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Amazon offers one-hour delivery in Manhattan and beyond

Manhattan recluses are rejoicing in the news that Amazon is launching a one-hour delivery service for more than 25,000 products. Other companies are following suit, giving Americans another reason to stay in sweatpants and never leave the house.

December 29, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Internet doesn't overwhelm most Americans, study finds

A new survey from the Pew Research Center found that the majority of Americans say they do not feel overwhelmed by how much information they can get online. Instead, they say they've benefited from it.

December 28, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


5 ways to get your marriage out of a rut

You don't have to be married too long before you realize that marriage isn't always lemon drops and gumdrops. Sure, it can be the most enlightening, peaceful and enriching thing in the world, but it can also be the most difficult and challenging thing as well. And, sometimes, it's not challenging or exciting. It's just bland.

December 27, 2014 | Aaron Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Fewer women are working now than in 1999, survey shows

The number of women in the workplace has declined 5 percent in the past 15 years, according to data collected by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and experts and other data show the recession, workplace dynamics and a choice to be a full-time homemaker as reasons for the decline.

December 26, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Some communities suggest penalizing parents for underage drinking at home

Increasing concern about underage drinking in residential homes has prompted a handful of communities across the nation to propose new local laws.

December 26, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Holiday lights brighten cities in outer space images

Holiday lights are visible even from outer space.

December 25, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Will Stephen Colbert bring his faith to 'The Late Show'?

Thursday night saw the end of the one of the most popular comedy shows in modern times, "The Colbert Report." Host Stephen Colbert will take up the mantle of CBS' "The Late Show" this fall after current host David Letterman retires.

December 24, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


What's in a name? Why Mary is disappearing

They're the most familiar names at this time of year, but Mary and Joseph are disappearing from the cultural landscape as quickly as Santa's sleigh at daybreak.

December 24, 2014 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Berlin's wise use of food vs. America's waste mentality

Berlin is a terrific city out of which now comes an important trend: wiser use of food. For example, through a network of food-sharing centers, Berliners can now give leftover food to others who can use it as well as receive food that others donate. It's all free. Thousands of people in Berlin and other German cities are becoming volunteer "food savers" who regularly go to stores, restaurants and other locations to collect and help put to good use tons of food that otherwise would be thrown away.

December 23, 2014 | David Blankenhorn Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Should you monitor your baby 24/7?

What could be wrong with an extra safegaurd to watch over your baby?

December 23, 2014 | Leah Perri Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Parents spend more than $500 a month to 'outdo' each other

A new survey from CouponCodesPro.com suggests that 72 percent of parents find themselves comparing their children to other children and 78 percent of parents feel pressure to "outdo other parents" - costing them an average of $532.87 per month, per child for extra clothes, parties and gadgets. Thirty percent admitted that they charged it to credit cards.

December 22, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News National | Hot Topics


5 gifts your kids really need this year

What's on your kids' Christmas list this year? If your kids are anything like mine, it probably includes all the toys, video games, movies, and clothes they believe will make them popular at school. As a parent, I want to give my kids all the things that will help them go far in life, but I'm coming to realize that I can't get that from a store.

December 21, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Buy now, pay later: Good deal or not?

Many retailers say they're making it easy to buy big-ticket gifts with 0 percent financing, but those no-interest deals can be very risky for shoppers.

December 21, 2014 | Bill Gephardt Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Unemployed men suffer more than unemployed women, survey shows

Weak growth, foreign competition and technological change have caused many Americans to be out of work, but men are handling unemployment harder than women, according to a new survey.

December 21, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics


7 habits of the happiest families

Hearken back for a moment to your old favorite family sitcoms. Not the modern shows with dysfunctional families, snide remarks and spoiled kids, but the classics. The old black and white or even 80s shows featured families we liked and trusted. We would have felt comfortable stepping through the TV screen into their homes.

December 21, 2014 | Megan Gladwell Deseret News National | Hot Topics


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Google and Reddit are cracking down on Internet pornography

This week, two notable Internet websites reevaluated their stances on pornographic material and have taken steps to eliminate this content from the public sphere.

February 27, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Jewish woman says modesty spans religions and cultures, launches modest online marketplace

Nava Brief-Fried is passionate about fashion and design, but most of all, she's passionate about helping women find modest clothing. That's why she created a modest marketplace for women around the world.

February 27, 2015 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Will living together before marriage really doom your relationship?

We were chatting with an acquaintance of ours who lives with his girlfriend and, during our discussion, we asked him if he was planning to get married.

February 27, 2015 | Linda and Richard Eyre FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Infertility: navigating your 'disenchanted' grief

Infertility is complex, not just the medical side of treating infertility, but the emotional side of treating it. Essentially, infertility, whether it's the inability to conceive, frequent miscarriages or otherwise, is loss. Many couples are surprised by the intensity of their feelings related to infertility.

February 27, 2015 | Whitney Barrell KSL | Hot Topics


Community saves autistic boy’s birthday party after none of his classmates show

KISSIMMEE, Florida — When none of her son’s classmates showed up to his birthday party, a Florida mother took to social media to express her despair. Within hours, her community rallied to make her little boy’s day nothing short of magical.

February 27, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Hot Topics


How the Internet is changing science

In less than a second, the sun makes as much energy as the United States uses in one year.

February 27, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


The Clean Cut: Groom makes vows not only to new bride but to new stepdaughter

Wedding vows often touch the hearts of a couple's close friends and family, but a video of one man’s vows to his new stepdaughter has taken the Internet by storm. The video was posted on Feb. 12, 2014, but it caught the attention of many websites this week and has now been viewed more than 1.3 million times.

February 26, 2015 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Hot Topics


Health professionals call for action to address gun violence

Leaders from the nation's top health professional organizations have issued a call to action on gun violence, co-signing an article published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

February 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics


Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' campaign turns 5, spurring videos, tweets, praise and criticism

February 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" initiative. The First Lady got her husband, President Barack Obama, in on the celebration this week, with a video of the pair asking Americans to share their favorite five ways to stay fit.

February 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics


High school graduation rates jumping, but some groups still lag behind, data shows

American high school students are graduating at record levels, new numbers from the Department of Education reveal, and progress has been made closing the achievement gap among black and Latino youths. Last year, 81 percent of American high school students graduated, a record high.

February 26, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Hot Topics


For kids older than 2, nap may only benefit tired parents — and it may disrupt sleep

File this one under bad news for parents of young children: A new study from Australia says little guys older than 2 don't benefit from a nap. And it may prevent them from sleeping well at night.

February 26, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


The few, the proudly employed, the coding boot camp graduates

Matt Jensen had a plan to land a job as a coding developer in the computer industry. He would first earn a bachelor's degree in information systems, which would immerse him in business management, coding language and computer security.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Hot Topics


Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

During her Academy Awards acceptance speech, actress Patricia Arquette delivered a message about equal pay for women.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Hot Topics


Legend's Oscar speech raises questions about more than race in the U.S.

Musician John Legend picked up an Oscar this past weekend for "Glory," an original song for the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, "Selma," and used his time at the podium to draw attention to America's black incarceration rate.

February 25, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Consumption of sugar, red meat is up worldwide

Americans are not alone in craving salty, sweet and all-around unhealthy foods, according to a new study on global health trends.

February 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics


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