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Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 5:57pm

Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and others who question Facebook's financial support of some advisers who approved of the app.

McDonald's moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 4:29pm

McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants.

Parents, here's how to talk to your kids about school shootings

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 12:38pm

The hours and days after any national tragedy — such as Wednesday’s shooting — can be difficult, especially tragedies involving children. It’s also a time when parents likely want to talk to their children about the tragedy.

10 mistakes parents make with newborns

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 6th - 8:05pm

Bringing a new baby home can be nerve-wracking for any parent. It's inevitable you won't do everything just right, but read on and you can cross these common mistakes off your list.

8 family-friendly things to do in Las Vegas

Steph Grimes, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 5th - 12:44pm

Just because Las Vegas isn't known for being family-friendly doesn't mean there aren't plenty of fun activities to do with your kids in and around the city. Here are eight of them.

'A life event': Expectant parents invited to pregnancy expo

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 1st - 9:16am

The inaugural Pregnancy and Beyond Expo will take place Feb. 10 in Salt Lake City, offering expecting and new parents opportunities to learn about topics including mental health, prenatal care and postpartum support.

Have You Seen This? Kindergarten class breaks into 'Happy Birthday' when chick hatches

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jan 30th - 1:15pm

This video has got to be the most little kid thing to ever little kid. It is so classic and so perfect it will simultaneously make you laugh and cry.

Child experts: Just say 'no' to Facebook's kids app

Matt O'Brien and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 30th - 9:34am

Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids.

Bill would exempt Idaho's nursing mothers from indecency law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 29th - 7:58pm

Idaho would no longer be the only state in the country to not provide legal protections for breastfeeding mothers under a newly introduced bill.

Oregon 8-year-old dies from flesh-eating bacteria

Marilyn Deutsch, CNN  |  Posted   Jan 25th - 11:32am

An eastern Oregon boy died in Portland over the weekend after an eight-day battle with flesh-eating bacteria.

Why we see ourselves in 'This Is Us'

Jane Greenway Carr, CNN  |  Posted   Jan 25th - 11:19am

Praise and criticism for NBC's acclaimed "This is Us" have ranged from its embrace of diversity to its "feelings-focused" emotional intensity.

How the flu turns deadly

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Jan 24th - 8:37pm

This flu season is fierce and has already claimed the lives of at least 30 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Senate committee advances bill legalizing free-range parenting

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 24th - 7:18am

Free-range parenting is a modern buzzword for families aiming to raise self-sufficient kids, but how much freedom at what age remains a fierce debate.

CRISPR: Hope and controversy entwined in gene editing breakthrough

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted   Jan 23rd - 10:46pm

The gene-editing tool CRISPR has raised hopes of miraculous breakthroughs in curing genetic diseases. But major ethical questions are swirling with worries about "designer babies" and changing the genes of our descendants.

Screen time: Mental health menace or scapegoat?

Michael Nedelman, CNN  |  Posted   Jan 23rd - 8:41pm

"Have smartphones destroyed a generation?" Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, asked in an adapted excerpt of her controversial book, "iGen."

With 4 babies on tour, the US Ski Team resembles a nursery

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 23rd - 8:10pm

Diaper bags and baby backpacks are in just as much demand as skis, boots and poles on the U.S. Alpine team this season.

Coach Kim: How to have a successful stepfamily

Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham, KSL.com Contributors  |  Posted   Jan 22nd - 12:06pm

In this edition of LIFEadvice, coaches Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham share their tips to make second marriages and blended families work.

Apple partners with Malala Yousafzai to fund girls' education

Jordan Valinsky, CNN  |  Posted   Jan 22nd - 10:13am

Activist Malala Yousafzai's charity is getting a major investment from Apple.

Neighborhood rallies around newly single special needs nurse, mom

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 8:11pm

A Pleasant Grove mother of three works hard to provide for her family and her school district employee salary is stretched thin. Family and friends have started fundraising to help close up some holes in her home.

Activists march in support of pro-life movement

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Jan 20th - 6:10pm

About 200 vocal advocates of the pro-life movement took to the snowy streets of downtown Salt Lake City Saturday to "walk the walk" in solidarity with the principles of eliminating abortion in Utah and nationwide.