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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,

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

Why kids are the best people

Kids are sometimes seen as annoying, wild, unruly or a nuisance. But, there are many things that kids are better at than adults. For whatever reason, as we age some of us lose our zest for life and can become robot-like while tending our day-to-day obligations. Maybe a key is to let kids be kids instead of forcing them to become miniature adults.

June 18, 2014 | Wendy Jessen, FamilyShare | Hot Topics

School's over, now what? 5 ways to stretch your child's mind over the summer

As a mom, I feel happy and nervous when school is out for the summer. Keeping a preschooler, grade schooler, middle schooler and high schooler occupied takes effort. One thing that all four kids need over the summer is to keep learning. Here are my five go-to ways to grow their brains and help them retain all they've learned.

June 17, 2014 | Amy Peterson, FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Better home remodels

Last week, we talked about the move-versus-remodel debate. That is the first decision you have to make when you accept your house isn't working for you and you need a change. If you decide to stay put and that remodeling is the way to go, the next phase of the design process is programming.

June 16, 2014 | By Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics

8 ways to increase intimacy in 5 minutes or less

If your life moves at a frantic pace, you might not think you have enough time each day to connect with your spouse. You're wrong. Increasing intimacy can be done in just a few seconds. All it takes is effort. Skeptical? Here are 8 ways to feel closer to the one you love most in 5 minutes less.

June 15, 2014 | By Amy Peterson FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Why Disney keeps going back in time

It's time to talk about Disney going back in time.

June 11, 2014 | Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Hot Topics

Americans want fair taxes — even if it is bad for the economy

The pain of the tax season is beginning to fade a little, but was that pain fair? A new survey by personal finance website finds that many Americans think the tax code needs an injection of fairness - regardless of whether it hurts the economy.

June 11, 2014 | Michael De Groote, Deseret News | Hot Topics

Finding the right school for your child

Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Hot Topics

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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

Golden oldies mark Blu-ray upgrades, DVD debuts this week

"Out of the Past" is upgraded to Blu-ray this week, as are more "Looney Tunes" shorts, and a number of fan-favorite titles mark their DVD debut. (Warner Archive titles are available at

September 01, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics

4 ways our munchkins are killing us softly from loving us to death

Our kids are our world. We love them, and we can't imagine our lives without them (well, maybe we could for very short stretches on secluded, white sandy beaches...) But mostly, we are addicted to them in all their sweet stickiness. No matter what, we always want to remain within a snuggles reach of their cherubic-ness.

September 01, 2014 | Shannon Kelly Badger Deseret News | Hot Topics

12 things worth waiting for

We love to wait.

August 28, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

Breakfast not that important?

We have all heard time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but two new studies published in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that breakfast isn't as important as everyone says.

August 26, 2014 | By Lindsey Peterson KSL | Hot Topics

6 birthday ideas for teen girls

Once the pink frills and princess themes are outgrown, how can you make a teen girl's birthday special? Much of her enjoyment comes as she plans her party herself, down to the littlest details, so ask your daughter how she wants to celebrate and get her involved. My oldest daughter loves planning her birthdays. She even likes to bake and decorate her own cake with gobs of colors, swirls and sprinkles.

August 20, 2014 | Leah DeCesare, FamilyShare | Hot Topics

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