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Honoring the past: Things to do in Utah this weekend for Pioneer Day

This weekend Utah honors the pioneers who travelled across the plains and settled the area in which we live.

Five for Families: Films based on Roald Dahl books

The stories of an oversized peach, a magical chocolate factory and a girl with special powers have transformed Roald Dahl's books into some iconic films. The imagination of the English storyteller... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Streaming is making inroads but DVDs and Blu-rays are far from 'dead'

The internet is full of doomsayers claiming that “discs are dead,” but DVDs and Blu-rays are doing fine, thank you, and show no signs of waning. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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11 popular misconceptions about Tarzan and his adventures

A brief list of a few things you might think you know about Edgar Rice Burroughs' iconic character but probably have wrong. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Jim Bennett: Sexism or no sexism, 'Ghostbusters' doesn't look very funny

“If you don’t see ‘Ghostbusters,’ you’re a misogynist” doesn’t strike me as a very effective marketing tagline. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Throwback Thursday: BYU athletes and their 'little dating community'

One year ago today, the Deseret News shared the story of BYU athletes' "little dating community" and the marriages that have started at the Student Athlete Building on campus. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Summer at the cinema: Theaters offer summer movie options geared toward children, families

Several theaters throughout Utah are offering family friendly movie options this summer, including SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem, Water Gardens Theatres in Salt Lake and Utah counties, and... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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UTubers: 'High School Musical' gets a makeover from 'Bad Lip Reading'

"Bad Lip Reading" and Disney XD recreated "High School Musical," with a completely new script. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Chipotle releases cartoon video, featuring Backstreet Boys song

Chipotle Mexican Grill uploaded a short film about the importance of quality and freshness. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Dad sets out on biblical quest to 'build the next generation of godly men'

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Kent Evans is on a mission to help American dads "build the next generation of godly men" — a quest that he's accomplishing through a non-profit organization he launched called "Manhood... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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NHMU to host DNA Festival Saturday

The Natural History Museum of Utah will offer its DNA Festival Saturday in conjunction with the exhibit "Genome: Unlocking Life's Code." Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Disparities in hourly wages reflect race, gender and education

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A new study shows that white men in the United States still make more in hourly wages than most other demographics. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Report: Politics, income influence Utahns' concerns about homelessness

Less than half of conservative Utahns rate homelessness and poverty of high concern compared with 75 percent of liberals, according to a new Utah Foundation report. People's incomes also appeared... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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UTubers: Utah Olympic Park featured in DevinSupertramp video

Devin Graham, also known as DevinSupertramp, is a Utah videographer whose latest extreme video was filmed at the Utah Olympic Park at a "Slip & Soar" event. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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The Clean Cut: NBA MVP Stephen Curry crosses up camper at BYU-Hawaii

Over the July 4th weekend, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry hosted a camp at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Utah family says son and his new bride are in Venezuelan jail

The Holt family hasn't heard from their son, Josh, since last week when he was likely jailed in Caracas, Venezuela. They believe he is being framed and accused of being a U.S. spy. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Christian teacher who was fired for not divorcing her husband wins wrongful termination battle. Here are the bizarre details.

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A British teacher has won a court battle after being fired for refusing to separate from her husband following his arrest and detainment for secretly recording young boys — a bizarre case... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Amy Iverson: Anonymous apps that parents should delete from their kids' phones

There are a slew of anonymous apps out there that teens are using. Anonymity online has become a useful and scary tool for cyberbullying. This article talks about ways kids are using these apps,... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Bountiful Handcart Days set for July 22-23

The Bountiful Handcart Days festivities will be held Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, and will include a parade, entertainment, food and games. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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How 'geeky families' can love tech but also set limits

The process of mutual sharing in media consumption was the topic of a panel during FanXperience, and several experts shared perspectives on how such practices can protect children and encourage... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Youthlinc connects Utah teens to local, international service opportunities

Youthlinc is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting teens to local and international service opportunities. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Single women served by The Road Home last year up 151% from a decade ago

The Road Home's new annual report indicates triple-digit percentage increases in the numbers of families and single women served in fiscal year 2015 than a decade ago. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: A financial spin on The Game of Life

Parents are often looking for ways to teach their children to be good money managers. Michelle Singletary suggests a version of The Game of Life. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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How to turn one lemon into a loaf cake

Requiring one medium lemon and a few pantry items, you'll want to dive into this loaf of cake recipe. It's nice for summertime dining. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Dave Ramsey: Stopping the family guilt trips

By consistently giving or loaning your parents money, you’ve lost respect for them in the process. The relationship has become strained, and that’s a tough thing for anyone to deal with... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Learning to face fears generation after generation

I shattered my son's expectations one day when I admitted I do get scared sometimes. But he didn't know the half of it. Here's to all the scaredy-cats who face the world one day at a time —... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Digitizing books by the dozens

