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When Google is gospel: Teaching kids to see through Internet deception

It was a common question for a 4-year-old to ask: Where is heaven?

April 30, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Top 15 Christian leaders in America

Newsmax released its annual list of the top 100 Christian leaders in America this week. The list shows people in America who spread Christian values most often.

April 29, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


How Facebook is good and bad for friendship

When California writer Sharael Kolberg and her family decided to cut back on social media and cellphone use, she expected there to be some challenges keeping up with family and friends.

April 29, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


The 10 best cities to start a business

You can turn your hobby into a full-time job. It just takes consistent work and effort.

April 29, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


How to best donate to Nepal earthquake victims

It's natural for Americans seeing the devastation in the wake of the earthquake that killed thousands in Nepal to want to donate aid.

April 28, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Everyone is invited to the world's largest family reunion

On the front page of Global Family Reunion, A.J. Jacobs is pictured with cousins President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, John Legend and Daniel Radcliffe. The author is inviting anyone and everyone to join him June 6 for a worldwide family reunion. People can find out how they are related to famous people and infamous people, and the benefits all go to charity, especially to one dedicated to curing Alzheimer's.

April 28, 2015 | Erin Adair KSL | State, National News


How Facebook is helping Nepali quake victims

A Facebook safety tracking feature launched last fall is earning the social media site some praise in the wake of the Nepal earthquake that killed thousands this past weekend.

April 27, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Can mobile homes save home ownership?

Colleen Preston lives in a manufactured home community in Cape Cod that's nestled into a pine forest that overlooks cranberry bogs. From her deck, she can watch the cranberry harvest each fall. It's picturesque, she says. It's peaceful.

April 27, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Married drivers pay less for car insurance

Getting married leads to significantly cheaper car insurance premiums.

April 27, 2015 | Bill Gephardt KSL | State, National News


Why college matters more today than 20 years ago

It might be easy to believe these days that a college education simply isn't worth the time, or the money, but new research by The Hamilton Project — an initiative by The Brookings Institution that aims to "inject innovative and pragmatic policy options into the national debate" — paints a different picture.

April 26, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | State, National News


40 things you can do with your spouse to keep your relationship fresh

The next 40 days could be full of fun challenges for you and your spouse that will help you both grow in your marriage — if you're willing to read.

April 26, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


How one woman unplugged from technology for her family — and you can, too

In the spring of 2009, California-based writer Sharael Kolberg did the math and estimated that she spent four months of her year using some form of entertainment technology — whether watching TV or surfing the Internet.

April 24, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Man stuck in seat belt, hilarity ensues

ROAD TRIPPINGTON — Seat belt struggles may be a “first world problem,” but none of us can deny the struggle is real.

April 23, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


PureFit PureFood: Simple steps to a healthier life

Devrie Pettit and Brecke Ure are more than just neighbors — they are the two women behind the blog and Instagram account PureFit PureFood.

April 23, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


Is the World Bank really helping to end poverty?

The mission of the World Bank is to end extreme poverty, but a new investigative report says that in some cases, it might be harming the world's poor more than helping.

April 23, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


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Pros and cons of a cashless society

This week, Denmark made some giant steps towards becoming a "cashless" society. The government there wants new laws allowing clothing stores, gas stations, restaurants and other retailers to go cash free.

May 21, 2015 | Bill Gephardt KSL | State, National News


Have You Seen This? BMXer’s bike-to-bike transfer

RAMPINGTON — It’s one thing to master a trick as a BMXer, it’s quite another to master a trick in a few tries just because you were on a ramp and you felt like it.

May 20, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Prepare for hike in interest rates, experts say

The Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at record lows for over six years, but financial analysts warn that's finally going to have to end, and if you're not prepared, it could cost you.

May 20, 2015 | Bill Gephardt KSL | State, National News


1 in 3 parents with young children worried about their food budgets

Many families with young children are concerned they won't have enough food to feed their kids through the end of the school week, according to a new report from Kellogg's.

May 20, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


With smoking declining on screen, experts turn attention to alcohol

As a kid growing up in the sixties, Robin Koval made a school art project for her parents: A handmade ceramic ashtray.

May 20, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


What children can gain from listening to music

Prin Dumas loves music. Her husband, a former DJ, does too.

May 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Bin Laden death story might not be true, legendary investigative journalist argues

A veteran investigative journalist has published an article claiming that the Obama administration's narrative about the mission to kill Osama bin Laden was largely fabricated.

May 19, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Teens more likely to get hearing loss than 20 years ago, doctors say

If your teenager can't hear you as well as you once heard your parents, there is a reason for that. Teenagers usually have their headphones on a lot these days, and it’s doing significant damage.

May 19, 2015 | Nkoyo Iyamba KSL | State, National News


The one thing you’re not giving your husband that may be hurting your child

Dads may be the reason children are on their worst behavior, but it’s not because they can't be good parents.

May 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


When students stand up for their janitors

Tufts University's possible decision to cut 35 janitors has been anything but clean.

May 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? 2 bicycle kicks, 1 goal

DOUBLE TAKE TOWN — Whether or not you’re a fan of any sport, there’s always something compelling about seeing clips of incredible feats of skill and/or strength.

May 19, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


The importance of helping your baby learn

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff suggested in his column that education reformers should shift their efforts toward early childhood education — the time when children are too young to head to class but old enough to develop social, language and educational skills.

May 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


The president of the United States just joined Twitter...again

"Dad, husband, and 44th President of the United States."

May 19, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | State, National News


Where you live may affect your likelihood of getting married, study shows

If you’re not married by the time you are 26, you can blame your hometown, a new study shows.

May 18, 2015 | Megan Marsden Christensen KSL | State, National News


This company makes it easier for your family to help you buy a home

The Family Building Society is a financial organization based in the United Kingdom that's got one goal in mind — to help families pay for their family members' mortgages.

May 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


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