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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.

Every senior asked to prom: the goal of one high school girl

With only a few weeks left in their high school career, several Lehi High School seniors had the chance to attend their senior prom at the state capitol Saturday, all... Read more »

May 3, 2013

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Online gambling is nothing to celebrate

Now you are free to play poker in your pajamas, if you live in Nevada. There is a lot of evidence to suggest this is not a good move for American society. Read more »

May 1, 2013

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Referee critically injured after punch from soccer player, police say

A man refereeing a youth soccer game was hospitalized in critical condition after police say he was punched by a 17-year-old player whome he had just given a yellow card. Read more »

April 30, 2013

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66 by 2020: Utah has 7 years to reach college degree goal and top the nation

Utah's lawmakers have joined the governor, educators and the business community in endorsing a statewide goal to increase the number of adults with degrees or... Read more »

April 28, 2013

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Blue Sunday: Hundreds of churches will pray for the safety of children, rescuers and an end to abuse Sunday

The Rev. Aaron Graham will lead his church in prayer Sunday on behalf of children in harm's way and their rescuers. It's Blue Sunday, when hundreds of churches... Read more »

April 26, 2013

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Popular 'Cinnamon Challenge' on YouTube sends teens to hospitals

Swallowing cinnamon has put the lives of several teens in danger. YouTube's viral video trend, the "Cinnamon Challenge," has doctors concerned, as the number of... Read more »

April 23, 2013

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Unfortunately, racism is still very much among us

There's something distinctly uncomfortable about watching someone use the "N" word — even if it's an actor being paid to shout it at another actor in a movie... Read more »

April 23, 2013

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Microcredit founder says business can end poverty

Microcredit founder Muhammad Yunus says a new concept, social business, will aid in the fight against poverty. Read more »

April 17, 2013

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Adoption often leaves older children behind, alone, but waiting families change the future

Babies are sought after by adoptive parents, but by the time a child is 8, the pool of hopeful parents has thinned. When a child reaches the teen years, that pool of... Read more »

April 16, 2013

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Tips for talking to kids about tragedies

The dark side of the matter is that dangerous people are out there, and we need to be as careful as we can. Many evil people seek to selfishly prey upon the innocent. Read more »

April 15, 2013

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Nudity, profanity and broadcast TV: The future hangs in the balance right now

The FCC wants to relax the way decency standards are enforced with regards to broadcast TV. However, groups like the Parents Television Council and American Family... Read more »

April 14, 2013

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Violent video games: Why experts want more research and what parents can do

The residual effect of violent video games on kids is a hotly debated topic. Some experts say violent gaming can damage developing brains, while others shrug off the... Read more »

April 9, 2013

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Hyper consumption: Consumer mindset leaves U.S. and individuals vulnerable

Seeing how big consumer culture has become and how it affects not just nations, but individuals, can help people make better choices about how they spend their money... Read more »

April 9, 2013

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Accidental hero: Human kindness in the midst of Holocaust horror

Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is a time to remember Holocaust victims as well as heroes who dared to make a difference during a dark and painful time. Read more »

April 6, 2013

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With families in mind, new BYUtv drama sets its sights sky-high (+trailer)

The story of "Granite Flats," a family-friendly drama produced in Middle America on a shoestring budget by a university-owned cable TV station. Read more »

April 4, 2013

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Fear not the principal's office: that's where school success begins

A new study shows that an effective school principal can raise achievement of a typical student by two to seven months of learning in a single school year. Read more »

April 3, 2013

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Now what? Men discuss moving on after divorce, death of spouse

When Hal Spielman's wife died, he wanted resources to help him figure out how to move forward. Joe Keller had the same question when his marriage of 13 years ended.... Read more »

April 2, 2013

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Forgiveness is an important part of a full and healthy life

When Trudy Cox stumbled onto vile images on her husband's computer, she knew he needed help and that she'd stick by him. But forgiveness? That's a hard step. But... Read more »

March 30, 2013

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More guns, more suicides? Protecting a population at risk

Most people who die by guns in the U.S. do so by their own hand. Several initiatives around the country are sidestepping the polarized legal debate and bringing... Read more »

March 29, 2013

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Google Glass: Why it scares academics and lawmakers

Google’s new computer-as-glasses technology is still many months off on the horizon, but groups are citing privacy, health and safety issues in lobbying against... Read more »

March 28, 2013

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