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6 ways to protect your daughter from pornography's least discussed tragedy

We know the devastation that can result from viewing pornography. Most parents are aware that it becomes addictive and deadens the sensitivity of the viewer. Families and friends suffer when members become addicted to watching pornography. But what happens to the teen or young woman who is drawn into being in a porn film? It may seem flattering to her to be a "movie star". She may think doing this will bring her fame and popularity. Here's the truth of what really happens.

July 23, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Stopping domestic violence

The young man is so attentive that his young partner blushes, equal parts embarrassed and pleased that he wants her to himself. "He's jealous," she giggles to a friend as they watch him glower at the boy she's been teamed with in 10th-grade science class.

July 23, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Here's how violent, graphic and scary movies affect your kids

Movies are affecting people - from old to young - in a number of different ways.

July 23, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


5 reasons getting outside everyday is beneficial

: Your busy schedule may rule out doing much outdoors. You're constantly on the go. You do want to spend more time doing outdoor activities, but you feel it's impossible. Well, you have the inner power to make the impossible possible. The same way you dedicate time to other important things in your life, you should devote time solely to the outdoors. Choose the best time in your day to enjoy some relaxing fun outside. And if you don't want to spend the time by yourself, bring the family along.

July 23, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko Deseret News National | Hot Topics


‘Manor of Secrets’ is fun young adult fare

Editor's note: For fans of the British period drama "Downton Abbey," the fifth season can't come too soon. In the meantime, this is one of a half a dozen books - both novels and nonfiction - that have crossed our desks that have an upstairs/downstairs drama, are set in a similar era or may be of interest to fans of the historical series.

July 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Reid Deseret News National | Hot Topics


7 relationship problems you should stop arguing about

As a marriage counselor, I see all sorts of couples in my office. They come to me with problems ranging from infidelity to not putting the cap back on the toothpaste. When they decide to go to marriage counseling, most couples have decided that their problems are so big that they need to get it sorted out - or else. However, there are a lot of problems couples have that aren't really problems at all. They're small enough that it's not really worth the argument.

July 23, 2014 | Aaron Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


‘Orphan Black,’ ‘Cedar Cover’ on home video

The second season of the critical/fan-favorite sci-fi series "Orphan Black" has been released on Blu-ray and DVD, and Andie MacDowell's "Cedar Cove" is also out this week.

July 23, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics


How women and men communicate differently

Question:

July 23, 2014 | Kim Giles Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Author brings a new adventure to Spirit Animals in 'Fire and Ice'

"SPIRIT ANIMALS, Book 4: Fire and Ice," by Shannon Hale, Scholastic, $12.99, 185 pages (f) (ages 8-12)

July 23, 2014 | Marilou Sorensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics


'The Profligate Son' shares a cautionary tale of folly, vice in Regency era in 19th century Britain

Editor's note: For fans of the British period drama "Downton Abbey," the fifth season can't come too soon. In the meantime, this is one of half a dozen books - both novels and nonfiction - that have crossed our desks that have an upstairs/downstairs drama, are set in a similar era or may be of interest to fans of the historical series.

July 23, 2014 | Alexis Jones Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Runoff results

2014 runoff results

July 22, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


4 ways a strong marriage helps with everything else

When we hear the term "a strong marriage" we associate it to a perfect marriage. Just like anything else in life, nothing is perfect. We are not perfect. We have flaws. Moreover, the key to a strong marriage is to love each other through the happy and sad times and to work in unison even when you do not always agree.

July 22, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko Deseret News National | Hot Topics


The Folding Chair Conspiracy

Have you noticed that Western Civilization is rapidly running out of steam? I can tell you why in just two words:

July 22, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Distressed jeans designed by lions. Yes, you didn't read it wrong

JAPAN - Now is your chance to own a pair of "the only jeans on earth designed by dangerous animals."

