Preoccupation with smartphones isn't just a problem for kids, but for the whole family.
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 »
People hoping to get healthy with the help of fitness apps should look for the features that fit their personalities. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The cost of domestic adoption can be shockingly expensive. But there are strategies to help address the cost of building a family. Read more »
New books on raising kids who read tackles the challenge of creating fluent, sophisticated readers. Read more »
We can find beauty and happiness in just about any situation if we look hard enough. Read more »
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 »
Change your posture. Body language affects not only how others see us, but also it appears to change how we see ourselves. Read more »
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 »
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Andrea Middleton's father died from pancreatic cancer before he was able to walk her down the aisle, but her brother stepped in to make her father-daughter dance especially memorable. Read more »
Falling in love is spontaneous, unexpected, surprising, a little reckless and oh so easy. Rising in love is deliberate, thought-out, scheduled and sometimes very, very hard. Read more »
When Emily paid for the groceries of the family in front of her at the store, she had no idea she'd get something back more than two years later. Read more »
Walt Disney Animation Studios has released 54 animated films over more than 60 years, creating memories for children and adults alike. While you may remember the main characters and the story... Read more »
My girls will always be my babies, but they are growing up as I say goodbye to an era of my motherhood and remind myself to soak it all in. Read more »
Grit and I, and many of our friends, often comment how we are glad not to be rearing children in this day and age. Our hope is our children are still better equipped to deal with what is facing... Read more »
A new Pew Research Center study highlights that preoccupation with smartphones isn't just a problem for kids, but for the whole family. Read more »
The Institute of Medicine says families can do a lot to prevent cognitive decline related to aging. Brain health is as influenced by lifestyle choices like exercise and diet as heart health is. Read more »
When Cynthia Kersey brought her grandchildren home to raise, she wondered how she'd pay for the medications and diapers and food. A study says some kids living with grandparents don't get vital... Read more »
The Brigham Young University Cougarettes were named the National Hip-Hop Champions in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Saturday. Read more »
Autism and other developmental disabilities are increasingly prevalent, meaning more and more of us know and interact with people who see the world differently. These are a few of the lessons my... Read more »
A 13-year-old girl from Houston wanted to send her father a message, but as an astronaut on the International Space Station, he is unusually hard to reach. Read more »
Mothers everywhere, hang on through those difficult stages, and know that you are not alone. Try to enjoy life where you are by looking for beautiful moments of joy that are sometimes hidden behind... Read more »
There's a new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars film. The main theme of that trailer? The importance of the Skywalker family. Read more »
When we were children, we often wanted to speed up time — so that our birthday or Christmas would arrive sooner. But as we age, we find ourselves wishing we could slow down time. Read more »
One in six Americans gets sick from food every year. Not only is food poisoning common, but myths about it are common as well. Here are five common myths debunked. Read more »
Matt Asiata will receive the Distinguished American Award from the Utah Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame on Tuesday, April 14. His determination and work ethic... Read more »
This world needs more selflessness. This world needs more connection. This world needs more love. We can’t learn these behind a screen. Read more »
Last year, Disneynature gave us a startling and intimate look at the Alaskan wilderness in “Bears.” Now, the nature documentary division of the Magic Kingdom is back with its eighth... Read more »
The Maryland couple who made national headlines for letting their children walk home unaccompanied from a park are in potential trouble with Child Protective Services again after the kids were... Read more »
National Library Week kicks off Sunday, April 12, 2015, and to mark the occasion, we're asking you to judge a book by its cover... Here's a look at 25 of the most iconic pieces of artwork to... Read more »
In honor of the recent Easter holiday, Brigham Young University students celebrated Jesus Christ's life and resurrection by performing a "He Is Risen" medley outside the Payson Utah Temple. Read more »
Dear Mr. Dad: We really need my salary to make ends meet, but the prospect of leaving my baby is making me miserable. I have no idea what I can do to feel better about this situation. Read more »
The proportion of teens is at its smallest point in American history, with greater decline coming. And that poses some interesting demographic challenges. Read more »
After winning the 2015 Masters Tournament on Sunday, Jordan Spieth seemed just as excited to talk about his 14-year-old sister as he was to sport the green jacket. Read more »
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