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Book review: Are you my cousin? ‘It’s All Relative' charts one man’s quest to show we’re all related

"IT'S ALL RELATIVE: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree," by A.J. Jacobs, Simon & Schuster, 352 pages (nf) (ages 16 and up)

November 08, 2017 | Elizabeth Reid Deseret News | Hot Topics

The power of going a little hungry

I just finished a month on Whole30. And by finished, I mean I crawled across the finish line and dove headfirst into an apple pie. Slight exaggeration, but not by much.

November 02, 2017 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Hot Topics

The 'brittle desert' inspired Maggie Stiefvater's new novel 'All the Crooked Saints'

Any reader familiar with author Maggie Stiefvater’s work knows her worlds are full of darkness, magic and the ties that bind all humans together. In her latest novel, “All the Crooked Saints,” Stiefvater returned to these concepts but instead of magic explored the idea of miracles.

October 27, 2017 | Tara Creel Deseret News | Hot Topics

Read chapters of Brandon Sanderson's latest novel online for free

In the age of Netflix, binge-watching is replacing serialized television shows at an astonishing rate. As it relates to literature, serialization is more a term associated with the writings of Charles Dickens in the 1800s than a real possibility today.

October 24, 2017 | Kurt Manwaring Deseret News | Hot Topics

Should NASA do more exploration of Jupiter's and Saturn's moons, where life seems plausible?

The news earlier this year from Saturn’s moon Enceladus was thrilling. The possibility of life elsewhere in the solar system suddenly seems highly plausible.

October 18, 2017 | Joe Bauman Deseret News | Hot Topics

What to do when your diet isn't working

Every day I meet with a client whose confused and frustrated with their diet. They come in, feeling like they’re doing all the right things. They don’t eat certain foods, they eat a lot of other particular foods. They exercise consistently and feel like they’re working hard to change their body and/or health. Even with all the intentional restriction, they’re not seeing the results they want.

October 07, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde | Hot Topics

The science behind the 2017 Nobel Prizes

Each October, scientists, artists and visionaries from around the world are nominated and chosen to receive Nobel prizes for outstanding work in their field.

October 05, 2017 | Robert Lawrence | Hot Topics

4 ways to salvage your relationship with your teen

In this edition of LIFEadvice, life coaches Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham share some hints for improving your connection with your teen.

October 04, 2017 | Kim Giles | Hot Topics

'Hocus Pocus' is officially getting a remake

Prepare yourselves, fans of “Hocus Pocus.” Your favorite Halloween film is about to get a remake.

October 02, 2017 | Herb Scribner Web Team | Hot Topics

Book review: 'The Final Spark' is electrifying ending to Michael Vey series

"MICHAEL VEY 7: The Final Spark," by Richard Paul Evans, Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink, 336 pages (f)

September 22, 2017 | Tara Creel Deseret News | Hot Topics

Saturn swan song: A look back at the most captivating images captured by NASA's Cassini

Early last Friday, an unmanned spacecraft traveling at 77,000 miles per hour sent its final data transmissions back to earth as it willingly plunged into Saturn’s gaseous atmosphere and disappeared forever.

September 17, 2017 | Robert Lawrence | Hot Topics

Book review: Middle grade novel 'Prosper Redding' is full of twists despite slow pace

"THE DREADFUL TALE OF PROSPER REDDING," by Alexandra Bracken, Disney-Hyperion, $16.99, 368 pages (f) (ages 9-12)

September 09, 2017 | Hannah McDonald Deseret News | Hot Topics

10 tips from nutrition experts to encourage your kids to eat well

August is Kids Eat Right Month, as a parent and a model to children, one of the best things you can do to encourage your kids to eat well is to teach them healthy eating habits by showing them those healthful eating habits. Simple, yes, but easy? Not necessarily.

September 04, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde | Hot Topics

Have You Seen This? A look at the eclipse from space

THE FINAL FRONTIER — Monday's total solar eclipse was an exciting, and in some cases, life-changing event for most of the country. But the best eclipse views may not have even been from Earth at all.

August 25, 2017 | Mary Dalrymple | Hot Topics

Celebrate the U.N.’s International Day of Peace with a book

World peace isn’t only a beauty pageant answer — it's also a U.N. goal celebrated every year on Sept. 1.

August 24, 2017 | Sarah Allen Deseret News | Hot Topics

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3 easy nutrition habits to improve your health without obsessing over food

The idea that we can get our day off to a great start, fuel properly before a workout, or feed our kids the right snack ...

March 09, 2018 | Devrie Pettit MS, RDN | Hot Topics

Book review: Tahereh Mafi resurrects Shatter Me series with strong sequel

"RESTORE ME," by Tahereh Mafi, HarperCollins, 448 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)

March 09, 2018 | Tara Creel Deseret News | Hot Topics

Giving a name to the homeless

I learn so much from my cousins. They are doing amazing and unique things to change to world. In the spirit of my previous column ...

March 08, 2018 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Hot Topics

Book review: Rachel Hartman's 'Tess of the Road' doesn't live up to its sister novel but still provi

"TESS OF THE ROAD," by Rachel Hartman, Random House, 544 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)

March 04, 2018 | Michelle Garrett Bulsiewicz Deseret News | Hot Topics


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