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Maiden names, on the rise again — The New York Times

What hypnobirthing taught me about trusting God — Christianity Today

Why mothers and teenage daughters fight — The Wall Street Journal

Do we want involved dads? — Family Studies

Fatherhood and marriage bring out the best in men — The Daily Signal

Guinea pigs are autistic child's best friend — The New York Times

The U.S. now has a 'Girls Count' law. But don't boys count, too? — NPR

Surrounding your child with brilliant peers can backfire — Quartz

Why do kids stick out their tongues when they're concentrating? — Slate

'Nine pounds of uncooperative flop': What it's like to work out with a bunch of babies — Slate

How walking in nature prevents depression — The Atlantic


Here We Stand: An evangelical declaration on marriage — Christianity Today

5 lessons America can learn from black churches — TIME

Charleston church mourns one more beloved victim — The New York Times

Burned black churches may be ‘violent backlash’ after Charleston shooting — The Daily Beast

Forgiving Dylan Roof — is it Christian or racist? — OnFaith

How not to be a boring adult — Relevant

Are you hearing God’s voice or your own? — Relevant


Educators, advocates see increased importance in US STEM education — Fox News

5 tips for families considering homeschooling — The Federalist

New report highlights gender equity gap in high school sports — CNN

What Common Core teaches us about the future of testing — TIME

Early college high schools are off to a promising start — FiveThirtyEight

Washington University made an effort to increase diversity, and it's working — The Huffington Post

College must become more accessible and affordable–so here’s a start — Quartz

Americans, want a free college education? Move to Germany — Quartz

The biggest risk in going to college isn’t the debt — Quartz


Apple aims for bigger bite of music market — BBC

Apple Music is here, but is streaming right for you? — The Wall Street Journal

How Apple Music could save the music industry without even trying — Mashable

Avril Lavigne is ‘excited for life after’ lyme disease — TIME

Redford: Time to step up game on climate change — CNN

Katy Perry beats Taylor Swift and Beyonce to be crowned highest paid female celebrity of the year with $135 million — Standard

This social network you've never heard of has nearly 1 million users, its CEO says — The Huffington Post

Wolff: Television is the new television — USA Today

Chart: How Inside Out's 5 emotions work together to make more feelings — Vox


The poverty fighters' Bible — Christianity Today

Nonprofit crowdfunds homes for people in need, gives donors updates on families they've helped — The Huffington Post

Fast-food restaurants should raise minimum wage, New York panel says — The New York Times

The housing recovery has skipped poor and minority neighborhoods — The New Republic

How much are you willing to pay to live in America’s best neighborhoods? — CityLab

Why do people support charities? — JSTOR

Here’s why it’s easier to raise money to fight disease than to fight racism — Quartz


Obama proposes major overtime pay expansion, amid GOP resistance — Fox News

When it comes to CEO reputation, which is the fairer sex? — Fortune

6 tricky interview questions (and how to answer them) — TIME

Renting: Awful for just about everyone right now — The Atlantic

The least diverse jobs in America — The Atlantic

How one young guy can create $25 billion — Fortune

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The genius way young people are making a living as Instagram entrepreneurs — Mic

I’m 28, I just quit my tech job, and I never want another job again — Vox

Millennials’ retirement savings aren’t as good as they appear — Quartz

Herb Scribner is a writer for Deseret News National. Send him an email at or follow him on Twitter @herbscribner.

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