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What did you learn about work-life balance this summer?

The calendar might not agree, but if you ask my children, they'll tell you today is the last day of summer.

August 21, 2014 | Greg Kratz Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Have You Seen This? Mind-bending projection mapping

TOKYO - Projection mapping isn't a new technology, but it's still in the phase of boggling minds. So projection mapping with real-time tracking might truly mess with your head.

August 21, 2014 | Martha Ostergar Deseret News National | Hot Topics


How premarital life affects future marital quality for young adults

Your prospects for a happy marriage may be tied to people other than your soon-to-be spouse. For example, the more people who come to your wedding, the better it bodes for your marital bliss. But the more serious premarital relationships you had before, the less likely you are to be happily married later.

August 21, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics


The Clean Cut: Thai commercial shares powerful anti-bullying message

Thai Life, a life insurance company in Thailand, has become known for its inspirational advertisements.

August 21, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News National | Hot Topics


How To Take A Staycation

A staycation is a great way to boost mental health and enjoy quality family time even if you can't afford a traditional vacation. Staycations have continued to grow in popularity since the downfall of the economy and many are looking to take advantage of the amenities and attractions their local destinations have to offer.

August 21, 2014 | Hilarye Fuller Deseret News National | Hot Topics


How to handle homework meltdowns

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August 21, 2014 | Kim Giles Deseret News National | Hot Topics


The fastest way to change your behavior is to change your environment

Next time you procrastinate, overeat, lose your temper, text while driving, chicken out on a tough conversation - pick your sin - try something new.

August 21, 2014 | Joseph Grenny Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Infographic: Islamic State threat to Iraqi minorities

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken its zeal for Islam to the point of madness reminiscent of Germany in the late 1930s. The accompanying infographic shows how religious minorities, including the Assyrians, Yazidis and Shabaks, have suffered as the ISIS militants have advanced across Iraq.

August 21, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Marx Bros. TV shows new to DVD

A decade ago, while shopping for a set of Marx Brothers movies that had just been released on DVD for the first time, I was approached by a young store clerk who asked if he could help.

August 20, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Witty 'What If' offers a new take on an old issue

Twenty-five years ago, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan debated whether a man can be friends with a woman he is attracted to in "When Harry Met Sally." Their ultimate conclusion was no, but Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan are here to revisit the question in "What If," a romantic comedy that either suggests that we haven't learned much over the last three decades or that relationships between men and women are always going to be complicated.

August 20, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News National | Hot Topics


15 religions you didn't know about but totally should

Religion is by no means an unpopular subject throughout the world.

August 20, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Musical talent may be largely genetic, twin study says

Practice will only get one so far when it comes to music, according to a Swedish study of identical twins that suggests talent may be largely genetic.

August 20, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics


10 questions every engaged couple should discuss

The choice to get married is filled with excitement. It is the culmination of uniquely intense feelings of emotional, physical and spiritual connection.

August 20, 2014 | Dave Specht Deseret News National | Hot Topics


10 relationships people have with God

A person's relationship with God can define his or her daily outlook on life.

August 20, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


3 tips for putting your child to bed peacefully

Putting children to bed can be a dreaded task. It can easily take several hours before your children are content and asleep. They may constantly hop out of bed, blurting out excuse after excuse to prevent them from sleep.

August 20, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


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Ask a therapist: How to find a good counselor

As a therapist and as owner of The Marriage and Family Clinic in Denver, CO, I get a lot of calls from people who want to set up appointments. Sometimes, people call just to set up an appointment and don't have many questions. Other times, people call because they've had a bad experience and want to change counselors. And, sometimes, people call just to get information.

October 22, 2014 | Aaron Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Have a soda — and a 50-minute run

A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other "treats" would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you drink a soda, then you'd need to run for 50 minutes to burn the calories off.

October 22, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Harnessing what happens when curiosity lights up the brain

Arousing a person's curiosity lights up the brain in ways that appear to enhance both learning and memory, according to researchers at the University of California at Davis, offering help to parents and teachers as they work with children.

October 22, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics


3 reasons why “because I said so” is the wrong answer

As a parent, it can be exasperating when your kids question your authority. You have a set of rules and you expect them to be followed, but there's no avoiding the inevitable question, "why?" In fact, you're lucky if that's all the defiance you get. In a more likely scenario, you might find tantrums, shouting matches or maybe even threats to run away.

October 22, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics


How to deal with a coach who bullies

Some coaches are loving and caring, and very aware of the young and impressionable children we are entrusting to them. They take their jobs seriously and can make a deep and long-lasting impression on those they coach.

October 21, 2014 | Stacey Meservy Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Poor, and middle-class give most to charity, wealthy pull back

As the recession has lifted, middle-class and poor Americans have given even more to charity, while wealthy Americans have held back.

October 21, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


10 things nobody told you about being married

You've heard that marriage isn't easy, that there are going to be trials, surprises and changes of plans along the way. People also tell you it's a blast and the best decision they've ever made. But did anyone tell you being married is also awkward? And sweaty? Being married is a lot of things, some of which no one tells you about ahead of time. Here's a head's up of a few things you probably haven't heard before.

October 21, 2014 | Katie Nielsen Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Are teachers getting behind Common Core? Conflicting polls muddle the question

According to new poll data from Scholastic, teachers are overall positive about Common Core, are more positive than they were last year, and are much more positive the more thoroughly it has been implemented in their schools.

October 21, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Expensive wedding ring results in higher divorce rate, study says

ATLANTA - They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, but they may not be a marriage's friend. Spending a large amount of money on a wedding ring or ceremony is linked to a higher divorce rate, according to a new study.

October 20, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Are you wasting your money?

Ever since I was a child, I have been tight with money. I learned from an early age to work hard for my living, and I became very cautious about what I spent my hard-earned money on. I would drive my parents crazy by walking through every store in the mall to ensure I was getting the best deal and to make sure there wasn't something better out there. I knew what I wanted, and I didn't want "buyer's remorse." This trait has served me well into adulthood. I am not an expert with money, but I ...

October 20, 2014 | Megan Shauri Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Mom’s guide to apps your teens are using

t's hard enough to keep up with the social lives of teenagers, but now parents need to keep track of their teens' digital lives too. New apps and social media platforms arise as quickly as fashion trends. It's hard to know which ones are appropriate for kids and teens and which ones pose risks. Here's a quick guide to 7 apps your kids might be using.

October 20, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Robust remodeling: Bigger isn’t always better

When it comes to home remodeling, we stand by the saying: "Bigger isn't always better."

October 20, 2014 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Pizza Hut brings back Book It program, enticing more adults to read

For children growing up in the late '80s and '90s, Pizza Hut's Book It program was a win-win: Read books, collect stickers, earn a free pizza.

October 19, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


How to get ready for flu season

Grab the tissues and cough drops-flu season is almost here! Influenza is a contagious respiratory disease caused by viruses. If your family has ever been hit with the flu bug, you know how awful it can be. I don't know whether it's due to good luck or preparation, but it's been several years since my family has been stricken. Get your family in fighting mode against the flu and other germs by doing these 6 things.

October 19, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Trimming the bite off of college costs

Liza Jeswald took awhile finding her stride in college.

October 19, 2014 | Nathan Wuorio Deseret News National | Hot Topics


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