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Can't focus? Try listening to this while you work

Does your co-worker’s creaky chair make it hard to focus? How about the constant whir of the copy machine and low-key office chatter?

June 07, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Millions now have bank accounts thanks to the Internet, says World Bank

Thanks to the Internet and mobile phones, millions of people now have access to bank accounts — from merchants in Tanzania to dairy farmers in India.

June 07, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


To fix a troubled marriage, Hollywood suggests natural disaster

Earthquake action disaster movie "San Andreas" shook its way to the top of the box office last weekend at home and worldwide.

June 07, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


McDonald’s drive-thru marriage proposal goes stale

WEST HOLLYWOOD — McDonald’s is great for a lot of things: $1 Cokes, breakfast and the Big Mac. But there’s one thing the fast-food chain shouldn’t be associated with — a marriage proposal.

June 07, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


Saturn’s bizarre moon gets final, close-up photoshoot

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft just finished its final rendezvous with one of the strangest moons in the known universe.

June 07, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | State, National News


New York Times summer reading list sparks controversy

'Tis the season for landmark publications like The New York Times to compile their summer reading lists, but this year's choices are sparking some debate.

June 07, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


The easiest way to make $3,000 more a year

If you want a pay raise, try being a little more optimistic.

June 07, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Drinking in high-wind conditions is tough

WINDYTON — As a kid I remember going outside on high-wind days and seeing how far I could lean into the wind without falling over, and I would do it for hours.

June 06, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Fewer students report being bullied, but it’s still an issue

New numbers released by the Department of Education show that for the first time since 2005, the percentage of students being bullied has dropped.

June 05, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


How to create a family-friendly horror movie

Is it possible to make a horror movie that’s suitable for families?

June 05, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Workers in Qatar are dying to make the 2022 World Cup happen — literally

While soccer is a beloved sport in countries across the world, some workers in Qatar are being forced to give their lives as they work on preparing the country to host the 2022 World Cup.

June 05, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Guitar chord sounds just like Chewbacca

KASHYYK — If the Star Wars reboot has got you all excited, if you insist that Han shot first and if you detest Jar Jar Binks, I have just the video you need today.

June 04, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


The economic crisis is helping one person in particular make money, not lose it

With housing prices soaring, an unlikely person is benefiting: landlords.

June 04, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Undercover investigation reveals crippling failures in TSA security checkpoints

It appears security checkpoints at some of the busiest airports in the U.S. may be failing miserably.

June 04, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


Climate evangelist preaches faith-based solutions to climate change

Climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe didn't realize there were people who didn't believe in climate change until she moved to the United States.

June 04, 2015 | Candice Madsen News Division | State, National News


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Have You Seen This? Biggest great white shark caught on film

THE BRINY SEA — About a year ago, The Discovery Channel aired a video as part of Shark Week showing what is believed to be one the biggest great white sharks caught on film.

June 29, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


How charity fraud happens — and how to make sure it doesn't happen to you

Earlier this month, federal authorities cracked down on four cancer charities that had bilked millions of dollars from donors, and Propublica investigations came down hard on the Red Cross, questioning its use of the half-billion dollars it raised for Haiti relief.

June 29, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


What makes a couch potato? La-z-boys and living in these states

Do you watch TV a lot, own a La-z-boy, like soap operas and crave frozen pizza? If you answered yes to all of these questions, a new study says you might be a couch potato.

June 29, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Water safety is a necessity for children with autism

Drowning is the leading cause of preventable death for children with autism. It is a mystery what draws these kids to water, but it is a fact that it can often be deadly. The best form of prevention is water safety lessons taught by those who understand a child with autism.

June 28, 2015 | Sandra Olney KSL | State, National News


Are city rents climbing out of reach for working and middle-class families?

New York isn't the only place where rent is sky high.

June 28, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


How 20-somethings have an advantage over their parents

All the millennials who have a 401(k) now have a leg up on their parents, according to the Retirement Savings & Spending study that found millennials have better financial habits than baby boomers.

June 28, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Mipsterz creates community for young Muslim hipsters

While hipsters are mostly known for their obscure tastes in music and ironic facial hair, one group is seeking to redefine what it means to be both hipster and Muslim by combining the two.

June 28, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Planning to get takeout for dinner? So are these chimps

A new study shows that chimps have more in common with humans than anyone originally thought.

June 28, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Snowmobile races Ferraris

SPEEDINGTON — Have you ever heard of the Modball Rally? Neither have I, so let’s start at the beginning.

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


Not all babies born in prison say goodbye to their moms

More than 10,000 American children are born in prison every year. And in most cases, the incarcerated mothers have to hand those children over to friends, family members or the foster-care system, according to The Atlantic. Sometimes these mothers, even when they have short prison sentences, don’t get to see their child again because their child is lost in foster-care.

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


The one thing wealthy families have in common will surprise you

While more dads may be staying at home with their children, perhaps the biggest reason for the trend might be tied to income.

June 26, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Now you can get dumped by an app, and the scary future of relationships

Breaking up has never been easier to do. With the help of a new app, your significant other can be dumped via text, Facebook post, tweet or prerecorded call from a Scottish man.

June 26, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Your ‘Harry Potter’ house says more about you than you thought

While Harry Potter only needed to put a dusty talking hat on to figure out his Hogwarts house and personality, a study shows who we want to be may be more accurate than the Sorting Hat.

June 25, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


10 apps to keep kids learning during summer

For most kids, summer is a break from the mundane — a chance to enjoy time away from school on family trips, barbecues and beat the heat in the pool.

June 25, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Low-income housing is in short supply in every U.S county

America's inventory of affordable housing is not keeping pace with its growing number of “extremely low-income” renters, new research shows.

June 25, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | State, National News


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