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4 strategies to safeguard your kids from explicit media

Sage Singleton, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:31pm

With the average American teenager spending nine hours a day on screen-based media, it’s vital for parents to know how to protect their children from explicit and violent media on every platform. These four strategies help safeguard children.

Fidget spinners don't live up to 'focus aid' hype, experts say

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:27pm

If you have a child in grade school, chances are you've seen, or at least heard of, a fidget spinner. Sellers tout the toy as a way for kids to calm their nerves, but some experts say that theory doesn't hold up.

Hiking the family-friendly trail to Lower Boulder Field near Ogden

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:59am

If you like hiking around humongous boulders and just so happen to be in or around the Ogden area, we have a hike for you: Lower Boulder Field.

Utah’s foster care shortage: Not enough homes for children

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:44am

More children are being placed in the state’s care than ever before, and a shortage of foster parents means there are more children than homes to place them in.

No fruit juice for kids under 1, pediatricians advise

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:42am

Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it's advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

Coach Kim: Sticky marriages — 4 ways to unstick your relationship

Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham, KSL.com Contributors  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:23am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, coaches Kim and Nicole share four ways to shift your relationship out of its current rut.

97-year-old Utah woman sends grandsons in WWII bomber to remember her late husband

Ray Boone  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:14pm

Some things in life are worth waiting for. In a way, Affra Nelson's been waiting a lifetime to see a B-17 Flying Fortress in person.

Marital problems? There’s an app for that

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 19th - 3:53pm

While money is the most oft-cited cause of stress in relationships, technology is also making its mark. One Utah therapist, however, is fighting fire with fire by designing an app to help couples come closer together.

Mom of the year implores parents to open hearts, homes to foster children

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   May 18th - 9:38pm

In the face of a critical shortage of licensed foster homes, Stephanie Olsen, the state's foster mom of the year, implored Utahns Thursday to open their hearts and homes to help hundreds of children in state care.

Fitted tees, shorty shorts: Sending the wrong message to girls?

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted   May 18th - 8:00am

Sharon Choksi, a mom of two and an entrepreneur, grew so frustrated with the clothing options offered for girls that she co-founded a business, Girls Will Be, which provides empowering shirts and shorts so girls can live their active lives and still feel good about what they wear.

1.2 million adolescents' deaths mostly preventable, report says

Meera Senthilingam, CNN  |  Posted   May 17th - 4:45pm

More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.

Have You Seen This? Perfect Nerf shot at mom

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 16th - 1:15pm

Moms endure a lot of things and this is living proof of that. Nerf guns, bored dads and a camera, that's all we need.

Idaho mother from viral donation video finishes chemotherapy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 16th - 11:29am

It has been seven months since Amanda Kofoed was diagnosed with cancer, six months since a video of friends surprising her with $13,000 in donations went viral, and one month since she finished chemotherapy.

Fidget spinners, the hit toy that spun out of nowhere

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 16th - 8:09am

Stores can't keep them in stock. Parents are scrambling to find them. And some schools have banned them.

Study: Bullying persists in school, reports of sex crime up

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 16th - 7:45am

One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over the past decade, according to a federal study released Tuesday.

Teen dies from too much caffeine, coroner says

Jamiel Lynch, CNN  |  Posted   May 16th - 7:25am

Too much caffeine caused the death of a 16-year-old high school student from South Carolina who collapsed during class last month, according to the county coroner.

School sex complaints to federal agency rise — and languish

Emily Schmall and Reese Dunklin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 15th - 11:47am

Hector and Itza Ayala sat in a conference room at Houston's prestigious high school for the performing arts, clutching a document they hoped would force administrators to investigate their 15-year-old daughter's claim of a classroom sex assault.

Holladay mother receives special surprise on the first Mother's Day after her son's death

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   May 14th - 11:01pm

The first Mother's Day after the loss of a child is especially heart wrenching. But a Holladay man and his parents decided to ease his wife's pain with a special surprise. It began with mixing paints and preparing a canvas.

More states allow sunscreen at schools without doctor's OK

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 14th - 4:16pm

Susan Grenon makes sure her son is lathered with sunscreen before he leaves for school in the morning, but the fair-skinned 10-year-old can't bring a bottle to reapply it without a doctor's note.

Hong Kong's unsung heroes: Mothers making the ultimate sacrifice

Rebecca Wright CNN  |  Posted   May 14th - 8:12am

Hundreds of miles from home, many work 12 hour days, six days a week, and they're paid less than the minimum wage.