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Brexit and American elections: Families can be torn apart by different ideas, but only if they choos

Families may argue vociferously the pros and cons of the British decision to exit the European Union. Across the pond, American siblings debate vigorously whether to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

June 27, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


How Brexit impacts the higher-education sector

The recent vote for Great Britain to leave the European Union has caused concern among higher-education administrators, since it may spark significant changes in the U.K. education system that then may cause ripple effects in colleges and universities in the U.S. and other countries, Fortune reported.

June 27, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Hot Topics


The Clean Cut: J.K. Rowling film 'Magical Beasts' introduces a new hero

J.K. Rowling’s magical world expands beyond Hogwarts.

June 27, 2016 | Kelsey Schwab Deseret News | Hot Topics


Boston Dynamics’ newest robot can load your dishwasher

WALTHAM, Mass. — If you’ve ever dreamed of having a pet robot that can clean up your messes, then you’ll love Boston Dynamics’ latest creation.

June 27, 2016 | Natalie Crofts KSL.com | Hot Topics


Michigan set to require genocide education for high school students

Holocaust denial won't fly in Michigan if the Legislature and governor have their way. A new law will require six hours of class time between 8th and 12th grades to study genocide, according to the Associated Press. The law specifically requires attention to the massacres of Jews under the Nazis and the Armenian genocide during World War I, perpetrated by the Turkish regime. The Holocaust is thought to have cost 6 million lives, the Armenian genocide 1.5 million.

June 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Hot Topics


Video game 'Thoughts and Prayers' mocks political inaction on gun violence

Americans are all reacting to the recent shooting in an Orlando nightclub differently.

June 27, 2016 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Are you exhausted 24/7? One of these factors might be the culprit

Tiredness never was happiness. Do you get a decent amount of sleep every night? Can you not function without napping during the day? Are you completely exhausted for no apparent reason? One of these diseases may be the culprit.

June 27, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Have You Seen This? Ghostbusters’ proton packs vs Luke Skywalker

THE SEDGWICK HOTEL — Sometimes a movie mashup video is so simple and elegant, it makes you angry because you didn’t think of it yourself, especially when the movies involved are two staples from your childhood.

June 26, 2016 | Martha Ostergar KSL.com | Hot Topics


What to expect from Costco switch from American Express to Visa

Costco has switched from 16 years of only accepting American Express credit cards to now only accepting Visa-branded credit cards — any Visa card, not just the new one for Costco's 81 million cardholders.

June 26, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


The growing rate of homeless students in the U.S.

The number of homeless teens attending school in the U.S. has doubled since 2006-07 to 1.3 million in 2013-14, and most of them are either minorities or members of the LGBTQ community, according to a new report by Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates.

June 26, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Hot Topics


Inside a private prison: One reporter's harrowing story

"If a inmate hit me, I'm go' hit (him) right back. I don't care if the camera's rolling. If a inmate spit on me, he's gonna have a very bad day.”

June 26, 2016 | Sara Weber Deseret News | Hot Topics


The Clean Cut: 'American Idol' winner performs emotional tribute to grandfather at the Grand Ole Opr

This 22-year-old country singer wished he could have had more time.

June 26, 2016 | Kelsey Schwab Deseret News | Hot Topics


Life, choices and looking for the positive

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to go a local early morning TV program and talk about some opportunities with the Utah Conservatory of Performing Arts, as I recently became the group's art director. I woke up that morning feeling a little nervous about what I would say and anxious about leaving my kids (again) for a few hours.

June 26, 2016 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Hot Topics


What is the National Week of Making and how is the country celebrating it?

You may not know it, but we are nearing the end of National Week of Making, designated by the White House as a time to celebrate innovations in science, technology, engineering, art, math and individuals who contributed to the Maker Movement.

June 23, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Hot Topics


Tender touch, cuddles help babies make it through drug withdrawal

Volunteers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are cuddling newborns who have withdrawal symptoms after exposure to certain drugs in the womb to calm the infants down and help them recover.

June 23, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


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Symptoms of oral cancer you should never ignore

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, about 48,250 individuals in the United States alone will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year ...

August 25, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Why I love the Olympics

In 1984, I was sitting in front of our television in Roseburg, Oregon, watching Mary Lou Retton vault her way into fame.

August 25, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Hot Topics


CNN headline likens being black to being a criminal

Issues of race are a huge factor in any U.S. presidential election, and they may be more noticeable in the 2016 election, where GOP ...

August 25, 2016 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Child care pay lags at bottom of pay scale, as advocates urge higher standards and better training

There is an emerging scientific and policy consensus that closing the school achievement gap between rich and poor will require educators and policy makers to ...

August 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Hot Topics


Have You Seen This? Living life in reverse

BACKWARDSVILLE — Watching things in reverse can be mesmerizing.

August 25, 2016 | Faith Heaton Jolley KSL.com | Hot Topics


Video shows mountain lion leap over tall fence

PASATIEMPO, Calif. — Some California residents are feeling a little less secure in their backyards after the release of a recent YouTube video. The footage from ...

August 25, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Hot Topics


Why parents should take a 'big pause' before co-signing that student loan

You may want to stare down the puppy dog eyes of a pleading son or daughter to cosign their student loan so they can get ...

August 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Hot Topics


Why bland entertainment is having a moment now

When most people think of playing video games, they think of violent, high-speed first-person shooters or racing games.

August 25, 2016 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


The Clean Cut: Dick Van Dyke surprises a crowd at Denny’s with ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ performance

Legend Dick Van Dyke doesn’t let his 90 years slow him down.

August 24, 2016 | Kelsey Schwab Deseret News | Hot Topics


Sexist Olympics coverage reflects lack of diversity in journalism

Olympic sports and athletes always become focal points for the media during the games, but this year some have pointed out flaws in the coverage ...

August 24, 2016 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


14 picture books tell stories about going to school

There’s a crop of new back-to-school books this year. Here are 14 picture books that teach about elements of starting a new school year ...

August 24, 2016 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Hot Topics


The Clean Cut: 9-year-old delivers 363 pizzas to Louisiana flood victims

Pizza is a popular food for 9-year-olds to eat on their birthdays. However, one boy spent his birthday giving boxes of pizza away to those ...

August 24, 2016 | Kelsey Schwab Deseret News | Hot Topics


Does homework help or hurt our kids?

As kids head back to school, that means homework is back in full swing, striking fear into the hearts of parents everywhere.

August 24, 2016 | Erin Stewart Deseret News | Hot Topics


Parents putting off retirement to pay kids' college tab

Amy O'Donnell laughs when she says she's working for her 21-year-old daughter Katherine. It strikes her funny because, while it's not literally ...

August 24, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


Five ultra young college students and where they went

Child prodigies who begin college in their late childhood or early teens are uncommon but not unheard of. The latest case to get attention is ...

August 24, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Hot Topics


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