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7 Small Ways to Make Big Things Happen

The old saying has it that "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow." Have you ever noticed that sometimes a very small action leads to amazingly large results?

September 11, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | National


Education may not be the great equalizer, author says

In 1982, Johns Hopkins sociologist Karl Alexander began tracking 790 Baltimore schoolchildren when they entered the first grade -- and he followed them for the next 30 years of their lives.

September 11, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


Have You Seen This?

AN IKEA NEAR YOU -- Ikea is known for selling gobs of affordable Swedish-style furniture and giving odd names to all its products, but it isn't particularly known for clever advertising.

September 10, 2014 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National


'Stolen Innocence' film to shine light on child trafficking in India

In 2011, Casey Allred was teaching at a school that he helped start in a small village in India, and he noticed that girls -- especially girls around 12 or 13 -- started disappearing from the rolls. He went in search of them without much luck, until he finally talked to a local attorney.

September 10, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


Dave Ramsey:

Dear Dave,

September 10, 2014 | Dave Ramsey Deseret News | National


Infographic: Ebola vaccine available by November

Two experimental vaccines against the deadly Ebola virus that has ravaged West Africa over the past few months are currently being developed and could be available by November, reports the New York Times. The accompanying infographic shows information about how the vaccines could help solve the problems that have plagued researchers.

September 10, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News Service | National


The job market is complicated, even for those who already have a job

Despite the fact that the recession is now dead and gone, understanding the state of the job market is a complicated endeavour, according to a slew of new reports by The Pew Research Center.

September 10, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | National


Religious liberty questions dog military practices

Atheists and non-believers are targeting military installations over religious accommodations and statements, advocacy groups and media sources report.

September 10, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


Why don't more men teach?

Boys will rarely if ever encounter a male teacher until they reach high school, a fact lamented by many both because teacher's serve as important role models and because the lack of gender diversity tends to turn the profession into a prestige ghetto.

September 10, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Atlanta teacher cheating scandal a tragedy of teaching and learning

The trial of Atlanta teachers accused of falsifying test scores to meet ambitious progress targets is now underway. Some teachers facing up to 35 years in prison, the Los Angeles Times reports.

September 10, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


The top of my do-over list includes showing my ears a little love -- or at least some respect

Sitting quietly beside my daughter on an old stump in a canyon where we'd gone rambling recently, I listened with joy to the warble of a bird and the babble of the water nearby.

September 10, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Air travel: To recline or not to recline

It's become a national crisis. There's a war in American airspace and something must be done about.

September 10, 2014 | Doug Robinson Deseret News | National


Modern-day slavery in Africa illustrates ugly problem

We all know poverty wreaks havoc on families, but rarely do we see the corrosive effects extreme poverty has on even the strongest of bonds, such as those between parents and children.

September 09, 2014 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | National


Infographic: iPhone 6 a threat to Samsung

Over the last 12 months, Samsung has lost 7 percent of its market share globally. With the announcement of the iPhone 6 expected Sept. 9, that market share may slip even more. The accompanying infographic shows how the two companies' stock prices have fared over the last three months.

September 09, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News | National


Colleges don't prepare students for real-life challenges, new book argues

The authors of a stinging 2011 book castigating colleges for leaving students adrift on campus are back with a new book, based on a survey of 1,000 recent graduates, that finds they are doing little better now that they have graduated.

September 09, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


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