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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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YouTube releases a new video app just for kids

Earlier today, popular video site YouTube unveiled a new app called YouTube Kids, a family-friendly version of YouTube made just for children. It will be available starting today on Google Play and in the Android app store.

February 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Is growing income inequity hurting Social Security?

As America recovers from the recession, wealthy households are recovering faster than low-income ones, whose incomes have stagnated or declined since the crash. A new report says that this widening gap is sapping Social Security.

February 24, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Wealthy businessman gives back by helping addicts

GILBERT, Ariz. — Sometimes it takes the right kind of help and a generous donation to save people from self-destruction.

February 23, 2015 | Carole Mikita KSL | State, National News


'New' Dr. Seuss work coming this summer

July is for book lovers. Or, at least, this coming July.

February 23, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Is exposure to porn inevitable for kids?

One study estimates 83% of five-to-eight year olds know how to use a smartphone or table. Add to that the $3 billion mobile porn industry, and experts say exposure is inevitable.

February 22, 2015 | Mary Richards KSL | State, National News


Children with same-sex parents are worse off, study says

According to a new study from researchers at the Catholic University of America, children of same-sex parents are more likely to suffer from emotional issues than children of heterosexual couples. The researchers define "emotional issues" generally, but note that it can include ADHD, learning disabilities and seeking help from mental health professionals.

February 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Key to weight loss could be found in teen brain scans, study says

The key to successful weight loss could be found by studying brain scans of hungry teens.

February 20, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Personal trainer for hire

TOUGH TOWN — It’s that time of year again. The time where news articles, blogs and social media start asking you if you’ve already slacked on your New Year's fitness resolutions.

February 20, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


By end of high school, nearly all kids have seen pornography

Experts say it's an issue that may frighten parents, but it's not going away. Children are viewing and getting addicted to pornography on smartphones and other devices, sometimes as young as seven years old.

February 19, 2015 | Mary Richards KSL | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Basketball game pro amazes

HOOP DREAMSVILLE — More than enough people spend hours perfecting a seemingly useless skill simply to gain a bit of Internet fame.

February 19, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Many Catholics take up Facebook fast for Lent

Forget the popular Lenten sacrifices like chocolate or soda. These days, Christians observing Lent give up a major daily vice: technology.

February 19, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


The dollar is strong; time for Europe

Got the travel bug? Here are some ways for you to travel affordably during your next vacation:

February 19, 2015 | Whitney Evans Deseret News | State, National News


This high school student raised $700,000 for clean water

For her senior project, Paige Dellerman knew that she wanted to use her love of fashion to raise money for a cause close to her heart — clean water.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Helping the long-term unemployed?

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton made headlines last week when he published an op-ed calling attention to a problem that most people don't know: Unemployment numbers are grossly misleading.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


The income gap between blacks and whites is highest since 1989

Even as Americans acknowledge gains in racial equality, new research shows that by at least one measure — financial — the U.S. still has a long way to go.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


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