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3 Utah mothers to compete in U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

All three women cite motherhood and their faith in God as key factors in their success.

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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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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