t's hard enough to keep up with the social lives of teenagers, but now parents need to keep track of their teens' digital lives too. New apps and social media platforms arise as quickly as fashion trends. It's hard to know which ones are appropriate for kids and teens and which ones pose risks. Here's a quick guide to 7 apps your kids might be using.
October 20, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
When it comes to home remodeling, we stand by the saying: "Bigger isn't always better."
October 20, 2014 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
For children growing up in the late '80s and '90s, Pizza Hut's Book It program was a win-win: Read books, collect stickers, earn a free pizza.
October 19, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Grab the tissues and cough drops-flu season is almost here! Influenza is a contagious respiratory disease caused by viruses. If your family has ever been hit with the flu bug, you know how awful it can be. I don't know whether it's due to good luck or preparation, but it's been several years since my family has been stricken. Get your family in fighting mode against the flu and other germs by doing these 6 things.
October 19, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Liza Jeswald took awhile finding her stride in college.
October 19, 2014 | Nathan Wuorio Deseret News National | Hot Topics
American families aren't as prominent as they used to be, according to Michael Wear of The Atlantic, who says the amount of families, as well as the importance of them in the American mindset, has dropped significantly in recent years.
October 19, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics
How many times have you uttered the words, "Say you're sorry!" only to get a lame "Yeah... sorry... whatever" in response? Telling our kids to apologize to their siblings, friends and to us often feels like an exercise in futility. We know they don't really mean it. They know they don't really mean it. The person who's been wronged knows they don't really mean it. There has to be a better way.
October 18, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Highly educated, more economically successful families are prioritizing and committing themselves to marriage and parenting more than ever before, even as society as a whole seems to be turning away from family commitments.
October 18, 2014 | Linda and Richard Eyre Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Before social media hit the scene, most teens used to spend time every day talking to their friends on the phone. With the rise of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, kids and teens now have a host of mediums through which they can communicate with their social groups.
October 18, 2014 | Robynn Garfield Deseret News National | Hot Topics
As of Sept. 30, the unemployment rate in the United States was 5.9 percent - the lowest since 2008, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
October 18, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News National | Hot Topics
In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.
October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local
According to Religion News Service, about one in five people read the Bible on a regular basis, and 77 percent of Americans see the work, and the lives of popular biblical figures, such as Jesus, Peter and David, as important for daily life.
October 17, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics
When thirty-year-old Emily and her husband divorced, leaving Emily with full-custody of their two preschool children, she didn't know if she'd make it through the day let alone through the weeks and months that were to come. Divorce had never been part of her long-term plans. Neither had single parenting. Yet here she was; going back wasn't an option.
October 17, 2014 | Michele Howe Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Growing up in Charleston, South Carolina, in the 1960s and '70s, Odell Clevelandleveraged his basketball skills to land a college scholarship. The 6-foot-3 Cleveland would go on to earn a place in the University of South Carolina Upstate's Athletics Hall of Fame.
October 17, 2014 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A 5-year-old English girl is turning heads and opening wallets with stunning watercolor paintings that have drawn comparisons to Claude Monet, the French 19th century impressionist. In the process, she is also drawing renewed attention to the untapped potential often hidden by autism and the use of art therapy as a treatment and outlet for autistic children.
October 17, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics
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At a recent family reunion held on a small academic campus, we shared a breakfast table with three teenage students. During our conversation, one of them asked hesitantly, "So, why are you here?"
August 31, 2014 | Laura Bunker Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Harry Potter's spell on the American public may never find its end.
August 31, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Henry Ford said that "anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty." Technology today provides many opportunities for learning at any age, whether apps for preschoolers, podcasts for parents on the run, or certificate courses for the busy professional. Here are four ways to learn online for free.
August 31, 2014 | Emily Christensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A 10-year analysis found that disabilities among American kids are on the rise, especially mental and developmental issues, according to The Associated Press. In 2012, 8 percent of American children were reported to have disabilities, compared to 7 percent in 2000.
August 31, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Being a member of a family is a tremendous blessing that, unfortunately, many of us take for granted. We all have bad days with our family. We have children who we may want to run and hide from, a spouse that makes us angry and even extended family that may just drive us nuts.
August 30, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
It starts early. There are things we need to teach our children, especially our teenage and young adult children, about marriage that sometimes gets lost in what seems to be acceptable behavior in today's world. More specifically, sexual involvement before marriage. Our teens and young adults seem to be clueless about the seriousness of their sexual behavior and how it will affect their future marriage.
August 30, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics
It wasn't that I didn't want to mow the lawn that late summer afternoon when I was 13.
August 30, 2014 | Joe Walker Deseret News National | Hot Topics
When the new school year kicks life into high gear, it's important to remember this: Do not bang your head against the wall or yearn to burrow yourself into a deep hole. Balancing work, school and activities with an organized, well-oiled household is feasible.
August 30, 2014 | Megan Gladwell Deseret News National | Hot Topics
"Newhart," "The Good Wife" and both "NCIS" shows lead TV series season sets on Blu-ray and DVD this week.
August 30, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics
August 30, 2014 | Mike Whitmer Deseret News National | Hot Topics
August 29, 2014 | Michelle Garrett Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Your relationship status may depend a lot upon where you're living.
August 29, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A good marriage doesn't mean the spouses agree on everything, but different views on budgeting can lead to problems that a husband and wife might not expect.
August 29, 2014 | Michael De Groote Deseret News National | Hot Topics
HOUSTON - A Texas mom frustrated that her son never returns her texts has designed an app that takes control of a child's phone until they text or call their parent back.
August 29, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The city of Rincon honored another group of World War II veterans Monday, recognizing Wilfred Davis Sr., Edwin Exley, Eustace Ford, M.C. "Monk" Jaudon, Hubert Outler Sr., Thomas Owens and Louis Scott.
August 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town