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10 new words added to the dictionary in the past 10 years

“Emoji,” “meme” and “jegging” are just a few of the new words now in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, turning them from slang and passing fads into official words.Merriam-Webster, and many other dic...

May 29, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Hot Topics

How to talk to your teen about pornography

Question:I just found out that my teenage son is viewing pornography with his friends. I am so upset about this I can't sleep or eat, but I am really nervous about bringing it up because I'm pretty...

May 29, 2015 | Kim Giles KSL | Hot Topics

More schools experiment with four-day school weeks, but do they help students?

For an ever-growing number of students across the country, every weekend is a three-day weekend — some educators say it’s even helping students learn more.While these shorter weeks have helped stru...

May 29, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Hot Topics

Want to lose weight? Watch where you put what you eat

Out of sight, out of … stomach? A recent study, published last month in the International Journal of Obesity (paywall), found that where you store your food at home could hold consequences for your...

May 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics

Cyber Civics: Building a brighter digital future, one classroom at a time

Earlier this year, middle school teacher Diana Graber’s 16-year-old daughter popped her head into Graber’s office asking for advice.Her concern wasn’t about school or boys but, to Graber’s surprise...

May 29, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics

Corps commander, Ports chief update harbor deepening progress

Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Port of Savannah on Thursday for an update on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. "The SHEP will create eco...

May 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business

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

What would it look like if "The Office" was cast with Muppets?That's exactly what ABC intends to find out this fall, when it will take Miss Piggy, Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie and more off the shelf for a...

May 27, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics

The most difficult jobs for robots

With the leaps and bounds being made in technology, a robotic future isn’t too far out of reach, especially given the amount of jobs ripe to be replaced by computers.For example, most people carry ...

May 27, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Hot Topics

Cancer charities fraud highlights need for donors to ask questions

Charges were filed this week against four cancer charities who allegedly misused millions of dollars of donations. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the suit represents one of the largest ...

May 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics

3 reasons running makes you better than her

It's too time-consuming. It's an exercise fad. I'm too old to start. My family will feel neglected. It's too cold; it's too hot. I'm slower than my toddler taking his first steps.Those were some of...

May 27, 2015 | Becky Squire FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Stop fighting about money with your spouse

Question:My husband and I have been married about two years and we simply cannot talk about money without it ending in a fight. He gets very angry if I bring up my concerns about our spending habit...

May 27, 2015 | Kim Giles KSL | Hot Topics

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.OK, so MacGyver’s techniques aren’t exactly real life, often dra...

May 27, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | Hot Topics

How do high schoolers get their morals?

Kendall Coffey is a good person, at least according to her mom.Admittedly biased by her role in her daughter's upbringing, Barb Coffey said her endorsement comes from watching Kendall succeed as dr...

May 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics

ECRP track team blazes through district meet

Six Effingham County Recreation and Parks track team members placed in the top two in their respective events at the district track meet in Swainsboro. Qualifying were Skyler Myers in the 10 and u...

May 27, 2015 | Staff report | Sports

Locals in the pros, colleges update

Pros Baseball Josh Reddick (Oakland Athletics) - Is an All-Star nod in the offing? Reddick is 6 for his last 14 at-bats, bumping his batting average back up to .314. He has seven home runs with 3...

May 27, 2015 | Staff report | Sports

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