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U. chemistry professor competes on 'American Ninja Warrior'

Janis Cantwell has a Yale doctorate in chemistry, is a professor and has 5-year-old triplets.

Delicious biscuits that have 3 ingredients

These homemade biscuits use three ingredients and take less than 30 minutes to make. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Country roads take me back to Oklahoma

As I was driving down the street a few nights ago, I realized how things change. What was foreign can become familiar. Where you once felt lost can help bring you home. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Arianne Brown: The day I stopped stigmatizing cheerleading

For the past few years, my daughter has wanted to try cheerleading. Fueled by stigmas I have carried for years, I have always discouraged her. This year was different. Here's why. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Trailer for Disney's 'Queen of Katwe' tells inspirational true story

Disney's "Queen of Katwe" tells the true story of a girl whose life was changed by her community's encouragement and a game of chess. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Why are American girls so anxious?

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Childhood is supposed to be carefree, but many American adolescents are just as worried as adults, and most of them are girls. Why are our girls so anxious, and what can we do to help them? Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: The buddy system works for indexers

The buddy system works for Boy Scouts and for folks learning to do FamilySearch indexing. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Are your kids addicted to their phones?

More than 50 percent of teens in a recent survey said they are addicted to their mobile devices. How can parents cut the cord? Read more »

May 9, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Skydivers play quidditch

Harry Potter fans’ wildest dreams recently came to life when a Colombian telecommunications company called ETB sent a group of skydivers to play quidditch in the sky. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Kids ask about giraffes: Q&A at Hogle Zoo

Ever wonder how a baby giraffe survives a 6-foot fall? Or why their tongues are purple? Kids submit questions for Hogle Zoo giraffe keepers, Holly Peterson and Lisa Ellison. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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BYUtv 'Relative Race' winners take home $25,000, relationships with family they met during the race

Brooke and Anthony Brown won BYUtv's "Relative Race" and the $25,000 prize. The competition turned out to be more than reality TV. “We met family members we can keep in touch with," Brooke... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Why 'addiction' is the wrong word for teen smartphone use

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Common Sense Media reported that some 50 percent of American teenagers feel "addicted" to their phones. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Marvel movie cheat-sheet: Catch up for 'Captain America: Civil War'

With every new Marvel movie that comes out, the Marvel Cinematic Universe gets that much tougher to keep up with. Here’s a handy primer just in time for “Captain America: Civil War" to... Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Dear Momma, I've been there too: Christian blogger reaches millions with encouraging messages for moms

Becky Thompson addresses mothers' everyday concerns on her blog and in her new book. She has reached millions of women by writing about experiences that have drawn her and her family closer to God. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Salt Lake City Mission showers moms with flowers, gifts and kindness

Salt Lake City Mission showered moms with flowers, gifts and kindness Sunday at its second-annual Mother's Day celebration. The event also included lunch, a church service and an opportunity for... Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Q&A: For men and women, care is as important as career

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Anne-Marie Slaughter is a foreign policy expert who knows something about work-life balance and how hard it is to achieve. The Deseret News had a few questions for her. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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LDS World: Greatest generations require great mothers

Tom Brokaw's "The Greatest Generation" teaches of duty and sacrifice in WWII. Mothers played a critical role training that generation, just as the mothers of the stripling warriors shaped a... Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Book review: Jessica Poe shares divinity of motherhood in 'Everyday MOMents'

In small bite-size chapters, Jessica Poe shows mothers how to stop and find divine moments while surrounded by the seemingly neverending demands of motherhood. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Marvel declares war on the summer movie season with excellent 'Captain America: Civil War'

“Captain America: Civil War” maintains the high quality and fun factor that has become the Marvel standard, and it is also the series’ darkest and most dramatic entry yet. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Local soup kitchen sells empty bowls to feed the homeless

Hundreds turned out to buy hand-made pottery as part of an annual public fundraiser for Catholic Community Services, which feeds the poor and homeless downtown at St. Vincent de Paul's Dining Hall. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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The art of motherhood: Local artists share their experiences as mothers

While balancing a passion for the arts with the role of motherhood can be difficult at times, local artists hope that their art inspires their children as their children inspire their art. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Book review: 'We Are Afghan Women' tells of the fight to change cultural stigmas, empower women

Through 29 personal narratives, the plight and prejudice Afghan women live with on a daily basis as they struggle for rights and education is revealed in this amazing book. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Book review: Tolkien's previously unpublished 'Story of Kullervo' is a diamond in the rough

"The Story of Kullervo" is a short story by J.R.R. Tolkien about an orphan boy and his life full of magic, vengeance and fate. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Book review: 'Island of the Sun' is a fun, fast-paced adventure for middle grade readers

Spunky heroine Eleanor and her unlikely group of friends return in the new middle age adventure “Island of the Sun,” by Utah author Matthew J. Kirby. “Island of the Sun” is... Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Boothe Bros. Theatre to be restored to past splendor

Boothe Bros. Theatre on Spanish Fork's Main Street has a new owner and will soon be restored to its former glory. Curt Gordon is planning the refurbishment and intends to hold a grand opening in May. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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'Waitress' is a delightful new Broadway musical

