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Lois M. Collins
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Attended University of Utah
Lives in Salt Lake City
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A study by BYU and Oregon researchers finds that little kids exposed to superheroes don't pick up on the defend-the-weak and help-others messages — but they do absorb the violence.
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The newly released 2016 American Family Survey suggests that despite reports the economy has recovered postrecession, many are ill-prepared should even fairly small things go wrong.
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Several programs internationally, including at least one in the U.S., have college students rooming with or at least living among elderly in retirement homes. It tackles two issues that plague segment
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How does your family use the internet?
Some people argue whether "Internaut Day" — the day the general public really got online — is significant. But no one questions the internet's impact on families. Here are 10 ways that families do things differently thanks to the World Wide Web.
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Montrell Jackson was bruised and made heart-sore by the volatility of the discussion of police vs. blacks. He was both black and blue, a 32-year-old black man who had chosen to be a police officer and
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Suicide is a preventable public health issue, and experts know a lot about what works to stop it. But preventing teens from taking their own lives requires action by myriad actors, from legislators to
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We forget the little ones see it all....

The first presidential debate of 2016 confused Owen Machingo, 8, who was watching it with his mom. He'd never be allowed to act that way, he told her. So how come it's okay for the man and woman on TV
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TAPS is a mournful dirge, a shower of love, a chance to restart after tragedy.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors has helped hold Deborah May and her family aloft after her husband died in Iraq. It has seen her through leaving their home on base, reams of paperwork and
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It's kind of risky 
Couples who aren't married increasingly choose to live together, but if they mingle their finances and credit by taking on a mortgage together, complications can arise should they split up.
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New research says the anonymity offered online serves as a perfect foil to let teens bully their best friends and their romantic partners.
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Dad said I have a refined sense of the ridiculous.
Introduction
I'm a tater tot, raised in Idaho Falls, who has lived in Utah for 35 years. I write for a living and read for pleasure.
I am also a wife and mother of two girls, Jenifer and Alyson.
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Jumped from a plane for a story. "Chicken Little Takes a Flying Leap." Two-time winner of a national Sigma Delta Chi award.
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  • University of Utah
    Communications
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Write. And spell.
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  • Deseret News
    reporter/columnist, present
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