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Call for boycott of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Popular film site IMDb lists "BDSM" (bondage, domination, sadism and masochism) and perversion as just a few of the many plot keywords for an upcoming movie. No, it won't be a video-only release with brown paper wrapping. The movie will be released on the big screen at your local movie theater. Based on the novel by the same name, "Fifty Shades of Grey" is slated for release on Valentine's Day 2015.

February 11, 2015 | Jenelle Stone Deseret News | State, National News


5 lessons from your first love

Valentine’s Day is a time to reflect on your romantic relationships. This includes first loves, who people rarely forget about.

February 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? 'The Simpsons' gets pixelated

SPRINGFIELD — It’s true, some people cringe and mock when they hear the word "hipster," but not me, because it’s those hipsters who look to the past to bring things I loved back to the forefront with a fresh take.

February 11, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Poor teens in Baltimore 'fare worse' than teens in India

Poverty is often thought of as something that strikes kids in places like Africa and India. And while that's true, a new study shows that poor American teens might feel the effects of poverty — like violence — as much or more than their counterparts in other places.

February 10, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


3D printers give kids new hands and new hope

It all happened in a flash. Carpenter Richard van As from Johannesburg, South Africa, was using a saw when it suddenly slipped — and he lost four fingers on his right hand.

February 10, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


What to do because of insurance company breach

Atlanta ― Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield reported that it has been a victim of a cyber-attack and there was a breach involving the personal information of its policyholders.

February 10, 2015 | Release from Georgia Insurance Commissioner | State, National News


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


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Have You Seen This? What we do to land internships

GROSSE POINTE — Applying for a coveted internship position can be brutally competitive and nerve-wracking.

March 05, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Netflix's 'House of Cards' paints a bleak political realm — but in part, a realistic one, political

WASHINGTON — Television’s Rep. Francis Underwood’s season one introduction to “House of Cards” explains his view of America’s capital city: “Give and take. Welcome to Washington.” But the show’s portrayal of real-life D.C. politics has a far murkier side than most Capitol Hill staffers and D.C. workers say even the most power-consumed ever descend into.

March 05, 2015 | Sara Jarman KSL | State, National News


With fan fiction, is publishing following in Hollywood's unoriginal footsteps?

When best-selling Kindle author Hugh Howey started writing books, he wasn’t out make millions or write the Great American Novel — he was just a sci-fi fan.

March 05, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


How moms can help their children's brains grow

According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, babies who hear their mother's heartbeat and voice show stronger signs of development in their auditory cortex, which, among other functions, is a part of the brain primarily known for helping people hear.

March 05, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


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


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