If you find yourself in New York and you’re looking for something to watch when you can’t get tickets to “Hamilton,” I recommend “Waitress” as a delightful... Read more »

May 7, 2016

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UTubers: LDS musician Nik Day releases tribute to women, 'Miracle'

Nik Day released a new music video, "Miracle." The song is a tribute to women. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Gwen Stefani jam to Justin Timberlake's new song, 'Can't Stop the Feeling'

On Thursday, Justin Timberlake released a music video of his new song, "Can't Stop the Feeling." The video, featured on the soundtrack for the movie "Trolls," includes some of Timberlake's co-stars... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: We’re singing in the rain

Have you ever had a moment when things didn’t go according to plan and you were able to turn lemons into lemonade? Read more »

May 6, 2016

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How lousy parenting can be passed on to the next generation

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A University of Rochester researcher recently told a gathering of pediatricians that poor parenting practices can be handed down from one generation to the next. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Reader voices: Lessons from mother to daughter

I visualize my mother teaching when I teach, and I think of her when I become acquainted with those learning about the LDS Church. What would she have said or done? Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: For the unglamorous mother

The days when I am the most worn out, the most exhausted, the most unkept are usually the days when I feel like my little heart has given the very most. Those are the days that I know, even if I... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Mothers, a midwife and boxing lessons: LDS Church leaders share memories about their mothers, wives

In celebration of Mother's Day and wonderful mothers everywhere, here is a small selection of anecdotes, thoughts and tributes to mothers and wives by leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Creative 'April and the Extraordinary World' imagines a world powered by steam

“April and the Extraordinary World” is a creative and compelling piece of French animation set in an alternate historic reality. It’s essentially a steampunk fantasy with subtitles. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Five for Families: Family films that feature characters with superpowers

The superhero craze continues with the recent release of "Captain America: Civil War." Not all characters have extraordinary powers and gadgets, but most heroes possess great bravery and use that... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Nintendo's first mobile app is all about 'Mii'

A quick guide to everything you need to know about Nintendo's new Mii-centric app. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Asking a critic to name his favorite movie is a loaded question

Asking a critic to name his favorite movie is like asking him to name his favorite child. There’s no safe response. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Sci-fi, romance, horror among new movies on Blu-ray, DVD this week

The sci-fi thriller “The 5th Wave” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with a Holocaust-related character drama, the latest from Nicholas Sparks and a strange horror flick. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Listening to 'Hamilton' is a rewarding experience

"Hamilton's" rap music score was initially off-putting, but I have since listened to “Hamilton” several times in its entirety, and I am now a true-believing convert to rabid Hamiltonian... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Wal-Mart brings back greeters at the store door

Those smiley door greeters are back at Wal-Mart. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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UTubers: Teenage singer Lexi Walker performs ‘Let It Go’ in China

Lexi Walker performed "Let It Go" with Alex Boye in 2014. A video of the performance now has over 78 million views on YouTube. Her latest performance of the song from "Frozen" took her to China. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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2 Utah officers who died in line of duty added to memorial

The names of Unified police officer Doug Barney, who was killed in January, and Box Elder County sheriff's deputy Leon Albert May, who died in 1953, were added Thursday to the Utah Law Enforcement... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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The Clean Cut: 2,700 high school students make lip dub video; raise over $15K for charity

Students and staff at Avon High School in Indiana filmed a lip dub video to raise money for underprivileged women. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Unwanted pets find new homes in 'dog-friendly' Utah

On Wednesday, 95 dogs and cats boarded a Cessna Grand Caravan and began their rescue journey from Roswell, New Mexico, to Colorado and then to Utah. Dog Is My CoPilot transported the unwanted... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Hale theater looks ahead to '17 season as Sandy construction progresses

With grand openings of the two stages slated for the fall of 2017 — one in September and the other in November — Hale Centre Theatre unveiled its 2017 season Wednesday. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Mothering across generations: An evolving love story

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Rachel Johnson worried less as a new mother than she does now that her daughter has a child. She knows more now. She's got a mother-in-law she relies on, and she's navigating how much is too much... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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UTubers: Lindsey Stirling, Alex Boye, other people with Utah ties pay tribute to Star Wars

YouTube videos created by people with Utah ties, including Stuart Edge and Alex Boye, cater to Utahns' affinity for Star Wars. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Co-host of HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’ reminds mothers, ‘You are enough’

Joanna Gaines may be the star of a popular TV show, but in a recently published blog post, the co-host of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” says that being a mother is her “favorite job... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Making the most of now

As a mom, I feel pressure to preserve every moment of my four children’s lives. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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The Clean Cut: The Piano Guys take on ‘The Jungle Book’ at Chichén Itzá

The Piano Guys filmed a music video combining songs from "The Jungle Book" with George Frederic Handel's "Sarabande" at Chichén Itzá, one of the New7Wonders of the World. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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It's May the Fourth: What's next for the Star Wars movie universe?

The countdown has already begun for the next new Star Wars movies, including Gareth Edwards’ “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode VIII." Here's... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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