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Facebook turns 11 — are we better off?

It's been just over a decade since Facebook arrived in American lives and changed the way we communicate with the rest of the world.

February 08, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Bizarre 'air-tube' train could travel near the speed of sound

AUSTIN — Elon Musk is the successful inventor who played a role in the creation of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX. In 2013, he made national headlines by proposing an air-tube transit system. Called Hyperloop, it was essentially a futuristic-looking train that traveled through a pressurized tube similar the ones you use at the drive-through of your local bank.

February 06, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | State, National News


How you can give to charity like a billionaire

Not everyone can shell out millions to a good cause like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerberg. But that's changing, thanks to the explosive growth of donor-based funds, a kind of personal foundation for the average person.

February 06, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Best, worst 2015 Super Bowl ads

GLENDALE, Arizona — The XLIX Super Bowl aired Sunday, showcasing the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. If your team didn’t make it, you may have been among those who just watched the game for the commercials.

February 05, 2015 | Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | State, National News


Best, worst 2015 super bowl ads

GLENDALE, Arizona — The XLIX Super Bowl aired Sunday, showcasing the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. If your team didn’t make it, you may have been among those who just watched the game for the commercials.

February 05, 2015 | Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | State, National News


The year Superbowl ads got serious

This year, Superbowl ads — once entertainment hubs for those interested in the big game or not — seem to have taken a more serious note, whether trying to convey hard realities or getting interest groups to draw battle lines.

February 04, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


The best places to live out the rest of your life

According to a 2014 article from USA Today, retirement moves are making a comeback. Retirees often feel the financial constraints of their current living environment, which pushes them to move to other states where they feel safer with their money.

February 04, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Retirement: Tips for your 20s

Taylor Hawkins is 26 years old and his wife Ashley is 24.

February 04, 2015 | Emilee Bench KSL | State, National News


11 messaging apps that'll improve your relationship

People are really into messaging apps right now. That includes programs like Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook messenger.

February 04, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Why bright low-income kids aren't going to top colleges

A prestigious Ivy League school can cost upwards of $50,000 a year. That's out of reach for many people — especially low-income families. But what some of those families don't know is that with financial aid, they can attend those schools for $10,000 or less.

February 03, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


McDonald's randomly accepts hugs, compliments as meal payment

McDonald’s has claimed the slogan ‘I’m lovin’ it’ for more than a decade, and now it’s showing what that lovin’ is.

February 03, 2015 | Megan Marsden Christensen KSL | State, National News


The effect your family has on your financial confidence

According to a report from LearnVest, your financial confidence dips in your 30s. The report shows 20- and 40- somethings have the highest levels of confidence in their financial situation.

February 03, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


If you want a date for Valentine's Day, start being like this

Ever find yourself attracted to someone who just got back from working at a soup kitchen?

February 02, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Super Bowl largest human trafficking event in the country

Last February, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot declared the Super Bowl the “single largest human trafficking incident in the U.S.”

February 01, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


What American families need to know about the Euro

The European Bank’s announcement that it will purchase billions of dollars worth of bonds from other banks has clear implications for Europeans, but what does it mean for the average American family and consumer?

January 29, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | State, National News


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Cutting unemployment benefits reduces unemployment, study shows

A study sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research claims that the elimination of the federal unemployment benefit program in 2014 resulted in 1.8 million new jobs that year, suggesting that offering unemployment benefits can slow job growth.

March 02, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | State, National News


Can tourism end poverty in the most remote place in the world?

Bo White has done a lot of treks. Between a career in international development and a love for climbing and hiking, the 31-year-old has been all over the world. But nowhere quite like the Pamir.

March 02, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


One Texas teacher gave her first-grade student a kidney

Six-year-old Matthew Parker needed a new kidney. His elementary school teacher, Lindsey Painter, gave him one.

March 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Talking husky puppy

BARKLEY SQUARE — When any creature is new to life, it takes awhile to sort things out, from basic getting around to communicating.

March 01, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


How one photo of a dress became an advertising opportunity

The top trending hashtags on Twitter Thursday night weren't about ISIS or Internet neutrality, but #thedress and #whiteandgold.

March 01, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Unique challenge posed by terrorists on social media

Targeting terrorist organizations like ISIS on social media is not as easy as it sounds, experts say.

February 28, 2015 | Michael Bryant KSL | State, National News


Premium users of LinkedIn to receive $1 each in password-leak settlement

To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 — or about $1 each — million to approximately 800,000 people who were premium users of the social media network between March 2006 and June 2012.

February 28, 2015 | William E. Lewis Jr. KSL | State, National News


Google and Reddit are cracking down on Internet pornography

This week, two notable Internet websites reevaluated their stances on pornographic material and have taken steps to eliminate this content from the public sphere.

February 27, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


How the Internet is changing science

In less than a second, the sun makes as much energy as the United States uses in one year.

February 27, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Community saves autistic boy’s birthday party after none of his classmates show

KISSIMMEE, Florida — When none of her son’s classmates showed up to his birthday party, a Florida mother took to social media to express her despair. Within hours, her community rallied to make her little boy’s day nothing short of magical.

February 27, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


Education, not harsh penalties, a more effective solution for teen sexting

At least once a week, Det. Rich Wistocki or one of his officers sits down with a teen caught sexting and lays out a series of consequences.

February 27, 2015 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret Media Companies | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Deep thoughts with Cookie Monster

SESAME STREET — On this sunny Tuesday, let me help you chase any clouds away with a nice kick in the nostalgia made better with a modern trend.

February 26, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Marketers bet big on location-based advertising

In the advertising world, tailoring the message to the intended target is key. Today's hot marketing trend is tapping into the location services built into a smartphone.

February 26, 2015 | Torin Koos KSL | State, National News


Legend's Oscar speech raises questions about more than race in the U.S.

Musician John Legend picked up an Oscar this past weekend for "Glory," an original song for the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, "Selma," and used his time at the podium to draw attention to America's black incarceration rate.

February 25, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


The worst kind of bullying can happen in your own home, study says

Nationwide efforts are trying to stamp out bullying in schools, but a new study suggests the biggest bully might be in your own home.

February 25, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


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