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Reminiscing about Rome

For the past five years, my wife, Kim, has expressed her desire to go to Italy. This, in itself, is not a bad thing at all. Italy is a terrific country with countless things to see and do.

July 17, 2014 | Chris A. Hale, Deseret News | Hot Topics


School shopping on a budget

Summer is here and all attention is usually focused on finding a summer kid's camp or going on a summer vacation together. While both of these are great things, especially for our sanity, we should also start to focus on school starting in the next couple of months. Many people wait until the last minute to purchase school items. When you have to purchase many things at once, it affects the family budget, especially for the single mom or dad on a strict budget. Here are some tips to help you start now and save.

July 15, 2014 | Hope After Divorce, FamilyShare Michele Sfakianos, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Will we ever get another Harry Potter novel?

Is it true that Harry Potter is back? Well, yes. Sort of.

July 11, 2014 | Jim Bennett, Deseret News | Hot Topics


Don't touch hospital elevator buttons

It's well-known that hospitals are full of germs and bacteria. What's less known is the amount of bacteria that is found on the buttons of hospital elevators.

July 11, 2014 | By Alyssa Banks KSL | Hot Topics


5 spectacular party ideas for pre-teen girls

Girls know how to have fun, but sometimes they need a little guidance. If your tween wants to throw a party, either for her birthday or just for fun, make it an event to remember by having a theme and planning ahead. These 5 sensational party ideas will help her and her friends have an awesome party.

July 09, 2014 | Amy Peterson, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Workplace bullying

Based on the responses I received to last week's column, it's clear that bullying is a real problem in our nation's offices.

July 08, 2014 | By Greg Katz Deseret News | Hot Topics


Why get a college degree?

The global recession has caused many individuals to question whether the time and money spent on a college degree pays off in the end. A recent report by the Institute for College Access and Success found that, in 2012, seven out of ten college grads had student loan debt, and the average amount of debt was $29,400. Adding to the bad news, unemployment and underemployment of college graduates is on the rise, with 8.5 percent of grads unemployed and 16.8 percent underemployed in mid-2014.

July 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Hot Topics


Netflix adding over 60 titles in July

NETFLIXINGTON - After news that Netflix dropped more than 70 titles starting July 1, there's some good news as well. The streaming service is adding more than 60 new titles to their catalogue in July.

July 02, 2014 | John Clyde, KSL | Hot Topics


Book review: 'Crimson Campaign,' second book of Powder Mage trilogy, has magic, action and war strat

"THE CRIMSON CAMPAIGN: Book 2 of the Powder Mage Trilogy," by Brian McClellan, Orbit Books, $26, 593 pages (f)

July 01, 2014 | Denise Russell, Deseret News | Hot Topics


Why I'm watching the World Cup — and you should, too

The 2014 World Cup is the premier sporting event on planet Earth.

June 28, 2014 | Signal Staff | Hot Topics


Bay milks the Transformer formula in 'Age of Extinction'

You have to give Michael Bay credit: the director sticks to his guns ... and his explosions ... and his slow-motion, low-angle tracking shots … and his uncomfortable racial stereotypes … and his awful one-liner dialogue … and his copious product placements … and his excessive running times.

June 27, 2014 | Josh Terry, Deseret News | Hot Topics


Cleaning up your Facebook profile

Does a lack of partying photos on a Facebook profile denote a boring life?

June 27, 2014 | By Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Ikea may have learned lesson after angering its biggest fans

Nothing says you love your fans like sending them a cease and desist order. That happened to be the spin the Ikea PR folks had to deal with when they threatened legal action to shut down the uber-popular Ikea fan site, IkeaHackers.net.

June 24, 2014 | Michael De Groote, Deseret News | Hot Topics


Teen suicide rates increase

After the Food & Drug Administration warned about the dangers of teens using antidepressants, the teen suicide rate has increased, researchers said.

