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Americans oppose online surveillance, but not all are concerned

Americans are losing confidence in online government surveillance programs, a new Pew Research Center survey has found, but not as many are changing their habits because of it.

March 25, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Taylor Swift buys .porn and .adult domain names to protect her body image

Taylor Swift purchased two domain names this week — TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult — as a preventive measure against Internet users who might use her name to promote adult-related content, according to the BBC.

March 24, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Bill would make smoking in vehicle with kids illegal

As I write, the General Assembly has passed the 30th legislative day, or "Crossover Day," as it's commonly called. Any legislation that hasn't crossed over to the House or Senate is dead until we reconvene next year. For the remainder of the session, we will focus on reviewing House bills that crossed over to the Senate.

March 24, 2015 | By State Sen. Ben Watson | State, National News


'You can't handle the truth': 96 percent of Americans admit to lying

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."

March 24, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | State, National News


The Instagram effect: How the psychology of envy drives consumerism

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."

March 24, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | State, National News


Census testing digital nose-count in area

The U.S. Census Bureau is in the middle of an experiment to see if online data collection in the next nose-count of Americans.

March 24, 2015 | By Jessica Leigh Lebos Correspondent | State, National News


Meeting today on offshore drilling

The federal agency considering permitting the search for oil and gas deposits off the Georgia Coast and then possibly drilling for them has set a public meeting for today in Savannah.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | State, National News


Despite wage setbacks, economy is recovering

A recent Pew Research Center article reports that the U.S. economy in indeed growing and making a resurgence despite some setbacks.

March 24, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | State, National News


'The Jinx' makes good TV, but does it deliver justice?

Lovers of the hit true-crime podcast "Serial" and HBO subscribers have been hailing "The Jinx," the gripping HBO crime documentary that earned the network more than 1 million viewers for its Sunday finale.

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


Not all American women object to domestic violence

One out of every 10 American women feel domestic violence is justifiable — even though a vast majority of the United States (84.6 percent) disapproves of domestic abuse completely, according to the newly-released World Values Survey. The survey specifically asked whether survey participants found a man beating his wife “justifiable” or not.

March 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Miley Cyrus gets serious about homelessness

Miley Cyrus has taken her passion for youth homelessness to the Governor’s office of New York State.

March 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | State, National News


Date night — the secret to a happy and long-lasting marriage

Yesterday was National Proposal Day. Did you pop the question? Did your significant other say yes?

March 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


5 times family members received a gift from a loved one after their death

There really isn’t a perfect time to get over a loved one.

March 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Trailer released for next John Green movie, 'Paper Towns'

HOLLYWOOD — Fans of “The Fault in Our Stars” can gear up for another John Green book-to-movie adaptation coming this summer.

March 20, 2015 | Megan Marsden Christensen KSL | State, National News


Lego criticized for offering girls beauty tips

Should a girl under 12 care how flattering her hair is?

March 20, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


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How one woman unplugged from technology for her family — and you can, too

In the spring of 2009, California-based writer Sharael Kolberg did the math and estimated that she spent four months of her year using some form of entertainment technology — whether watching TV or surfing the Internet.

April 24, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Man stuck in seat belt, hilarity ensues

ROAD TRIPPINGTON — Seat belt struggles may be a “first world problem,” but none of us can deny the struggle is real.

April 23, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


PureFit PureFood: Simple steps to a healthier life

Devrie Pettit and Brecke Ure are more than just neighbors — they are the two women behind the blog and Instagram account PureFit PureFood.

April 23, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


Is the World Bank really helping to end poverty?

The mission of the World Bank is to end extreme poverty, but a new investigative report says that in some cases, it might be harming the world's poor more than helping.

April 23, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Migrant deaths at sea may shame Europe over humanitarian disaster

European foreign ministers met in Luxembourg Monday to respond to the deaths of thousands of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, as rescuers search for bodies from the latest and most deadly sinking.

April 23, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Anti-sex trafficking bill clears hurdles in the Senate

After weeks of difficult deliberations, the Senate on Tuesday reached an agreement on a bill that would provide support for sex trafficking victims in the U.S., including social services and job placement programs, and would help law enforcement crack down on criminal traffickers.

April 23, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


What your personality says about your salary

Would you say you’re an INFJ or ENTJ? Or what about an ENTP or INFP? Oh, wait, no, you’re totally an ENFP.

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


How car reliance is squeezing the middle class

Where your money goes — whether it's on housing or food — depends a lot on if you're rich or poor. But odds are, if you're middle class, a disproportionate amount of your income is getting sucked up by your car.

April 22, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Netflix's 'Daredevil' wrestles with faith amid rise of atheist TV characters

In its series revival of Marvel comics' "Daredevil," Netflix hasn't only chosen to make hero Matt Murdoch conflicted about the moral future of his community, but also a man of faith.

April 22, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Girl’s first viewing of ‘The Lion King’

THE SAVANNAH — Our first world circle of life dictates that we show the following generations the movies we grew up watching.

April 22, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


This professor makes a case for religious education in school

Joseph Laycock, an assistant professor at Texas State University, wrote an article for Quartz this week that advocated for religious education in school. His reason was simple: education on world religions can teach students a lot about the type of people they’ll meet in the world.

April 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


How divorce can break your heart scientifically

Those who get divorced are more likely to have a heart attack, according to new research published in the journal Circulation. The study found that divorced persons often suffer from chronic stress, which increases the risk, the BBC reported.

April 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


This playlist will help you fall asleep easily

Need help falling asleep? There’s a playlist for that.

April 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


The UK starts using age ratings for YouTube videos, why not here?

Three major music labels — Sony, Universal and Warners — are all participating in a new agreement with the British government with the intention of helping parents quickly decide which music videos are safe for their kids and which aren't.

April 22, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


13 countries with the most amount of religious freedom

A new study from the Pew Research Center unveiled the countries across the world with the most religious freedom, and found that Brazil leads the way with “virtually no measurable restrictions on religious freedom.”

April 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


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