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Children read mean tweets to show the damaging effects of cyberbullying

Hear the phrase “read mean tweets” and you probably think of Jimmy Kimmel, whose late-night talk show has popularized the reading of mean social media comments.

March 17, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics


St. Patrick's Day revelries inspire safe driving campaigns

St. Patrick's Day is associated with many activities in the American imagination: Pinching people who don't wear green, dying the Chicago River and drinking to excess, to name a few.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Trending Topics


Fast food restaurants drop soda pop from kids' meals

What's a kid got to do to get a Coke in this town? Well, avoid fast-food restaurants, for starters.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Trending Topics


Book review: 'The Cottage Park Puzzle' tugs at the heart

"THE COTTAGE PARK PUZZLE," by Richard M. Siddoway, Sweetwater Books, $14.99, 199 pages (f)

March 16, 2015 | Micah Klug Deseret News | Trending Topics


Book review: 'Love Unexpected' shares a trio of clean romance stories

"LOVE UNEXPECTED: A Storybook Romance," by Melanie Jacobson, Jennifer K. Clark and Julie Daines, Covenant Communications, $13.99, 162 pages (f)

March 16, 2015 | Micah Klug Deseret News | Trending Topics


Book review: Detectives search for Holmes' greatest villain in 'Moriarty'

"MORIARTY," by Anthony Horowitz, Harper, $26.99, 304 pages (f)

March 16, 2015 | Cody K. Carlson Deseret News | Trending Topics


Want a better relationship with your children? Don't be afraid to argue

If you want a better relationship with your children, then argue.

March 16, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC KSL | Trending Topics


Attic Attack: When birds declare war on your family

Oh, spring. It’s a time of hope and renewal. A time of brilliance, birds, buds and bulbs. Spring is the time when you can get out, meet your neighbors again, feel the breeze and listen to the birds sing.

March 16, 2015 | Garth Haslem KSL | Trending Topics


Comedy Central's new talk show brings racial issues and family life to late night

In the three months since Larry Wilmore took over the post-Daily Show time slot on Comedy Central, his program, titled “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore,” has slipped with ease into its role as the antidote to an all-white late night lineup.

March 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Trending Topics


Strength training: It's a family affair

Many people shy away from strength training because of a pervasive stigma associated with it: Weight gain. All too often, we hear excuses for why people choose to avoid strength training: “I don’t want to bulk up” or “I don’t need to focus on weights.” However, strength training is an important part of anyone’s workout routine, regardless of gender, body size and fitness goals. In fact, the benefits are lifelong and can especially help as you age. Besides the fact that strength training can boost your metabolism by 15 percent, muscle is also a key component to ...

March 15, 2015 | Taylor Hoyt FamilyShare | Trending Topics


Loneliness, isolation as dangerous as obesity, study says

Troy Johnson's dad died last year and now he's worried that his mom, 79, will be lonely. So he and his wife try to visit regularly and he and his brother coordinate their schedules to make sure one can be there for her if the other one is swamped.

March 14, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Trending Topics


Google's CFO quits to spend time with his family, despite Silicon Valley's efforts to meet parents h

On Wednesday, Google’s CFO Patrick Pichette announced on his Google+ account that he's leaving the company to travel and spend more time with his wife. He said his marriage was under stress because he spent too much time at work and not enough time with his family during his seven years as a CFO at Google.

March 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics


Cancer survivors are living longer, report shows

More people are surviving the most invasive types of cancer, according to a federal report released Thursday.

March 13, 2015 | Wendy Leonard News Division | Trending Topics


How to know if his kisses really mean 'I love you'

Hate to break it to you, ladies, but just because someone uses the words, “I love you,” doesn’t mean he actually means them. If this article comes as a slap in the face, I hope you can ditch whomever you’re seeing, and find someone else who will love you the way every woman deserves to be loved.

March 13, 2015 | Katelyn Carmen FamilyShare | Trending Topics


Have You Seen This? Kid handily scores against Roger Federer

TENNIS TOWN — Being an elite athlete is a serious business with its years of non-stop training and tournaments, so it’s probably a relief for athletes to participate in events that don’t require the standard “giving 110 percent” in sports.

