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Utah kids with facial differences get sneak peek of 'Wonder'

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 17th - 7:07am

The Craniofacial Foundation of Utah, along with MountainStar Healthcare, hosted kids with facial differences and their families to a sneak preview of "Wonder" in hopes that they'll remember that "it's what's inside that counts."

Should Utah elementary schools kick homework to the curb?

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted   Nov 14th - 10:31pm

A Utah school district recently tried a no-homework pilot program, which many families are hailing as a "life changer." It's an idea a growing number of educators are considering amid lack of evidence homework helps young kids achieve.

Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there a link?

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 14th - 12:49pm

An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.

Provo hospital now screens all new mothers for emotional wellness prior to discharge

Erin Goff, KSL TV  |  Posted   Nov 14th - 7:00am

A few short answers to some thoughtful questions are helping Utah Valley Hospital's medical staff screen for depression in all new mothers.

Parents petition to change school's 'crass' sounding mascot

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 13th - 5:17pm

Parents in Farmington are petitioning to change the name of a new high school mascot out of concern that when their children cheer from the sidelines it will sound like they're shouting about male anatomy.

Coach Kim: 5 tips to survive family holiday gatherings

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Nov 13th - 7:02am

"I want you to address in a column what you do when family members aren't speaking." In this edition of LIFEadvice Coach Kim explains why we struggle with family conflict and how to make forgiveness happen so your family parties are more fun.

Born before 22 weeks, 'most premature' baby is now thriving

Jacquelie Howard, CNN  |  Posted   Nov 11th - 9:42pm

A preterm baby born at 21 weeks and four days is now a healthy 3-year-old girl with no impairments, doctors say.

Average Utahn's credit card debt could take 17 years to pay off

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 11th - 7:04pm

By some measures, Utah residents have improved their overall financial health after years of leading the country in personal bankruptcy rates. But experts say Utahns are still carrying too much debt and failing to budget and save adequately.

'Girls can do unimaginable things:' Conference inspires Utah girls to pursue STEM careers

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 11th - 5:55pm

More than 400 female middle school students attended the Expanding Your Horizons conference at North Davis Junior High in Clearfield on Saturday, an event meant to inspire young women to pursue careers in math, science, engineering and technology.

There are health-tracking wearables for babies, too

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted   Nov 7th - 7:30pm

In their Atlanta home, 6-month-old Avery giggled and rolled on his piano mat, kicking his tiny feet into the air, while his mother, Crystal King, quietly checked his temperature on her cell phone.

When family life is a circus

Peter Rosen, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 5th - 10:37pm

For some people, family life is like a circus. For one couple, it is a circus.

State School Board to take another crack at middle school requirements

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 4th - 6:27pm

After the public pushed back against changes to the state middle school requirements, a committee of the State School Board on Friday made another attempt to amend the board rule.

Have You Seen This? Belly laughs for lunch

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Nov 4th - 2:05pm

There’s probably nothing in this world that will make people smile faster than a baby who is hysterical with laughter.

Lawmaker wants to shift sex ed focus to reproductive health

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 4th - 1:03pm

Rep. Justin Fawson, R-North Ogden, met with a State School Board committee Friday to discuss possible changes to the state code on sex education instruction that would shift the focus to reproductive health and offer web-based resources to parents.

What parents needs to know about 'Thor: Ragnarok'

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Nov 3rd - 2:01pm

A review to let you know what you can expect from “Thor: Ragnarok” from a content perspective so you can decide for yourself if it’s the kind of movie that’s right for you and your kids.

Have You Seen This? Sleepy toddler is best part of wedding

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Nov 3rd - 1:15pm

Drowsy driving is not funny. Not in the least. But when it's a toddler dozing off at the wheel of a tiny car at a wedding, then it's pure gold.

Science curriculum changes: long overdue or godless instruction?

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 3rd - 8:01am

Over objections that national science standards push a political agenda on global warming and do not include faith-based discussions as a counterpoint to evolution instruction, the State School Board voted Thursday to open science standards.

Why adults should play, too

Amy Chillag, CNN Special Projects  |  Posted   Nov 2nd - 8:36pm

When's the last time you did something that was so engaging, so much fun, you lost track of time?

Child sex offenders to be named as such in US passports

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 2nd - 4:47pm

America's registered child sex offenders will now have to use passports identifying them for their past crimes when traveling overseas.

2-year-old defies odds, learns to walk after rare stage 4 cancer

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted   Nov 2nd - 2:33pm

Two-year-old Zéa Lane began her battle to survive stage 4 cancer at just 3 months old.