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has developed a sophisticated system for digitizing and storing books and other historical items that makes information available to those who are... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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BYU Spectacular to feature Gladys Knight, Peter Hollens and Lexi Walker

Gladys Knight, Peter Hollens and Lexi Walker will share the same Marriott Center stage on Oct. 15 at the 2016 BYU Spectacular, a staple of the university’s homecoming week celebrations. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Police officer surprises family during July 4th weekend

Jason James and his family were surprised when a police officer stopped by his house to let the children play in the police car and wear sheriff stickers. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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UTubers: Utah entertainers and YouTubers celebrate Independence Day through video

YouTube channels belonging to David Archuleta, Brad and Hailey Devine, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir highlighted Fourth of July traditions and music. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Former KSL news anchor, BYU alum balances life as stay-at-home, working mom

Jennifer Stagg used to spend her nights covering the top story of the day, now she finds herself in the everyday trenches of motherhood. Although she no longer is on the 10 o'clock news, she has... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Friends, Make-a-Wish Foundation support family of girl fighting melanoma

As 3-year-old Ruby Thackery plays soccer in her backyard in Sandy, you'd never know she is fighting stage 4 melanoma. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah recently announced it will grant her wish to... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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1 year later, Bountiful woman still ailing from unsolved hit-and-run

For Nina Jacobs, the Fourth of July carries an entirely different significance. She was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in 2015 and still has a long road to recovery. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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The academy includes more women, people of color, on its board

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The Motion Picture Academy Board elections have become hot ballots for the first time in recent memory as Hollywood continues to battle its alleged diversity problem. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Independence Day takes on new meaning for Utah survivors of Brussels airport terror attack

Independence Day took on new meaning for three former LDS Church missionaries who survived the Brussels airport attack in March. The three were honored as the grand marshals of Monday's Freedom... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Capture it: The 10 best cameras for summer travel and family activities

From graduations and senior trips to vacations and backyard barbecues, summer is the time when memories are made — and recorded. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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'Legend of Tarzan' looks great but can't hide its campy content (+Points for parents)

Altogether, “The Legend of Tarzan” may look great and try to take itself seriously, but it's really just a popcorn movie at heart. Treated as such, it’s plenty of fun. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Book review: 'First Light' puts fun but predictable twist on classic fairy tales

Utah author Michele Paige Holmes offers her debut fantasy novel with a modern twist on classic fairy tales in "First Light." Read more »

July 2, 2016

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National Air and Space Museum celebrates 40th anniversary, opens renovated flight hall

The main gallery space in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., is one of the areas that reopened on the museum's 40th anniversary July 1 with new features and displays designed to... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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How 5 different cities are handling homelessness

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On any given night in 2015, as many as 564,708 people were experiencing homelessness, according to the latest report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Kid President sleeps under the Declaration of Independence in 4th of July video

The newest "Kid President" video, which was filmed in the National Archives, was uploaded in celebration of Independence Day. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Chris Hicks: A sitcom starring Ryan Reynolds makes its DVD debut this week

Ryan Reynolds has been a movie star for a few years, but the blockbuster success of “Deadpool” has boosted him as a commodity. Hence, the first-time release of his 1998-2001 sitcom... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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UTubers: GENTRI uploads patriotic Stadium of Fire performances

The Gentleman Trio, or GENTRI, uploaded two patriotic performances from last year's Stadium of Fire. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Spielberg's 'The BFG' meanders its way through Dahl's magical and macabre world of giants (+Points for parents)

“The BFG” is the latest effort to bring one of celebrated author Roald Dahl’s novels to the big screen. And with Steven Spielberg at the helm, “The BFG” may be the... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: The Dalai Lama shares an example of how to love

Some would argue that there has always been hate in this world, and that there will always be hate. I guess that may be true, but maybe, there can be less hate. I think it’s possible. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Happy birthday to Olivia de Havilland who turns 100 on July 1

One of the bright lights of Hollywood’s golden age, Olivia de Havilland, turns 100 years old today. You can celebrate by watching “Gone With the Wind,” or one of her other 49 movies. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Magna salutes America during July 4 celebration

Magna will salute America during an Independence Day celebration featuring a host of activities. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Winners announced at the 2016 Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Piano Competition

The five finalists of the 2016 Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Piano Competition performed with the Utah Symphony on Tuesday, followed by awards based on their overall performance... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Jim Bennett: What 9 years of blogging has taught me

Almost nine years of blogging has taken me to some very unexpected places. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Drone-warfare thriller ‘Eye in the Sky’ is on Blu-ray, DVD

The thoughtful and disturbing “Eye in the Sky,” set against drone warfare in the age of international terrorism, is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Five for Families: Films that celebrate Americana

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate independence, triumph and a bit of nostalgia. Here are five family-friendly films that focus on the culture and history of America for families to consider. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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