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12 Ways To Care For Your Lawn

Only use organic fertilizer. To tell if a fertilizer is organic, and not made up of a bunch of yucky chemicals, look on the label for these three words: "It's Organic, Stupid."

July 15, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Man makes guitars that are inspired by classic cars

AUSTRALIA - People who love electric guitars and classic cars are in luck.

July 15, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Be true to yourselves: Colbie Caillat tells women they are more than makeup

Singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat enjoys going without makeup, and her latest music video, "Try," proves it.

July 15, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Why 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is well worth your time

PLANET EARTH - The eighth installment of the Planet of the Apes franchise, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," is now in theaters. While the film has some problems, it's likely the best film in the franchise as well as one of the better movies of 2014 so far.

July 15, 2014 | John Clyde Deseret News National | Hot Topics


3 simple steps for building financial independence

Every July 4, people celebrate our nation's independence by going camping, watching a fireworks display or grilling some burgers. Sounds like fun! Less fun, however, is living a life shackled to your debt. If you're interested in achieving financial independence, here are some tips to get you started.

July 15, 2014 | Georgie Miller Deseret News National | Hot Topics


The Clean Cut: Why one dad is 'rude' when a boy asks for his daughter's hand in marriage

Husband and wife Benji and Jenna Cowart are Christian singer-songwriters who use their talents to serve. But last week, the duo decided to add a reggae cover to their repertoire.

July 15, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Infographic: Bob Dylan manuscript sells for over $2 million

On Tuesday, Bob Dylan's original, handwritten manuscript for his hit "Like a Rolling Stone" was sold on auction for $2.045 million, shattering the previous record set in 2010 when John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for "A Day in the Life" sold for $1.2 million. The accompanying infographic details other rock and roll memorabilia and their respective auction price tags.

July 15, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics


School shopping on a budget

Summer is here and all attention is usually focused on finding a summer kid's camp or going on a summer vacation together.

July 15, 2014 | Hope After Divorce, Michele Sfakianos Deseret News National | Hot Topics


5 gadgets to help your garden grow better than ever

The availability of fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the best parts of summer and fall, but sometimes growing plants yourself can be a little tricky.

July 14, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Should the MPAA abolish PG-13 rating?

Is the MPAA's PG-13 rating expendable?

July 14, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


How Harrison Ford’s broken leg could affect 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Whether or not rumors that Han Solo is going to be the star of J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII" are true, Harrison Ford has definitely been the star of the production's recent headlines after having suffered a pretty serious injury.

July 14, 2014 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Board game roundup: Rebel Transport, Tantive IV make X-Wing even, Tantive IV make X-Wing even better

An unrealized film, working-class Brits who became soccer stars and America's obsession with celebrity are the subjects of documentaries that lead new movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week.

July 14, 2014 | Cody K. Carlson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Will we ever get another Harry Potter novel?

Is it true that Harry Potter is back? Well, yes. Sort of.

July 14, 2014 | Jim Bennett Deseret News National | Hot Topics


'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes":

July 14, 2014 | Shawn O'Neill Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Hospital elevator buttons should not be touched, study says

It's well-known that hospitals are full of germs and bacteria. What's less known is the amount of bacteria that is found on the buttons of hospital elevators.

July 13, 2014 | Alyssa Banks Deseret News National | Hot Topics


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Life's a journey, not a destinationj

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


How interfaith initiatives empower young people

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


Aren't they grand: 64 million-plus and not the grandparents you've met in days gone by

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


Colleges don't prepare students for real-life challenges, new book argues

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


Worst lies to tell your children

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


Criteria for Addiction Assessment

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


Bill Murray gives cast suggestions for all-female Ghostbusters

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


Cut the comparisons between stay-at-home and working moms

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


The Clean Cut: Ohio State marching band stuns again during halftime

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


For the Sake of the Children: Five Ways to Be a Better Ex

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


So help me God: Military practices face scrutiny from non-believers

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


Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy served sandwiches with a side of faith

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


Atlanta teacher cheating scandal a tragedy of teaching and learning

The trial of Atlanta teachers accused of falsifying test scores to meet ambitious progress targets is now underway. Some teachers facing up to 35 years in prison, the Los Angeles Times reports.

September 11, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Why don't more men teach?

Boys will rarely if ever encounter a male teacher until they reach high school, a fact lamented by many both because teacher's serve as important role models and because the lack of gender diversity tends to turn the profession into a prestige ghetto.

September 11, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Air travel: To recline or not to recline

It's become a national crisis. There's a war in American airspace and something must be done about.

September 11, 2014 | Doug Robinson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


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