NANJING, China - A new product may eliminate the stress of having umbrellas rendered useless by strong gusts of wind.
October 24, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics
"Think pink" is America's mantra in October, as breast cancer awareness takes center stage in sports stadiums, advertising campaigns and even religious worship services.
October 24, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Ah, mornings. Sometimes they go smoothly and my day is lovely. Other times, I feel like I'm behind before I've even begun. If your house feels like a staging zone for a major event as you try to get everyone ready and out the door each day, these ideas for changing your family's routine will leave you smiling.
October 24, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Erica Grayson got a job as a receptionist in the music industry when she was 20. By the time she turned 23, she was a record executive leading the way in entertainment.
October 24, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A Savannah man was arrested Wednesday on charges he sexually assaulted three young children in Effingham County.
October 23, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports
ATLANTA – Effingham County's unemployment rate shrank in September, even as the labor force grew, according to Georgia Department of Labor statistics.
October 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business
The flag has been in Trenton Spencer's go bag all across the globe.
October 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business
Resiliency is a fascinating subject of study pertinent to parenting. Children who are able to rebound from adversities are healthier psychologically and show better outcomes academically and socially, so it's in their best interest to develop a sense of inner grit.
October 23, 2014 | Whitney Barrell Deseret News National | Hot Topics
For the past five years, Mitch Hescox has served as president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. For 18 years before that, he served as a local church pastor. And for 14 years before that, he worked in America's coal industry.
October 23, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Ultimately, each of us is responsible for our own happiness. Sometimes it's easy to be happy, but the challenges of life often make happiness seem elusive. One way to keep going even when things are difficult is to think positively. Mantras can help. Here are 10 phrases to motivate and lift you when you're feeling down.
October 23, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, Florida, has created a petition against the popular toy store Toys R Us for selling action figures of the characters from AMC's "Breaking Bad."
October 23, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
As a therapist and as owner of The Marriage and Family Clinic in Denver, CO, I get a lot of calls from people who want to set up appointments. Sometimes, people call just to set up an appointment and don't have many questions. Other times, people call because they've had a bad experience and want to change counselors. And, sometimes, people call just to get information.
October 22, 2014 | Aaron Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other "treats" would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you drink a soda, then you'd need to run for 50 minutes to burn the calories off.
October 22, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Arousing a person's curiosity lights up the brain in ways that appear to enhance both learning and memory, according to researchers at the University of California at Davis, offering help to parents and teachers as they work with children.
October 22, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics
As a parent, it can be exasperating when your kids question your authority. You have a set of rules and you expect them to be followed, but there's no avoiding the inevitable question, "why?" In fact, you're lucky if that's all the defiance you get. In a more likely scenario, you might find tantrums, shouting matches or maybe even threats to run away.
October 22, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics
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Parents in well-to-do Bethesda, Maryland, don't love their children any more than parents in cash-strapped Cabin Creek, West Virginia. But the latter group of moms and dads are likely to spend less time reading to their kids or chauffeuring them to "enriching" extracurricular activities.
August 17, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics
I remember when I got my first cell phone. My parents gave it to me when I was a teenager. "It's for emergencies," they told me. It was big and bulky and so it stayed in my car's glove box most of the time where no one could call me. And I liked it that way.
August 17, 2014 | Aaron Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A few years ago, my colleagues and I did an experiment to test what induces people to lie - or tell the truth. Click here (registration required) to see the full experiment.
August 16, 2014 | Joseph Grenny Deseret News National | Hot Topics
In late April, news hit American audiences that the 300 girls at a Nigerian school had been kidnapped by the now-notorious terrorist group Boko Haram, and outrage ensued - headlines, hashtags, celebrity outcry.
August 16, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Research says the family dinner is a very good thing, but when you're sitting around the table, how do you get the conversation rolling? It's a challenge that books and newspaper articles are starting to tackle.
August 16, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics
According to a recent analysis done by USA Today, the American Dream carries a price tag of $130,000 a year. The annual breakdown includes essentials like groceries at $12,659, a 4WD SUV and other associated vehicle costs at $11,039. Extras include things like vacations, entertainment, internet and cellphone for a combined total of $17,009. Based on the U.S. Census Bureau, as quoted in the USA Today article, only 16 million U.S. households - one in eight altogether - earned enough to qualify.
August 16, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics
One blogger dad is calling for a boycott of playdates, at least for what the playdate has become among modern parents.
August 16, 2014 | Erin Stewart Deseret News National | Hot Topics
When you've been at this as long as I have - writing about movies, that is - you occasionally find yourself on a treadmill of repetition. This is one of those times.
August 16, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Every couple fights. Most of the time these fights don't last too long, and you get back to a happy relationship soon enough. But sometimes these fights last longer. A lot longer. It can last for so long that it even seems like you fight more than you actually get along.
August 15, 2014 | Aaron Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Throughout my career, I've had a love/hate relationship with one unavoidable part of the average office worker's life: meetings.
August 15, 2014 | Greg Kratz Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A convicted felon who fired shots at two Effingham County deputies was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on attempted murder and other charges.
August 15, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports
The nature of the relationship between my two oldest children might best be described by the words of Charles Dickens in "A Tale of Two Cities": "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
August 15, 2014 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
August 15, 2014 | David Rappleye Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The number of children being raised by their grandparents shot up, doubling from 2000's 2.4 million to 4.9 million in 2010, according to U.S. Census figures.
August 15, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Mary's Gourmet Diner is now famous for more than stone-ground grits and its Apple Butter Baby. The North Carolina restaurant made the national news over the weekend after a picture of a receipt showing the diner's prayer discount went viral.
August 15, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News National | Hot Topics