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Even the smallest criminal record can be a life sentence of poverty

Even the smallest criminal record can be a life sentence of poverty

Every year, more than 600,000 Americans are released from prison back into their communities. And when they are, even a minor criminal record can make it hard to get a job and a place to live. » Read More
Sinkholes on comet’s surface produce dust jets, study says

Sinkholes on comet’s surface produce dust jets, study says

GOTTINGEN, Germany — The beautiful jets of dust that follow comets are generated by sinkholes, according to a new study. » Read More
Schooled by autism: 5 lessons from my special-needs sons

Schooled by autism: 5 lessons from my special-needs sons

Raising children with special needs has taught me a lot of things, particularly about cleanable surfaces and the importance of having a large supply of chocolate on hand. » Read More
Why your child may get osteoporosis before you do

Why your child may get osteoporosis before you do

Has your child been diagnosed with something you thought only adults could get? » Read More
6 crazy personalities you'll inherit as a mom

6 crazy personalities you'll inherit as a mom

I was always known as the 'pretty calm one' in my family. Not a lot got me worked up, angry or stressed. But when I became a mom and certain unexpected personality traits came out, and people were ... » Read More
Parents' comparisons widen sibling differences, study says

Parents' comparisons widen sibling differences, study says

The expectations parents have for their children could make a huge difference when it comes to sibling performance, particularly in academics. » Read More
Religious colleges on edge over tax, Pell Grant status after gay marriage ruling

Religious colleges on edge over tax, Pell Grant status after gay marriage ruling

Religious schools and universities that have barriers against homosexuality may be under the gun after Friday's gay marriage ruling, given both oral arguments in April and the fine print of Justice... » Read More
The homeless in LA aren’t getting the help they need

The homeless in LA aren’t getting the help they need

Being homeless isn’t easy, and the Los Angeles City Council is working to make it even harder. » Read More
How Pixar's movie 'Inside Out' can make you better

How Pixar's movie 'Inside Out' can make you better

If you haven’t seen the movie "Inside Out" yet, take the kids or your friends and go see it. Get over the fact that it is targeted toward the very young and pay close attention to what it’s trying ... » Read More
Behind the rapid shift in public opinion on same-sex marriage

Behind the rapid shift in public opinion on same-sex marriage

Even before the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right last week, there was an aura of inevitability about the outcome that would have been hard to anticipate just seven ye... » Read More
NBC to Donald Trump: ‘You’re fired’ for racist comments

NBC to Donald Trump: ‘You’re fired’ for racist comments

Businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump has been fired from NBC for comments he made tied to his radical stance on immigration. » Read More
The president wants to extend overtime benefits to more people. Here's what that means

The president wants to extend overtime benefits to more people. Here's what that means

The Obama administration has announced that it will move forward with plans to expand overtime pay in what Politico has called “the most ambitious government intervention on wages in a decade.” » Read More
Why are so many foster kids taking psychiatric drugs?

Why are so many foster kids taking psychiatric drugs?

California’s Legislature is poised to pass a law making it much harder to offer psychiatric medication to kids in foster care, responding to growing concern that foster kids get too many psychotrop... » Read More
How avoiding judgement can make you more Christlike

How avoiding judgement can make you more Christlike

The number of religiously unaffiliated has increased from roughly 16 to 23 percent of the adult population, according to a study done by the Pew Research Center. » Read More
How colleges get depressed students out of their hair

How colleges get depressed students out of their hair

A Brown University student who had a mental breakdown before being put on medical leave has engaged in a dogged and so-far futile attempt to return to the campus, Buzzfeed reports, despite his havi... » Read More
This is what you look like to a newborn baby

This is what you look like to a newborn baby

The next time you want your baby to see your face, make sure you’re close to them. » Read More
This girl is giving the idea of sheltering the homeless a new meaning

This girl is giving the idea of sheltering the homeless a new meaning

One 9-year-old Washington girl is building a roof to put over the heads of the homeless in her community. » Read More
10 things to do by age 30

10 things to do by age 30

When I pulled out the number two and nine candles to stick on my cake last month and someone exclaimed, “You’re 92!?!” -- it hit me: People are going to start thinking I’m old. » Read More
This church is every robot fan’s dream

This church is every robot fan’s dream

Can you just not get enough robots? » Read More
Is there a free speech crisis on college campuses?

Is there a free speech crisis on college campuses?

Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, recently found herself caught up in a campus controversy for an essay she published on sexual politics on college campuses. » Read More
How to make your child smarter before he or she is even born

How to make your child smarter before he or she is even born

Your baby, even when in the womb, has preferences. » Read More
Apple Music just launched. Here’s a perfect playlist for your next date night

Apple Music just launched. Here’s a perfect playlist for your next date night

It’s official: Apple Music has arrived. » Read More
4 ways to forget your insecurities and put on your swimming suit

4 ways to forget your insecurities and put on your swimming suit

I have always been self-conscious about my appearance in general; how I look, how clothes fit me, and how my hair and make-up look. I am usually very good at staying in shape and have no problem we... » Read More
Why English-speaking students struggle so much with spelling

Why English-speaking students struggle so much with spelling

Many people were spellbound as they watched the newest Scripps National Spelling Bee champions — Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar — correctly sound out scherenschnitte and nunatak in orde... » Read More
Waitress pays for grieving parents’ meal after learning of baby’s death

Waitress pays for grieving parents’ meal after learning of baby’s death

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas couple who recently lost their baby daughter found a bit of solace in a meal, thanks to a server at one of their favorite restaurants. » Read More
Have You Seen This? Pope Francis becomes Harlem Globetrotter

