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6 ways to bring variety to scripture study

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the importance of personal scripture study cannot be—and seldom is—understated. “Scriptures are like packets of light that illuminate our minds and give place to guidance and inspiration [...]

Not so Pinterest perfect: Popular Utah Valley mommy bloggers share the truth behind the pretty pictures and success

Utah Valley is home to some of the nation’s most popular bloggers, and most of them are moms. That’s no surprise. Research shows that moms are 20 percent more likely to use social media than the general population, and 1 in 3 bloggers are [...]

10 celebrities you’ll see at RootsTech ’15

RootsTech is the largest genealogical conference in the world with thousands of attendees — from professional genealogists to occasional hobbyists — from around the world. But if a genealogical conference sounds stale, you’ve never [...]

10 local activities to make you forget its winter

Utah Januaries and Februaries can be downright dreary. Lack of sunshine and the post-holiday blues can have us dreaming of being anywhere but here. Fortunately, Utah Valley has some spots where you can leave your winter blues at the doorstep [...]

Building momentum: FamilySearch in ’14 (and what to expect in 2015)

More missionaries are serving in the mission field today than ever before — 88,000, which would have accounted for the entire Church membership in 1869. Twenty-six temples have been announced or are under construction today — the same [...]

10 killer workouts for bored exercisers

Not feeling motivated to work out? Don’t sweat it (just yet). Switching up your exercise format or starting something new altogether is often enough to get you excited about working out again. Whether you like to work out solo at the gym, [...]

10 Utah Valley traditions that keep Christ in Christmas

Christmas is a magical time of year, especially with meaningful family traditions. Maybe your family always gets together for dinner on Christmas Eve, or maybe your kids write letters to Santa every year. Some families like to take a drive [...]

To grandmother’s house we go: 15 fun stops along I-15

For many families in Utah County, the traditional trek over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house is more of a jaunt up and down Utah Valley’s major interstate. And if the familiar drive gets a little humdrum this holiday [...]

5 tips for the most refrigerator-worthy Christmas cards

Stack the Christmas cards in your favor with these five tips from photographer McKenzie Deakins, whose pics won this photo contest with a dose of merry and light. 1. Use a professional card design. “It’s an absolute must to have a professionally [...]

BYU, BYU–I and BYU-H: A side-by-side comparison of Church schools

Thousands of college-age members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints attend a church-owned university, and thousands more high school seniors are preparing to apply for admittance next fall. At every Church-owned university, [...]

In the writing room with ‘Studio C’

BYUtv’s hit sketch comedy show “Studio C” is making millions of people laugh. But we wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring an episode to the screen. Is it all fun and games? “That’s actually pretty [...]

6 positive themes in Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’

Disney’s “Big Hero 6” came to theaters this week, bringing with it a cast of unlikely heroes, notorious villains and one adorable robot. But within the entertaining plot of “Big Hero 6” lay uplifting themes and [...]

A delicate divide between land and sea in Ally Condie’s captivating ‘Atlantia’

Provo City Library to host official “Atlantia” launch event As part of the ongoing AuthorLink series, the Provo City Library will welcome New York Times bestselling author Ally Condie to celebrate the launch of “Atlantia.” Free tickets [...]

7 reasons to attend the first annual Pocket Film Fest 

  Old or young, it seems everybody is spending a lot of time on his or her smartphone. That’s no surprise. A new smartphone today is far more powerful than a desktop computer of just a few years ago. For nearly any task, there’s an [...]

Carry on: Celebrating International Babywearing Week in Utah

Modern parenting, with all its high-tech gadgets and varying philosophies, can be a maze to navigate. Is that bath thermometer really necessary? Should I be educating my baby in utero? And is it worth the extra $500 to get a stroller than can [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. … [...]