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By  Emily Abel
November 19, 2021 07:35 AM MST
In March, David Archuleta posted a video of him singing the chorus of “Crush” to Taylor Swift’s 2008 hit “Love Story.” Find out more about how Taylor responded to the mashup.
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By  Emily Abel
November 17, 2021 04:09 PM MST
Missionaries are getting impressively high tech these days. These videos from a mission in New York could easily pass as pro.
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November 12, 2021 11:00 AM MST
Looking for something new to add to your Thanksgiving feast? Here are four favorite family recipes that hail from the families of past Church presidents!
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November 10, 2021 11:45 AM MST
Here are 16 Latter-day Saint-themed Jeopardy! answers that have come up over the years. See if you can get them all right.
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November 06, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
We love the way Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf devotes his life to family, service, and the Savior. Celebrate this beloved Apostle's 81st birthday with these fun photo highlights from his remarkable life.
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November 05, 2021 09:30 AM MDT
Pumpkin spice may get all the publicity when it comes to fall desserts, but apple desserts can be just as cozy and warming. Here are nine of our favorite apple treats great for any crisp fall day.
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By  Emily Abel
October 20, 2021 05:44 PM MDT
LDS Living has seen some impressive pumpkin carvings over the years. From an image of President Russell M. Nelson to temples and gospel art scenes, Latter-day Saints have no shortage of creativity when it comes to pumpkin carving.
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October 18, 2021 08:00 AM MDT
Get inspired for your ward trunk-or-treat, from flashy and flamboyant to simple and sophisticated.
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October 14, 2021 04:23 PM MDT
Mark Rober has always had a thing for pranks. From serving vinegar to his sister as a boy to making a contraption to access a friend’s Nintendo 64 in college, thinking outside the box seems to come naturally to him.
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October 08, 2021 08:00 AM MDT
President M. Russell Ballard was born on October 8, 1928. Here are some of our favorite photos of President Ballard to celebrate this incredible Apostle:
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October 07, 2021 10:00 AM MDT
Have you ever listened to a song over and over, and one day you suddenly realize that the words you always sing at the top of your lungs are not the right ones? Primary children sure have! Check out some of the funniest misheard Primary song lyrics.
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By  Emily Abel
October 04, 2021 02:29 PM MDT
Another general conference weekend has come and gone. With it came the announcement of 13 new temples, messages of hope—and a plethora of entertaining conference-related Tweets. Find some of our favorites here.
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October 02, 2021 11:23 AM MDT
Are you taking notes as you listen to this weekend’s general conference talks? Daniel Meservy and Ben Norris both shared their conference notes on Twitter—both in doodle form.
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By  LDS Living
October 02, 2021 08:38 AM MDT
This story was originally published by LDS Living in October 2018 and has been updated to celebrate Elder Soares's birthday.
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October 01, 2021 03:13 PM MDT
Keeping track of all the members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles may be a challenge for many of us—but not for 18-month-old Oliver Austin.
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October 01, 2021 11:49 AM MDT
We hear them speak every six months, and we're familiar with their names and faces. But most of us have never seen the First Presidency or Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as young men. Do you think you would still recognize them?
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September 24, 2021 09:50 AM MDT
“As fun and interesting as it is to follow the careers of professional athletes, perhaps some of us need to spend a little more time focusing on the players on the Lord’s team.”
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September 21, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
The 'Twilight' fan community on TikTok has adopted Lee Benson, a seasoned Deseret News reporter and Latter-day Saint, as their dad.
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By  LDS Living
September 08, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
This story was originally published by LDS Living in September 2018 and has been updated to celebrate Elder Cook's birthday.
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August 24, 2021 06:35 PM MDT
Editor's note: This adaptation from Matthew O. Richardson's The Christus Legacy originally ran on LDS Living in 2015. During April 2020 general conference, President Nelson introduced the Church's new symbol, which includes a representation of Thorvaldsen’s marble statue, the Christus. This iconic representation of the Savior is well-known to Latter-day Saints, but it wasn’t always that way. Check out how this statue came about and how it eventually earned its fame in the Latter-day Saint world.
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By  LDS Living
August 12, 2021 11:30 AM MDT
This story was originally published by LDS Living in August 2018 and has been updated to celebrate President Oaks's birthday.
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August 09, 2021 11:00 AM MDT
This story was originally published by LDS Living in August 2018 and has been updated to celebrate Elder Andersen's birthday.
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August 06, 2021 11:45 AM MDT
This story was originally published by LDS Living in August 2018 and has been updated to celebrate Elder Stevenson's birthday.
