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Meet the retired nurse who pays women not to have abortions

A Pennsylvania woman is working to stop abortion one pregnancy at a time.

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Taylorsville Dayzz set for June 23-25

Taylorsville Dayzz is set for Thursday, June 23, through Saturday, June 25, at Valley Regional Park, 5100 South and 2700 West. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Do stepfamily relationships hold together when the kids grow up?

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Penn State researchers have been investigating what happens to relationships when the kids in stepfamilies grow up. Findings were published in the Journal of Marriage and Family. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: What I learned from Alex Haley

In November 1976, I had the privilege of interviewing Alex Haley, the African-American author whose watershed book and subsequent television miniseries titled "Roots" gave family history an... Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Life isn't fair so let's stop coddling our kids

A Texas school won't allow members of the National Honor Society to wear graduation stoles. It's another example of how we are messing up our kids by tiptoeing around hurt feelings. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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UTubers: Jenny Oaks Baker, Jason Lyle Black perform duet

Two Utah musicians play a violin and piano duet in a YouTube video uploaded by Jenny Oaks Baker. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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The Clean Cut: 13-year-old opera singer wows 'America's Got Talent' judges; performance garners 8 million views

Laura Bretan, a 13-year-old opera singer from Romania, wowed the judges and became the first golden buzzer selection of this year's season of "America's Got Talent." Read more »

June 6, 2016

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S.L. mother wins motorcycle on 'Let's Make a Deal'

Salt Lake City resident Alisa Woicicki won a motorcycle on the "Let's Make a Deal" TV game show that aired June 1. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Turtles, frogs and other pets your family probably shouldn't own

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Mosquitoes get all the bad press, but many other members of the animal kingdom make humans sick, too. Some are common household pets, and veterinarians urge caution, especially in homes with... Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Parenting incidents endangering children spark anger and empathy

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Parenting landed under the critical spotlight of online media this past week with two recent incidents of children finding themselves in dangerous circumstances after being separated from their... Read more »

June 6, 2016

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New ‘Alice’ proves Disney’s live-action movies aren’t a sure thing

The Johnny Depp-led sequel to "Alice in Wonderland" marks the first time one of Disney's recent live-action adaptations has bombed at the box office. Here's a quick look at why — and why it's... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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How simple walks are helping Salt Lake County residents beat the pain of aging

Three times a week, Pat Wilson laces up her teal sneakers and heads to Liberty Park. She and her husband are in their fifth week of Walk With Ease, a free exercise program offered to older adults... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Cavalia’s 'Odysseo' extends stay in Utah to June 20

Cavalia’s “Odysseo" will again extend its stay in Utah due to overwhelming demand, according to a news release. Organizers recently added a ninth week to the show's run and are offering... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Teens tune out dads who yell, cooperate less both at home and with strangers

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Fathers who yell or are otherwise verbally hostile to their teenagers will find those kids less cooperative at home and with strangers, according to a new study that says mothers who yell don't see... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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40th anniversary of the collapse of the Teton Dam

This year marks the 40th anniversary that the Teton Dam collapsed near Rexburg, Idaho, on June 5, 1976. Read more »

June 4, 2016

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Book review: Adrienne Monson's paranormal romance 'Deliverance' lives up to its name

Paranormal romance author Adrienne Monson does a great job of concluding her refreshing version of vampiric lore in “Deliverance.” Read more »

June 4, 2016

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Alan Furst moves politics, his craft forward in return to Night Soldiers series in 'A Hero in France'

In the latest installment of his Night Soldiers series, Alan Furst returns with his familiar excellency in espionage writing but takes it to another level with new political plots and an ensemble... Read more »

June 4, 2016

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'My Lady Jane' authors tell 'revised history' of English monarch

Author Cynthia Hand recruited help from her best friends and young adult authors Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows, and together they co-authored “My Lady Jane," a fantasy novel they call a... Read more »

June 4, 2016

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Connecting with coloring: 13 coloring books to help adults rest from their stress

In a world moving in an increasingly digital direction, a return to simpler times can provide a welcome diversion, and some say spending time with a coloring book could do the trick. Here is a list... Read more »

June 4, 2016

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The best shows and movies to stream in June

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June has a plethora of great shows to watch across platforms — with or without the kids. Read more »

June 4, 2016

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Chris Hicks: A number of familiar vintage titles receive Blu-ray upgrades this week

Some familiar older films receive Blu-ray upgrades this week, including “Father of the Bride,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and the 1960s clunker “Blood... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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How TV depictions of childbirth could be hurting moms-to-be

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TV and movie depictions of childbirth that overdramatize the act are dangerous, experts say, because they impart one message to the viewer: fear. Read more »

June 3, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Doll with prosthetic leg brings tears of joy to girl; Facebook video garners 12 million views

Courtney Fletcher Bennett posted a video of her daughter Emma receiving a unique gift: an American Girl doll with a prosthetic leg. Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Mom uses multiple costumes to cheer up daughter who was bullied

Vanesa Rosa dressed up in a different costume every day she picked her daughter up from school in North Salt Lake after finding out her second-grader was being bullied by a student. Soon, her... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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How to keep your teen driver safe during the deadly driving days of summer

