heal after a huge loss, director Kim Snyder’s “Newtown” has a lot to teach its audience about grief,... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Scully, Mulder, paranoia return in 'The X-Files' reboot

"The X-Files" creator Chris Carter is pleased to update the original template with his 21st-century unease. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are glad to be playing opposite each other again as... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Police officer steps in to perform national anthem at basketball game

When snowy roads prevented the scheduled singer from getting to a basketball game on time, a university police officer was on hand to take her spot. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Lehi teen who lost father in line of duty shares message of hope

A young man whose father was killed in the line of duty 15 years ago is showing his support for families impacted by last weekend's deadly shooting. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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A filling baked breakfast that is so much more than oatmeal

Prepared the night before, this baked dish combines oatmeal, eggs and spices. The result is a delicious, warm and filling baked oatmeal that the whole family will love. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Technology changes but our experiences stay the same

I realized how my parents must feel as they encounter new technology and see their children integrate it into their lives. And when I realized the 1960s weren't that long ago, I felt really old. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Learning from observed parenting moments in Australia, U.K.

We generally find much to admire in other places and other cultures as we travel. What we are always looking for, as you might guess, are good families and good parenting. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Brighten winter mornings — and your family's mood — with a tasty blueberry smoothie

A comforting delicious breakfast may push back winter blues. This hearty blueberry smoothie delivers mood-boosting dopamine and is a rich source of cancer-preventing antioxidants. Pair it with... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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News roundup: Are smaller families better for children?

The research of three economists is questioning whether children are better off in smaller families while also emphasizing the importance of providing children with time, resources, affection and... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Thousands show support for boy dying of cancer

Over 2,500 people gathered together on a Rhode Island beach Sunday despite the cold January weather to support Dorian Murray, 8, who has terminal cancer. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Stork delivers a 6-foot bundle of joy to Hogle Zoo

Willow, a 6-day-old giraffe, rests near her mother, Pogo, at Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Tax season begins as IRS begins to accept returns

What's new when you file your taxes this year? Taxpayers without health insurance will face larger penalties, and those insured by their employers will get a new tax form. There also have been... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Do your children trust you enough to talk to you about their problems?

It has always been important for me to feel like my kids can come to me with any problem and we can work it out together. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Soul mates: What's important for Latinos, African-Americans when it comes to family life and love?

Professor, sociologist and author answers questions about a factor that has huge impact on family life and relationships among blacks and Latinos — and what the rest of the world, including... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Hanging on when I am clearly failing at motherhood

I've been battling a case of the "Shoulds," those little thoughts that tell me I am simply not good enough. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Brother of NBA star enlists help of Polynesian Cultural Center dancers in marriage proposal

Christian Parker, brother of NBA superstar Jabari Parker, proposed to girlfriend Terina Oto on New Year’s Eve with the help of friends at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: 'Stressed Out' song hits the right chords

I don’t want to be wishing away their childhood, because I want to enjoy it. But I also want them to enjoy it. I want them to look back on this time as a magical, happy time “when our... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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UTubers: Lindsey Stirling tells viewers, 'It's OK to be different'

Whether it's on YouTube, with HuffPost Live or in her new book, Lindsey Stirling encourages her fans to be true to who they are. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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How big-city living is hurting families

A new study says families and the middle class have been "pushed out of the debate" over affordable housing in big cities. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Keith Urban calls Utah native's 'American Idol' audition 'unforgettable'

Jenn Blosil, an Orem native, auditioned for “American Idol,” receiving a golden ticket and praise from the judges. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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'A sense of true love': Utah Opera prepares to perform 'high-spirited' operetta 'The Merry Widow'

Utah Opera is ringing in the new year with the operetta “The Merry Widow,” which will be performed Jan. 16-24 at Capitol Theatre and features love, comedy, dance and spectacle. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘Mr. Robot’ is on Blu-ray and DVD this week

The cunning and highly entertaining TV series “Mr. Robot” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Renovation Solutions: Design trends to watch for in 2016

