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Why car insurance costs less for married couples than it does for single people

The wedding, the honeymoon, children, pets, vacations — the list of what costs married couples a pretty penny goes on and on.

April 12, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


If you don't want a costly wedding, stay away from New York state

The Knot, a marriage resource website and magazine, released its 2014 report on weddings and found that New York leads the way as the most expensive place to get hitched, according to a press release from PR Newswire.

April 12, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


First season of 'Better Call Saul' explored complexities of human morality

Is Jimmy McGill a good guy or a bad guy?

April 11, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


The 10 most popular spots for a first date

Not sure where you should go on a first date? Clover, a mobile dating app, wants to help you decide.

April 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


How parents can help kids understand social media risks

Social media was a new term when parenting blogger Kay Wyma first noticed the impact the Internet could have on a child.

April 11, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


If money can't buy happiness, what actually does?

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the tenth commandment, "Thou shalt not covet."

April 10, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


How your teen is using social media

Teens use social media at an almost constant rate, according to the Pew Research Center’s latest report on teens and social media. And Facebook, somewhat unsurprisingly, still leads the way.

April 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Family arguments can worsen your children's health

The effects of too many family arguments can have a lasting impact on a person's health, according to a new study published in Preventive Medicine, which found that constant family conflict can lead a child toward obesity.

April 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Floppy disk drive music

FLOPPY DISK HEAVEN — Floppy disks may have been outpaced technologically, but they can still serve a music purpose, apparently.

April 10, 2015 | Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | State, National News


12 of the fastest growing seminary schools in North America

Seminary school attendance has been on the rise in the last five years, according to a report released this week from The Association of Theological Schools. In fact, 12 schools have seen attendance grow by more than 50 percent, with 34 schools growing by 25 percent.

April 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


How the Internet makes it easier to lie — even to ourselves

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the ninth commandment, "Thou shalt not bear false witness."

April 09, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Beautiful or average? Ad campaign asks women to choose beauty

Dove’s created another powerful video about beauty perception, and this time they’re asking women to literally choose to be beautiful.

April 09, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


5 reasons to thank your best friend

Over the weekend, Snapchat released an update that tells you who your best friend is on the app, Tech Crunch reported.

April 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Why 1 in 3 domestic violence victims won’t leave their abuser

One-third of domestic violence victims won’t leave their abuser because they don’t want to leave their pets behind, according to a new report from The Humane Society. Some 25 percent of domestic violence victims returned to their abuser because they were concerned for their pet’s well-being, The Humane Society reported.

April 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Most American children have a cell phone before they turn 7 years old

Getting a cell phone is the latest milestone for American 6-year-olds.

April 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


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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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