• Bedtime stories can boost your child's love of reading

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

    Experts agree that reading bedtime stories to your children can help them get better at reading and enjoying reading overall. But it looks like there's been a decline.

  • What your thumb can tell you about your family history

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

    A new research paper has found that your thumb may say something about your ancestry. Here's why it's important to know where you're from.

  • How 1 in 10 women put their newborn’s life at risk

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    A new study suggests that one in 10 women drink during their pregnancy, with one in 33 women binge-drinking while carrying a baby.

  • NICU nurse gets heartwarming reunion with babies she's saved

    Celeste Tholen Rosenlof, KSL.com | Updated: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    For parents of babies born prematurely, neonatal nurses are one of the most important people in their lives. These nurses care for their babies when parents can’t. Renee Hendrix is one of those people.

  • Video: Little girls lands big bass with Barbie fishing pole

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    A newly viral video shows a little girl go into happy hysterics before she reels in a bass fish with a kids Barbie fishing pole.

  • Whole Foods to cut about 1,500 jobs over next 8 weeks

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

      NEW YORK (AP) — Grocery chain Whole Foods is cutting about 1,500 jobs over the next eight weeks as it looks to lower prices and keep up with competition. The cuts represent about 1.6 percent of its workforce. But Whole Foods Market Inc. said in a regulatory filing on Monday that many of the reductions will come through attrition. It anticipates workers whose jobs are cut will find other jobs from the almost 2,000 open positions across the company or from new jobs that'll be created by more than 100 new stores in development. Whole Foods said it has added more than 9,000 jobs in the past year and created nearly 35,000 jobs over the last five years.

  • Why the decline in maids and domestic workers is hurting your family

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    The Atlantic's Ester Bloom reported this week that there's been a severe decline in the amount of domestic workers over the last century, and that's hurt American families.

  • Protecting your home from a break-in

    Andrew Adams, KSL.com | Updated: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    A recent stabbing incident raises the question of home security, which an expert says often boils down to a few simple steps to minimize the risk of a break-in.

  • Want to save money for retirement? Don’t ask your peers how they do it

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    You’re less likely to save money when you know how much your peers are saving, according to a new study.

  • Have You Seen This? Not your mama’s 'flip book'

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Tue, Sep 22, 2015

    A stop-motion genius created a mind blowing and 100 percent CGI-free paper stop-motion video highlighting the history of Honda vehicles.

  • Buddhist idea of the ‘changing self’ exists, according to science

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Sep 22, 2015

    A new research paper shows that one of the main aspects of Buddhist belief is real. Here's why that's not so surprising.

  • Video: Disney’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster ‘unlike anything we've seen’

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Wed, Sep 23, 2015

    A first-of-its-kind train system and a highly interactive waiting-in-line experience make the Magic Kingdom's Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction a unique experience.

  • Woman who lost family to drunk driver breaks hearts with Facebook post

    Jessica Ivins, KSL.com | Updated: Wed, Sep 23, 2015

    One year after losing her husband and baby boy in a horrific crash involving a drunk driver, a mother’s heartbreaking Facebook tribute is touching the hearts of hundreds of thousands.

  • Have You Seen This? Turning 2 is hard

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Wed, Sep 23, 2015

    Growing up is hard. Even blowing out a candle on your second birthday can be particularly difficult.

  • Warning: The new Muppets show isn’t for children

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Sep 22, 2015

    Mom, dad, we've got a Muppet problem. Over. Critics have spoken out against the new Muppets show for its sexual content and mature themes.

  • Emmy Awards diverse performers in wake of criticism

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Sep 22, 2015

    Amid past diversity controversies at the Oscars or Golden Globes, the Emmy Awards made history by awarding its first best actress in a drama statue to a black actress.

  • Couple reunited with Mustang 50 years after it drove them to their wedding

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Sep 21, 2015

    Wedding anniversaries are important for couples, especially when they bring married partners back to the beginning of their marriage.

  • Have You Seen This? 1-float, spontaneous parade is the happiest

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Wed, Sep 16, 2015

    The residents of a neighborhood in East Los Angeles got a just-because (sort of), one-float parade, and it’s delightful.

  • Documentary featuring Obama prison visit debuts in Oklahoma

    BY TIM TALLEY, Associated Press | Published: Wed, Sep 23, 2015

    EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — Federal inmates who met with President Barack Obama at an Oklahoma prison during the filming of a documentary in July are hopeful the show will influence policymakers. About 50 inmates gathered at the El Reno federal prison Wednesday to watch the premiere of "Fixing the System," a Vice on HBO special report. Obama spoke with six of the inmates during his visit. Bobby Reed is serving a life sentence for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. He hopes the documentary leads policymakers to revisit previous decisions to impose harsh sentences for nonviolent drug crimes. Obama is the first president to visit a federal prison while in office.

  • Have You Seen This? If you feed raccoons, they will annoy you

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Thu, Sep 17, 2015

    The Internet is showing signs of loving raccoons almost as much as cats, but it may cost everyone their sanity.