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Archive By Section - Hot Topics


Fewer women working now

The number of women in the workplace has declined 5 percent in the past 15 years, according to data collected by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and experts and other data show the recession, workplace dynamics and a choice to be a full-time homemaker as reasons for the decline.

December 26, 2014 | By Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Hot Topics


Can't buy me love

Last week, Adam Turville browsed through Anthropologie and J. Crew at an upscale mall, searching for a "meaningful and memorable" gift for his wife.

December 15, 2014 | By Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Hot Topics


Boring dates

Rejecting a date offer can be too uncomfortable for people, which is why many singles cannot say "no," research shows.

December 08, 2014 | By Kelsey Clark Deseret News | Hot Topics


Parenting mistakes

I was impatient with my five-year-old the other day. All day long, it seemed, he dawdled, whined and did everything in his power to annoy me. I finally reached a breaking point trying to get out the door. I barked at him to "hurry up and put on his coat." Not missing a beat, my precocious little kid barked back at me, "Mom! Don't you know kids have bad days too?"

December 02, 2014 | By Heather Hale FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Pay kids for good grades?

How many parents do you know pay their kids for grades? Are you one of them? Does it feel like a good idea to you?

November 29, 2014 | By Linda and Richard Eyre FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Fixing relationships

It's not pleasant to admit I've committed my share of mistakes. Unfortunately, many of my mistakes affected not only me, but those close and dear to me. My mistakes came from a selfish place. I wasn't thinking of consequences or of hurting my relationships with family members. As time passed, the mistakes caught up with me. I learned some tough lessons, and if the opportunity had presented itself then, I would have rectified each wrongdoing in an instant-but it was too late.

November 24, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Heading for divorce?

"My husband told me that, if things don't change, he's thinking about a divorce."

November 18, 2014 | By David Simonsen FamilyShare | Hot Topics


App addictions

Ask any parent of a teenager about their child's use of apps connected to the Internet and you will probably receive some jaw-dropping comments.

November 17, 2014 | By Amy Williams FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Bullies can change

If you are a bully, you can take action now to stop bullying, make amends with those you've hurt and turn to positive solutions.

November 12, 2014 | By Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Hot Topics


5 ways to be retirement rich

It's not all that surprising that, according to Gallup, Americans' No. 1 financial worry is whether or not they'll be able to afford retirement.

November 06, 2014 | By Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | Hot Topics


Avoiding cyberbullying

Every child knows about school stress. And one stress that is becoming increasingly common is cyberbullying. But because it's relatively new, many children and parents don't know how to handle it and don't know how to talk about it to help their child address it if it comes up. So below are four common types of cyberbullying, and tips of what you and your child can do to help combat it before becomes a problem.

November 03, 2014 | By Aaron Anderson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Workplace fears

What's the scariest thing you've ever faced at work?

October 28, 2014 | By Greg Kratz Deseret News | Hot Topics


Survival parenting

After my close call with lightning on a mountain climb this summer, my younger sister suggested I read one of her favorite books: "Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why," (W.W. Norton & Company, 2004) by Laurence Gonzales.

October 22, 2014 | By Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Hot Topics


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


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Articles by Section - Hot Topics


New Alzheimer's drug

The search for an effective Alzheimer's treatment has faced many setbacks, but one new drug is renewing hope, according to researchers.

March 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics


Tips to buy an affordable home

If you would like to buy a home, the following ideas will help you get the most for your money without using most of your money!

March 25, 2015 | Devin Thorpe FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Too much debt?

This article is not intended for the folks who'd like to have less debt-or no debt-this article is for people who are in real trouble, those who may be thinking of bankruptcy, and for others who may not yet know they have too much debt but find that their credit card balances are consistently heading in the wrong direction.

March 24, 2015 | Devin Thorpe FamilyShare | Hot Topics


What 'The Office' teaches us

America's favorite workplace turns 10 this week. Fans of Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael Scott and the rest of "The Office's" cast of characters will mark a decade since the comically dysfunctional crew first came to television screens.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics


After the divorce

Going through divorce is a challenging time in a person's life. It is hard to adjust to being single again, as well as living "out of the habit" of being married, especially if you have been married for many, many years.

March 23, 2015 | Joanie Winberg FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Is loneliness all that bad?

Excess feelings of loneliness have been shown to shorten your lifespan and weaken your immune system. The health risks of loneliness even rival obesity, as Deseret News National's Lois Collins pointed out on Mar. 14.

March 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Hot Topics


I should have lost my job

Bee shared a story with anonymousthankyous.com about the kindness of a woman who should have had her fired but instead saved her job and gave her encouragement to keep trying.

March 20, 2015 | Michael McCarlie KSL | Hot Topics


Facebook removes 'fat' emoticon

Facebook has defriended its "feeling fat" emoticon, announcing Tuesday that the option did not fit the spirit of its "How are you feeling?" prompt.

March 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics


How the poor view the American Dream

The core of the American Dream - equality of opportunity and rewards commensurate with efforts and abilities - has enchanted millions of people across the globe. However, it is important to assess whether the reality bears out that ideal. Although two-thirds of Americans (69 percent) agree with the statement that "people are rewarded for intelligence and skill," there is evidence that a child in a poor family in the U.S. has a smaller chance of moving up than his or her counterpart in many other advanced economies. The Great Gatsby curve suggests a statistical relationship between income inequality and lack of ...

March 18, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Hot Topics


Making every minute count

One minute seems like a pretty inconsequential amount of time. But, have you ever considered what you can actually do with one minute?

March 17, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Why we need more sleep

Life certainly dictates its own pace. As the demands of busy schedules pile up, it seems a good night's sleep is the first thing to go. The lack of adequate sleep knows no boundaries. Young people suffer from the same decline of proper sleeping habits as often as their parents. And in an effort to compensate for lost time, the loss of sleep carries its own consequences. Sleep is essential not only to getting through daily life, but also improving the quality of it. Here are 3 reasons why a good night's sleep is worth your time.

March 15, 2015 | Paige Cook FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Cancer survivors living longer

More people are surviving the most invasive types of cancer, according to a federal report released Thursday.

March 14, 2015 | Wendy Leonard News Division | Hot Topics


Benefits of a negative attitude?

Question:

March 12, 2015 | Kim Giles KSL | Hot Topics


Dealing with test anxiety

As the school year begins to wind down, tests become a big focus for students across the state.

March 11, 2015 | Deanie Wimmer KSL | Hot Topics


Self-cheaters

There are a lot of cheats in the world. This is not including professional rule breakers. The most common are those who cheat themselves.

March 10, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Hot Topics


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