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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.

'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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Chris Hicks: Sequels and remakes and reboots, oh my — they’re all the same these days

Some of the latest rebooted movie-franchise sequels are looking more like remakes these days. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Midway Ice Castles are back with new features, music show

Ice Castles is a Utah-based company, created in 2009 by ice artist Brent Christensen. Christensen creates acre-sized, all-ice castles at multiple venues across the United States and Canada. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: How to journal as a busy mother

If, like me, you want to keep a journal but struggle to find the time as a busy mother, here are five tips. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Three ways to spot apps that hide secrets on your teen's phone

Vault apps, or apps that act as hiding places for illicit photos and messages, are popular among some teens. Here's what parents should watch for. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Monologue-heavy 'In Jackson Heights' is an exhaustive New York portrait

“In Jackson Heights” is an exhaustive portrait of a multicultural neighborhood in Queens, New York. At three hours long, it’s an experience only for the patient — and even... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Step away from the sodium, CDC says

Nine out of 10 Americans consume dangerously high levels of sodium, putting them at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, the CDC warns in a new report. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Saying grace: This adorable baby knows what to do (+video)

In this YouTube video, an infant learns quickly how to do the dinner prayer. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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More than just dejunking, it'll change your life

I think I’m the last person on earth to jump on the KonMari Method, as it’s called, but just in case I’m the second-to-last, I’m going to tell you about it. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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A tangy, tasty twist on a traditional grilled cheese

Ingredients that don't normally go together create a delicious twist on a grilled cheese sandwich. Apples, onions and rich Gouda cheese are a tasty combination in this version of a traditional... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Arianne Brown: Minimize the rivalries by focusing on the game

The decision that Ute athletic director Chris Hill made to cancel next year's games against rival BYU made me think about the importance we place on rivalries. As a mother of young athletes, I... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Linda and Richard Eyre: Exercise a habit to supplement healthy eating

The eat-half habit will still not reach its full potential for taking weight off and keeping it off unless one more habit is added, and that habit is — you guessed it — the exercise habit. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Father-son duo Shay and Gavin Butler share 30-day challenge to be healthier in 'Fat Dad, Fat Kid'

Shay Butler and his son Gavin document their 30-day challenge to eat healthier and lose weight in “Fat Dad, Fat Kid: One Father and Son’s Journey to Take Power Away From the... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: What I learned about parenting from 700-plus nights of sleep deprivation

I was forced to mature and to realize that children often behave in ways that have very little to do with our parenting. I became a better, less-judgmental friend because of it. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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We still haven't caught up with David Bowie

David Bowie's absence is likely to be felt for generations to come. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Do working mothers raise more successful daughters?

Even if daughters of working mothers do make more money, does that equate to a more successful life? Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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How a corporate mindset could help you reach your personal goals

In a New York Times blog, Tara Parker-Pope says she refocused, lost weight and rekindled old friendships using the "design think" process that's helping businesses grow and solve problems. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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People who never get colds share their secrets

The average American adult gets two colds a year, and over a lifetime, spends five years miserably congested. But some people claim to never get colds. Here are some of their secrets. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Bristol man takes snow making into his own hands

A winter wonderland of up to 9 inches of snow blankets Blair Bullock's Meadow Drive yard recently — even though official records reflect no measurable precipitation in the region. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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Five for Families: Films show the importance of family

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. 10, 2016

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The Clean Cut: 'Fixer Upper' co-host shares how God guides her life

Joanna Gaines, co-host of the HGTV show "Fixer Upper," shared how God has guided her life in a video on Vimeo. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2016

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'The Foreigner' to visit CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

Though “The Foreigner” has been performed locally in recent years, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre’s production will be different from what's gone before, according to director Jennie... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Steve Eaton: Want a happy and balanced life? It's in the mail

To lead a really fulfilling life you need to have something coming in the mail. And it shouldn't be something that other people might mistake for trash. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Girl gets surprise from military mom while auditioning for 'American Idol'

Tristan McIntosh, 15, thought she would audition for "American Idol" without her mom who was serving in the military overseas. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Accepting and even inviting help

I have learned how accepting and even inviting help can smooth the bumpy road of motherhood. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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UTubers: Alex Boye releases new music video, 'African Hipster,' as a tribute to African fans

Alex Boye, a singer known for "Africanizing" music, released a new music video on Jan. 6, "African Hipster." Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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New Hampshire court says it can only grant divorces not reverse them

Terrie Harmon and her ex-husband, Thomas McCarron, were married 24 years when they decided to divorce. When they reconciled, they asked a New Hampshire court to vacate the divorce, but it declined.... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Chick-fil-A introduces 'Mom's Valet'

Chick-fil-A announced a new service, “Mom’s Valet,” which allows parents to place their order at the drive-thru and then go inside where a table will be prepared with highchairs... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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January isn't the greatest month for movies

Traditionally, January is Hollywood's dumping ground for truly awful movies, and this January looks to be no exception. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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George Lucas elaborates on his reaction to 'The Force Awakens'

The creator of the Star Wars universe doesn't seem as in love with J.J. Abrams' sequel as everyone else. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘The Walk’ and ‘Captive’ come to home video this week

“The Walk” and “Captive,” two thrillers that are based on true stories, have arrived on home video this week, along with many other titles that played in theaters last year. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Chris Hicks: From ‘Butch Cassidy’ to ‘Maltese Falcon,’ classics coming to local theaters

From “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” to “Pretty in Pink” to “The Maltese Falcon,” a wide range of classic films will be playing in local movie theaters... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Utah musician Anastasia Magamedova named a 2016 National YoungArts Foundation finalist

Anastasia Magamedova, a 17-year-old pianist from Utah, was named a 2016 National YoungArts Foundation finalist. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Parents of toddler with rare incurable disease hoping for a miracle

A Utah family is in the fight of their lives. Their baby boy has Tay-Sachs disease, a rare genetic disease that's incurable. But that isn't stopping them from having hope. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Virtual reality will give parents a host of new challenges

Virtual reality is poised to be the next wave of media to wash over the land. It holds a lot of promise, and promises to make parenting a lot tougher. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Sherry Young: If the sock fits, wear it

Here’s a challenge. Go out and buy a crazy pair of socks. Once you put them on, I bet you’ll feel like a whole new person, and begin the New Year with a great big smile on your face. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Losing weight in 2016, Part 2

Last week’s article suggested that we simply eat half of each meal and stop, and that we bridle our appetites until eating half becomes a habit. Here are two habits to develop in preparation... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Boy with muscular dystrophy films trick-shot video with Dude Perfect

Dude Perfect partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant Dylan Miceli-Nelson's wish. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: The art of resting when parenting is nonstop

I knew the importance of rest going into motherhood, but for some reason, my beautiful and demanding son didn’t know Sunday was my day off. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Why this dad keeps waiting to have 'the talk'

A dad struggles with knowing when to have the "talk." Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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12-year-old singer Evie Clair featured on recently released 'Once I Was a Beehive' soundtrack

Although producers had no initial plan to release it, the soundtrack for the film “Once I Was a Beehive" is now available. It features the music of 12-year-old singer Evie Clair. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Breakfast muffins for a busy morning

Breakfast does not have to be boring; it can also step away from sugary cereals and processed toaster items. Honey, wheat, banana and oats create moist and healthy muffins resembling corner bakery... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Cookbook review: 'Chia Crazy' puts the spotlight on an ancient superfood

"Chia Crazy" is a fantastic intro to all the different health benefits and cooking applications of chia seeds for people new to the world of clean eating. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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