WASHINGTON D.C. - The African lion may be a victim of extinction by 2050, but the United States has other plans.
November 01, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Most mornings by 7:30 am, I'm lucky to have finally won the battle with my "snooze" button. After rolling out of bed, I waste time checking my Instagram and choosing what to wear, often racing out the door a few minutes behind schedule. On mornings like this, I start my day feeling frazzled, lethargic or absentminded. In my rush to complete an hour's worth of preparation in 20 minutes, I have probably forgotten my lunch, my plans for that evening and maybe even my purse or cell phone.
November 01, 2014 | Karlie Brand Deseret News National | Hot Topics
It goes without saying that our brains are necessary for so many reasons. Not only do they maintain our lives by keeping our hearts beating, lungs breathing and body systems functioning, but they also help us to navigate through life. Humans have the most advanced brains of all living creatures. We have the capacity for performing higher cognitive functions such as complex problem-solving, holding and recalling memories, and making conscious decisions about behavior. The brain works quickly and efficiently, especially when properly cared for.
October 31, 2014 | Anastasia Pollock, MA, LCMHC Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The day for trick-or-treating is here and parents should be aware that while it can be a fun time for children to dress up and collect candy, it can also be dangerous. Before taking your children out on Halloween, here are several safety tips to know about and follow.
October 31, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Social science researchers are continuously conducting studies and surveys to check the pulse on trends in marriage and family. As society moves away from the traditional view of family, it's important to understand factors affecting family stability so you can keep your family strong.
October 31, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A study from China shows that people are rated as being much more attractive if they do one thing - and it's something that parents can teach their children to help secure their personal happiness and future success.
October 31, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics
With early voting set to conclude Friday, and election polls to open Tuesday morning, Republican state office holders and seekers urged their supporters to cast their ballots - and to make sure they spread the message.
October 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected
For more than a week, the largest sunspot in 24 years has been creating a dazzling show of solar flares.
October 30, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics
What's the scariest thing you've ever faced at work?
October 30, 2014 | Greg Kratz Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The word "reconciliation" means to become friendly again after a disagreement or argument. We may have family members or even spouses with whom reconciliation seems next to impossible. How can we heal these strained and broken relationships?
October 30, 2014 | Susan Swann Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A good portion of the more than 1 billion active Facebook accounts bear the name of a person who can't even walk yet.
October 30, 2014 | Jessica Ivins Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have approved amending its memorandum of understanding with EFACEC and approving a transfer and assumption to a new company.
October 29, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business
Life is full of decision points. Some decisions are fun, such as where to spend a vacation. Others, however, change the trajectory of your entire life. Choices about education, career, where to live, who to marry and whether to welcome children into your family have lifelong consequences. Often, decisions come down to choosing between somethinggood and something better.
October 29, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics
WASHINGTON D.C. - Statistics show online harassment is a growing problem.
October 29, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
There is a natural order in marriage. It begins with two people falling in love, believing that they are the most important person in the world to each other. As children come along they need to be cherished and loved but never more than your spouse. Then when they're grown and gone, it's back to just two people again. When these two remain in love, it provides a stability and a legacy for the children, no matter their age.
October 29, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics
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One Sunday while sitting around the dinner table, Louise and I began to tell Daddy stories, the ones that stretched back to the early days of his preaching life. Since I was born 12 years after he "made a preacher," as our folks said back then, I could only contribute what he had told me about those days, not what I had seen.
August 21, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle
Thai Life, a life insurance company in Thailand, has become known for its inspirational advertisements.
August 21, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A staycation is a great way to boost mental health and enjoy quality family time even if you can't afford a traditional vacation. Staycations have continued to grow in popularity since the downfall of the economy and many are looking to take advantage of the amenities and attractions their local destinations have to offer.
August 21, 2014 | Hilarye Fuller Deseret News National | Hot Topics
August 21, 2014 | Kim Giles Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Next time you procrastinate, overeat, lose your temper, text while driving, chicken out on a tough conversation - pick your sin - try something new.
August 21, 2014 | Joseph Grenny Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken its zeal for Islam to the point of madness reminiscent of Germany in the late 1930s. The accompanying infographic shows how religious minorities, including the Assyrians, Yazidis and Shabaks, have suffered as the ISIS militants have advanced across Iraq.
August 21, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A decade ago, while shopping for a set of Marx Brothers movies that had just been released on DVD for the first time, I was approached by a young store clerk who asked if he could help.
August 20, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Twenty-five years ago, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan debated whether a man can be friends with a woman he is attracted to in "When Harry Met Sally." Their ultimate conclusion was no, but Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan are here to revisit the question in "What If," a romantic comedy that either suggests that we haven't learned much over the last three decades or that relationships between men and women are always going to be complicated.
August 20, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Religion is by no means an unpopular subject throughout the world.
August 20, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Practice will only get one so far when it comes to music, according to a Swedish study of identical twins that suggests talent may be largely genetic.
August 20, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The choice to get married is filled with excitement. It is the culmination of uniquely intense feelings of emotional, physical and spiritual connection.
August 20, 2014 | Dave Specht Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A person's relationship with God can define his or her daily outlook on life.
August 20, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Putting children to bed can be a dreaded task. It can easily take several hours before your children are content and asleep. They may constantly hop out of bed, blurting out excuse after excuse to prevent them from sleep.
August 20, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
When you look at your face in the mirror, there is likely sun damage lurking under the surface that you can't see.
August 20, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Look at these cute babies in the video, all trying lemon for the very first time. They look repulsed, disgusted, angry at being tricked into eating something terrible by those they love. What type of horrible parent would subject their child to such torture!? Probably a parent who wanted a well-rounded, non-picky eater. After all, how can a child like lemon if she is never exposed to lemons? The question becomes, should you ever expose your precious kiddo to foods that are undesirable at first taste? It depends on your goal. If you're looking to create the world's ...
August 19, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics