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Archive By Section - Hot Topics


Minorities have stronger entrepreneurship interest, new poll says

Who will be the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? If you judge by who has the most interest in starting a new business, a new Gallup poll suggests it may likely be a minority.

January 18, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


2 blind men set out to climb mountain

SALT LAKE CITY - Two blind men are pushing the limits of their independence and raising awareness of technology for blindness by climbing Mt. Denali in Colorado in May.

January 18, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Family-friendly films find their seats in Oscar nominations

On Jan. 16, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards, scheduled for March 2. Many of today's Hollywood stars - like Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Sandra Bullock - were highlighted on the list of nominees.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


How the Internet is about to change after court decision

A federal appeals court decision Tuesday could lead to major changes in the Internet that you know, love and use all the time. On the other hand, the decision may be a speed bump until the government writes new rules covering Internet traffic.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Hazing: Nasty campus initiations continue

Since 1970, at least one college student has died each year because of an initiation rite gone wrong, USA Today reported on Jan. 12. That figure doesn't address the number of students who suffer physical and psychological injuries.

January 18, 2014 | By Celia R. Baker Deseret News | Hot Topics


Can't decide what to name your baby?

Naming a baby can be hard. It takes thought, diplomacy and apparently, according to an almost dad, it takes crowdsourcing from the Internet.

January 17, 2014 | By Robynn Garfield KSL | Hot Topics


Religious freedom under increasing pressure around the world, latest Pew report finds

Asia Bibi was getting water one day in 2009 when a handful of her Pakistani neighbors objected to the Christian mother of five sharing the well with them. Sharing water with a Christian contaminated the well, the Muslim women said. When Bibi spoke back, they accused her of blaspheming the Prophet Muhammad.

January 17, 2014 | By Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Hot Topics


Latest trend on the Internet is #Lawrencing

There's a new trend hitting social media platforms after the Golden Globes.

January 17, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Man pays bill for couple in remembrance of his late wife

He was at a restaurant by himself for the first time since his wife of 43 years passed away when Lee Ballantyne, 65, of Barrie, Ontario, decided to do something that would make his wife proud.

January 16, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Top 10 best and worst cities to achieve American dream

SALT LAKE CITY - Children born to low income families are more likely to achieve the American dream in Salt Lake City than anywhere else in the United States, according to a recent study.

January 16, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


Couple in funny post-surgery video opens up about infertility

In late August 2013, Jason Mortensen went to the hospital to have a hernia repaired. After being given an extra dose of anesthesia, Mortensen woke up still heavily sedated. His wife, Candice recalled hearing him moaning and groaning loudly.

January 14, 2014 | By Arianne Brown Deseret News Service | Hot Topics


Maintaining your marriage after kids

My son is the light of my life. I never believed in love at first sight until the nurse laid him in my arms just minutes after he was born. Appropriately enough, it was Valentine's Day. But having a child also has its attendant challenges, especially when it comes to maintaining a romantic relationship with my husband.

January 14, 2014 | By Katie Nielsen FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Explaining the gay marriage debate to children

Gay marriage and the issues and impact surrounding it are all over the news. This is a heated topic, and the chances of your children asking you about it are very high. Don't put off studying the issues. Now is the time to find the best way to explain this to your child in age-appropriate terms they can understand.

January 14, 2014 | By Becky Rickman Deseret News Service | Hot Topics


A one-way ticket to Mars

SALT LAKE CITY - Ken Sullivan, one of just over 1,000 candidates still being considered for a settlement mission to Mars, says he's willing to make sacrifices for the one-way trip.

January 13, 2014 | By Morgan Jacobsen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Will marriage solve the poverty crisis in America?

"For millions of Americans in poverty, the American dream doesn't seem reachable, and that's unacceptable" U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said in a video released to his YouTube channel on Jan. 5. The video, which was made in anticipation of the fiftieth anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson's delaration of the War on Poverty, caused quite a stir because of Rubio's pronouncement that it's time to "declare big government's War on Poverty a failure."

January 13, 2014 | By J.J. Feinauer Deseret News | Hot Topics


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