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When you think you've got life under control, add other puppy to humble you

We offered to watch our friends' dog a few weeks ago while they went on a family vacation because life at home wasn't quite exciting enough (cough). This would make four boys and two dogs under my ...

December 20, 2016 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Hot Topics

9 little ways to make your husband feel butterflies again

You two still love each other — but the days are getting duller. Your husband is a great man, but sometimes it's difficult to rekindle the spark you once had. If your husband needs a bit of a nudge...

December 20, 2016 | Hannah Chudleigh FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Amy Schumer fat shamed for agreeing to play Barbie; this is what it means for you (and women everywh

Sony Pictures and Mattel recently announced that funny-girl Amy Schumer will play Mattel’s iconic Barbie in the first ever live-action remake. The movie will apparently follow Barbie, Schumer, as s...

December 20, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Have You Seen This? The best country singer might be Mongolian

ULAANBAATAR – I’m not a big fan of country music.It’s true — my first real concert I ever went to was Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, but I didn’t really buy the tickets, nor did I have any say in what ...

December 20, 2016 | Angie Treasure KSL.com | Hot Topics

Time to live on beans and rice

My sister said once that she doesn't really like pinto beans because when she was growing up, Mama cooked a pot three or four times a week. "We'd come home from school and walk into the house and ...

December 19, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Opinion

State finances remain steady

December revenues - more of the same After the first three months of the fiscal year were very slow, possibly reflecting refunds still dribbling out of the Revenue Department, October and November...

December 19, 2016 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

Have You Seen This? Ski grinding loop-de-loop

THE SLOPES — A flip on skis is one thing, grinding a loop-de-loop on skis is quite another.We’ve all seen the Winter Olympics or the X Games or even just YouTube clips of people doing stunning tric...

December 19, 2016 | Martha Ostergar KSL.com | Hot Topics

Ways to focus on Christ this Christmas

With 2 little toddlers in my house, it is easy to get lost in the secular side of Christmas. It seems Santa is the main man at our house. While I am guilty of getting just as excited about the big ...

December 19, 2016 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Have You Seen This? Snow shoveling dance break

NOVA SCOTIA, Canada — As my Canadian mother always says, “Snow is like life. Stuff just keeps falling in your way, and you just keep shoveling until you die, but don’t forget to take a few dance br...

December 19, 2016 | Martha Ostergar KSL.com | Hot Topics

The girlfriend of an Oakland fire victim is reunited with a lost photo that proves true love never d

Saya Tomioka and her college sweetheart Griffin shared a beautiful summer night in New York City. They laughed at “The Book of Mormon,” haggled for “the most disappointing” pretzel they’d ever eate...

December 19, 2016 | Melinda Fox FamilyShare | Hot Topics

7 quick and easy ways to look perfectly put together (even on your worst days)

Let's face it. Every woman has a bad hair day every once in a while. And by bad hair day, I mean rocking a messy bun that is too messy, having a stain on your favorite blouse, smudging your lipstic...

December 19, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Woman with Down syndrome starts bakery, thousands of orders stream in

BOSTON — When a Boston woman with special needs couldn’t find a job at a bakery, she decided to open her own. Now she’s working around the clock to fill tens of thousands of orders coming in from a...

December 19, 2016 | Jessica Ivins KSL.com | Hot Topics

3 ways daily meditation can save your life

Our fast-paced modern culture leaves little room for quiet moments. We often dismiss stillness and solitude as a waste of time. However, as we’ve gotten busier, we’ve also gotten sicker. The main c...

December 19, 2016 | Teri Harman KSL.com | Hot Topics

Grandfather's love of music shaped many lives, including mine

I love music.It began when my dad made me join my church choir when I was a little kid barely old enough to read. I started singing, then playing the piano and then in middle school, I decided to p...

December 19, 2016 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Hot Topics

Story of terminally ill 5-year-old dying in Santa's arms cannot be verified

The story of a terminally ill boy dying in the arms of a Santa Claus actor cannot be verified following an investigation into the claims, according to multiple reports.The Knoxville News Sentinel p...

December 19, 2016 | Josh Furlong KSL.com | Hot Topics

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