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5 expert tips for getting a better night's sleep

Although feeling tired can be caused by stress or a change in seasons, one of the most common causes is low sleep quality.

December 27, 2016 | Cosette Jarrett FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Have You Seen This? Air Force Band surprises veterans with holiday flash mob



THE SMITHSONIAN — Witnessing a surprise performance of the United States Air Force Band would be a treat any time of year, let alone at Christmastime during a visit to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

December 27, 2016 | Mary Dalrymple KSL.com | Hot Topics


Helping your child combat stress

Stress is a part of everyday life for most people, children included. Of course, stress has a negative connotation, but it’s really just a natural reaction to the reality of existing in a large world. We’re not always going to be comfortable.

December 27, 2016 | Jeriann Ireland FamilyShare | Hot Topics


10 Habits that people with flawless skin ALWAYS do

Everyone knows how delicate their skin is, but did you know the skin on your face is the most sensitive of all. Every day it takes on pathogens and bacteria in the air that cause harm and damage if you don't keep up on your skincare routine.

December 27, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Hot Topics


The Clean Cut: 10-year-old girl with autism, ADHD sings powerfully beautiful rendition of ‘Halleluja

We’ve heard the song “Hallelujah” covered time and time again. From Leonard Cohen’s original to the more recent cover from Pentatonix.

December 27, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Hot Topics


Have You Seen This? Cop helps speeding student

RUSH HOUR — Imagine you’re a young, male college student on your way to give an important class presentation.

December 27, 2016 | Martha Ostergar KSL.com | Hot Topics


Brothers save for 5 years, surprise mom with BMW

WOLLONGONG, Australia — An Australian mother raised her boys to set goals and work hard, and that lesson paid off in an unexpected way when they surprised her with her dream car they’d saved up for years to buy.

December 27, 2016 | Jessica Ivins KSL.com | Hot Topics


Video shows bobcat catching large salmon

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — While bobcats may be smaller than cougars, they can still pack a punch.

December 26, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Hot Topics


Christmas letters are family history records for the future

A Christmas card, 2016.

December 26, 2016 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Have You Seen This? Anti-bully tips from Christmas bully Scut Farkus

HOHMAN, Indiana — If watching “A Christmas Story” is a tradition in your family, you know that bully Scut Farkus is about the meanest movie bully a kid named Ralphie could ever encounter.

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


How your family can avoid the post-Christmas letdown

You don't have to dwell in the Terrible Twos to think "Is that all there is?" after everything's unwrapped and the Christmas feast is a memory but for the tight clothes.

December 26, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Hot Topics


Last-minute gadget gifts for holidays

Are you at a loss over what to get that one person on your list? You know, that one person for whom it is so difficult to find the perfect gift?

December 24, 2016 | Amy Iverson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Video shows cougar drag deer off family’s porch

Editor's note: Some viewers may find the video disturbing since it shows dead wildlife so watch at your discretion.

December 24, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Hot Topics


‘The Emoji Movie’ trailer is here. Cue the shruggy face

Emojis will move from your smartphone screen to the silver screen next year.

December 22, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Hot Topics


If you've ever gone on a diet, read this

If you've ever dieted, you're familiar with the pendulum swing you experience when you're trying to stick to a rigid set of food rules. The pendulum swings from restriction and deprivation over into overeating and bingeing. One day you're "good" the next day you're "bad" and your self-confidence (and likely your health, too) have suffered as a result.

December 22, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Hot Topics


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Sharing the struggle of mental illness

BOISE, Idaho — Teenager Eric Walton says his battle with mental illness short-changed his childhood. Now at 17 years old, he's speaking out about the ...

February 25, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Hot Topics


Is it your period or are you pregnant? Here's how to tell the difference.

If you’re trying to get pregnant, you might feel excitement and anxiety when that time of the month rolls around. You’ve researched early ...

February 25, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Hot Topics


How Oscar-nominated movies are tackling this lingering stereotype (it’s not the one you think)

When people think of scientists in the movies, they may conjure up images of an old man in a lab coat with Einstein hair, bent ...

February 25, 2017 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


The Clean Cut: Town learns sign language for 22-year old man

In 2015, Samsung released a video announcement that it would open a video call center in Turkey by surprising a 22-year-old man who is hearing ...

February 25, 2017 | Brooke Facer Deseret News | Hot Topics


3 strange things that are actually normal during menstruation and 5 that indicate something’s wrong

Do you remember your first period? Even if you’d already been warned it was coming, it was still kind of crazy that it's ...

February 24, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Hot Topics


How to build a one-match fire every time

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — From the moment cavemen discovered it, humans have remained obsessed with fire. It’s the focal point of any camping trip and ...

February 23, 2017 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Hot Topics


Toy wands sold at Disney shows recalled due to safety risk

Feld Entertainment has issued a recall of the light-spinner toy wands sold at Disney On Ice and Disney Live shows October through November 2016 for ...

February 23, 2017 | Caresa Alexander Randall Deseret News | Hot Topics


Are you mistaking a sign of cancer for a spider bite? Studies show this is a serious problem

When it's cold outside, you may find your house turning into a spider habitat. These cold-blooded, eight-legged creatures move to warmer spaces (like your ...

February 23, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Hot Topics


This dad ignores doctor’s advice to pull the plug on his one-year-old daughter: Days later, she open

The doctors said one-year-old Marwa will never be able to breath on her own again, but her parents begged to just give her more time ...

February 23, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


8 weight loss benefits of eating oatmeal you don't know about

Growing up, I always thought oatmeal was disgusting. Every time my mom made it for breakfast, I would hardly touch it. I’d much rather ...

February 23, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Hot Topics


10 things you can do right now to help your child's self-esteem

In today’s visual-driven world, it's easy for kids to pick up on their supposed “shortcomings”. More than ever, parents need to be aware ...

February 23, 2017 | Brandon Doyle FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Vintage soda biscuit recipe hearkens back to simpler times

There is a crazy thrill in finding a vintage recipe. It's a window into a simpler lifestyle, one free of fast food, nuked frozen ...

February 23, 2017 | Shannon M. Smurthwaite Deseret News | Hot Topics


How to limit explicit music pumping through your kids' headphones

Right now of the top 50 songs on iTunes, 15 have a little red box with an "E" next to it. That "E" tells listeners ...

February 23, 2017 | Amy Iverson DeseretNews.com Web Team | Hot Topics


Transplant patient gets an early Valentine's Day gift: The chance to hold her own heart

Lisa Salberg got an early Valentine’s Day gift this year: a transplant — and the chance to hold her old heart.

February 23, 2017 | Herb Scribner News Division | Hot Topics


Have You Seen This? Alex Trebek is our favorite rapper



DOUBLE JEOPARDY — Alex Trebek — the Canadian septuagenarian who has hosted “Jeopardy!” since 1984 — is making waves after a rap category on the perpetually popular game ...

February 23, 2017 | Angie Treasure KSL.com | Hot Topics


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