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Bad vibes

Oftentimes, we say and do things unintentionally that give off negative vibes. When we don't think before we speak, our actions and words can be misinterpreted. Without realizing it, we can make our spouses uncomfortable.

December 29, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | 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

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Articles by Section - 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

Hiding from your in-laws?

You heard that you were "marrying the entire family" when you chose your spouse, but did you really get how deep that truth runs? Sure, it seems nuts that your sane, loving spouse came from such a dysfunctional family but - for better or worse - these people are here to stay.

April 06, 2015 | Heather Hale FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Forgiving your spouse


April 05, 2015 | Kim Giles KSL | Hot Topics

Best beaches for families

It's spring break season, which means you and your family might be heading to the beach for some fun in the sun. And thanks to Family Vacation Critic's 2015 10 Best Beaches for Families, you'll know which American beaches you should travel to this spring.

April 03, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

Ban 'busy' from your vocabulary

In late February, Scott Dannemiller, a writer and worship leader in the Presbyterian Church, captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of people with a simple four-word headline: "Busy is a Sickness."

April 02, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics

Life lessons at 40

In life we all hit certain milestones where we pause and reflect. For me, it was my 40th birthday. Just the number itself reminded me how many times around the sun I've traveled, and how many different lives I feel like I've led.

April 01, 2015 | Jarrod Phillips FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Understanding Easter

Easter is the day Jesus' resurrection is celebrated. However, there are three other days, often seen on calendars but not always understood, that are important as well. Following is a short synopsis explaining those long ago events and their significance.

March 31, 2015 | Elizabeth Reid FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Test anxiety

Hours of study and preparation seem to go out the window every time Katie Fisher sits down to take an exam.

March 30, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Hot Topics

Be closer to your spouse

Are there moments you feel a slight distance between you and your spouse? Do you worry that distance means your partner no longer loves you? My husband and I felt this way early in our marriage, and it took a while before we decided to openly discuss how we felt. We understood the distance had nothing to do with how much we loved each other and a lot to do with a lack of time together. We hadn't noticed how the extracurricular activities and overtime at work had consumed most of our personal time, greatly reducing our time together.

March 29, 2015 | Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics

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