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By  LDS Living
June 15, 2021 11:00 AM MDT
This story originally ran on LDS Living in June 2018 and has been updated in celebration of Elder Bednar's birthday.
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May 25, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
Choosing the perfect gift for Dad can be tough. Whether you are looking for something useful, practical, or sentimental, we've tailored a list of all of our favorites that are sure to put a smile on his face.
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May 18, 2021 01:04 PM MDT
Fill your home with uplifting music the whole family will enjoy! You're likely to recognize a few favorite artists and we hope you'll enjoy some new ones as well.
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By  LDS Living
April 21, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
We love the chance to celebrate women and mothers and remind them of their worth and importance. Over the last year of added responsibilities like home-schooling, working-from-home, and managing the family's mental health during a worldwide pandemic, they deserve some extra love! Here are some meaningful and beautiful gifts you can give to show the mothers in your life that you love them.
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March 15, 2021 04:00 AM MDT
Searching for candy and eggs left behind by a magical rabbit, is a fun tradition enjoyed by many families. But many of us are also looking for ways to keep Christ at the focus of our family's Easter celebrations. Here are 10 of our favorite resources to help you do just that.
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By  LDS Living
February 06, 2021 12:00 PM MST
This story was originally published in February 2018 and has been updated in honor of Elder Rasband's birthday.
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December 25, 2020 12:00 PM MST
This story originally ran on LDS Living in 2017 and has been updated to include more recent guests.
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December 23, 2020 12:00 PM MST
This story was originally published by LDS Living in December 2018 and has been updated in honor of his birthday.
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By  LDS Living
December 03, 2020 01:00 PM MST
This article was originally published by LDS Living in December 2018 and has been updated in honor of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's birthday.
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By  LDS Living
December 02, 2020 01:00 PM MST
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care . . . and they were full of Christmas goodies! Here are 18 irresistible stocking stuffers you can get this year.
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By  LDS Living
November 27, 2020 01:00 PM MST
Popular Latter-day Saint author and speaker John Bytheway is known for his gospel insights. Here are nine of our favorite quotes from his inspiring teachings.
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November 25, 2020 07:02 PM MST
As the year comes to a close, “Don’t Miss This” and the Nashville Tribute Band are giving us plenty to look forward to as we prepare to dive into our study of Doctrine and Covenants for Come, Follow Me in 2021.
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November 23, 2020 01:00 PM MST
If one were to pass by 14-year-old Ingrid Ochoa's bedroom on any given day, they probably would hear the distinct clicking of a typewriter.
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November 19, 2020 11:11 AM MST
Editor's note: "Scenes from Saints" is a series of articles highlighting interesting facts from the second volume of Saints. This is the third article in the series.Part one shares facts about the building of the St. George, Logan, and Salt Lake temples,and part two shares facts about early missionary work. Articles will be posted weekly during November and December 2020. You can purchase both volumes ofSaintsthrough Deseret Bookor read and listen to the volumes on the Gospel Library app under the “Restoration and Church History” section.
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By  LDS Living
November 12, 2020 01:00 PM MST
Missing some Christmas decorations? Are your old ones worn out from years of use? Looking to replace them? Look no further! We've got you covered this year. Check out our list of holiday decor that will help brighten and warm your home while still reminding you of the true meaning of Christmas. You're sure to find something special your family will love seeing displayed year after year.
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By  LDS Living
November 09, 2020 01:27 PM MST
With touchscreen devices taking over more and more family time, it's hard to find screen-free activities the whole family will enjoy. The good news is that the holiday season is the perfect time to bond as a family over a new board game or puzzle. Whether your kids are still young or if they have kids of their own, there are plenty of great Christmas gift options with these entertaining activities. With so many to choose from, you're sure to find something your whole family will love!
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By  LDS Living
November 05, 2020 01:00 PM MST
In a few short weeks, you'll be sipping sparkling cider and counting down to midnight and a new year will be here! These calendars will help you plan out your 2022—plus the images inside are stunning!
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November 05, 2020 11:19 AM MST
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles, “Scenes from Saints,” a series highlighting interesting facts from Saints volume 2. Articles will be posted weekly during November and December 2020. You can purchase both volumes of Saints through Deseret Bookor read and listen to the volumes on the Gospel Library app under the “Restoration and Church History” section.
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November 02, 2020 10:36 PM MST
The pandemic might have altered the usual festivities this year, but that didn’t stop Latter-day Saints from making the most of the holiday. From spooky to hilarious—not to mention some appropriately 2020-themed costumes—these social posts from Halloween celebrations past and present are sure to impress.
