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#clickbaitbooks nailed it 10 times with new book titles

Rarely has clickbait ever been as entertaining as it became this week with the trending Twitter hashtage #clickbaitbooks, where users reimagined classic novels with clickbait titles.

May 04, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


LA man builds small home for homeless lady

Elvis Summers was tired of seeing homeless people in his Los Angeles neighborhood hurting. So when a 60-year-old homeless woman nicknamed "Smokie" knocked on his door day after day, asking for recyclables she could exchange for cash, Summers went the extra mile. He built her a house.

May 04, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | State, National News


Lawmaker appointed to whip committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Four months into his first term, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter, R-Ga., has earned an appointment to the House Republican Whip Team.

May 02, 2015 | Special to the News | State, National News


How charities and others are reaching out in Nepal

Bishnu Adhikari and his family have been staying in the fields outside their home in Kathmandu, waiting out aftershocks after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, killing at least 3,000 people in four countries, and the death count keeps rising.

May 01, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


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


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Have You Seen This? Best athletic shoe review

NIKE NATION — YouTube is a dark and mysterious place full of unusual interests and passions.

May 26, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Why Facebook made this domestic abuse victim’s ‘skin crawl’

Facebook has drawn criticism in recent days from domestic abuse victims who claim the social network’s policy against anonymity has led victims to have unwarranted interactions with their attackers over social media.

May 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


I felt embarrassed, dumb and ashamed

Ellie shared a story with anonymousthankyous.com about her first semester at college. It wasn’t going well; she was failing in her stats class, but then a stranger came to her aid.

May 25, 2015 | Michael McCarlie KSL | State, National News


Why you should go slowly into a new relationship

Here’s a new piece of advice for young couples — don’t commit a “relationship DUI” (decision under the influence) and rush into making a long-term decision for your relationship before marriage.

May 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Why you should go slowly into a new relationship

Here’s a new piece of advice for young couples — don’t commit a “relationship DUI” (decision under the influence) and rush into making a long-term decision for your relationship before marriage.

May 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


6 shows to fill the 'Mad Men' void

As the curtain falls on another of AMC's most critically acclaimed shows, "Mad Men," fans may struggle to find shows that fill the void the show leaves behind. But in our modern culture of cable and on-demand shows, there are plenty of shows "Mad Men" fans might enjoy now or look forward to in the coming year. Here are some of them:

May 23, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Majority of Americans don't use sunscreen, study reveals

Just under 10,000 Americans will die of melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — this year alone. But the majority of people in the U.S. still don’t use sunscreen, according to a new study.

May 23, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


Viral video shows wife announcing pregnancy after 5 years of infertility

Grab the tissues. A YouTube video of a woman announcing to her husband that she is pregnant after five years of infertility has gone viral and will hit you right in the feelers.

May 23, 2015 | Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | State, National News


‘Batkid Begins’ trailer brings back little boy who captivated millions

SAN FRANCISCO — The boy who donned a cape and fought his way into the hearts of spectators across the world almost two years ago is back, and with a bang.

May 23, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


6 reasons adults of all ages need to be thinking about Social Security

Most people rarely think about Social Security before age 60. That is unfortunate, because many workers need Social Security benefits long before they reach retirement. Also, calculations that determine benefit amounts are based on a person’s complete work history, often extending back to part-time jobs in high school or college.

May 22, 2015 | Flint Stephens KSL | State, National News


How to win a text argument with a loved one, according to Google

You’ve been there. We all have. You and a friend, significant other or family member are discussing where to head for dinner or what to wear for your night out. And for one reason or another, you both can't agree.

May 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


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


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