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Families struggle, comfort each other after Nepal earthquake

Adhikaar is a nonprofit advocacy group in Jackson Heights, Queens, one of New York's most diverse neighborhoods, and home to the majority of New York's estimated 40,000 Nepalese residents. Until last week, Adhikaar provided English lessons and worker's rights advocacy to about 1,000 Nepali women — mostly nannies and nail salon workers.

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


18 TV mothers you wish were your own

The Parents Television Council, a nonprofit organization that advocates for family friendly entertainment, released a list this week of the best moms you’ll find on television in honor of Mother's Day on Sunday.

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


9 warning signs you’re in an abusive relationship

Research shows that 25 percent of American women experience domestic abuse during their lifetimes. But that may not be the whole story as most domestic violence cases go unreported, according to Safe Horizon, a domestic abuse resource website.

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


5 cheap, DIY projects to spruce up your home this spring

If the exterior of your home got a little worn down and neglected during winter, check out these easy do-it-yourself projects to spruce up your yard and home.

May 07, 2015 | Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | State, National News


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


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Networks shake up schedules, shedding 'Idol' and bringing back 'Muppets'

What would it look like if "The Office" was cast with Muppets?

May 27, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Car-centric cities leave the poor in the dust

A lot of things make it easier to get a job — education, experience, networks — but one of the biggest factors is just how easy, or difficult, it is for a person to get around.

May 27, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Worst way to transfer a truck to a boat

THE DOCKS — Some of us are mechanically minded, using innovation to solve the everyday problems in life. I’m looking at you MacGyver.

May 27, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


What happens if you give some families global aid and some families nothing?

The idea of global aid — giving a family a cow, or chickens, or micro-credit loans to start a small business — sounds like a good idea. But Dean Karlan wanted to know if it really works.

May 26, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? 2-year-old steals spotlight at NBA presser

BASKETBALL NATION — Postgame press releases are serious business, unless a 2-year-old takes the stage.

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


Are schools preparing students for the new workforce?

Will there be jobs for college grads in the future — and if so, which jobs?

May 26, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Best athletic shoe review

NIKE NATION — YouTube is a dark and mysterious place full of unusual interests and passions.

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


Why Facebook made this domestic abuse victim’s ‘skin crawl’

Facebook has drawn criticism in recent days from domestic abuse victims who claim the social network’s policy against anonymity has led victims to have unwarranted interactions with their attackers over social media.

May 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


I felt embarrassed, dumb and ashamed

Ellie shared a story with anonymousthankyous.com about her first semester at college. It wasn’t going well; she was failing in her stats class, but then a stranger came to her aid.

May 25, 2015 | Michael McCarlie KSL | State, National News


Why you should go slowly into a new relationship

Here’s a new piece of advice for young couples — don’t commit a “relationship DUI” (decision under the influence) and rush into making a long-term decision for your relationship before marriage.

May 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Why you should go slowly into a new relationship

Here’s a new piece of advice for young couples — don’t commit a “relationship DUI” (decision under the influence) and rush into making a long-term decision for your relationship before marriage.

May 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


6 shows to fill the 'Mad Men' void

As the curtain falls on another of AMC's most critically acclaimed shows, "Mad Men," fans may struggle to find shows that fill the void the show leaves behind. But in our modern culture of cable and on-demand shows, there are plenty of shows "Mad Men" fans might enjoy now or look forward to in the coming year. Here are some of them:

May 23, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Majority of Americans don't use sunscreen, study reveals

Just under 10,000 Americans will die of melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — this year alone. But the majority of people in the U.S. still don’t use sunscreen, according to a new study.

May 23, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


Viral video shows wife announcing pregnancy after 5 years of infertility

Grab the tissues. A YouTube video of a woman announcing to her husband that she is pregnant after five years of infertility has gone viral and will hit you right in the feelers.

May 23, 2015 | Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | State, National News


‘Batkid Begins’ trailer brings back little boy who captivated millions

SAN FRANCISCO — The boy who donned a cape and fought his way into the hearts of spectators across the world almost two years ago is back, and with a bang.

May 23, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


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