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Elder Wells’ homecoming message focuses on spiritual experiences at Brussels bombing

Elder Mason Wells reported his mission in the Pinecrest Ward on Sunday to a packed chapel of friends from both the Sandy area and the Lone Peak community (where he graduated from high school in 2014). He stood to give his address with his [...]
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10 tips for talking to grieving kids

Death is a tricky topic of discussion among adults, but talking to grieving kids about the death of a loved one can be downright intimidating. But experts say the difficulty of the conversation doesn’t make it any less important. One in 20 [...]
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Let’s Live Together: Choosing to have 3 generations live under one roof

When sisters Kysliann, Kyneisha and Kyliani Semidey are choosing shoes to pair with an outfit, they don’t just dig through each other’s closets for the perfect match — they head downstairs and raid Mima’s closet, too. “We share shoes, [...]
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7 tools to help you through postpartum depression

Approximately one in seven women in the U.S. experience some form of postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum OCD or postpartum anxiety, which may be more common than PPD. And these mood disorders don’t necessarily only come right after a [...]
When NICU nurse Jada Hansen isn’t caring for tiny infants (including our former cover stars the Gardner quadruplets), she takes care of chickens and cows on her small family farm.

Everybody has a story: Utah Valley Hospital NICU nurse has a flair for care

My Spanish Fork roots run deep. My husband and I both grew up here, and now we live at the edge of town on a beautiful 8-acre farm. After I graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1984, I went to Utah State University on an academic scholarship. [...]
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Adapting plans: Unexpected divorce leads Lindon mother to Turning Point for herself and others

Holly Coutts didn’t get married thinking she would eventually get divorced and raise four young children by herself. However, in 2009, that’s the twist that her storyline took. “I found myself starting over,” she says. “I had these [...]
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2016 Cutest Cuties winners from Utah Valley

In 2000, we started collecting the valley’s most lovable little ones with our Cutest Cuties contest. Sixteen years later, the valley’s cute game is as strong as ever! Get to know these noteworthy newborns, babies, toddlers and kids over [...]
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21 high schoolers who will change the world

By Jeanette Bennett and Erica Palmer This year’s High School Students Who Will Change The World live in a dream world. If they dream it, others will come to believe it, too. And that’s the best of all worlds. Meet a soon-to-be-world-renowned [...]
Roll With It is a new ice cream place inside of Good Thyme, the second-place winner of Best Casual Restaurant. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher)

2016 Best of UV: Restaurants

Best Bakery 1. Kneaders 2. Enliten Bakery and Café 3. Shirley’s Best Barbecue 1. Bam Bams BBQ (Find out what Founder Cameron Treu’s most embarrassing moment in business has been. Hint: It involves Detroit Lions’ Ziggy Ansah.) 2. [...]
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Bam Bams BBQ’s sweet success and Ziggy misidentification mistake

After Utah native Cameron Treu took the barbecue world by storm by winning multiple awards in barbecue competitions in the west, he returned to Utah to open a quality barbecue restaurant. Bam Bams BBQ opened in Orem on June 1, 2013, and sold [...]
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2016 Best of UV: Home Services

Best Home Design 1. Millhaven Homes 2. Joe Carrick Design 3. Ken Harris Architects Best Cabinets 1. R & M Woods 2. Barlow’s Wood Classics 3. Magleby Construction Cabinetry & Millwork Best Carpet Cleaners 1. Zerorez 2. Chem-Dry 3. [...]
Dr. Ashleigh Street is the owner of Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Utah, which doesn't require popping bones in order to find pain relief.

5 tips to prevent back pain

Dr. Ashleigh Street — the 2016 Best of Utah Valley Chiropractor winner — founded Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Utah because she believed there was a better way to take care of your body. Here she shares five tips on how to restrain from [...]
Dr. Ashleigh Street practicse the National Upper Cervical Chiropractics technique which doesn't require popping your bones. (Photo courtesy Dr. Ashleigh Street)

Best Chiropractic: Dr. Ashleigh Street

Chiropractors are known for twisting and manipulating the body to readjust bones and align the spine — but Utah Valley Magazine’s “Best Chiropractic” winner doesn’t fall into the snap, crackle and pop business. Dr. Ashleigh Street, [...]
BYU grad Hayley Smith founded Lifting Hands International after volunteering at a refugee camp and seeing firsthand what refugees are most in need of.

5 organizations you can work with to aid refugees — in Utah and beyond

They come to Utah after being forced to flee from Iraq, Burma, Somalia and Syria. Mostly women and children, they’ve been persecuted for their religion, race or nationality. In our state alone, there are 60,000 refugees from more than 20 [...]
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7 things Ryan Radebaugh wants you to know about Orem

Elementary school teacher Ryan Radebaugh moved to Orem when he was in second grade. After graduating from Orem High School, he took a short venture down south to BYU to get his bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s in educational [...]
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12 times Downton Abbey perfectly described being a Mormon

On March 6, the Masterpiece series “Downton Abbey” aired its final episode. But while the series may be over, its timeless stories, unforgettable characters and swoon-worthy costumes will live in our hearts forever. In honor of the [...]
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9 tips for a minimalist wardrobe challenge

Sorting through your clothes as part of spring-cleaning can be simultaneously overwhelming and underwhelming. Perhaps you’re overwhelmed at the sheer number of items packed into your closet but underwhelmed with the actual offerings; nothing [...]
Highland resident Shawn Mikkelson and his family enjoy spending time outdoors. They especially love taking their weimaraner Cinder hiking in American Fork Canyon.

Everybody has a story: Not so hidden gem

Around town Shawn Mikkelson is known as the owner of Forge Jewelers — but this gemologist is also a dad, bone marrow donor and Disney enthusiast. I grew up in Orem with three older sisters, which pretty much means I had four mothers. We lost [...]
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D.C. brothers’ shuttle brings thousands to the temple

For D.C.-area Latter-day Saints, a weeknight trip to the temple requires careful planning. In the midst of rush hour, a 10-mile drive to the temple can take anywhere from a half an hour to an hour and a half. A minor accident on the beltway [...]
When Etta Peterson was 2 weeks old, she was rushed to the hospital after she was gasping for air. She was treated for a malrotation at Utah Valley Regional. Jami, her mother pictured here, was grateful for the proximity of children's care to their Mapleton home. (Photo courtesy Jami Peterson)

2-week-old baby’s life spared by proximity of Primary Children’s care

Sponsored Story Etta Peterson is a 9-month-old girl who smiles and sits up just like any other baby her age. However, Etta has one mark that distinguishes her from other babies — a long red scar on her belly. The scar is a reminder to her [...]