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Positive psychology can work wonders

We were in Philadelphia last week for our son Talmadge's graduation at the University of Pennsylvania. He did his master's degree in a relatively new field called "positive psychology." The curriculum centered on studies of what creates well-being and what contributes to genuine human "flourishing." Our whole family has benefited as Tal has shared his favorite readings, references, teachers and authors.

May 29, 2014 | Deseret News | Trending Topics

Growing up digital: How the Internet affects teen identity

This is the final story in a three-part series on the ways new technology is impacting kids and teens. Read part one: How digital culture is changing the way kids play. Read part two: How digital screens are changing the way we read.

May 29, 2014 | Deseret News | Trending Topics

10 ways to make your camping trip run smoothly

Camping can be a great way to get some downtime, enjoy nature and bond with friends and family, but not being prepared can make your trip frustrating and stressful. Here are 10 tips that will make your trip run smoothly.

May 29, 2014 | FamilyShare | Trending Topics

#BringBackOurGirls: Can a hashtag impact social change?

On an overcast spring day earlier this month, Brittany Plothow met her two nieces at the Utah State Capitol.

May 29, 2014 | Deseret News | Trending Topics

Bright lights, big city: Kid-friendly travel tips

My husband and I moved to the Boston area when our first child was 4 months old. I commented to a new friend that I wished we had moved there before we had children. She immediately told me that it was easy and fun to take kids to the city. She said, "Do everything you'd do if you didn't have kids with you. You'll learn to adapt and they'll learn to enjoy." It was great advice. Since then, my family has enjoyed visiting several big cities in the U.S., including Washington D.C., St. Louis ...

May 29, 2014 | FamilyShare | Trending Topics

Nearly half of unemployed have 'completely given up looking for work'

Being unemployed can create a mixture of optimism and dark despair. A new poll shows both sides of the search for work.

May 29, 2014 | Deseret News | Trending Topics

The potential impact of falling fertility rates on the economy and culture

Much of the world - especially most developed countries - have fallen below the "replacement" fertility rate, but whether this is cause for celebration or concern is the subject of debate.

May 29, 2014 | Deseret News | Trending Topics

Should you be giving your kids vitamin supplements?

: Some things you just don't forget. One of those things for me was lining up with my siblings before leaving for school. There was one thing we had to do before running out the door to catch the bus. Let me explain. My mother was involved. She held a large bottle in one hand and a tablespoon in the other. That's right, a tablespoon, not a teaspoon.

May 29, 2014 | FamilyShare | Trending Topics

Saying no to the in-laws without breaking up the family

When you get married, you aren't just aligning yourself with one person, you're also suddenly connected with a plethora of in-laws who all have opinions, ideas and existing relationships with your spouse. Sometimes, it all gets a little overwhelming. It's a good idea to talk about these feelings early on in your marriage or even in your courtship so your significant other understands where you're coming from.

May 29, 2014 | FamilyShare | Trending Topics

Are you ready to become parents?

If and your spouse are thinking about starting a family, there are many questions you can ask yourselves, including:

May 29, 2014 | FamilyShare | Trending Topics

Is this arguing normal or do we need counseling?

I heard the other day that men and women have only a 5 percent difference in their genetic makeup. However, men and monkeys only have a 2 percent difference. This would mean that men have more in common with monkeys than with women.

May 23, 2014 | FamilyShare | Trending Topics

How to develop a healthy relationship with food

Food is essential in our lives. Without it, we would die. However, many individuals may look at food as a source of evil, something that can cause us to be fat. Developing a healthy relationship with food is just as important as developing a relationship with family members. When we have an unhealthy relationship with food, we are causing harm to our bodies. We may be putting in the wrong types of food, not enough food or an excess amount of food into our bodies. When we have a healthy relationship with food, we are able to keep our weight ...

May 23, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Trending Topics

Schools, cities reach for anti-bullying ordinances, but constitutionality in doubt

With suicide the third largest cause of death among teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the role of bullying in fomenting self-destructive thoughts has drawn increasing attention in recent years.

May 23, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Trending Topics

Frustration over mounting student debt reaches a new high

Thirty-seven percent of households "headed by an adult younger than 40" now have student debt, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.

May 22, 2014 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Trending Topics

How to break bad habits

A month ago, I was at wit's end.

May 22, 2014 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Trending Topics

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Oprah Winfrey is ‘actively thinking’ about running for president; does she have a shot?

Don't get it twisted. Oprah Winfrey is really considering running for president.

January 09, 2018 | Herb Scribner Deseret News special workflow | Trending Topics

Have You Seen This? Weirdest, best ‘Toxic’ cover on the internet

THE WEIRD WEB — You can find just about anything you please on the internet, but that means you can also find all things silly, strange ...

January 08, 2018 | Martha Ostergar | Trending Topics

4 ways to get better beauty sleep

A good night sleep is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, it is also one of the easiest things to forget to ...

January 08, 2018 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Trending Topics

25 beautiful quotes on friendship that will make you call your bestie immediately

You won’t be able to resist calling your best friend right after reading these 25 beautiful quotes on friendship:

January 08, 2018 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Trending Topics

Mom gets kicked off plane for breastfeeding; what you need to know

Traveling with children is difficult, especially if your plans include an airplane and an infant.

January 08, 2018 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Trending Topics

Have You Seen This? Naughty toddler gets a fright

BEDTIME — When you’re a toddler, sometimes it’s hard to go to bed.

January 07, 2018 | Martha Ostergar | Trending Topics

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