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Lois M. Collins
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He dropped out of school at 16. Now 17, he wants to fix it, but can't quite figure out how. It's an example of poor judgment — the hallmark of a still-developing brain — that might require
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Blustering and pretending to know more than we do is becoming a national habit that we really ought to try to break.
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If a friend is living a storm, grab an umbrella and brace yourself.
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Mean wears an innocent face sometimes.
It's just a little thing, a dad and his daughter enjoying a day at the movie. ... They're playing with each other by thumping the chair in front of them with their feet, whispering and giggling as the
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Josh Frost is learning to live with the split-second decision not to don a helmet before stepping onto his long board. He's lucky at that; many people don't survive the type of traumatic brain injurie
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Josh Frost is learning to live with the split-second decision not to don a helmet before stepping onto his long board. He's lucky at that; many people don't survive the type of traumatic brain injurie
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Grab an umbrella. It's raining.
Entrepreneur E. Joseph Cossman once said you could test your memory by recalling what worried you one year ago today. It's a perspective that comes easier as you learn to weather storms.
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A love letter to my Jenjen.
My child is moving into adulthood and I'm feeling a little like a DVD in a YouTube world — still working, but about to be phased out.
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I've been told these are the things that matter to a child's future.
Experts on family often express a wishlist for what children should learn. It includes topics like media literacy, relationship IQ and emotional intelligence.
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Dying wishes are part of the casual conversation at my house, like tales of the circus my mom put together as a kid. Everyone knows the story — and can laugh and cry their way through it togethe
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Write. And spell.
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Dad said I have a refined sense of the ridiculous.
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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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