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Who will benefit from a rise in minimum wages next year?

Jan. 1 will ring in a new year and higher minimum wages for workers in 13 states, similar to the first day of 2015, when 20 states and the District of Columbia saw minimum wage increases, according to Quartz.

December 31, 2015 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


Taylor Swift makes food taste better — Justin Bieber, not so much

It isn't necessary for people to conduct a vigorous Internet search to find out why they developed a taste for specific kinds of music and what those preferences mean.

December 31, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Rebellious kids make more money over their lifetimes, study shows

Defiant children may cause their parents headaches when refusing to listen — but a 2015 study indicated such rebellion could pay off later.

December 31, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


This busboy facing hard times turned in $3,000 he found. Here's why he's about to get $26,000 instea

When a diner customer dropped $3,000 on the floor and left, a man who could use it most found the stash.

December 30, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


What's the best U.S. city for New Year's Eve? Probably not what you think

When picking a prime spot for New Year's Eve night, people must find balance between a place "hashtag-worthy" and budget-friendly.

December 30, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Watch: What happens when Jewish kids meet Santa for the first time

A BuzzFeed video documenting Jewish children meeting Santa Claus for the first time shows regardless of the holiday people celebrate, they can find common ground on the true meaning intended for the celebrations.

December 30, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Medicines on school campus: Be careful what you carry

A kid doesn't have to bring an odd-looking homemade device to school to attract attention from the authorities.

December 29, 2015 | By Lauren Baggett Georgia Health News | State, National


Ugandan bill part of a trend that critics call a 'War on NGOs'

A controversial bill that critics say is part of a trend of governments restricting the work of foreign charities is awaiting the signature of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, according to Voice of America.

December 29, 2015 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


Family and friends honor 15-year-old boy who saved 3 girls from deadly gunfire

Accounts indicate Zaevion Dobson, a Knoxville, Tennessee, teen died shielding three young girls from gunfire by gang members, but words his family members and friends spoke to various media outlets show his heroics won't be forgotten.

December 28, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


How a U.S. couple helped 25 Iraqi Christian families escape ISIS threats

For an American husband-and-wife team, helping Iraqi Christians find promise elsewhere and escape threats from ISIS was a cause worth pursuing.

December 28, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Families, students to benefit from $1.8T congressional deal

Families and colleges students are due to keep stimulus-era tax breaks as a result of a deal Congress is expected to pass to avert a government shutdown.

December 28, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | State, National


1 in 8 babies were born in conflict zones in 2015. Here's what they face

A new UNICEF statement released last week says babies being born in meek circumstances across the globe happens in second spans.

December 26, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Facebook's 'Year in Review' now lets you remove bad memories

While you check out photos from the last 12 months via Facebook's "Year in Review," nostalgia hits as pictures from your Spain trip, reunion with a long-lost friend, and summer night spent at an excellent concert zip across the screen.

December 26, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


How a mom-daughter duo turned a family tradition into the popular 'Elf on the Shelf'

The scout elf from "The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition" has made its way into more than 8 million homes, monitoring kids' behavior to report back at Santa's headquarters, garnering an impressive social media following.

December 26, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


The surprising stat on gas that's leading to record-breaking travel

Groans at the gas station pump might be less common than in the aisles of the grocery stores this holiday season.

December 23, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


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Myths vs. facts: What you should do to stay safe in a lightning storm

Rain, snow, hail and sleet: We have seen it all this spring. The American Red Cross recently stated the dos and don’ts on how ...

May 16, 2016 | Carlos Baquerizo KSL.com | State, National


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