• 'Tis the season to be grateful: How gratitude can change lives

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    Can something as simple as being more grateful really change someone's life? Scientists and researchers with the John Templeton Foundation and UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center say yes.

  • Millennials expected to splurge on themselves this Christmas

    Daniel Bendtsen, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    Retailers aren't very optimistic about the Christmas season, but millennial consumers sure are. They're expected to spend more this year, especially on themselves.

  • At age 40, childhood friends discover they were switched at birth

    Jessica Ivins, KSL.com | Updated: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    Two childhood friends are coping with the revelation they were switched at birth in a Canadian hospital over 40 years ago.

  • 77-year-old grandmother scares off home intruders

    Jessica Ivins, KSL.com | Updated: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

    A 77-year-old Washington woman refused to become the victim of a burglary when she scared off a group of intruders in her home.

  • 27 amazing child drawings that were recreated by professional artists

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Nov 12, 2015

    Creativity can make your child more successful in life. To help out, The Monster Project is bringing your child's drawings to life.

  • Grieving boy receives letter of comfort from ‘Chewbacca’

    Jessica Ivins, KSL.com | Updated: Thu, Nov 12, 2015

    A Texas boy mourning the loss of his friend received a letter of comfort penned by an unlikely hero from a galaxy far, far away.

  • Dying boy finds 'love of his life' in fellow classmate

    Jessica Ivins, KSL.com | Updated: Thu, Nov 19, 2015

    A Virginia boy is fighting for his life, but he’s lucky enough to have his “soulmate” by his side.

  • Special education teacher kicks off each day by complimenting students

    Jessica Ivins, KSL.com | Updated: Thu, Nov 19, 2015

    Every morning in his class, Florida teacher Chris Ulmer calls each child up individually and tells them something he loves about him or her.

  • After Paris attacks, refugees find themselves in danger

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Nov 16, 2015

    Refugees have suffered a bit because of the Paris attacks. European nations and U.S. states have said they won't accept them in their countries. But there's danger to talking about it.

  • Father helps ease his son’s worries about Paris in viral video

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    A son was worried that he and his family would have to leave their home. In an interview with a French TV show, his father told him something different.

  • The surprising and very dangerous place couples argue, and how to stop it

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    Couples are very likely to argue in the car, especially when they're angry about relationship issues. Here's how couples can turn that around.

  • Have You Seen This? Epic Middle-earth dance battle

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Sun, Nov 15, 2015

    It seems Sean Astin can’t stop thinking about his time in Middle-earth, and his imagination has an epic dance battle to prove it.

  • Instagram latest venue for social media 'depression'

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    Facebook has long been theorized to cause depression and "fear of missing out" (FOMO). Now there's a new network that can prey on users' self-esteem: Instagram.

  • How American families are keeping in contact with loved ones after the Paris shootings

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Sat, Nov 14, 2015

    On Friday, a series of shootings across the city of Paris left more than 120 people dead and 99 more critically injured, according to BuzzFeed News.

  • Race tension protests highlight waning trust in new media

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    The University of Missouri protesters' ousting of media coverage on campus is a symptom of a wider distrust of the news media.

  • What changing screen time research means for young kids and families

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Oct 19, 2015

    Technology is more rooted in parenting than ever. Since making its "no screens before age 2" recommendation in 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics finally has the science it needs to update its policies.

  • Anti-gambling forces fight against rise of daily fantasy sports

    Daniel Bendtsen, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Nov 12, 2015

    After online poker's demise in 2011, daily fantasy sports have rapidly become the king of online betting. But the rise has brought scrutiny that could kill the industry, and now partnering with government regulators could be the only way to survive.

  • No, Walmart didn’t just send you a check for $1,900

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    Some Americans may have just received a check in the mail from "Walmart" — except it's not really Walmart, and it's not a real check.

  • Scenes of horror as a Paris night becomes a bloodbath

    BY JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press | Published: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — The assailants' weapons were those of war: automatic rifles and suicide belts of explosives. The killing was indiscriminate, spread across a swath of the city, in at least six different sites. An ordinary Friday night in Paris transformed into a bloodbath. The word Parisians used over and over as they tried to make sense of the horror was "carnage." At the packed Bataclan concert hall in eastern Paris, the attackers opened fire on a crowd waiting to hear American rock band Eagles of Death Metal perform. One witness told France Info radio he heard them yell "Allahu Akbar" — God is great in Arabic — as they started their killing spree and took hostages.

  • Reaction from around the world to Paris attacks

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their views: ___ PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA Obama is calling the attacks on Paris "outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians" and is vowing to do whatever it takes to help bring the perpetrators to justice. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Obama said he would not speculate about who was responsible. He called the attacks a "heartbreaking situation" and an "attack on all of humanity." ___ U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY Kerry is describing the attacks in Paris as "heinous, evil" and "vile," calling them "an assault on our