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October 20, 2020 08:12 PM MDT
When a virtual pumpkin contest was announced as a family home evening activity in Hailee Henson’s young single adult ward, she knew just what to do: carve an image of President Russell M. Nelson.
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October 09, 2020 08:05 PM MDT
The Highland 19th Ward bishopric hadn’t seen their congregation in “the longest time” due to the pandemic, and it was time to start meeting again. So why not invite their ward members back to church—Billy Joel style?
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September 15, 2020 03:01 PM MDT
Though we can’t gather in person this fall for the live Time Out for Women events, Time Out for Women is pleased to offer all-new digital experience bundles. It’s everything you love about Time Out for Women—at home!
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By  Emily Abel
August 22, 2020 11:30 AM MDT
Kirstie Stevens of Queensland, Australia, had perhaps the best surprise of her life when her boyfriend, Jake Mangakahia, proposed to her on live national television. The couple had been separated because of coronavirus lockdowns, but Mangakahia wasn’t going to let that stop him from proposing to the woman he believes God led him to.
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August 18, 2020 09:30 PM MDT
Elder Isaac Johnson and Elder Trey Stewart both wear a black missionary name tag. Before their missions, they both sported American Fork High School basketball jerseys. After their two years of missionary service end, they’ll both don college basketball jerseys for University of Oregon and Brigham Young University respectively.
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By  Emily Abel
August 17, 2020 07:24 PM MDT
The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square has made accessing gospel music even easier. A free mobile app, simply called The Tabernacle Choir, was just refreshed to provide greater access to uplifting content.
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By  Emily Abel
August 05, 2020 06:00 PM MDT
A new animated Church video released on Tuesday, August 4, explores the important and timely topic of practicing self-compassion. The playful animation style makes the video especially approachable for children, but the message is meaningful for all ages.
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By  Emily Abel
July 23, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Editor’s note: “We asked, you answered” highlights memorable responses to discussion questions posed on LDS Living’s social media accounts. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram @ldsliving to contribute.
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July 23, 2020 11:30 AM MDT
When you think of pioneers, you most likely think of converts from England, Scandinavia, or the East Coast of the United States. But these early members of the Church actually came from all over the world. The new Saints series presents a number of stories about pioneers from different countries, including Denmark, England, South Africa, and the Pacific Islands. But there were also pioneers from countries that aren't highlighted in the books. For example, a Saints video released last year briefly highlights how one member of the Willie handcart company was from India. Here is a little more about her in celebration of Pioneer Day.
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By  Emily Abel
July 10, 2020 06:50 PM MDT
Editor's note: This article does not represent an LDS Living endorsement of the film. Parents should still use discretion based on their own family’s decisions about what is or is not appropriate for their children to see.
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By  Emily Abel
July 02, 2020 01:14 PM MDT
YouTube star Peter Hollens and BYU Vocal Point teamed up once again to create an inspiring new music video. This time, their voices blend to share the hopeful message that “there can be miracles when you believe.”
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June 17, 2020 12:33 PM MDT
Have you seen our latest issue of LDS Living? It features Latter-day Saints who have made an impact in the culinary world, and here they share some of their favorite recipes with LDS Living readers!
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By  Emily Abel
June 15, 2020 04:04 PM MDT
If you are looking to put some bounce back in your step this week, BYU Noteworthy’s latest music video is the perfect place to start.
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By  Emily Abel
June 11, 2020 01:15 PM MDT
In some areas of the world, Church leaders have begun to open chapel doors and welcome Latter-day Saints back for limited sacrament meetings. Most doors to Primary classes, however, will remain closed as leaders have been instructed to give priority to meetings where ordinances are performed. But that isn’t stopping Saints in Australia and in many other places around the world from reaching out to their Primary children.
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June 10, 2020 12:30 PM MDT
Whether you’re trying to keep a goal to eat better this year or simply want to find healthy foods that even picky eaters will like, check out some new tasty recipes from Six Sisters’ Stuff.
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June 03, 2020 12:21 PM MDT
With the help of technology, flour, and a whiteboard, three elders in the California San Diego Mission shared a simple but powerful message: “Jesus loves you.”
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June 03, 2020 09:00 AM MDT
“One of the reasons that food is so interesting to me intellectually is [that] you see people prioritizing their values when you see the way people prepare food and the way they eat,” says Kate Holbrook, managing historian of women’s history in the Church History Department and researcher of Latter-day Saint food traditions.
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By  Emily Abel
May 22, 2020 05:35 PM MDT
The latest Piano Guys music video, featuring puppets, is the first of its kind on their YouTube channel. And the love story that came to be during the making of the video? Also one of a kind.
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