June 21, 2014 | By Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | Hot Topics


Summer service projects for your kids

There is a chant that goes up from little people all over the world. It is the song of bored children and it can drive overworked parents out of their gourds.

June 19, 2014 | Becky Rickman, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


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Facebook responsibilities

The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled that parents may be held liable over what their children post on Facebook. The case involved a fake and demeaning Facebook page allegedly created by a seventh-grade boy and a friend to target a girl at his school.

October 17, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News Service | Hot Topics


Delaying retirement

Despite the media's grim projections about the dismal future of a graying America, MarketPlace's Chris Farrell remains optimistic about the economic benefits of an aging workforce.

October 13, 2014 | By Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Hot Topics


10 weird interview questions

What important truth do very few people agree with you on?

October 08, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Secrets to long, happy life

Most of us want to live long and happy lives, but there's so much stuff that happens between our beginnings and our ends that we're not always sure how to make that happen. Below are 6 secrets to living a long and happy life. Unlike some secrets, these secrets are meant to be shared, not kept.

October 03, 2014 | By Susan Swann FamilyShare | Hot Topics


5 tips for working moms

As a working mother, it may seem that the days of peace and serenity will never come again. Whether it's packing lunches, rushing kids to the bus stop, rocking your day job, or making dinner and putting kids to bed, you are constantly on the go, and you are amazing. But you may not always feel amazing. In fact, you probably feel like you can never do enough for your kids, and you never get enough time or yourself. Well, here's a few tips that can hopefully save you some trouble.

October 01, 2014 | By Ben Luthi FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Work: the best medicine?

Your job may cause you stress or frustration, but it could also be the best medicine. New research has shown that those with anger and depression can benefit from a stressful work environment.

September 25, 2014 | By Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | Hot Topics


A letter to my son

Hi Son,

September 22, 2014 | By Aaron Anderson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Traveling on a tight budget

My family makes it a point to take at least one, if not several family vacations a year. We love the bonding that is created by spending several hours in a car together, exploring a new city and staying up late chatting in a hotel room. Now, with that being said, it is not easy, nor cheap, to travel. It takes a lot of planning, a lot of saving and a lot of budgeting to make it happen. Here are some tips when it comes to traveling on a tight budget.

September 19, 2014 | By Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Top 15 states for education

It's already September. Time to go back to school.

September 16, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


10 ways you are unfaithful

Having an affair is not even on your radar. Never gonna happen. You love your spouse and you'd never be unfaithful to her or him. However, you may be unaware of other ways you are being unfaithful. If these actions continue, you may find yourself on the slippery slope that leads to that never-intended affair and a sorrow you never wanted in your life.

September 12, 2014 | By Gary and Joy Lundberg FamilyShare | Hot Topics


10 ways young can get rich

Getting rich isn't too far out of reach.

September 09, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


5 reasons to put down the smartphone

A new study from Baylor University this week found that college-age men and women spend 8-10 hours each day on their smartphones, respectively.

September 05, 2014 | By Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


9 meaningful moments

Every life has its ups and downs, its highs and lows, times to ascend and times to fall back (urp . . . I'm getting motion sickness!) In other words, there are going to be times that you want to remember and cherish, so here is a list of nine of the moments you should look forward to:

September 03, 2014 | By Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | Hot Topics


5 life lessons

I'm a little over 6 months away from turning the big 3-0, and I've taken a lot of time to ponder on these last 10 years and what lessons I've learned, trials I've overcome and how I have changed overall as a person. A lot of big things happened in these past ten years, getting married, having three children, graduating college, starting a career, becoming a stay-at-home mom, leaving it all to pursue our dreams, moving cross country and shifting our focus. Through all of this I've learned a little about life and a lot ...

September 02, 2014 | By Hilarye Fuller FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Free storage restores dignity to homeless

When you're homeless, you carry everything you have with you. That makes it tough to sleep or go into a store, much less look for a job. It's one of the everyday realities of living homeless that most people don't consider.

September 01, 2014 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


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