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'Godzilla El Niño' expected to devastate fragile populations

The world’s most vulnerable populations are facing six months of increased food and water shortages as El Nino brings drought to Africa, South Asia and Pacific islands, experts predict.

November 19, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | State, National


10 Thanksgiving travel tips families can be grateful for

Spurred by cheap gas prices, 47 million Americans plan to travel away from home over Thanksgiving weekend, according to The Washington Post.

November 19, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Want your children to meet Santa this holiday season? It might cost you

Annual family trips to visit Santa Claus at the mall might've induced stress, annoyance and awkwardness in parents — but at least they came at little cost during an expensive time of year, according to Yahoo Parenting.

November 18, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


What's up with Oxford Dictionaries' 'word' of 2015?

Oxford Dictionaries' choice for 2015 Word of the Year shows that because of tech-driven means of communication, words have fallen on tough times: They're not even guaranteed to win an accolade seemingly reserved for them.

November 18, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


The 25 most popular gift cards for Christmas 2015

A recent report indicated only Santa himself, holiday parties and time off from school rival gift cards' prominence during Christmas.

November 17, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Anne Frank's diary now has a co-author — and here's who

"The Diary of Anne Frank" provides readers a glimpse into the experiences of a teen girl living in World War II-era Europe — but now it's getting a co-author: Frank's father.

November 17, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


The Wukchumni language is dying, and its last speaker is doing this to preserve it

The world's lone person still fluent in Wukchumni, Marie Wilcox's goal proves a bit difficult to put into words.

November 16, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Why 1.2 million public housing units could be smoke-free soon

In a notable step in the government's decades-long "crackdown" on tobacco products, the Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed Thursday a rule to ban smoking in 1.2 million public housing units in the U.S., according to The Washington Post.

November 16, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Michigan restaurant offers lonely people a free meal on Thanksgiving

He faced loneliness, homelessness and hunger as a young adult overseas — and now the owner of a Michigan restaurant "pays it forward" at Thanksgiving, according to Mashable.

November 16, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Is America's bail system anti-poor?

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced last week he's seeking an overhaul of his state's bail system, eliminating cash bails for those who are not flight-risks, but instead remain in jail "merely because they are poor."

November 16, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | State, National


Iowa school gives kids a quarter of a graham cracker to teach them about poverty

Western Dubuque High School in Iowa had an interesting assembly Monday, according to The Telegraph Herald.

November 15, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | State, National


What a mom-daughter duo is doing to help people struggling with infertility

A mom-daughter duo has helped welcome 16 babies into the world over a three-year span with an organization aimed at supporting people facing fertility issues.

November 15, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


'Ban the box' movement advances with new federal employment regulations

The so-called "ban the box" movement appears to be picking up momentum.

November 12, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | State, National


Here's why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

People receive praise when thinking outside the box, but according to Finnish parents, a strategy to keeping babies safe might be in it.

November 12, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Disney fulfills dying man's wish to see 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

The force was strong with 32-year-old Daniel Fleetwood. Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and given mere months to live back in July, the lifelong Star Wars fan was afraid he wouldn’t make it to December to see the new installment of the franchise, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

November 11, 2015 | Freeman Stevenson Deseret News | State, National


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How to adjust to the changes that come with daylight saving time

Longer days and prolonged sunlight are signs spring is approaching, but it comes with a small price: setting your clocks one hour ahead. Unless you ...

March 11, 2017 | Mariana Chrisney Deseret News | State, National


How good building design can help people heal, learn and reform

From prisons to schools to public housing and hospitals, there is a growing body of research suggesting that space, light, color, noise control and natural ...

March 07, 2017 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | State, National


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