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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Warning: This column may contain statistics - you should always remember that "statistics come to the aid of those who don't lie well!"
September 01, 2014 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion
Mr. Alan Mock and Dr. Ray and Angie Gaskin announce the engagement of their daughter, Cheyanne Mock from Springfield, to Allen Jackson of Clyo.
September 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Engagements
I don't need to look at a socio-economic graph or statistics about the 1970's poverty rate to know that my family was poor. There were a lot of us: 5 kids and 2 parents living in tight quarters. In fact, quarters that used to house horses. (Our home was a converted horse stable.) My Dad was the primary wage earner, and he worked long, hard hours at a dangerous job that was prone to lay-offs when business got slow. As kids, we were no strangers to free lunch tickets, "Government Cheese" and the occasional food stamps when times ...
September 01, 2014 | Shannon Kelly Badger Deseret News National | Hot Topics
I received a horrifying email from a test prep company today that basically told me that my children are destined to be unemployed slobs if I don't buy an academic enrichment program immediately.
September 01, 2014 | Erin Stewart Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Sixth-graders who turned off the TV and stepped away from other screens for a few days were much better at reading other people's emotions than those engaged with media during that same time, according to a new study published in Computers in Human Behavior.
September 01, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Is that recipe for dinner in a cookbook, pinned to a Pinterest board, printed out from a website or tucked away somewhere else?
September 01, 2014 | Alexis Jones Deseret News National | Hot Topics
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