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Study confirms Mormons more likely to marry, have children

In a new study that validates many Mormon stereotypes, the Pew Research Center has confirmed that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are indeed more likely to marry and have children than members of other religious groups [...]
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Hey, Mom: You have more free time than you think

Moms never get enough sleep and they certainly don’t get any “me” time — or so goes popular opinion. But numbers from the latest American Time Use Survey released last Wednesday say those common societal laments aren’t necessarily [...]
Mommy Wars Feature

The one thing moms should stop doing — comparing

Mothers juggle a lot of things — keeping children dressed, fed and healthy and raising them to be respectable members of society while somehow also caring for their own physical and emotional needs. But juggling motherhood would be a whole [...]
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Mormons in Manhattan

It’s the city that never sleeps. The economic and cultural capital of America. The top tourist destination in the country. And it’s full of Mormons. But New York City wasn’t always that way. In 1837, Parley P. Pratt spent six months preaching [...]
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Timeless Duck Tape design gets American Fork High students in Top 10 of Stuck at Prom competition

When fellow students saw Wyatt Burns and Bekah Mecham at prom in April, they had to do a double take. “Why is it so shiny?” classmates asked Burns about his tux. Answer: His tux was made of Duck Tape as was Mecham’s prom dress. Burns [...]
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8 Southern California vacation activities besides Disneyland

Summer is here again — which means Utah Valley residents will flock to Southern California in droves to visit Disneyland. Wondering what else there is to do in the area? Here are eight favorite destinations to add to your next California [...]
Sundays with kids don't always seem like a day of rest, but more like a day of keeping kids entertained during church hours and downtime at home. Here are some ideas that will put a little more pep in your Sunday step.

10 Sunday-appropriate activities to beat boredom

Sunday is a day of rest, but for kids, (and let’s be honest, adults too,) it can quickly turn into a day of boredom. Here are some meaningful boredom-busting activities for you and your family to do before you all drive each other crazy. 1. [...]
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Cover up, spray or go inside: Tips for a bite-free summer

It’s getting warmer, the days are getting longer and mosquitoes are ready to bite. Though the majority of people bitten by mosquitoes only will have to live with a pesky, itchy bite for a few days, mosquitoes in Utah County may carry [...]
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8 reading programs to fight the summer slump

Ready….Set….READ! It’s summertime, and amid the parks, play dates and mini adventures, set some time aside to get lost in the pages of a good book with your child. Sign ups for summer reading programs are already underway, with points [...]
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Elder L. Tom Perry dies at 92

Elder L. Tom Perry, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died today at 3 p.m. after a brief battle with cancer. He passed away at his home. He was 92. Elder Perry was preceded in [...]
Quilts of Valor Feature

Springville woman honors US servicemen with Quilts of Valor

Burning the midnight oil had become a nightly ritual for Springville’s Tami Johnson. While she wasn’t usually a late-night worker, Johnson found herself saying, “Just one more row,” late into the night ever since she [...]
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Utah tops list of best places to grow up for upward mobility

A new study out of Harvard University ranks counties in the United States based on opportunity for upward mobility. While some results are disheartening (young men growing up in Baltimore are at a distinct economic disadvantage, the study shows), [...]
Mountain Point Medical Center is holding an open house for the community on May 1.

Mountain Point Medical Center Hosts Open House and Community Celebration

Sponsored Story If you go When: Friday, May 29 from 1 p.m.–6 p.m. Where: Mountain Point Medical Center, 3000 N. Triumph Blvd. in Lehi Cost: FREE Site: mountainpointmedicalcenter.com After just over a year of construction, Mountain Point [...]
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5 FamilySearch hacks to help you find temple names faster

At RootsTech 2015, Elder Neil L. Andersen expanded his previous challenge — which was for Church members to “prepare as many names for the temple as you perform baptisms in the temple”—to include teaching others to do the same. With [...]
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Choose your own adventure in Pleasant Grove

Away from the hum of the highway and the buzzing of the busy is Pleasant Grove, a haven in Utah County. It was settled in 1850 by travelers attracted to a grove of trees that offered temporary shelter and promise of rich soil — and today [...]
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Purple-hearted perspective: A brave moment saves three lives

This is a one of three stories about unsung heroes, with ‘lyrics’ focused on airplane crashes, heart attacks and house fires. We’re also singing the tune of heroes in their own lives. Finally, this hero playlist rounds out with hero [...]
Todd and Aleesa Hale have lived in three different neighborhoods in Utah County and have been happy in each one. “We love the not-too-big and not-too-small feeling Payson has,” Todd says.

Payson’s Todd Hale has many titles — including Reigning Scrabble champion

I was born in Idaho and raised in San Jose, Calif. I had the amazing experience of serving an LDS sign language mission in areas including Rochester, New York and Indianapolis, Indiana. I spent six months with my first companion, who was deaf, [...]
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Made in UV: Cross-stitched family portraits, shakes for kids

From the kitchen to the campground, these five fantastic items were locally grown in Utah Valley. Lizzy & Stitch Lizzy Dabcynski-Bean was hanging by a thread in an unfulfilling job when she decided to cut ties and cross over to cross-stitching. [...]
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10 influential LDS books summarized in one sentence each

With hundreds of new books published each year by LDS authors, it’s impossible to keep up with the best in LDS writing. So we’ll make it easy on you: Here are 10 of the most popular LDS books ever, summarized in just a sentence each. 1. Jesus [...]
Utah County mom Alix Adams is drawn to traditional English names, like Charlotte, pictured here. Charlotte was the third most popular baby name in Utah in 2014.

Naming names: Most popular Utah baby names in 2014 are not ‘made up’

We’ve heard it time and time again (and then a few times more): Utahns have a thing for unique baby names. But the most popular names in the state, according to new data from the Social Security Administration, show otherwise. The ever-traditional [...]