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Archive By Section - Hot Topics


Forgiving your spouse

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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


Teens and driving distractions

Giving in to the temptation to talk with friends or answer texts while driving holds serious consequences for teens behind the wheel, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which found that six in 10 car crashes involving teen drivers were linked to distracted driving.

March 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | 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


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Articles by Section - Hot Topics


Lessons from divorce

I truly enjoyed being married. I liked having a partner in life, someone who was pegged to me. I appreciated having someone to say goodnight to. I enjoyed knowing that every moment of every day I was an important and integral part of another person's every moment of every day. I was comforted by having someone be that for me, too. I intended my marriage to last for life, and beyond. I entered marriage with the intent to stick it through no matter what.

July 03, 2015 | Marilee Kellis FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Be a better listener

Listening may seem pretty simple, but is in fact much harder than it appears. It takes certain skills to be a good listener; not only to others, but to yourself as well. A good listener can make others feel important, valued, appreciated and loved. Becoming a better listener may take some practice and refining of the following skills.

June 30, 2015 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Teaching the Civil War isn't easy

Amidst the pain that surrounded the recent church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, a heated discussion erupted over the nature of a symbol that has come to be synonymous with Southern culture: The battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia.

June 28, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Hot Topics


What makes a grown-up?

Adulthood is much more than graduating from high school and having a job. In fact, adulthood might actually be out of reach for many people coming of age today, a new study shows.

June 23, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Hot Topics


Pinterest stress

Pinterest may be inspiring some people in more ways than cake decorating and home decor. According to a new survey, it's causing stress in about 42 percent of users hoping for the picture-perfect hacks and crafts seemingly achieved so easily by fellow pinners.

June 21, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Millennials' work ethic

You can take your well-paying job and shove it, said the majority of American millennials.

June 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Poisoning your marriage

Does anyone marry with the intent to poison their marriage? The answer is probably no, yet it happens every day; some couples don't even realize they are doing it. If you find yourself putting any effort into the following 5 steps, you are headed toward a poisoned, unhappy marriage.

June 17, 2015 | Christine Sedlacek FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Shaming on the Internet

Some fathers have chosen to fight back and are sharing videos about better ways to discipline children than Internet shaming, a current fad among parents to punish children.

June 16, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Hot Topics


Sitting too much?

Most of you are probably sitting while reading this, and you have also probably been sitting at your desk all morning, during lunch, when you got back to work, when you drove home from work and when you finally made it to the couch planted in front of your TV after a long day of sitting at work.

June 12, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Hot Topics


Identifying eating disorders

In our weight-obsessed society, eating disorders are increasingly prevalent. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), as many as 24 million people in the US suffer from an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder. Eating disorders are highly disruptive to one's quality of life, and can sometimes be deadly.

June 11, 2015 | Michelle Lewis FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Safest states

The 100 days of summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest time of year for children, according to Deseret News' Lois Collins and Marjorie Cortez.

June 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


13 reasons to go sober

Have you reached a point in your alcohol or drug use that has made you seriously consider getting sober this year? Addiction can be a tough battle to overcome, but it is well worth the effort. Here are 13 reasons why this year is the best time to get sober:

June 07, 2015 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Want to lose weight?

Out of sight, out of … stomach? A recent study, published last month in the International Journal of Obesity (paywall), found that where you store your food at home could hold consequences for your waistline.

June 04, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics


Risky drinking

A new report on global drinking habits holds some troubling news: risky drinking is on the rise among young people, defined as men and women under the age of 35.

June 03, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics


Lessons from a pet

I've known Daisy for five years, and she has taught me lessons about loyalty, happiness, friendship and love that I'll never forget.

June 01, 2015 | Steven Hummer FamilyShare | Hot Topics


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