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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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Little-known facts about the Oscars

Oscar night is almost upon us. And short of watching all the nominated films to be able to make reasonable arguments for why so-and-so was snubbed, what better way to get into the spirit than reading up on some of the fascinating, bizarre and little-known trivia from throughout Oscar history?

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National

How families can work together to fight heroin addiction

This is the second in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction."

February 19, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | National

Mysterious haze on Mars puzzles scientists

The discovery of an unusually large, hazy plume on Mars by amateur astronomers is now puzzling the experts.

February 19, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National

Career day: What do you want to be when you grow up?



Finding your passion in life can be tricky business. Sometimes, knowing what you don't want to do can be just as important as finding what you do want to do.

February 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | National

True love is more than appearances



Have you ever known someone who only cared for someone because of their outward appearances, talents or for certain qualities rather than for who they are inside?

February 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | National

Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes

When you get old, lightning bolts go around your eyes. They don’t shoot out at people; that would be cool. They just start flashing around in your eyeball like you are suddenly discovering that you are actually some sort of android that’s starting to short circuit in its old age.

February 19, 2015 | Steve Eaton Deseret News | National

As Common Core testing gears up, rebels move to opt out

While the numbers of rebels appear to be small, pockets of intense opposition to the new Common Core testing set to begin next month are percolating.

February 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National

Have You Seen This? Basketball game pro amazes

HOOP DREAMSVILLE — More than enough people spend hours perfecting a seemingly useless skill simply to gain a bit of Internet fame.

February 19, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' gets official synopsis, starts filming

THE BLACK PEARL — Captain Jack Sparrow is headed back to the theater at least one more time, and the fifth installment of the Disney franchise has begun filming and received an official synopsis.

February 19, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | National

Many Catholics take up Facebook fast for Lent

Forget the popular Lenten sacrifices like chocolate or soda. These days, Christians observing Lent give up a major daily vice: technology.

February 19, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National

The right way to caress your partner

Caressing your partner, whether it’s his or her hands, arms or back, is a romantic and intimate gesture. And author David J. Linden has a few tips to help you do it right.

February 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

Authenticity: The key to successfully reaching millenial customers

As millennials begin to overtake the baby boomers and Gen X in size it will become increasingly important for businesses to target them as customers.

February 19, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | National

What really makes you fall in love

According to a new study from researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, your brain falls in love — not your heart.

February 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

The dollar is strong; time for Europe

Got the travel bug? Here are some ways for you to travel affordably during your next vacation:

February 19, 2015 | Whitney Evans Deseret News | National

Should married people keep separate or joint accounts?

Before saying “I do”, my husband and I had a thorough conversation on whether we would keep separate or joint accounts. It didn’t take long before we decided separate accounts were best for us.

February 19, 2015 | Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | National

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