Parents should review the dangerous practices that put teen drivers and those around them at risk — and look at the example they're setting themselves. During the "deadly days of summer,"... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Parenting distractions and what I've learned from the tragedy at the Cincinnati Zoo

What I know is that children can be slippery. They can disappear in an instant even when you are consciously and diligently watching. Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Review: Emilia Clarke shines in polarizing 'Me Before You' (+ 'Points for parents')

The press screening for “Me Before You” offered guests their own boxes of Kleenex, and there were enough audible sniffles at the final credits to suggest they came in handy. Just what... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Routine Ninja Turtles 'Out of the Shadows' serves up fun, forgettable CGI action for kids (+Points for Parents)

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” isn’t so much a movie as it is a product with a really long name. It’s 112 minutes of CGI mayhem, snappy catch phrases and... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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It's time to simplify my television superheroes

I'm going to be cutting down on the number of superhero TV shows I watch next season. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Five for Families: Movies inspired by books

The recent release of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" continues the theme of movies based on books. Many of these movies are highly anticipated and offer a unique glimpse into the imagination. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘Race,’ ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,’ ‘Gods of Egypt’ on Blu-ray, DVD

The biographical drama “Race,” which tells the story of Jesse Owens, who earned four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Superhero flicks aren’t the only movies out there; it just seems like it

It may seem like all the multiplexes play these days are superhero movies and cartoons, but there are others if you look around. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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'Experience music together': Organizers offer tips for taking children to outdoor summer concerts

Music is filling the air as cities all over Utah prepare for outdoor summer concerts and festivals. Genres ranging from classical to country to rock will fill these events, bringing a wide spectrum... Read more »

June 2, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Dude Perfect's latest video garners over 2 million views in less than 24 hours

The members of Dude Perfect are known for attempting crazy stunts. Their latest video shows what happens when they attempt to babyproof their office. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Utah-based musician Ryan Shupe kicks off national tour with local shows

Ryan Shupe will be touring the country to promote his new album, "We Rode On." The album is his eighth and marks a change in style for the musician. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Novel medicine: How therapists use books to help treat insomnia, depression and more

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For most people, reading is entertainment or a distraction from the grind of everyday life. But for a growing number of people, especially in the United Kingdom, books are a valuable form of therapy. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: A few good moms

Kids don’t award fun points for just packing the picnic and loading them up in the car and driving them to fun venues. You have to actually be fun. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Incredible emotion captured by Deseret News photographers during May

From Memorial Day tributes to high school championship competitions, May provided plenty of emotional moments for Deseret News photographers to capture. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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How lab-grown burgers change the conversation about meat

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In less than five years, the beef and pork you serve your family may come from a Petri dish, not a pasture. While it may help to alleviate animal suffering, "cultured" meat raises other ethical... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Farmers markets offered throughout Utah

The following is a list of farmers markets throughout the state of Utah. Note: This is not an all-inclusive list. Email features@deseretnews.com with information, including location, dates and... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Safety measures, response teams can't replace vigilant parents, Hogle Zoo officials say (+video)

After a 4-year-old boy slipped under protective barriers and fell 15 feet into the Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla enclosure Saturday, prompting zoo officials to shoot the animal, officials at Utah's... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Huge alligator roaming a Florida golf course caught on video

A video of an alligator taking a walk around a Florida golf course has been viewed nearly 6 million times since it was posted Monday. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Baby Layla home after surgery to help treat rare heart condition

With a new baby in the home, most parents watch every breath and every little movement. But imagine if your infant had a deadly heart condition. Meet baby Layla. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Are your children's cellphones giving them cancer?

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There's troubling new research about cellphones and cancer, giving yet another reason for parents to pay close attention to their children's phone habits. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Arianne Brown: 6 ways you know you're a soccer mom

Being a soccer mom means so much more than shuttling kids to and from games and practices with snacks in tow. Here are six ways you know you’re a soccer mom. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: May these financial testimonies uplift and inspire

We hear so much bad news that it's uplifting to hear how some people have overcome their economic challenges or have acted on financial advice that's improved their lives. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Book review: 'The One True Barbecue' goes whole hog as it explores the people, places and history that make barbecue what it is

Historian Rien Fertel takes readers on a tour of the South, its history and culture as he seeks out the last living practitioners of whole-hog barbecue in "The One True Barbecue." Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Cookbook review: Steven Raichlen's 'Project Smoke' is a great reference for summer cooking

During the past 30 years, barbecue cooking has moved from restaurants and competitions to being much more readily available for consumers in their own homes. "Project Smoke" is a great reference... Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Performances that exceed expectations

We are lucky to live in a community where our families can enjoy this level of talent and caliber of entertainment. We had a couple of experiences this past week that illustrate this. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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5 tips for navigating a farmers market with a family

The most important thing to remember is to look for opportunities to have fun and try new things. You may be surprised what your community has to offer. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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The Clean Cut: 3 Dr Peppers a day keep the doctor away for 104-year-old woman

CNN posted a video last year of a then-104-year-old woman named Elizabeth Sullivan, who shared her secret to a long life. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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