Like thick-rimmed glasses, plaid flannel shirts and male pompadour haircuts, ugly Christmas sweaters are a hipster trend turned mainstream. The once off-kilter style is, since 2011, a nationally celebrated day.
December 02, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News National | Hot Topics
December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports
BERLIN, Germany - Listening to sad music while feeling down may seem like it could make matters worse, but it actually elicits positive emotions, according to a recent study.
December 02, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The type of approach we take to parenting has many origins: culture, family size, education, religion... The way we approach emotions in general also influences which parenting styles feel most comfortable to us.
December 02, 2014 | Whitney Barrell Deseret News National | Hot Topics
All new parents will attest to how adorable their new babies are. Sure, parents may be biased in thinking their own offspring are cute, but what about all things little?
December 01, 2014 | Wendy Jessen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
It has been over half a decade since the beginning of the Great Recession. During the first few years, the U.S. economy lost an estimated 8 million jobs. Although the economy has been slowly and steadily improving, there are many who are still in great financial stress. As the unemployment rate has trended down, so has the number of people choosing to leave the workforce gone up. One indicator of the extent to which Americans are still struggling is the increased enrollment in aid programs including food stamps, housing assistance and a program for women and children called WIC.
December 01, 2014 | John Hoffmire Deseret News National | Hot Topics
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JURASSIC PARK - If you couldn't get enough of the other three "Jurassic Park" movies, you are in luck, because another film is in the works.
November 30, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The Christmas season is my favorite time of year. I love the music, the decorations, the gift-giving and the general feeling of love toward others. Even though I get wrapped up in the joy of the holidays, there's a downside to this time of year. It can be tough on my budget. There are so many things to spend money on - gifts, charities, special Christmas activities. I often wonder how I will afford everything. I want the holiday to be joyful, not stressful because of money.
November 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Hot Topics
There are probably a lot of things you've heard you should experience before your life on Earth is over. There's the bucket list for believers and the YOLO phenomenon, but what about a bucket list for your marriage?
November 29, 2014 | Leah Perri Deseret News National | Hot Topics
In the United States, fire departments respond on average to a fire every 25 seconds for a total of more than 1.2 million fires every year, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
November 29, 2014 | Betsy Tracy Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A new study claiming that young adults are spending more than they are saving has come a few months after a study that said Millennials are saving earlier and more for retirement than any other generation.
November 28, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News National | Hot Topics
As a society, we've come a long way toward de-stigmatizing mental illnesses, including postpartum depression. However, misconceptions still abound about this very serious mental disorder. Sufferers sometimes feel reluctant to reach out for help, thinking they'll be judged unfairly. What women suffering from postpartum depression need most is compassion and understanding. While compassion is entirely dependent on you, here are 10 must-know facts that will help us all toward a greater understanding.
November 28, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics
We live in an age of rapidly advancing technology. We can control our thermostat hundreds of miles away, we have smartphones, smart cars and even smart TVs. Every day new technology is introduced and changes some aspect of our life. It seems many children can work wonders with the latest gadgets. As parents, we need to guide our children to use technology for good and reap its benefits, instead of allowing our children to spend hours shooting zombies on their smartphones.
November 27, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
It's been a year since Disney's "Frozen" hit the big screen, and even Disney apparently didn't anticipate the film to become one of its top franchises in such a short period of time.
November 27, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Turns out kissing really can give you cooties.
November 27, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder Deseret News National | Hot Topics
If you spend enough time with any group of co-workers, you may start to see them as your "family away from home."
November 27, 2014 | Greg Kratz Deseret News National | Hot Topics
One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.
November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing food safety recommendations on how to properly prepare a turkey to make sure yours is both delicious and safe to serve.
November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Lifestyle
Ashley and Nick Nabors are a family of two. But in a matter of time, they'll be a family of four.
November 26, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:
November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education
Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:
November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education