July 22, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics


PG-13 is fast becoming another R

OK, hold your breath and try to take in all the AARP action stars of "The Expendables 3," which opens on Aug. 15. They are, in descending order of age: Harrison Ford (72), Sylvester Stallone (68), Arnold Schwarzenegger (66), Mel Gibson (58), Dolph Lundgren (56), Antonio Banderas (53), Wesley Snipes (51) and Jet Li (51), along with Jason Statham and Terry Crews, a pair of young pups still in their 40s.

July 22, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics


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5 simple ways to make your husband’s day a better one

Chances are your husband is not expecting a dozen red roses from you. However, he wouldn't mind hearing words of appreciation. Telling your husband how thankful you are for the things he has done or telling him how much you love him is a good start to making his day a better one.

September 22, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Year-round school calendar: Will it benefit students?

It's mid-September, and most schools have barely begun classes, but students at Rosa Parks Elementary School are getting ready for vacation. Fall break for the Portland, Oregon, elementary school starts on Sept. 22 and runs for three weeks.

September 22, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics


5 must-teaches to prepare your kids for adulthood

We teach our children to walk, talk, chew 32 times, brush their teeth, pick up their clothes and be kind to others. We teach them to turn off the lights when they leave a room and not to play with matches. We teach them to drive cars and send out thank-you notes. The list is endless. We teach them so much more than the schools they attend. We prepare them for life.

September 22, 2014 | Becky Rickman Deseret News National | Hot Topics


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Bridging the gap: Can empathy be taught?

Every semester since 2006, Kevin Blair has taught an introductory course on poverty at Niagara University. And every semester, he finds a business student who is only enrolled in the class to fulfill a social science elective, or simply needed three more credits to graduate - not because the student is interested in poverty.

September 21, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Top colleges that take rich and poor kids

As students flood the campuses of the country's elite colleges this fall, those schools remain, mostly, enclaves of privilege. This persists despite the fact that there are many high schoolers from low-income families that make top grades and test scores in numbers that are twice the percentage in the general population as at prestigious universities.

September 21, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Life-affirming lessons learned in an airport

I recently flew across the U.S. from Oregon to Massachusetts via California. Spending several hours traveling allowed me to indulge in one of my favorite pastimes - people watching. And while you might think a cross-country overnight flight would bring out the worst in people, the opposite was true. I observed several moments that proved to me the world is inherently good, and I can be a part of it. Let me tell you about 6 brief experiences that inspired me.

September 21, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Woman's happiness most important to having a successful marriage

How happy a woman believes her marriage is has a direct impact on the quality of her husband's life, according to research in the Journal of Marriage and Family. And that holds "no matter how he feels about their nuptials."

September 21, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics


The day the chase ended

So what? Every boy in the fifth grade had a crush on her. Why should I be any different?

September 20, 2014 | Joe Walker Deseret News National | Hot Topics


One little girl learns the true meaning of delete

For little children, it is the small things in life that can completely destroy their day. When one little girl deletes a picture on the camera, tears quickly come. It can break our heart to see children cry over the smallest details but do we often find ourselves doing the same thing? Has your mood ever quickly changed because your favorite pair of pants are too tight and you're mad at yourself for putting on a few extra pounds? Do you find that you quickly lose patience when your child constantly whines? Or, do the tears start to come ...

September 20, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


An experiment proves one secret to a happy family

It is no secret that parenting is hard. No matter whether your children are young, teenagers or even adults, your children need and deserve a parent who cares. Spending time with your children is important but it isn't just the amount of time you spend that matters, it is the quality of time. By making an effort to truly be present in your child's life, your relationship will grow and parenting may seem just a tad easier.

September 20, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


When it comes to TV's future, Millennials hold the remote

It was a landmark week for the showdown between big cable, who tie online services to network subscriptions, and Millennial viewers, who prefer to watch much of their TV online and a la carte.

September 20, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Did your child not get the "right" teacher this year?

Conversation heard between two parents standing in line at Giganto-Mart:

September 19, 2014 | Davison Cheney Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Teaching your daughter about body image

Question:

September 19, 2014 | Kim Giles Deseret News National | Hot Topics


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