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Bigfoot in Yellowstone?

BOZEMAN - Al Nash is a spokesman for Yellowstone National Park. As part of his job, he often addresses issues relating to grizzly bears and bison. But he recently added a new topic to the list: Bigfoot.

February 19, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Hot Topics

Free hugs

Have you ever needed a hug?

February 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Hot Topics

'The Slap'

Last fall, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made headlines after being charged with abuse for hitting his son with a switch.

February 17, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics

Solar Ear

Globally, approximately 325 million people suffer from some degree of hearing loss. Experts estimate that helping these people comes to a lifetime cost of around $300,000 per person. The cost to society includes more than just dollar cost: it includes the potential isolating impact on entire lives. This isolation can limit professional and educational opportunities and performance.

February 16, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Hot Topics

Healthy relationships

We all know the human heart is one of the most important organs in our bodies. The average human heart beats 72 beats per minute pumping about 2,000 gallons of blood to every part of your body. As the most famous muscular organ in the body has gained notoriety for centuries in books, poems, movies and songs, it's no coincidence there is a connection between the emotion love and the beating heart within your chest.

February 15, 2015 | Alexandra Foshee FamilyShare | Hot Topics

7 healthiest foods for seniors

According to the World Health Organization, unhealthy diets are among the leading causes of non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. As you age, eating can become more of a chore than a fun part of your day. Whether you face difficulty chewing, upset stomach, low energy or dry mouth, there are ways you and your family can bring light back into the kitchen. Focusing on increasing the intake of specific nutrients and proteins is the best way to supplement the supplements you may be taking. Here is a list of the 7 best foods to keep ...

February 14, 2015 | Alexandra Foshee FamilyShare | Hot Topics

4 facts about heart health

During Valentine's Day festivities, it's candy hearts and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate that take center stage. But February is also American Heart Month, a time when national health organizations regularly review and update heart health research.

February 13, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics

Battling chronic headaches

Dealing with chronic headaches is a big pain - literally. If you're tired of taking medicine every time you feel a headache coming on, here are seven lesser known ways to make that pain in your head disappear.

February 12, 2015 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | Hot Topics

18 songs for relationships

Music can help us get over the pain of a breakup quicker - or revel in the pleasure of a committed patrnership longer.

February 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

7 quirky Valentine's gifts

Time to throw out the usual and think in a different realm. Now, that's not to say that your usual system is done for. No, it just means that maybe this year you can be a little bit more creative - quirky, even - in your Valentine's Day gift giving. Here are seven ideas to consider.

February 11, 2015 | Gary and Joy Lundberg FamilyShare | Hot Topics

What's up with the green smoothie?

Everywhere I look, the green smoothie has overtaken breakfast. My friends are blending for their kids. Our CEO is drinking one during morning meetings. Random people on the street are walking around with them.

February 10, 2015 | Deseret Connect FamilyShare | Hot Topics

4 delicious Valentine's treats

Make no mistake about it, Valentine's Day is about eating great food.

February 10, 2015 | Andrea Hancock FamilyShare | Hot Topics

5 secrets to forgive yourself


February 10, 2015 | Kim Giles KSL | Hot Topics

Facebook turns 11

It's been just over a decade since Facebook arrived in American lives and changed the way we communicate with the rest of the world.

February 09, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics

Allowances ruin kids

One lesson that today's parents must learn is this:

February 04, 2015 | Linda and Richard Eyre FamilyShare | Hot Topics

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Articles by Section - Hot Topics

Skydiving grandmas

Grandmothers have lived quite a life being kids, teens, adults and raising children from birth to adulthood. Naturally, they may be willing to take more risks, but they also have wisdom to pass along.

May 20, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Free speech vs. hate speech

The satirical minds behind the controversial French weekly Charlie Hebdo received a standing ovation on Tuesday as they accepted the PEN American Center's Toni and James C Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award, despite protests claiming that the magazine "violates the acceptable."

May 19, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Hot Topics

Happier students get higher GPAs

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

May 18, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Hot Topics

Risks of snoring

Chronic snorers might need to put aside their Breathe Right strips and schedule a doctor's appointment. Several recent articles and a new research study have highlighted health risks associated with snoring that often go unacknowledged.

May 13, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics

Why don't Americans save?

America may be first in the world in many things, but saving money isn't one of them.

May 13, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Hot Topics

Qualities of a great teacher

In late March, Bill Humbert, former band teacher at Chandler High School in Glendale, Arizona, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. When former students heard of the diagnosis, they quickly established a account, which has raised more than $15,000 to pay for the Humbert's accumulating medical bills.

May 12, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Hot Topics

Sleepwalking and night terrors

A new study shows the unconscious habit of sleepwalking may actually be tied to genetics, may be passed from parent to child, and when both parents have a history of it, the probability of it happening with children increases.

May 11, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Hot Topics

Much more than a selfie generation

At this very moment, the most ironic global event is taking place: the obsession with the selfie. People have called selfie-takers Gen Y1, Millennials or Generation Selfie.

May 08, 2015 | Alexandra Crafton FamilyShare | Hot Topics

New Dangerous Drug In Town

A few years ago, someone decided to try and get around federal laws regarding controlled substances by manufacturing synthetic drugs that have a different chemical composition than those banned by the government.

May 08, 2015 | Robin Sandoval, Owner of Santa Clarita Bail Bonds | Hot Topics

Beards: As dirty as a toilet seat?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Beards and bathrooms. You wouldn't think the two had much in common, but a new study revealed some facial hair is just as dirty as a toilet seat.

May 06, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Hot Topics

Grocery price survey

Ever feel as if a trip to the grocery store just keeps getting more costly?

May 05, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Hot Topics

Be a great mother-in-law


May 03, 2015 | Kim Giles KSL | Hot Topics

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

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