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5 destructive phrases parents use every day

We all experience days when it feels like we just can't get on the same page with our kids. No matter what we say, they aren't hearing it, and, before long, everyone ends up shouting and upset. There are so many good ways to get our points across to our kids, but we use the same meaningless phrases over and over, expecting to get different results.

March 03, 2015 | Heather Hale FamilyShare | National

Have You Seen This? Why you should hire an electrician



ELECTRICIAN SCHOOL — Thanks to Pinterest and HGTV we all think we’re expert DIY pros when it comes to our homes. Quite often we go into our projects with the confidence of a lion only to finish and feel as sheepish as, well, a lowly sheep. You should see the wood floors in my house. Let’s just say the elevation change in my living room is enough to give you altitude sickness.

March 03, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | National

Live like Tony Stark for a day with Robert Downey Jr.



IROM MAN’S PAD — Whether you love Marvel movies or think they’re the downfall of modern cinema, you can’t deny that you want to be Tony Stark. Go ahead, you can admit it, we won’t judge you.

March 03, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | National

8 reasons why men betray their wives

Infidelity looks different today than it did in the mid-nineties. Back in the Carter administration, when Murphy Brown and the X-files were still hanging on, an affair was considered an actual physical sexual encounter between people. Today however, infidelity is in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes, literally.

March 03, 2015 | Davison Cheney FamilyShare | National

No Child Left Behind faces long overdue rewrite

As the House gets set this week to pass a long-overdue revision of No Child Left Behind, President Obama is vowing to veto the new legislation if it makes it to his desk.

March 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National

This baby is a future book nerd, for sure



Most kids love books, but this baby takes the cake.

March 03, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | National

Have a favorite child? This is how it can affect your family

According to scientists who spoke to NPR’s Nancy Shute, nearly 80 percent of parents have a favorite child (others have said it’s closer to 1 in 12 parents, or closer to two-thirds).

March 03, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

Is it possible to strike perfect balance between running and everyday life?

In June 2013 Nik Wallenda, of the famous Flying Wallenda circus family, walked 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River Gorge on nothing more than a 2-inch steel cable. It took a little more than 22 minutes to walk the quarter-mile battling 30 mph winds and dust along the way. Talk about a balancing act.

March 03, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | National

The Clean Cut: Disney's 'Frozen Fever' trailer released

For children (and adults) who fell in love with “Frozen” in November 2013, Disney released a trailer last week promoting the seven-minute “Frozen Fever” film, which will debut with “Cinderella” on March 13.

March 03, 2015 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | National

Which baby monitor is best for your family?

Baby monitor technology is constantly evolving. But are all the new features worth the money? That depends. For a lot of families, the best solution is a basic audio-only monitor. They’re easy on your budget and can still offer an array of benefits. For other parents, the capabilities of a top-of-the-line video monitor are too good to pass up.

March 03, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | National

How to plan a proposal she'll always remember

One of my most memorable moments was when my husband proposed. It was not an over-the-top proposal. It was simple but magical. One early afternoon, he picked me up for a regular date. We saw a movie and headed back to his house for dinner. After we ate, he disappeared for a couple of minutes. When he returned, he sat next to me on the couch with a small box. Even though it was a ring box, I didn’t expect a ring. At one point, we'd seriously discussed marriage but never decided on a specific time. When he ...

March 03, 2015 | Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | National

Do superintendents matter?

Tom Boasberg had his work cut out for him.

March 02, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | National

Cutting unemployment benefits reduces unemployment, study shows

A study sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research claims that the elimination of the federal unemployment benefit program in 2014 resulted in 1.8 million new jobs that year, suggesting that offering unemployment benefits can slow job growth.

March 02, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | National

Can tourism end poverty in the most remote place in the world?

Bo White has done a lot of treks. Between a career in international development and a love for climbing and hiking, the 31-year-old has been all over the world. But nowhere quite like the Pamir.

