Samantha Strong Murphey

16 of Utah Valley’s juciest ‘guilty pleasures’

10 gifts for high school graduates

10 ways parents eat their words

We all have lofty ideals about raising our kids. And then we all eat crow about them. 1. “I will never use the TV as…

9 support groups you never knew existed in Utah

Life lessons from an April Fools’ Day legend

Why happy couples can use marital counseling too

Writers’ workshop features local authors

All the instructors at the Solstice Writing Retreat are published authors with…

Does Facebook undermine women’s happiness?

Does Facebook cause depression? Or perhaps anxiety, envy or narcissism? A widely reported study from the University of Michigan found that socializing through…

Girl Scout Cookie recipes you can’t live without

It’s that time of year, that magical time when sweet little girls sell you sweet little cookies. Oh, you’re not familiar with that season of…

Utah drivers second best in U.S.

Dogging Utah drivers is common small talk around these parts. Amanda Lind, who moved to Lehi…

Twin sisters with twin PhDs redefine beauty

11 best YouTube channels for family entertainment

YouTube is the new tube. The more kids turn to the internet for entertainment, the more savvy parents need to be in finding quality…

Killing flies, getting ‘beauty sleep’ and other Personal Progress requirements of old

The first recognition program for young women in the LDS Church was…

New hospital breaking ground in Lehi

 

Local entrepreneurs gather weekly to promote collaboration

Could the culture of entrepreneurship be fundamentally changed by conversations had over one million cups of coffee? That’s what Kauffman Labs of…

9 romantic spots in Utah Valley

Make a date, set the mood, plan a grand gesture — whatever you’ve got going this Valentine’s Day, you don’t have to go far….

A local’s guide to the Sundance Film Festival

No plans for your MLK holiday? Spend it serving.

Students work on a humanitarian project in the Wilkinson Center on Community…

13 myths about pornography addiction

 

5 steps toward learning to love family history

Photos from the genealogy records of the Bartholomew family of Springville….

7 Cozy Winter Hang-Outs

Battle cabin fever this winter by venturing out, but be sure to head somewhere that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Try one…

It Takes a Village: Utah Valley’s must-see Christmas village

Sometimes, it takes a village to bring the spirit of Christmas. At least…

12 pieces of Utah Valley history for sale on Ebay

With only one week left until Christmas, we’ve scoured Ebay and found some last minute presents that any Utah Valley resident would be lucky…

6 Christmas paintings you need to know

Art and Christmas are inseparable. Here are some of the season’s most notable strokes of Jesus. (And a few of Santa, too.) 1. Brian Kershisnik’s “Nativity”

Best of First Presidency Christmas Devotionals Past

In anticipation of the 2013 Christmas Devotional (tonight at 6 p.m. MST) we’re taking a look at devotionals past. Here are some…

Utah stay-at-home dads face social stigmas

James Estrada (left) decided…

Thousands of generous Utahns help the Philippines

Religious diversity in Utah Valley is not quite an oxymoron

It’s no secret that Utah Valley residents are predominantly Latter-day Saints — roughly 80 percent, in fact — but that doesn’t mean there isn’t…

‘The Lower Lights’ Christmas Concert Series

Listening to Utah-based folk ensemble The Lower Lights is like floating in a snow globe, softly descending on a dreamy scene where simple harmonies…

Typhoon Haiyan: 3 tips for giving

Volunteers answer phones to help with the impact of…