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Do taxes help income inequality? These Legos hold the answer

Does the federal tax system help reduce income inequality? Yes, but only to a certain extent.

April 15, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Right shopping apps can save money, consumer expert says

More consumers are using their smartphones during their trips to the grocery store. The right apps can save time and money, experts say.

April 14, 2015 | Bill Gephardt KSL | State, National News


Two-thirds of the world considers itself religious

Two-thirds of the world’s population considers itself to be religious, according to a new poll from WIN/Gallup International.

April 14, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


10 happiest jobs in America

Want a successful marriage? Make sure you and your spouse are happy. Lois Collins of Deseret News National reported that when spouses, especially wives, are happier, the marriage lasts longer.

April 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


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


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Beards could be just as dirty as toilets

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Beards and bathrooms. You wouldn’t think the two had much in common, but a new study revealed some facial hair is just as dirty as a toilet seat.

May 06, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Pie Face, a game we can all get behind

GAMESVILLE — The words “fun and games” exist as a phrase for a reason. There’s a lot of fun to be had playing all sorts of games.

May 05, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


5-year-old boy uses unique superpower to save his mom from death

Aydhun Byars has got a superpower — love.

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


How widows can find happiness in love after a spouse passes away

The death of a spouse is one of the top stresses a person can experience next to finding a job and moving, according to Widow’s Hope, a resource organization for widows.

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


Here's how grocery prices have changed in the past decade

Ever feel as if a trip to the grocery store just keeps getting more costly?

May 05, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


The crisis of black men — and what that means for society

Chaos erupted in the suburban town of Ferguson, Missouri, last year after the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot by a local police officer. Racial tensions flared in the area, and in some respects the country at large, leading to at least an attempt at a national conversation on race relations in America.

May 05, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | State, National News


Parents say porn is scarier than terrorism for their kids

Pornography is the biggest concern among parents when it comes to their child’s Internet safety.

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


#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


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