March 02, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National

Navigating the FAFSA is worth the effort for college aid

A mid-winter ritual is on millions of families’ calendars this month, and it wasn't about asking a large rodent named Phil for a weather forecast.

March 02, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | National

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New pictures of dwarf planet show ‘mysterious’ bright spots

PASADENA, Calif. — Researchers are closer than ever to seeing the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres.

February 22, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National

As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts

This is the third in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction." Read part two: "How families can work together to fight heroin addiction."

February 22, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | National

Game review: A House Divided, Rise of Empires offer epic adventures

A House Divided, from Mayfair Games, is a two-player strategic war game set in the U.S. Civil War. One player takes on the role of the Union while the other plays the Confederacy.

February 22, 2015 | Cody K. Carlson Deseret News | National

Game review: The Battle at Kemble's Cascade brings '80s arcade games to the table

If you were a kid in the 1980s, you no doubt remember all of those great scrolling shooter arcade games like Galaga, Space Invaders and 1942. The Battle at Kemble's Cascade, a new board game from Z-Man Games, brings that same kind of adventure to the tabletop.

February 22, 2015 | Cody K. Carlson Deseret News | National

Japanese ‘Power Rangers’ inspiration ‘Zyuranger’ comes to DVD

Fans of the hugely popular American-produced “Power Rangers” franchise have been clamoring for years to see a stateside DVD of the Japanese TV program that inspired it — and it’s finally been released this week.

February 22, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National

Game review: Imperial Assault is Star Wars in a box

When Fantasy Flight Games announced Star Wars: Imperial Assault at Gen Con, America's largest board game trade show in August, it quickly became the most anticipated game of the year. With Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures the company's top-selling line, and with“Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens” soon in theaters, a new big box Star Wars campaign game seemed like a sure-fire hit that didn't require a targeting computer.

February 22, 2015 | Cody K. Carlson Deseret News | National

Syrinscape: auditory atmosphere for fantasy roleplaying games

The whole ethos of tabletop roleplaying games is to create an immersive environment that transports players to fantastic realms. A variety of player aids have been developed for games, such as Pathfinder, that now include a complete audio sound app.

February 22, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | National

Game review: Cross Hares doesn't quite hit the target

Cross Hares: Testing Ground

February 22, 2015 | Cody K. Carlson Deseret News | National

5 reasons women leave their husbands

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, when a marriage ends, the woman is the one who files for divorce two-thirds of the time. While a man might leave a marriage because of a lack of intimacy, meeting another woman or because he feels as though his needs no longer come first, a woman leaves marriage for very different reasons.

February 20, 2015 | Susan Swann FamilyShare | National

Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans

In the midst of their busy lives, Americans are learning how to keep calm and say "Ommmm." Meditation, alongside yoga and other mind and body practices, is becoming more popular as people link its practice to happier and healthier lives.

February 20, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National

Lego races past Ferrari for title of world’s most powerful brand

Lego has long been a favorite toy, but the company’s recent growth has spurred it to new heights.

February 20, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National

Oscar nominee ‘Theory of Everything’ leads new movies on Blu-ray, DVD

The biographical film about Stephen Hawking that is nominated for five Academy Awards leads this week’s new movies on Blu-ray and DVD.

February 20, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National

Can you match the movie to these popular quotes?

We’ve all endured that conversation where references fly over our heads like mathematical formulas in a Tracer Bullet plot.

February 20, 2015 | Travis Poppleton KSL | National

Have You Seen This? Personal trainer for hire

TOUGH TOWN — It’s that time of year again. The time where news articles, blogs and social media start asking you if you’ve already slacked on your New Year's fitness resolutions.

February 20, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National

Bulldogs state champs return to the hardwood

Camden High School will host a "5 on 5 at 5:00" basketball marathon to be played on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 5 p.m. inside the school's Gym. School clubs will play on a rotating basis throughout the day.

February 20, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

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