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Yes, you should try to change your spouse

Just for fun, Google this question: "Can I change my spouse?"

September 26, 2014 | Jason Wright Deseret News National | Hot Topics


6 ways to prepare for retirement

While retirement living can appeal to the nine-to-fiver with dreams of relaxing, traveling or buying a beach house, saving for retirement often breeds fear.

September 26, 2014 | Nicole Shepard Deseret News National | Hot Topics


University president takes pay cut to boost worker salary

Kentucky State University's president has decided to take a $90,000 pay cut from $350,000 so that two dozen workers at KSU can see their hourly wage rise to $10.25, Slate reported.

September 26, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Calls from parents distract teen drivers, study finds

If a teenager is talking on the phone while driving, chances are good that they're talking to a parent.

September 26, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Do you procrastinate at work?

Question:

September 25, 2014 | Kim Giles Deseret News National | Hot Topics


No sweats allowed

Shortly after having my kids (boy and girl twins) I went back to working full time. It was easy to keep up my appearance. I needed to look put together and professional and yoga pants and mom jeans were not allowed in the office. Now that I am a stay-at-home mom it is not so easy. The first thing I think of when I wake up is my kids. I go straight to their room and get them ready for the day. Then it's making breakfast, cleaning the house, entertaining two-year-olds and the list goes on and on. Before ...

September 25, 2014 | Megan Shauri Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Are you raising nice kids or mean kids?

Good parents want their children to grow up to be nice people. They don't set out to raise a meanie. However, they may be inadvertently doing exactly that. What parents reinforce in their children is what they become. A news report of a study by the Making Caring Common project found that "About 80 percent of the youth in the study said their parents were more concerned with their achievement or happiness than whether they cared for others. The interviewees were also three times more likely to agree that 'My parents are prouder if I get good grades in ...

September 25, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Fun and creative ways to teach kids to manage money

My 5-year-old stared at me through suspicious eyes while I explained to him why we couldn't just go to dinner. It wasn't in the budget. He pointed to my purse and said, "You have a card, right? Can't you just use the card?" That's when I knew I had missed a very important point while teaching my children about money. I set to work researching the subject of money and kids. Here is what I learned.

September 25, 2014 | Shannon Symonds & Erin Oscarson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Low vitamin D level may double risk of Alzheimer's disease

Increasing one's vitamin D levels may reduce the risk of illnesses that cause dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, according to international research led by the University of Exeter.

September 24, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Fabulous family traditions for every season

Family traditions are a fabulous way to unify your family. Whether your kids are one or 18, now is the time to start planning.

September 24, 2014 | Shannon Symonds & Erin Oscarson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


The do's and don'ts of kid competition

Kids have a natural love of competition. Tovah Klein, author of "How Toddlers Thrive," told NPR that the drive to compete develops in children around the ages of 4 or 5, when they start learning how to categorize.

September 24, 2014 | Emily Hales Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Spot a narcissist with one simple question, study says

A new study, published in PLOS ONE, reveals one simple trick to tell if someone is a narcissist - and all you have to do is ask. Apparently, narcissists love to tell people they are narcissistic.

September 24, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder Deseret News National | Hot Topics


How to overcome embarrassment from your child

As a parent, it is inevitable that your child will embarrass you one way or another. Whether that embarrassment comes from your child throwing a tantrum in the middle of the grocery store, yelling something humiliating in the middle of a worship service or telling a friend something personal, it will come.

September 23, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


How to kick your social media habit

That little computer in your hand is so smart. With it you can tweet, post, Instagram, follow, pin, chat, text, email, edit and even - get this - make a phone call. With endless apps and options for communication and interaction, it's easy to get addicted, over-stimulated and too involved in the virtual world. If the only way you ever spend time with your friends is via an app, or if you're more adept at displaying your emotions with emoticons than with actual facial expressions, it's time to move away from the phone. Use these 6 smart tips for ...

September 23, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


When does it become piracy?

One of the most implausible things about the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie was that Peter Quill has a mixtape from the '80s that has survived traveling in outer space for two and a half decades.

September 23, 2014 | Jim Bennett Deseret News National | Hot Topics


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Parents see adoption as chance to help others at home, abroad

Ashley and Nick Nabors are a family of two. But in a matter of time, they'll be a family of four.

November 26, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Be thankful — there's a theology of gratitude

In her mid-20s, Sara Hagerty didn't seem to have much to be grateful for.

November 26, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


4 unexpected health risks of smartphone use

Smartphones - and the apps, photos and texts that come with them - are hard to resist. Americans log more than an hour of screen time on the devices each day, according to a December 2013 data analysis from Nielsen.

November 26, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Holiday calories can lead to rapid weight gain

The holiday season provides a plethora of delicious treats that act as the gift that keeps on giving - to your thighs.

November 25, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics


What Taylor Swift's latest music video teaches us about jealousy

Taylor Swift's latest music video shows just how out of hand a relationship can get.

November 25, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Google street view heads into chimpanzee habitat

GOMBE, Tanzania - If you've ever wanted to roam among the chimpanzee habitat Jane Goodall studied, Google has made it possible.

November 25, 2014 | Celeste Tholen Rosenlof Deseret News National | Hot Topics


What's next for dead malls?

Last month, the National Retail Federation forecast 2014 holiday sales to increase a healthy 4.1 percent, higher than last year's actual 3.1 percent seasonal increase.

November 25, 2014 | Margaret Rock Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Stand for something, stand for yourself

Our parents, teachers and leaders admonish us to stand for something. We are supposed to be vertical for our values, our flag and our school fight song. Politicians tell us every couple of years what they stand for - a grand vision for America, a noble cause - and they stand against the invading horde of the enemy, the other party.

November 24, 2014 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Fitness app lets charities cash in on your daily workout

Gene Gurkoff started running marathons to raise money for Parkinson's disease when his grandfather was diagnosed with the disease. He ran a lot - eventually he would complete over 30 marathons. And yet, while he raised some money from friends and family, he could never raise big cash from corporate sponsors the way that a celebrity or sports star could.

November 24, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Why you should allow your kids to make mistakes

Children commit various levels of mistakes – tying their shoelaces wrong, hurting a friend's feelings, cheating on an exam, lying to parents or physically putting themselves in danger.

November 24, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko Deseret News National | Hot Topics


How 'The Hunger Games' prepares kids to deal with terrorism

Since she volunteered as tribute in Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" in 2008, Katniss Everdeen has been called many things.

November 24, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


When low-income housing is converted into luxury apartments

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


Stunning video pits science against music

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


3 things the Pope is saying about your family

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


'Normal Barbie' comes with cellulite, acne and stretch marks

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


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