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'Idol' alum Brooke White creates album to fight child sex trafficking

White knows this is a heavy subject that people may avoid, but she also knows that standing by won't help.

Mormon Parenting: A 'Children for Children' Christmas concert

We tried a Christmas tradition many years ago that got traction and stuck, and since then it has grown bigger and bigger and is now practiced by our children in their families and neighborhoods.... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Keeping birds of prey can be a compelling hobby

Raising a bird of prey is a time-consuming and expensive hobby. But practitioners say the joy it gives, as they watch a beautiful and fierce bird dive in a hunt or soar high overhead, is worth the... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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'Dragon Age' tops AP critics' best games of 2014

10 video games of 2014, according to Lou Kesten: Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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5 apps to make your holiday a little smoother

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The holidays can be full of stress. These apps are sure to lighten your load while bringing cheer to you and your loved ones. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Are pregnant women being given unduly harsh jail sentences?

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Some states are giving pregnant women "far harsher" sentences than men get for the same drug offenses, a study says. Doctors are among those saying it has chilling effect on prenatal care and may... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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This is your brain on Christmas

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Although the holiday season is often one of the happiest times of the year, it can also be the most stressful. But it may only take a little mindfulness to stay focused on the positive aspects. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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The 10 most popular toys for kids this Christmas

If you're still looking for the perfect gift for your game-loving teenager or doll-obsessed 5-year-old, a recent study from the National Retail Federation may be just what you need. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Holiday tales — 5 recent books suited for the Christmas season

From contemporary stories of a unique proposal and a coded message, to historical tales, these recently released books share how the spirit of the season can find its way into what may first appear... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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American gift-giving trends and traditions reflect a change in American values

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American gift-giving trends and traditions reflect a change in American values, especially during the holiday season. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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BYU's Vocal Point releases new Christmas song, video

Brigham Young University's a cappella group Vocal Point is helping to make this year's Christmas season merry and bright with the release of a new music video with the group performing the song,... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Google making kid-friendly versions of its products

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Toddlers swipe away on tablets. Children are no strangers to the Internet. Google is taking note as the company develops kid-friendly versions of its products for children under 13. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Steve Eaton: Giant rubber-band war leads to important insight for Congress

It started in the home with a war. It has lead to a peaceful idea that could stop the mess going on in Washington, D.C. — and create a new one. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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‘Mork & Mindy’ leads vintage TV series on DVD this week

The TV sitcom that made Robin Williams a star, “Mork & Mindy,” has been released this week on DVD as a complete series for the first time. Along with “The Jeffersons,”... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Duce's Wild: Hope for parents of tough-to-live-with kids

Here, we offer a holiday gift of hope to those parents who can only imagine coal in the stocking of their tough-to-live-with progeny. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Renovation Solutions: What to consider for master suite additions

If all the existing space in your home is being used, an addition will be required to meet the goals and needs of the homeowners in terms of a master suite. Working with an architect will help you... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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'Wrestling with God': How much does biblical accuracy matter in film?

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Have the expectations for biblical epics changed since DeMille's "The Ten Commandments"? Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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The final season of ‘Star Trek: TNG’ is now on Blu-ray

Season 7 of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” is now on Blu-ray, meaning the entire series is now available in a stunning hi-def upgrade. Also, the new “Doctor Who” arrives... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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How family hardships inspired one woman to revolutionize small business financing

Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of the crowdfunding website Indiegogo, grew up watching her parents struggle to keep their family business afloat. Their example inspired her to change the face of how... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Entertaining 'Exodus' repaves DeMille's road out of Egypt

The best way to approach “Exodus” may be with measured expectations. It’s fun and exciting, but not mind-blowing. Critical, but faithful. The children of Israel still make it from... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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How to save money when you have no time

Because I just don't have as much time to devote to it anymore, my take on saving and frugality has been forced to evolve. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Jackson leaves Middle Earth with 'The Hobbit'

After a long and eventful journey, "The Hobbit" trilogy has reached its bloody climax. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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29 of the best Christmas movie quotes

From Ralphie's dream of owning a Red Ryder BB gun in "A Christmas Story" to Linus' classic solo speech about what Christmas is really about in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" to Mark's declaration of... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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'Exodus: Gods & Kings': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Exodus: Gods and Kings." Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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How four families survived financial difficulties

I wanted to talk to people who had difficulty finding ways to pay when they went over their budget, so I reached out to my friends to get their perspectives and see what I could learn from them. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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The latest season of ‘Justified’ is on Blu-ray and DVD

Timothy Olyphant is in his fifth season as Marshal Raylan Givens in "Justified," which has made its way to DVD and Blu-ray this week. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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