Have You Seen This? Pope Francis becomes Harlem Globetrotter

THE VATICAN — If you haven’t heard anything about the awesomeness of Pope Francis since he was installed, you’ve probably been living under a rock. » Read More
The lesson your child can learn from Rachel Dolezal

The lesson your child can learn from Rachel Dolezal

News reports announced that Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the Spokane, Washington, NAACP chapter, is not black like she had previously claimed to be. » Read More
2 movies fit for the classroom

2 movies fit for the classroom

Pixar’s “Inside Out” has enjoyed a tremendous amount of box office success and critical praise since its release, as the Deseret News National’s Chandra Johnson pointed out on June 20, at least par... » Read More
6 ways to become an awesome listener

6 ways to become an awesome listener

Listening may seem pretty simple, but is in fact much harder than it appears. It takes certain skills to be a good listener; not only to others, but to yourself as well. A good listener can make ot... » Read More
The slow death of the 9-to-5 workday

The slow death of the 9-to-5 workday

Working in an office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or some close iteration of that, can make being productive extra difficult. Maybe because of the noise of the office or the chatty co-workers walking by ... » Read More
Photo gets 2.5 million likes on Instagram, and it’s a selfie

Photo gets 2.5 million likes on Instagram, and it’s a selfie

For most Instagram users getting even 11 likes can be a struggle, but one celebrity got more than 2 million likes in less than a month on just a selfie. » Read More
The end of the download: How streaming changes music patronage and the business

The end of the download: How streaming changes music patronage and the business

Every time he picks up a music magazine, Scott LeGere realizes how paramount music streaming is in his life » Read More
How to put the brakes on distracted driving

How to put the brakes on distracted driving

When Joel Feldman first learned his daughter had been hit and killed by a distracted driver, he went through feelings of shock, anger and hatred toward the driver who had hit her. » Read More
Shift away from indeterminate sentencing would benefit families as well as prisons

Shift away from indeterminate sentencing would benefit families as well as prisons

A proposal to revamp New York state's prison sentencing system will not just save taxpayers money and restore fairness, but it will also help families of inmates cope with the social and economic i... » Read More
We found proof catching the bouquet actually works

We found proof catching the bouquet actually works

Say what you want about catching the wedding bouquet, but it may actually spread good fortune. » Read More
As expectations rise, schools scramble to help students clear test hurdles

As expectations rise, schools scramble to help students clear test hurdles

The good news in Columbus, Ohio, schools this summer is that 87 percent of its third-graders passed the reading test and can move on to the next grade, WBNS 10-TV reports. The bad news is that 599,... » Read More
Why kindness is key to a healthy office environment

Why kindness is key to a healthy office environment

Office workers should come to the water cooler armed with conversation topics and a spirit of kindness, according to experts on office environments. » Read More
Have You Seen This? Biggest great white shark caught on film

Have You Seen This? Biggest great white shark caught on film

THE BRINY SEA — About a year ago, The Discovery Channel aired a video as part of Shark Week showing what is believed to be one the biggest great white sharks caught on film. » Read More
Product review: Outdoor gear for the summer

Product review: Outdoor gear for the summer

Warm weather is upon us and summer outings are in full swing. From breathable trail runners to high-performance life jackets, this article looks at a diverse selection of outdoor products that can ... » Read More
The ‘holy hush’ that's plaguing churches right now

The ‘holy hush’ that's plaguing churches right now

Nancy Nason-Clark, a professor at the University of New Brunswick, has some choice words for churches when it comes to domestic violence. » Read More
What makes a couch potato? La-z-boys and living in these states

What makes a couch potato? La-z-boys and living in these states

Do you watch TV a lot, own a La-z-boy, like soap operas and crave frozen pizza? If you answered yes to all of these questions, a new study says you might be a couch potato. » Read More
Tudors or craftsman home styles offer a lot

Tudors or craftsman home styles offer a lot

About once a year, we discuss the importance of understanding the history, style and architecture of your home. This knowledge is crucial when designing an addition or renovation. » Read More
How to deal with a toxic person

How to deal with a toxic person

Question: » Read More
How 20-somethings have an advantage over their parents

How 20-somethings have an advantage over their parents

All the millennials who have a 401(k) now have a leg up on their parents, according to the Retirement Savings & Spending study that found millennials have better financial habits than baby boomers. » Read More
Mipsterz creates community for young Muslim hipsters

Mipsterz creates community for young Muslim hipsters

While hipsters are mostly known for their obscure tastes in music and ironic facial hair, one group is seeking to redefine what it means to be both hipster and Muslim by combining the two. » Read More
Essential tools for raising boys in troubling times

Essential tools for raising boys in troubling times

It isn’t earth-shattering news that the boys of today are in crisis. » Read More
Planning to get takeout for dinner? So are these chimps

Planning to get takeout for dinner? So are these chimps

A new study shows that chimps have more in common with humans than anyone originally thought. » Read More
Why teaching about the Civil War isn't as easy as it sounds

Why teaching about the Civil War isn't as easy as it sounds

Amidst the pain that surrounded the recent church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, a heated discussion erupted over the nature of a symbol that has come to be synonymous with Southern cultur... » Read More

The surprising physical power of your favorite playlist

Health researchers recently discovered an unexpected side effect of listening to your favorite songs: pain relief. » Read More
Tudors or craftsman home styles offer a lot

Tudors or craftsman home styles offer a lot

About once a year, we discuss the importance of understanding the history, style and architecture of your home. This knowledge is crucial when designing an addition or renovation. » Read More


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