Dinner Table Conversations


Dinner table conversations: here is a list of articles we think your family may enjoy reading and discussing around the dinner table. A graphic is attached to each story with questions that can facilitate a thoughtful family conversation. Bon appetit.

Medical marijuana for children raises questions, draws praise

Parents desperate to help children with diverse health issues, from autism to severe epilepsy, are turning to medical marijuana to provide relief. It's a practice... Read more »

July 10, 2013


Media portray girls and women as body parts

If I have managed to teach my teenage daughters nothing else before I send them out into the world of work and adventure and one day families of their own, I hope they... Read more »

July 9, 2013


Teen activists combat body image negativity with online tools

Social media have put teens on the front lines of both sides in a battle against negative body image and disordered eating. Read more »

July 4, 2013

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Video of 16-month-old swimming laps gains attention

A swimming toddler has taken YouTube by storm, generating reactions from both concerned and supportive parents. Read more »

July 3, 2013


Modesty: For it or against it? Passionate responses to swimsuit debate

Jessica Rey, former "Power Ranger" and now modest swimsuit designer, seems to have stirred up an online conversation many have been waiting to debate. Several... Read more »

July 2, 2013


Miley Cyrus proves parents must be careful about kids’ role models

Not long after finishing her stint playing the clean-cut Hannah Montana, 20-year-old Miley Cyrus’s off-screen life quickly descended into an unwholesome mix of... Read more »

July 1, 2013


Court gives Hobby Lobby reprieve from fines for not complying with contraception mandate

A federal appeals court handed a victory Thursday to opponents of the government's contraception mandate when it ruled that the owners of the Hobby Lobby craft store... Read more »

June 28, 2013


The resort at home: Staycations, home projects and saving money

Trying to save money and get things done are the two main reasons why some people are skipping trips for their vacations and instead enjoying staycations. Read more »

June 28, 2013


Hollywood in the hole; R-rated films to blame?

Hollywood made more R-rated films last year than any other. But they produced the least amount of revenue. Is Hollywood banging its head against a proverbial wall? A... Read more »

June 26, 2013


Daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda is not a hero

Tightrope walker, world-record holder and self-described "King of the High Wire” Nik Wallenda might be called gutsy, dedicated, talented, driven and much more.... Read more »

June 25, 2013


For young people, student debt delaying milestones

Despite the fact that a college education leads to higher earning potential, those 25 to 30 who took out student loans are delaying major purchases more than their... Read more »

June 21, 2013


Losing their launch: Children planning on living off parents for longer, study shows

A study shows that more younger Americans are planning on living with their parents' financial help for longer amounts of time, but at the same time they anticipate... Read more »

June 18, 2013


In faith communities, fraudsters prey on trust

Many perpetrators of investment fraud take advantage of the bonds of trust among religious communities to grow their pool of victims. However, avoiding a scheme is... Read more »

June 14, 2013


More than a race: Parents of children with cancer will run Wasatch Back relay in honor of their kids

A group of parents will run the Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay in honor of their children who are battling cancer. They hope to raise awareness and offer their children... Read more »

June 14, 2013


Superman at 75: Despite evolving, ‘Man of Steel’ remains virtuous

When Superman made his comic book debut in 1938, he was a borderline socialist with a grudge against big business. However, in "Man of Steel," which opens June 14,... Read more »

June 13, 2013

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NBA fans attack 11-year-old's national anthem with racist tweets

Although many San Antonio Spurs fans had much to celebrate after Tuesday night's solid win over the Miami Heat, one 11-year-old fan, born and raised in San Antonio,... Read more »

June 13, 2013


Don't let great technology make you thoughtless

Many photos were taken right after Argentine cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was selected Pope. But the one that speaks volumes to me about the world in which we live was a... Read more »

June 11, 2013


How I know my wife married the 'wrong' person

Singles today (and most married couples too) are searching for super-spouses that simply don't exist. People expect far too much from their spouse in all the wrong areas. Read more »

June 10, 2013


G and PG movies lead out in top grossing films of all time

Temperatures are on the rise, schools are out, and that means it is summer blockbuster time. Read more »

June 9, 2013


Never forget the sacrifices of 69 years ago today

Sixty-nine years ago today, 160,000 American, British and Canadian soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy. The Allied troops came as liberators. They came as free... Read more »

June 6, 2013


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