A high-rise near Wrigley Field in Chicago had tiny rooms with peeling paint, but it offered a home to those who were too poor to pass a credit check, save up first and last month's rent, or make the other stiff qualifications that make it difficult to get into housing in an urban market.
November 23, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
NEW YORK CITY - When science and music come together, it can be a beautiful sight.
November 23, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Over 350 religious leaders, scholars and thinkers gathered at the Vatican in November for an interfaith conference emphasizing the importance of families to global societies.
November 23, 2014 | Megan Wallgren Deseret News National | Hot Topics
PITTSBURGH - The "Normal Barbie" is now available for purchase, and children can soon add stretch marks, acne and a touch of cellulite to their dolls.
November 23, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The making of a peace activist: What psychology can tell us about solving the Israel-Palestine confl
On a recent fall afternoon, a crowd of Arabs and Jews gathered in front of the concrete wall that divides Israel from the Palestinian territories, holding signs reading, "Revenge is not a political plan" and "Stop the violence! Yes to coexistence!"
November 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Stuart Deseret News National | Hot Topics
CURIOSITY TOWN - Kids are curious, which is how it should be. Curiosity helps kids as they're learning to negotiate the world around them.
November 22, 2014 | Martha Ostergar Deseret News National | Hot Topics
After 21 years, Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato are leaving the kitchen counter to explore the rest of the house in the spin-off series
November 22, 2014 | Ginny Romney Deseret News National | Hot Topics
It's been said that gratitude is the beginning of all virtues, and there's a reason. With a grateful heart we open our souls to what is and what can be, and embrace the best of what has been. But surprisingly, even small changes can create significant life shifts.
November 22, 2014 | Connie Sokol Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Riders on life's emotional roller coaster, rejoice. There's a scientific explanation for confusing shifts between emotional extremes.
November 21, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Advances in artificial intelligence (also known as robots) taking over the workplace will make 50 percent of occupations redundant by 2025, according to a new report by the real estate consulting firm CBRE.
November 21, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Budgeting for a big family means stretching resources and making expenditures do double duty (or more). Here are eight budget categories to help you use it up, wear it out, make it do or go without.
November 21, 2014 | Katrina Palmer Deseret News National | Hot Topics
When I was a kid, my father always used to take me to the model airplane track to see small prototypes tested. These prototypes were led by a guide, and were able to do takeoffs, stunts, flips and landings. While my father watched the show, my thoughts revolved around the importance of his presence beside me. Furthermore, the gentle manner in which he treated my mother was a great example to me of how I should treat her. His smile and his respectful and friendly demeanor were my model of how I should treat others. Whenever we made mistakes or ...
November 21, 2014 | Bruno Morise Silva Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Plans for a mammoth movie studio project have passed another test, after the Coastal Regional Commission approved Moon River Studios' development of regional impact application.
November 20, 2014 | Staff report | Business
We walk a fine line trying to protect our children. In no arena is this more evident than reviewing banned books. States have a long history of banning potentially offensive books from school curriculum, but what happens when a vocal minority forces censorship on the masses? Many books that model socially proactive behavior face the chopping block every year, dividing parents, educators, and lawmakers into contentious factions. Here are 15 examples of banned books with merit.
November 20, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Women are often said to be more emotional than men, and a new study shows why that may be.
November 20, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
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For recent college grads, sometimes doing an unpaid internship for a nonprofit is a nonoption.
September 15, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A Washington Post writer has stirred up a hornet's nest, reporting Monday that a 13-year-old Washington, D.C., piano prodigy was flushed out of the public school system and into homeschooling because the district was bureaucratically unable or unwilling to accommodate her unconventional training and performance schedule.
September 15, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics
In a crowded university auditorium, a young woman leaned over to her neighbor and asked, "Have you heard of this guy before?"
September 14, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News National | Hot Topics
From the time she was a little girl, my mother dreamed of having a large family. When her friends back in the Roaring Twenties talked about not wanting children, or at most one or two, Mom would unapologetically announce her intention to have "at least a dozen."
September 14, 2014 | Joe Walker Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The authors of a stinging 2011 book castigating colleges for leaving students adrift on campus are back with a new book, based on a survey of 1,000 recent graduates, that finds they are doing little better now that they have graduated.
September 14, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Most grandparenting research looks at grandparents who live with their grandchildren or the frail elderly who live in long-term care or assisted settings. That misses most of the 64 million-plus grandparents, including a large group of "midlife"
September 14, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Many of us picture addicts as druggies in dark alleyways, and that kind of stereotyping is exactly why the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) released its latest revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) this year. The DSM-V is the universal manual for diagnosing mental and behavioral health issues, and this newest revision eliminates the addiction categories and replaces it with a new category for substance use related disorders.
September 13, 2014 | Emily Christensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
It's easy to tell our kids little white lies to buoy them up when they are down. And sometimes that's a good thing. How they feel about themselves gives them a better attitude and helps them make it through tough times.
September 13, 2014 | Becky Rickman Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Mothers everywhere are relishing in a few quiet moments as their kids head back to school. For me, the start of preschool next week and school this week means I get to work during daylight hours instead of typing late at night in the office like the woman from the crypt. I also lose my helper, and my 4-year-old loses her best big sister playmate all day, which means I am subjected to a lot more playing "Frozen "and doll house and "I'm-the-cat, you're-the-owner" type shenanigans.
September 13, 2014 | Erin Stewart Deseret News National | Hot Topics
GHOSTBUSTER LAND - "Ghostbusters" was recently re-released in theaters to celebrate its 30-year anniversary, and hype around the movie has been high lately. On top of the re-release we're also getting a special Blu-ray release, and rumors of a new movie are picking up more and more steam.
September 13, 2014 | John Clyde Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment next week to help Pinnacle Workforce Logistics hire about 30 workers for a warehouse in Pooler.
September 12, 2014 | Staff report | Business
You don't want to think about it – but then it happens. Divorce. It can be ugly. It can be a relief. But when you've got kids the post-earthquake shocks can feel off the Richter. But it doesn't have to be that way.
September 12, 2014 | Heather Merrill Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The Ohio State marching band celebrated its team's home opener with a nine-minute halftime-show tribute to classic TV series.
September 12, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy's death at age 93 early Monday caused chicken sandwich fans and Christians alike to mourn the loss of a man whose faith was essential to the restaurant's business model.
September 12, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Atheists and non-believers are targeting military installations over religious accommodations and statements, advocacy groups and media sources report.
September 12, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News National | Hot Topics