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How to pull off being your own general contractor

Recently, we had a conversation with a construction manager for large commercial projects about home remodeling and construction.

July 31, 2014 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Lego announces new Christopher Nolan inspired Batmobile

Comicbook fans, unite! Lego recently announced the release date of a Christopher Nolan-style Batman mobile.

July 31, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley Deseret News National | Hot Topics


There's a video for that: How YouTube brings DIY savings to everybody

Let's imagine someone needs to replace a taillight bulb on an automobile. Is there any way to navigate the strange screws, hidden plastic bolts and pins without breaking the thing? Thanks to YouTube, many of the most obscure, money-saving do-it-yourself repairs are shown in detail.

July 31, 2014 | Michael De Groote Deseret News National | Hot Topics


The Clean Cut: Jennifer Lawrence makes first appearance in new 'Mockingjay' trailer

Actress Jennifer Lawrence is featured in a new trailer for "Mockingjay - Part 1," the third film in "The Hunger Games" series.

July 31, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News National | Hot Topics


‘Wahlburgers’ leads TV shows on DVD

The A&E reality show "Wahlburgers" is on DVD for the first time this week.

July 31, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics


'Lord Grenville's Choice' makes for a quick, satisfying summer read

"LORD GRENVILLE's CHOICE," by G.G. Vandagriff, Orson Whitney Press, $9.99, 207 pages (f)

July 31, 2014 | Hikari Loftus Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Beauty inside and out

Girls today have a lot of pressure from society to look, act, think and behave a certain way. Trying to measure up to photoshopped and airbrushed images will only leave girls, and women, feeling inadequate.

July 31, 2014 | Wendy Jessen Deseret News National | Hot Topics


'The One' completes the Selection series nicely

"THE ONE: Book 3 of the Selection Series," by Kiera Cass, HarperTeen, $17.99, 323 pages (f) (ages 12 and up)

July 31, 2014 | Sharon Haddock Deseret News National | Hot Topics


#WeAreN campaign reclaims Arabic letter for Iraq's persecuted Christians

A global social media campaign is using the Arabic letter Nun to show support for Christians being driven out of the Iraqi city of Mosul as well as Nineveh, where Jonah in the Old Testament famously preached repentance.

July 30, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Hasbro offers a fun lineup of games this summer

Hasbro cleared more than $4 billion in net revenue in 2013 selling games and toys based on favorite and familiar brands.

July 30, 2014 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Lego announces new Christopher Nolan inspired Batmobile

Comicbook fans, unite! Lego recently announced the release date of a Christopher Nolan-style Batman mobile.

July 30, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley Deseret News National | Hot Topics


7 ways to get up when you're down

Life is full of events that can knock you down. Sometimes it's an actual tumble or accident that lands you in the hospital. Sometimes it's a death of someone you love dearly and can't quite imagine life without. Maybe it's the tragedy of being abused as a child.

July 30, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics


"Arrow" makes Green Arrow less goofy.

My latest excursion in Netflix binge-watching has led me to discover "Arrow," the CW's series that reinterprets a DC Comics staple character. As I'm a comic book junkie since way back, I ought to have been watching this show from the beginning, but I studiously avoided it in its first two seasons.

July 30, 2014 | Jim Bennett Deseret News National | Hot Topics


James Garner: a singular talent with his tongue in his cheek

James Garner had the kind of natural charisma that brings so much more to a motion-picture camera than merely a talent for acting out a role.

July 30, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics


'And So It Goes': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "And So It Goes":

July 30, 2014 | Shawn O'Neill Deseret News National | Hot Topics


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Rescued lion attacks man who saved her with huge bear hug

BOTSWANA - An excited lion pacing on the other side of a fence lunges at the man who opened the gate in what looks like a scary situation. But instead of mauling him, she jumps into his arms to give him a bear hug.

September 30, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder Deseret News National | Hot Topics


New Jersey teen to join fight against atheists over 'Under God' in pledge

The continuing back-and-forth over the wording of the Pledge of Allegiance is getting a new group of participants: three New Jersey public school students and their parents, all of whom want a court to reject efforts to strike the words "under God" added 60 years ago.

September 30, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Want that new gadget? Here are some ways to sell your old gear

Matt Anthes-Washburn, a software developer in Beaverton, Oregon, keeps an eye out for new technology and sells off older models to help cover the replacement costs.

September 30, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Don't forget to do these 4 things in front of your kids

Parents and experts alike often say that children are like sponges, constantly soaking up everything they see and hear. This is exemplified through research out of Cornell University, as the study explores how young children learn about cause and effect through their everyday experiences. It's only natural that a great deal of what children pick up comes from their parents.

September 30, 2014 | Leah Perri Deseret News National | Hot Topics


6 Mobile Apps I'd Like to See

Those brainy technicians and science guys just keep coming up with new mobile apps. They pop up like vampires at a blood bank. I've got a few app ideas I'd like those geniuses to work on – it would be a boon to mankind if they could create some of the following apps . . .

September 29, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


With addiction, treatment is always possible despite the unknowns

On Monday, Robin Williams' sudden death, which has been linked to mental illness, brought attention to the struggle many Americans face with addiction. According to The Hollywood Reporter, his death may have been the final result of a thirty-year battle with cocaine and alcohol which first began in the 1980s.

September 29, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Success of baby-clothing business surprises stay-at-home mom

Becoming a new mother means experiencing a range of emotions, like love, excitement, stress and fear.

September 29, 2014 | Lindy Phippen Smith Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Time to kill the exclamation point!

Just now, I sent an email to my sister with approximately seven exclamation points at the end. She just got a new job in New York City, and I wanted to show my ecstatic support!!

September 29, 2014 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News National | Hot Topics


12 things that don't make sense as teens but totally do as adults

What people experience as teenagers has outlasting effects on their adult lives.

September 28, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Weddings are more expensive than ever, but they don't need to be

The expected cost of a wedding makes many people resentful toward the idea of marriage, but the ceremony doesn't have to be a costly affair.

September 28, 2014 | Emily Hales Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Having fun: a key ingredient in sports

Recently, I received an email from a reader seeking advice on how she could improve her chances of receiving a college athletic scholarship. She first wanted to know if I knew of any private coaches who could help improve her times (she is a track athlete).

September 28, 2014 | Arianne Brown Deseret News National | Hot Topics


The digital divide: can technology really help end poverty?

Facebook launched a new app last week, but it's only available in Zambia where only about 11 percent of the population uses the Internet. The app, Internet.org, is an effort to connect "every one of us. Everywhere," its slogan touts.

September 28, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News National | Hot Topics


5 Important Things You Should Know About Men

Men are a mystery – not only to women, but to themselves. The number of books, videos, lectures, and seminars on this tantalizing subject are beyond count. I don't pretend to be an expert in the field of Virility Explication, but I notice things. And I've noticed exactly 5 things that all men have in common. So if you plan on marrying one, hiring one, or living next door to one, you need to heed the following:

September 27, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Loving your kids when they drive you crazy

Have your kids ever made it hard for you to decide whether to give them a big hug or tear your hair out? You aren't alone. In this video, YouTuber Katie Crank sings her own rendition of Keith Whitley's "When You Say Nothing at All" with all four of her boys doing what little boys do in the background. In her first words she sings, "It's amazing how you can destroy everything. Without saying a word, you can make things unclean."

September 27, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics


The challenges of parenting: Sometimes you just need some space

When you become a mom, many people share advice with you and often that advice includes "give yourself some space." It is normal to want to spend time with your children but as they grow older, become more mobile and curious about the world around them, they begin to get into everything. They begin to ask a million questions. They begin to drive you a little insane.

September 27, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


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