Brooklyn is an editor and writer on the Opinion team. Born in Washington, she grew up in Oregon and moved to Utah to attend school at Brigham Young University. She graduated with a B.A. in editing and publishing in 2022 before joining the Deseret News staff. In her free time, she’s either experimenting with new baking projects or furniture flipping with her husband.

While many people shy away from dating across the aisle, it doesn’t need to be a default red flag.
Ultra-processed foods. What are they, and why do we think they are bad?
How does a pet become so much more than an animal you invite into your home? Pets give us the gift of nostalgia.
Several states have adopted pay transparency laws that give applicants and employees more power in pay negotiations.
How do you know if your wellness routine is hurting you?
If you’re worried about losing money or doing it wrong, an expert has some advice.
What is the impact of one person sitting through a funeral to support their seventh grade student? In grief support, we need to show up.
I recently found myself staring at my face — on someone else. How likely are you to find your look-alike?
Prepare to celebrate Earth Day by understanding the Earth’s role as a giver — and following these tips for giving back.
You don’t need as much protein as you think — even if the marketing for that protein cookie tells you otherwise.
‘If you don’t have anyone in your life that makes you feel like you matter, that’s an emergency.’
Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘wellness routine’ is not the meal plan we should be striving for.
When we are surrounded by wealthy neighbors, we are more likely to think that what we have is not enough.
Feeling burnt out about the prospect of making dinner? Here are five tips and a little attitude might change your mind.
Technology and romance don’t need to be enemies. Here’s how to have a successful relationship with your partner and your phones.
I talked with a licensed therapist about what it means to be a ‘real’ adult in a world full of arbitrary markers.
‘How to lose weight’ is one of Google’s top 10 most searched questions. Here’s why it shouldn’t be your resolution.
If you love to celebrate and you’re mourning the end of “the most wonderful time of the year,” read this.
How do you balance trust and vulnerability with safety and security? Dating apps have redrawn the landscape of connection building.
The underlying concerns of those who want literary diversity are not in conflict with parents seeking age-inappropriate content and protection for children.
This Halloween, the biggest fright for parents may be the candy their children come home with. Are the sugar myths true — or just another Halloween tall tale?
J.R.R. Tolkien makes hobbits into heroes — but these unconventional, ordinary folk don’t fit our superhero mold
Inflation and housing prices have brought on the revival of the side hustle to earn extra cash. Does it help?
When we comment on someone’s body size, we don’t know what we are complimenting.
Out of every age group, youth voters, ages 18-24, have the lowest voter turnout year after year. We can’t waste the opportunity to have a voice in America
Regarding the death of Jamal Khashoggi: “I raised it at the top of the meeting making it clear what I thought of it at the time and what I think of it now,” Biden said.
Dating apps may feel like the only option, but they don’t work for everyone — and they didn’t work for me.
Individual actions may seem small compared to the threat of climate change — but you are mistaken if you believe that makes them insignificant.
10-year-old girls are worried about weight gain. The messages about our bodies start early, and they never stop. We need clearer voices to outshout the negative ones.