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Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's window into cultural attitudes about money

You can tell a lot about a person based on how he or she tips, at least according to author and researcher Kabir Sehghal.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business

6 reasons adults of all ages need to be thinking about Social Security

Most people rarely think about Social Security before age 60. That is unfortunate, because many workers need Social Security benefits long before they reach retirement. Also, calculations that determine benefit amounts are based on a person’s complete work history, often extending back to part-time jobs in high school or college.

May 22, 2015 | Flint Stephens KSL | State, National

President Obama to attend 'Solidarity Sabbath' service Friday evening

President Obama will be among worshippers Friday evening at a Washington, D.C., synagogue to mark "Solidarity Sabbath," in which Jews and others around the world will stand against anti-Semitism.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Muslim refugees risk life to flee Burma's persecution

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Burma — which now denies them citizenship — are risking their lives on the sea or in earthquake-ravaged Nepal to seek safety. The Rohingyas say they are victims of religious persecution.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Technology for religion: good or bad?

"The Holy Words — it matters not how I got them, it's 'have I retained them?'"

May 22, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

Skipping meals could lead to belly fat, study says

If you think skipping lunch will get your body beach ready for summertime, think again.

May 22, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Living well

Is 'Tomorrowland' worth the price of admission?

There’s no way for me to really discuss “Tomorrowland” without first disclosing my absolute geek-love for Brad Bird.

May 22, 2015 | Travis Poppleton KSL | Things to do

Class of 2015 has seen more war than peace during their lifetime

The future of this year's graduating class will be shaped by a past unique from that of any of their predecessors’ — the U.S. has been at war for the majority of their lives.

May 22, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Education

Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of then president Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. As a result, the 40-hour workweek (based on the eight-hour workday) became fully integrated, and legislated, as part of American corporate culture.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business

'Pitch Perfect 2' is a letdown

'Pitch Perfect 2' (PG-13) — 2 stars

May 22, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | Things to do

Need a way to help the miles pass by? Here's some podcasts to listen to while running

Warmer weather means more running for me, and while I love a good solo run, my thoughts quickly become boring and obnoxious, even to myself. A better option? Podcasts. A great podcast keeps the mind engaged and distracted while the feet are busy and the legs are burning. It’s like having a conversation without having to do any work. Here are a few of my current favorites. Notice: Only a couple are running related.

May 22, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation

Goodbye, 'American Idol'

It’s the end of an era. “American Idol” announced recently that next year, season 15, will be its last.

May 22, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Things to do

Five for Families: ‘Cinderella’ adds depth to classic tale

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

May 22, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Things to do

A black and white, and sometimes Technicolor, Memorial Day: Classic movies to remember the sacrifice

Five stories, focusing on each of the four major branches of the armed forces as well as the folks who persevered along the home front, are told in these classic films from the 1940s and 1950s. Made during and after World War II, these movies are entertaining and give viewers a glimpse into life during this historic time.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Reid Deseret News | Things to do

Is Hollywood pushing too many superhero stories?

Superhero fans are currently suffering an embarrassment of riches on the big and small screens.

May 22, 2015 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Things to do

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Five movies for families: 'Monkey Kingdom' teaches positive messages

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

April 24, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Things to do

Family friendly musical drama leads new movies on DVD this week

It’s a week for low-budget independent productions on DVD, led by a family friendly musical drama.

April 24, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to do

'Little Boy': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Little Boy":

April 24, 2015 | Shawn O'Neill Deseret News | Things to do

How one community is changing the discussion on campus sexual assault

Carrie Hull became a police officer because she wanted to help people.

April 24, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well

True story 'Desert Dancer' stumbles onto the big screen

“Desert Dancer” is based on a true story, and maybe that’s its problem.

April 24, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to do

'Age of Adaline': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Age of Adaline":

April 24, 2015 | Shawn O'Neill Deseret News | Things to do

Respect for faith sets 'Daredevil' apart

I’m going to say some nice things about Marvel’s “Daredevil” TV series for Netflix, and I don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea.

April 24, 2015 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Things to do

Haleigh's Hope is now Georgia's hope

Fifteen months ago, a local reporter asked me if there was any interest within the General Assembly in taking on the medical marijuana issue for the 2014 legislative session, and I told him, emphatically, that there was none and that I did not foresee that issue coming up anytime soon in Georgia. Then, a week later, I met a little 4-year-old girl named Haleigh and her courageous mom and dad, and was I proved ever so wrong.

April 24, 2015 | By State Rep. Allen Peake Special to the Courier | Opinion

Fathers, don't seek custody in Liberty County

Editor, If you are a father seeking custody of your children in Hinesville, please read this carefully.

April 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion

'Age of Adaline' explores the downside of immortality

“The Age of Adaline” is a fairy tale that doesn’t feel like a fairy tale; it’s science fiction that doesn’t feel like science fiction. It does such a good job of grounding itself in reality that you forget the fantastic premise it’s trying to sell you.

April 24, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to do

'Little Boy' explores faith, racism on its way to inspiration

There’s been a lot of traffic in the inspirational film category over the last couple of years. Films based on biblical stories or contemporary efforts with religious themes have come with regularity, often with Roma Downey and Mark Burnett’s names attached.

April 24, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to do

Naming Pluto's craters and mountains, it's your call

PLUTO — Now is your chance to help name part of Pluto and its companion Charon.

April 23, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics

Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault

When Constance and Howard Clery picked Lehigh University for their youngest — and only — daughter to attend, it was partly because the school seemed safe. The Pennsylvania campus was serene, beautiful and less than two hours from home.

April 23, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well

Average teen to spend $324 on ‘promposals’ this year

FOSTER CITY, Calif. — Two tickets to Disneyland. A sunset sail. A three-course gourmet meal. A roundtrip flight from your hometown to New York City.

April 23, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Hot Topics

After flareups, religious freedom bills get cold shoulder in two states

The governors of North Carolina and Michigan, where legislators are weighing bills to strengthen religious freedom protections, are cooling to the idea after similar pushes in Indiana and Arkansas ignited controversy, media reports indicate.

April 23, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

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