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Why English-speaking students struggle so much with spelling

Many people were spellbound as they watched the newest Scripps National Spelling Bee champions — Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar — correctly sound out scherenschnitte and nunatak in order to gain the prestigious 2015 title.

June 08, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Here's why you're probably on Facebook right now

Chances are you found this article because you were bored and skimming through Facebook.

June 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


How America's 24/7 work culture is impacting parents

Employers are expecting their employees to always be just a phone call away and ready to drop things to fill in at the office. And it’s hurting families and working parents.

June 08, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


The Hollywood drug problem no one is talking about

Some say movies are the true portrait of our lives. But that’s not the case when it comes to drug use, according to a new study from the New York Film Academy.

June 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Is your shirt ringing? Google’s smart clothes may one day replace smartphones

Imagine answering your phone or sending a text message by using the fabric of the trendy jacket you are wearing. Google is seeking to make something like this a possibility with Project Jacquard.

June 08, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


How safe is your state? Here are the the top 15

The 100 days of summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest time of year for children, according to Deseret News' Lois Collins and Marjorie Cortez.

June 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Could Netflix's ad experiment hurt its membership?

News broke early this week that streaming service Netflix has begun testing advertising possibilities before and after shows, prompting some outcry on Twitter.

June 08, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


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


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Shift away from indeterminate sentencing would benefit families as well as prisons

A proposal to revamp New York state's prison sentencing system will not just save taxpayers money and restore fairness, but it will also help families of inmates cope with the social and economic impacts of having a parent behind bars.

June 30, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | State, National News


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


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