Becky Cairns

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Tips for making the most of reading aloud

• Create a time to read. Although bedtime is the popular favorite, any time of day is good for stories, says Bob Robbins, co-founder of the national nonprofit...


7 read-aloud favorites

1. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle A humorous tale of a caterpillar eating his way through strawberries, salami, a cupcake and more, until...


Read a book aloud and 'light up' your child's brain

Bedtime isn’t the only time that Jane, age 22 months, enjoys hearing stories read aloud. “We have books in every room,” says her mother Sandy...


Suicide prevention training offered at town hall meeting

BOUNTIFUL — Youth and adults can learn more about suicide prevention during a town hall meeting Saturday at Viewmont High School, 120 W. 1000 North. The 10 a....


'Confessions' of a teenage binge-watcher

“Supernatural,” “Criminal Minds” and “Sherlock” are Erin Shupe’s binge-watching shows of choice. Yes, this Weber High...


A binge-watcher's guide: How much is too much?

Never in the simple TV days of yore did we imagine it, the ability to watch every single episode of “Gunsmoke” or “I Dream of Jeannie” in a...


Poll: Utah worst in nation for emotional burnout

Take notice, fellow Utahns, that we’re in danger of burnout. A recent study has declared that when it comes to taking action to “renew, refresh and...


Relax with these tips

• Write in a gratitude journal • Meditate • Chat with a friend • Practice yoga • Watch a sunset • Take a walk or go...

Preventing Teen Suicide

Too many young lives lost to suicide; Utah ranks 5th in nation

This is the first in a three-part series about the problem of teen suicide. Teenagers ought to be stressing over prom dates, who will win the big football game and...


How do we love thee, Rover? Pet survey counts the ways

Home of Donny Osmond or not, Utah isn’t exactly overflowing with puppy love this Valentine’s Day. A new survey about ways we show love to our canine...

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