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Feeling detached?

Have you ever found yourself feeling foggy, not able to think or focus, or caught yourself feeling spacey? Or perhaps found that your thoughts are racing, making you anxious and distracting you from your work or other activities? If you answered yes to either question, you are a completely normal human being. It is normal to sometimes feel disconnected from the people around you, your feelings, body sensations, thoughts or memories. This phenomenon is known as dissociation, and it is one of our brain's important functions. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation defines dissociation as ...

May 01, 2015 | Anastasia Pollock, MA, LCMHC KSL | Hot Topics

Making college safer

When Constance and Howard Clery picked Lehigh University for their youngest - and only - daughter to attend, it was partly because the school seemed safe. The Pennsylvania campus was serene, beautiful and less than two hours from home.

April 30, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Hot Topics

Donating to Nepal

It's natural for Americans seeing the devastation in the wake of the earthquake that killed thousands in Nepal to want to donate aid.

April 28, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics

Personality and salary

Would you say you're an INFJ or ENTJ? Or what about an ENTP or INFP? Oh, wait, no, you're totally an ENFP.

April 26, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

New look at problems


April 24, 2015 | Kim Giles KSL | Hot Topics

Unplugging from technology

In the spring of 2009, California-based writer Sharael Kolberg did the math and estimated that she spent four months of her year using some form of entertainment technology - whether watching TV or surfing the Internet.

April 24, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics

Divorce can literally break your heart

Those who get divorced are more likely to have a heart attack, according to new research published in the journal Circulation. The study found that divorced persons often suffer from chronic stress, which increases the risk, the BBC reported.

April 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

Students' addiction

Today's college students simply can't live without texting.

April 19, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Hot Topics

A child's motivation

Don't blame your children for not being motivated in the classroom - they may not have much of a say.

April 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

An amazing miracle

When Melanie and Doug Pritchard were preparing to have their first child, they searched for a doctor who would fight, if necessary, for both Melanie and the baby's lives.

April 16, 2015 | Chris Ayres FamilyShare | Hot Topics

10 happiest jobs

Want a successful marriage? Make sure you and your spouse are happy. Lois Collins of Deseret News National reported that when spouses, especially wives, are happier, the marriage lasts longer.

April 14, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

Realistic to-do lists

There is a rush of satisfaction that I feel each time I use my chunky, black Crayola marker to cross something off my daily list. All right, so maybe the marker actually belongs to my kids, but I still love that quick sense of satisfaction. And I know I'm not the only one who likes the feeling of accomplishment that comes from crossing things off their list. Maybe you are even the type of person who puts something on your to-do list just so you can cross it off.

April 12, 2015 | Nicole Carpenter KSL | Hot Topics

Make yourself smile

The best ways to brighten up a day that just isn't turning out as planned are simple, but they make a big difference - oftentimes, simplicity is all it takes!

April 11, 2015 | Becky Squire FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Family arguments and health

The effects of too many family arguments can have a lasting impact on a person's health, according to a new study published in Preventive Medicine, which found that constant family conflict can lead a child toward obesity.

April 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

Thank your best friend

Over the weekend, Snapchat released an update that tells you who your best friend is on the app, Tech Crunch reported.

April 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

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Articles by Section - Hot Topics

Watch it with the water

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day keeps the doctor away - or does it?

July 29, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Hot Topics

Secrets to healthy kids

School's out for summer, but Kathryn Wilson still has cafeteria meals on her mind.

July 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics

10 most dangerous jobs

When it comes to choosing a career, there are plenty of things to consider. Location, pay and work-life balance are often thought to be the ...

July 27, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Hot Topics

Why can't Americans save?

Americans are among the best at many things - but saving money isn't one of them.

July 27, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Hot Topics

'Gender indifference'

In the mid-1980s to mid-1990s, American parents seemed less inclined to wish for at least one son and one daughter than in the past. Some ...

July 27, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics

Driving away your friends?

As someone who considers her friends some of the most important people in her life, I'm also very aware of what toxic friendships can ...

July 23, 2015 | Katelyn Carmen FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Good citizens

Most parents hope their children will grow up to be well-informed, charitable adults who are politically engaged.

July 16, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Hot Topics

Perfect marriage proposals

The public marriage proposal trend isn't new, but it is certainly thriving - especially in light of recent proposals where individuals have faked their deaths ...

July 14, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Hot Topics

Habits of Happy Moms

Moms have their fair share of ups and downs. And while no parent is perfect, we all know a mom who is just plain happy ...

July 11, 2015 | Lyndsi Frandsen KSL | Hot Topics

Why am I still single?

Last year, it was reported that single people in America now outnumber married people. There are many theories and ideas about why this is. One ...

July 09, 2015 | Dennis Walker FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Lessons from divorce

I truly enjoyed being married. I liked having a partner in life, someone who was pegged to me. I appreciated having someone to say goodnight ...

July 03, 2015 | Marilee Kellis FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Be a better 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 ...

June 30, 2015 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Teaching the Civil War isn't easy

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 ...

June 28, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Hot Topics

What makes a grown-up?

Adulthood is much more than graduating from high school and having a job. In fact, adulthood might actually be out of reach for many people ...

June 23, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Hot Topics

Pinterest stress

Pinterest may be inspiring some people in more ways than cake decorating and home decor. According to a new survey, it's causing stress in ...

June 21, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics

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