The new year brings new design trends and ideas for home design. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Five for Families: Movies that teach acceptance, tolerance

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 »

Jan. 15, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Returned LDS missionary auditions for ‘American Idol’ to honor his mother’s memory

John Wayne Schulz returned to the "American Idol" stage this year and left once again with a golden ticket. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Messy 'Norm of the North' feels destined for early hibernation

“Norm of the North” wants to be a cute kids movie with a pro-environment message, but that message gets lost in a sea of disjointed story lines and staccato joke bits. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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12-year-old S.L. singer featured on DreamWorksTV

Ashlund Jade, a 12-year-old singer from Salt Lake City, is one of several artists featured on DreamWorksTV’s online cover song series “Songs That Stick.” The series features... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Chris Hicks: 3 documentaries lead new movies on DVD, Blu-ray this week

A trio of documentaries highlights new DVDs and Blu-rays in release this week. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Sequels and remakes and reboots, oh my — they’re all the same these days

Some of the latest rebooted movie-franchise sequels are looking more like remakes these days. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Midway Ice Castles are back with new features, music show

Ice Castles is a Utah-based company, created in 2009 by ice artist Brent Christensen. Christensen creates acre-sized, all-ice castles at multiple venues across the United States and Canada. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: How to journal as a busy mother

If, like me, you want to keep a journal but struggle to find the time as a busy mother, here are five tips. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Three ways to spot apps that hide secrets on your teen's phone

Vault apps, or apps that act as hiding places for illicit photos and messages, are popular among some teens. Here's what parents should watch for. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Monologue-heavy 'In Jackson Heights' is an exhaustive New York portrait

“In Jackson Heights” is an exhaustive portrait of a multicultural neighborhood in Queens, New York. At three hours long, it’s an experience only for the patient — and even... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Step away from the sodium, CDC says

Nine out of 10 Americans consume dangerously high levels of sodium, putting them at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, the CDC warns in a new report. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Saying grace: This adorable baby knows what to do (+video)

In this YouTube video, an infant learns quickly how to do the dinner prayer. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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More than just dejunking, it'll change your life

I think I’m the last person on earth to jump on the KonMari Method, as it’s called, but just in case I’m the second-to-last, I’m going to tell you about it. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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A tangy, tasty twist on a traditional grilled cheese

Ingredients that don't normally go together create a delicious twist on a grilled cheese sandwich. Apples, onions and rich Gouda cheese are a tasty combination in this version of a traditional... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Arianne Brown: Minimize the rivalries by focusing on the game

The decision that Ute athletic director Chris Hill made to cancel next year's games against rival BYU made me think about the importance we place on rivalries. As a mother of young athletes, I... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Linda and Richard Eyre: Exercise a habit to supplement healthy eating

The eat-half habit will still not reach its full potential for taking weight off and keeping it off unless one more habit is added, and that habit is — you guessed it — the exercise habit. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Father-son duo Shay and Gavin Butler share 30-day challenge to be healthier in 'Fat Dad, Fat Kid'

Shay Butler and his son Gavin document their 30-day challenge to eat healthier and lose weight in “Fat Dad, Fat Kid: One Father and Son’s Journey to Take Power Away From the... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: What I learned about parenting from 700-plus nights of sleep deprivation

I was forced to mature and to realize that children often behave in ways that have very little to do with our parenting. I became a better, less-judgmental friend because of it. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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We still haven't caught up with David Bowie

David Bowie's absence is likely to be felt for generations to come. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Do working mothers raise more successful daughters?

Even if daughters of working mothers do make more money, does that equate to a more successful life? Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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How a corporate mindset could help you reach your personal goals

In a New York Times blog, Tara Parker-Pope says she refocused, lost weight and rekindled old friendships using the "design think" process that's helping businesses grow and solve problems. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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People who never get colds share their secrets

The average American adult gets two colds a year, and over a lifetime, spends five years miserably congested. But some people claim to never get colds. Here are some of their secrets. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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