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Videos shows how Canadian artist turns fire into fine art

LERY, Quebec — French Canadian artist Steven Spazuk uses fire to sculpt incredibly detailed images with soot.

June 14, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Does new reality show 'The Briefcase' exploit struggling families?

CBS' new reality show "The Briefcase" is drawing the ire of critics who say the show exploits the struggles of American families for entertainment.

June 14, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Taylor Swift quietly donates $15K to firefighter who saved family in crash

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A firefighter in Texas, who was shocked to realize his wife and son were involved in a crash he was called to, woke up to another surprise — Taylor Swift had donated $15,000 to their medical funds.

June 14, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


The graduation gap: Why poor kids aren't getting through college

It's a well-known fact that poor kids have a harder time getting into college. But what's not talked about as much is that when they do get in, they have an even harder time graduating.

June 14, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Shark from ‘Jaws,’ Voldemort polling higher than most Republican presidential candidates

The 2016 presidential candidates — particularly of the Republican variety — have some terrifying competition: The shark from the classic horror film “Jaws” has a higher favorability rating than any of the current bunch, according to a new poll.

June 14, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


Highlights from ‘Gilmore Girls’ in honor of 15-year reunion

STARS HOLLOW — The cast of the beloved sitcom "Gilmore Girls" gathered for a reunion Saturday in celebration of the show’s 15th anniversary.

June 14, 2015 | Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Wild animals vs giant mirror

GABON, Africa — We’ve all seen videos of how zoo animals (and even domestic animals) react to humans and human things. It’s undeniably fascinating to us as we anthropomorphize our hearts out.

June 12, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Want to know when you’re going to get pregnant? Check your genes

Soon, you may find out when you’ll have a baby based on your genetics.

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


What happens to your brain when you have too little

During World War II, when thousands were starving in Europe, University of Minnesota researchers were trying to learn how to safely help them recover. So they undertook a study in which 36 healthy young men volunteered to starve themselves for research.

June 12, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Same product, different price: Why women’s products cost more

Does packaging an item in pink turn it into a luxury item? Some think so.

June 12, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Marriage before a college degree increases risk of obesity, study says

If you’re looking for ways to maintain good health into adulthood, consider finishing college before becoming a husband or wife.

June 11, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


The unintended consequences of maternity leave

Family-friendly policies are meant to help parents balance jobs and family, and help women, in particular, help support their families by staying in the work force.

June 11, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Pixar's 'Inside Out' shows how sophisticated children's films have become

An early scene of Pixar’s upcoming “Inside Out” is one both kids and parents can relate to.

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


Pinterest’s high expectations are stressing moms out

Intricate children’s birthday cakes, perfect manicures and time-consuming meals abound on Pinterest, and mom’s are eating up the complicated crafts.

June 11, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Service dog jumps in front of bus to save owner

BREWSTER, N.Y. — Service dogs are known for showing complete devotion to the people they help, but one golden retriever is being lauded for going above and beyond — jumping in front of a school bus to save the life of his blind companion.

June 11, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


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Have You Seen This? How to hold a baby

INFANTVILLE — It’s the exasperated joke of every generation of new parents: “I wish babies came with a manual.”

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


Nothing is secret anymore with these internet sites

Information once kept very secret is being made public on the Internet.

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


Even the smallest criminal record can be a life sentence of poverty

Every year, more than 600,000 Americans are released from prison back into their communities. And when they are, even a minor criminal record can make it hard to get a job and a place to live.

July 03, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


The homeless in LA aren’t getting the help they need

Being homeless isn’t easy, and the Los Angeles City Council is working to make it even harder.

July 02, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


‘If Cancer Was A Fish’ picture book is meant to help kids cope with tragedy

If cancer was a fish, Tiffany Berg Coughran and her five kids would definitely throw it back.

July 02, 2015 | Peter Rosen KSL | State, National News


Behind the rapid shift in public opinion on same-sex marriage

Even before the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right last week, there was an aura of inevitability about the outcome that would have been hard to anticipate just seven years ago.

July 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | State, National News


NBC to Donald Trump: ‘You’re fired’ for racist comments

Businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump has been fired from NBC for comments he made tied to his radical stance on immigration.

July 02, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


How avoiding judgement can make you more Christlike

The number of religiously unaffiliated has increased from roughly 16 to 23 percent of the adult population, according to a study done by the Pew Research Center.

July 02, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


This girl is giving the idea of sheltering the homeless a new meaning

One 9-year-old Washington girl is building a roof to put over the heads of the homeless in her community.

July 01, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


This church is every robot fan’s dream

Can you just not get enough robots?

July 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Apple Music just launched. Here’s a perfect playlist for your next date night

It’s official: Apple Music has arrived.

July 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


How to make your child smarter before he or she is even born

Your baby, even when in the womb, has preferences.

July 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


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.

July 01, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Waitress pays for grieving parents’ meal after learning of baby’s death

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas couple who recently lost their baby daughter found a bit of solace in a meal, thanks to a server at one of their favorite restaurants.

June 30, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Pope Francis becomes Harlem Globetrotter

THE VATICAN — If you haven’t heard anything about the awesomeness of Pope Francis since he was installed, you’ve probably been living under a rock.

June 30, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


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