March 13, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | Trending Topics


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Did the Internet kill April Fools' Day?

It's been said the Internet has taken over many aspects of daily life, changing the way people read, shop and even interact.

April 01, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Trending Topics


5 ways you can find happiness through family, faith and friends

Believe it or not, money actually can buy you happiness — to an extent.

April 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics


Twitter users attack 'Daily Show' host's replacement after tweets

There's a fine line between funny and offensive, skirted by just about every well-known comedian.

April 01, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Trending Topics


Diversity paying off for struggling comics industry

The verdict is in: Marvel's gamble with turning its Thor character into a woman has paid off. The change, announced last summer, has resulted in the new comic outselling the old by 30 percent, reports the Paste website.

April 01, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Trending Topics


Butterscotch nests with personalized eggs are delightful Easter treats

Long ago, in the medieval days when kings lived in castles, people celebrated Easter by decorating the great halls with evergreens and spring flowers. Like us, their descendants, they enjoyed holiday feasts. The tables were decorated with centerpieces of large glass bowls filled with Pace eggs; the word “Pace” comes from the Hebrew word “Pasch,” for Passover, according to Madeleine Pellner Cosman's "Medieval Holidays and Festivals."

April 01, 2015 | Pam McMurtry Deseret News | Trending Topics


Your brain holds the secret to getting over a breakup

The human brain is hardwired to handle a breakup and move on, according to new research published in the Review of General Psychology earlier this month.

April 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics


Moms, take a breather – 'intensive mothering' isn’t necessary

More time spent parenting doesn’t necessarily lead to better outcomes for children, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family.

April 01, 2015 | Marsha Maxwell Deseret News | Trending Topics


Why puppetry is so much more than entertainment



In play therapist Cheryl Hulburd's Fernie, British Columbia, office, the 4-year-old picked up the witch and dog hand puppets to re-enact the fights between his mother — a witch hand puppet — and his father — a dog hand puppet.

April 01, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Trending Topics


It took me 40 years to learn this, but it can change your life now

In life we all hit certain milestones where we pause and reflect. For me, it was my 40th birthday. Just the number itself reminded me how many times around the sun I've traveled, and how many different lives I feel like I've led.

March 31, 2015 | Jarrod Phillips FamilyShare | Trending Topics


5 things to avoid when supporting your teen’s talents

In a scene straight from an after-school television special, a family seeped in sports tradition welcomes a son with a growth hormone deficiency. The youth is noticeably shorter than his peers (and younger sisters), and although he has an avid interest in sports, he does not have the aptitude to play. He does what was, to this point, unthinkable – discovered and developed an interest in drama and music. This was especially hard on his father, who wanted his only son to follow in his footsteps on the football field and basketball court.

March 31, 2015 | Lynn Scoresby FamilyShare | Trending Topics


Interdependence: Having someone you love more than yourself

What is the best thing in the world? The very best thing? What is the ultimate blessing, the greatest privilege on earth?

March 31, 2015 | Linda and Richard Eyre FamilyShare | Trending Topics


Angelina Jolie's recent cancer scare shows the importance of family history

Earlier this week, actress Angelina Jolie wrote an op-ed for The New York Times where she revealed her plans to get her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to prevent cancer.

March 31, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics


Want your friends to get married? Be careful how you tell them

Do you have two friends who just won’t get married? You know, those friends who, no matter how hard you push them towards the sound of ringing wedding bells, don’t budge an inch towards the white wedding chapel?

March 31, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics


Chris Grabenstein's new book 'The Island of Dr. Libris' explores the power of imagination

If there is something anyone can do, it’s imagine.

March 30, 2015 | Hikari Loftus Deseret News | Trending Topics


Book review: Kilpack's 'A Heart Revealed' is a clean historical romance about a change of heart

A HEART REVEALED,” by Josi S. Kilpack, Shadow Mountain, $15.99, 322 pages (f)

March 30, 2015 | Christine Rappleye Deseret News | Trending Topics


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