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How parents can keep family screen time under control

Preoccupation with smartphones isn't just a problem for kids, but for the whole family.

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Wright Words: Letter to a stranger in a cemetery

Just like Mary who sat outside an empty tomb, the graves we visit are simply symbols. The only life there is our own. The ones we mourn, the one you miss, is not there. No, they’re not yet... Read more »

April 3, 2015

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Health experts say not all fitness apps are created equal

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People hoping to get healthy with the help of fitness apps should look for the features that fit their personalities. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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41 Easter traditions from all over the world

From Easter eggs and the Easter bunny to egg jarping and bottle kicking in England to witches in Sweden to the "Easter Bilby" in Australia, Easter is celebrated in many creative ways and with many... Read more »

April 3, 2015

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Paul Walker gets a heartfelt goodbye in outrageous 'Furious 7'

As awful as it is, “Furious 7” is relentlessly entertaining, and a challenge for anyone paid to analyze movies. Can you really call a film bad if it achieves exactly what it sets out to... Read more »

April 3, 2015

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The Clean Cut: Boy gives girl with leukemia signed hockey stick

Hockey enthusiast and cancer patient 7-year-old Alyx Delaloye cheered and danced at a Winnipeg Jets hockey game. Keaton Hamin, 9, received a hockey stick signed by one of the players and decided to... Read more »

April 2, 2015

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'Granite Flats' season 3 will be released on-demand for digital platforms

The entire third season of BYUtv's spy drama "Granite Flats" will be released April 4 for on-demand viewing on BYUtv's website as well as other streaming services. Read more »

April 2, 2015

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5 movies for families: ‘Home’ teaches acceptance, courage

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News Features Department and Ok.com. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger... Read more »

April 2, 2015

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KSL special provides context to 'A.D.'

Centuries after the biblical account of life after Christ’s death and Resurrection was recorded, the story is making its way to primetime. Read more »

April 2, 2015

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Before 'A.D.': 6 other TV movies and series based on biblical stories

Biblical subjects are all over TV right now. CNN is airing a series called "Finding Jesus," and National Geographic Channel joined in with "Killing Jesus," which drew record viewership for the... Read more »

April 2, 2015

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Jim Bennett: Are movies worthy of our time?

Film is just another way to tell stories, and stories help us understand our world and define our place in it. That’s why Jesus told so many stories during his earthly ministry. Read more »

April 2, 2015

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Chris Hicks: New Cecil B. DeMille book filled with photos, entertaining anecdotes

A new coffee-table book on Cecil B. DeMille isn’t a biography but rather a photo-filled, anecdotal look at the filmmaker’s career. Read more »

April 2, 2015

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'World's Worst Mom' talks about giving kids some freedom to roam

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Lenore Skenazy was called "World's Worst Mom" after she let her son, then 9, ride the NYC subway by himself. It unexpectedly launched her into founding the "Free-Range Kids" movement. Crime is down... Read more »

April 2, 2015

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When the time's right to expand a child's boundaries

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Lenore Skenazy let her son, 9, ride the subway alone. Some parents won't let their kids play alone in the front yard at that age. This is a parent's twin dilemma: Balancing worry something will... Read more »

April 2, 2015

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: OK Google puts the world in your hand — generally

I have a newfound friend. She is a recently hired assistant, a brilliant colleague, a clever confidant. She follows me everywhere. She is a genie without a lamp. She comes whenever I call,... Read more »

March 30, 2015

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Top reasons couples divorce — and how to head it off

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Research shows that divorces tend to have certain things as roots. Knowing what stresses a marriage can improve a couple's chance of weathering it. Read more »

March 28, 2015

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5 underrated Disney movies

Not every Disney movie achieves the success and recognition of "Frozen" or "Big Hero 6." Here's a list of a few Disney films that deserved bigger audiences than they got. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Americans oppose online surveillance, but not all are concerned

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A new Pew Research Center survey found that some Americans are trying to avoid online surveillance and tracking, but not all are concerned about surveillance in their daily lives. Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Strategies to help parents prepare for the cost of adoption

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The cost of domestic adoption can be shockingly expensive. But there are strategies to help address the cost of building a family. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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What parents can do at home to prepare their children to read

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New books on raising kids who read tackles the challenge of creating fluent, sophisticated readers. Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: What do you focus on?

We can find beauty and happiness in just about any situation if we look hard enough. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Strong-willed children are a blessing, not a curse

When my kids were young, I would sometimes wonder what I had done wrong when child after child was born into our family with a hefty dose of “strong will.” Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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Insights from the Behavioral Science Guy: Next time you feel nervous, assume this position

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Change your posture. Body language affects not only how others see us, but also it appears to change how we see ourselves. Read more »

June 24, 2014

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Wake up and smell the sexting, parents

Technology blinds us to danger, a danger of kids growing up a little fast, knowing more than they should at a young age, and exchanging inappropriate information for it to only POOF disappear... Read more »

July 15, 2013

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