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Singles Sound Off: 3 Utah County residents share the highs and lows of being single

Meet three Utah Valley singletons who share stories of stress, struggle and success — and what they’ve learned about dating in the valley.   Name: Jeffrey Adams UV City: Lehi Age: 33 This Utah County attorney grew up in Salt Lake City, [...]
The death masks of Joseph and Hyrum Smith will be on display for another week, until the museum renovation begins Oct. 6. (Photo courtesy Mormon Newsroom.)

Act fast: 5 can’t-miss LDS Church history artifacts to see this week

After nearly 30 years, 7 million visitors and more than 108 different exhibits, it’s time for a renovation of the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City. The museum will be open through Sunday, Oct. 5 and close the next day for major [...]
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5 questions every family should ask their grandparents

Family history work is about more than dates and places, though those facts are important. It’s about more than providing temple ordinances, though sealing families together is certainly the end goal. In its purest form, family history [...]
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RSL’s Kyle Beckerman shares his journey to the World Cup with UVU students

Kyle Beckerman, a current Real Salt Lake captain and U.S. Men’s National Team member who competed in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, shared his journey of how he became the player he is today and achieved his life-long goal of making it to the [...]
Zija is launching Ameo Essential Oils on Thursday, September 25. (Photo courtesy Facebook)

New Améo Essential Oils line launching in Lehi

Zija International, which is best known for a variety of nutritional supplements, is launching Améo Essential Oils line with a quality validation process they claim is unlike any other in the industry for the oils. “We will be able to [...]
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LDS families find hope, healing after miscarriages

When she first learned she was pregnant, Taralyn Parker did everything right. It was her first pregnancy. She went to the doctor for early blood work at eight weeks — relatively early, by many doctors’ standards — and all the results [...]
Good selfies can be tricky. Here, professional photographer and selfie pro McKenzie Deakins shares her tips for taking a stunning selfie.

Note to selfie: 7 tips for that perfect shot

Let’s face it. Taking pictures of yourself on your iPhone can be fun. (You know you have some on your camera roll right now). But, the art of selfie-shooting takes a little practice. Before you go uploading that selfie of you and Rover onto [...]
Church members can answer Elder Bednar's call to "Share Goodness" using readily available resources. (Photo courtesy LDS.org Media Library.)

8 resources to help you #ShareGoodness

When Elder David A. Bednar invited Church members to flood the earth with positive messages on the Internet, he put it this way: “Beginning at this place on this day, I exhort you to sweep the earth with messages filled with righteousness [...]
Participants in the Obstacles of Obesity Fun Run will wear inflatable suits like these pictured.

Provo race to show obstacles of obesity

It’s hard to run a five-kilometer obstacle-course race in an inflatable suit. But, then again, it’s supposed to be. Organizers of the Obstacles of Obesity Fun Run want to give participants a sense of how difficult everyday tasks and physical [...]
Those taking medication need to be cautious about the greater effect heat will have on them. (Stock Photo)

How a young Utah father overcame his addiction to pain killers

A motorcycle accident on June 12, 2007, left Eric Jensen in bad shape. His body was covered in deep road rashes, his spine had two herniated discs and he had nerve damage in his left arm. Jensen’s wife, Brittany, felt fortunate her [...]
"The Chronicles of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis includes many Christian themes.

10 inspiring books by non-LDS writers

The LDS book market is a publishing force to be reckoned with, with hundreds of new titles by LDS authors being published every year. Elder Orson F. Whitney said in 1888, “We will yet have Miltons and Shakespeares of our own. … [...]
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More U.S. adults single than married; Utah bucks trend

More are Americans are single instead of married for the first time since the U.S. government began tracking such things in 1976. According to data collected by CityLab and the Martin Prosperity Institute, 27 states states now have populations [...]
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Birth mom finds peace in decision to give daughter up for adoption

Fourteen years ago, Gina Crotts placed a beautiful baby girl for adoption. As her daughter has grown, so has Gina. This Spanish Fork mother uses her heartbreak as a platform to support birth moms.  Gina Crotts was an unmarried, 19-year-old [...]
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12 languages you might hear at general conference

LDS Church spokesman Dale Jones announced Monday that general conference speakers “whose primary language is not English now have the choice to deliver their talks in their native tongue.” If speakers elect to do so, English subtitles [...]
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Lookalikes: Seeing Stars in Utah Valley

Listen up lookalike lovers — we’ve got a collection of not-so-evil twins who are carbon copies of their celebrity counterparts. From Matt Damon to Ferris Bueller, these separated-at-birth local lookalikes will leave you starstruck.  Tami [...]
Broadway star Sutton Foster will kick off the 50th anniversary season of BYU's BRAVO! Professional Performing Arts Series Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6, at the de Jong Concert Hall in BYU's Harris Fine Arts Center. (Photo courtesy of BYU Arts)

Broadway star Sutton Foster to shine in BYU concert

For a singer who’s performed in Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center, BYU’s de Jong Concert Hall might seem like small potatoes — but for Broadway star Sutton Foster, college campuses provide a breath of fresh air. “It’s one of my [...]
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Helping kids love the temple at every age

It is a time of unprecedented temple building, and Utah has more temples than any other state. Utah is home to 17 temples — 10 more than California, which has the second-most—and is home to the only two cities in the world with two temples [...]
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3 Utah Valley musicians that should make your playlist

“Cool” might not be the word people outside Utah Valley use for cities like Provo, Orem, Lehi and the like, but it’s the word they use for some of the music from the area. As the birth place of artists such as Neon Trees, [...]
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5 ways to spiritually charge your family for back to school

School supplies? Check. Fall sports fundraiser? Done. School clothes? Purchased. Utah County families are gearing up for back to school next week, which means that never-ending to-do list might actually be shrinking. But there are a few important [...]
Lori Ruth has been deaf since age 3, but a cochlear implant changed her life a few years ago. It enabled her to hear her newly born fourth child breathing — something that initially had her thinking Darth Vader was in the room.

Hear and Now: Lori Ruth finds meaning and purpose in her life’s challenges

Pleasant Grove’s Lori Ruth works as an early intervention specialist for families with children who have hearing loss. She understands those she works with in a way others cannot — she herself has been deaf since age 3. Whether it’s teaching [...]