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In this image released by Universal Pictures, various minion characters appear in a scene from the animated feature, "Minions." (Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures via AP)


The title of "Minions" refers to its main characters, a troop of bright-yellow, pill-shaped creatures who served as comic relief henchmen in the first two "Despicable Me" films. But it might as well refer to its intended audience, the very young children who are most likely to be amused by this silly, superficial, commercial trifle.

Rebecca Hagelin and her daughter, Kristin Carey.

Kristin Carey: A tribute to my hero -- my mom

Real-life heroes, the kinds of heroes that truly influence the way others live, are simply ordinary people who live wisely and sincerely. We hang on to their words and ways, and when we soak in their wisdom, it becomes as much a part of who we are as it was a part of them.

The Woodward Avenue entrance of the Detroit Public Library's 1921-built main branch is shown. The Detroit Public Library main branch is recognizing 150 years in operation. A public anniversary celebration is planned from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at the building in Detroit's Midtown. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Tanya Moutzalias) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

Why digital culture hasn't killed print yet

- Deseret News

In 2007, Amazon introduced the Kindle, and many worried a death knell for print came with it. But even in a recession, bookstores are thriving and sales have stabilized.

Known for their mix of folk, old-time country and swing, Marcy Marxer (left) and Cathy Fink are touring their 44th album, "Dancin' in the Kitchen."

COUNTRY TIMES: Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer album 'Dancin' in the Kitchen' celebrates family diversity

You would think Grammy Award-winning folk musician Cathy Fink would coast on the kudos she is collecting as executive producer of "On Redemption Road," the just-released album by folk hero Tom Paxton. But Ms. Fink and her musical collaborator and spouse, Marcy Marxer, are also touring behind their just-released 44th album, "Dancin' in the Kitchen," spreading the word about the joy of all family configurations.

In this Oct. 3, 2009 photo, Tenderfoot Scout Bradley Corr, 11, left, his father Warren Corr, Troop 29 committee member, right, and his grandfather Ted Corr, who is Unit Commissioner with the Forks of the Delaware district of the Minis Trails Council walk along the shore of Stillwater Lake at Boy Scout camp at Camp Minsi in Pocono Summit, Pa. As the Boy Scouts of America heads toward its 100th anniversary in February, its first century adds up to a remarkable saga, full of achievement, complexity and contradiction. On one hand, no other U.S. youth organization has served as many boys, an estimated 112 million over the years. On the other hand, in both the courts and the public arena, the BSA has doggedly defended its right to discriminate, excluding gays and atheists from its ranks, and overriding requests from some local units to soften those policies. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Boy Scouts take another controversial stand: A good scout is a vaccinated scout

- The Washington Times

Boy Scouts are expected to embody virtues like being trustworthy, kind and obedient, but they are also expected to stay healthy -- which is why national policy urges boys, teens and adults to stay up on their vaccinations. However, due to the current debate on vaccine safety, this longtime health policy has received blowback from some families.