In the hours since the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colo., details about the life of the suspected gunman, 24-year-old James Holmes, and his motives remain obscure.
This weekend, a teenage girl joins the ranks of Pixar heroes — alongside an old man in a floating house, a superhero gone to seed, a robot, a car, a toy cowboy, a monster, an insect, a fish and a rat.
The first seven spots of the top ten midnight records are held by movies based on young adult novels: Harry, followed by three episodes of the “Twilight” series, then two more Harry adventures, and finally “The Hunger Games,” just released in March.
The cost of groceries crept up in the Salt Lake Valley this month. Despite significant price cuts on a number of supermarket staples, a cart full of popular items, a tank of gas and a weekend outing was just under $2 more expensive than in early May, according to the Deseret News’ monthly shopping spree.
Researchers investigating the content of films, especially romantic comedies, are finding that love as depicted has very little to do with real life. Marriage is often portrayed as entirely distinct from romance.
Stokes’ willingness to speak her mind has shaped her career, her relationships and her faith. In Chicago or Salt Lake City, as a public health professional or a volunteer, within her LDS congregation or right here, in this sunlit office, Cathy Stokes knows exactly who she is.
Online dating is a modern paradox. Once widely considered a tactic only for the socially inept, exploring romantic possibilities online has slowly but surely made its way into mainstream American culture. But while dating online definitely has its advantages, a new sociological study reveals that many dating sites’ claims — that their services will improve the likelihood of long-term relationship success — are insupportable.
New research from the site CareerBuilder found that more than one third of companies surveyed use social networking sites to check out job candidates.
With the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the event has re-emerged as a talking point in the media and an enduring public fascination.
In keeping with the Mormon moment, missionaries serving in Uganda were observed and asked about their day-to-day life and their goals, during their mission and after it.
The cost of groceries stayed mercifully flat in the Salt Lake Valley this month, according to the Deseret News’ fantasy shopping spree.
A new study from the UK found that home environment was five times more powerful than school environment on the variation in teenagers’ test scores, adding more evidence to the debate over which childhood influences will alter educational outcomes.
Heather Armstrong had not planned to have a fight with an appliance company. But her brand-new, not inexpensive Maytag washing machine had broken down, and the timing could not have been worse.
“Nervousness seeps into terror as I anticipate what is to come. I could be dead, flat-out dead, in an hour.”
Four out of 10 state prison chaplains say religious extremism is somewhat or very common in the correctional facilities where they work, according to a survey released today by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
According to a new survey released on Wednesday, teachers have their lowest job satisfaction in more than 20 years. At the same time, the number of teachers who were fairly or very likely to leave the profession entirely rose.
Grocery prices snuck upwards for the second month in a row here in the Salt Lake Valley. The average cost of a shopping cart of grocery staples, a weekend outing and a tank of gas to make the trips totaled nearly $5 more than an identical list did last month, according to the Deseret News’ fantasy shopping spree.
Numbers, Rick Santorum’s comments and the president’s reaction all play into the roiling debate over the role of higher education in the United States — a discussion which, in an election year, is ripe for politicization.
On Friday, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data from 2011 showing that 30 percent — the highest rate in history — of Americans 25 and over hold at least a bachelor’s degree.
Census data released Thursday show 3 in 10 Americans 25 or over held at least a bachelor’s degree in 2011. The reports also showed various groups gaining ground as well as persistent education and income gaps between races and genders.
Educators have published a defense of online education that resembles an internet meme, one of the most popular methods of digital communication today, in hopes of attracting more people to their cause.
One California community’s fight over who has the power to take over a school exemplifies a national debate and has caught the interest of Hollywood.
The body of BYU graduate Melissa Joy Dietzel, 22, was identified this week in Australia. Officials and family members confirm she committed suicide and that mental illness runs in her family.
For the first time since October, the average cost of a trip to the grocery store in the Salt Lake Valley inched higher this month. According to the Deseret News’ fantasy shopping spree, the total price of a cart of popular items, along with a tank of gas and a weekend outing, was more than the total for the same things on January 5.
When the new federal regulations for America’s school lunches were officially declared Jan. 25, they were mostly met with approval and applause. But less than a week after the announcement, critics are already emerging.
“When you get your book, put your finger on the title and stop.” Alejandro and Olivia, second-graders at Hillsdale Elementary School, dutifully follow Ms. Willie’s instructions. They are working with Willie, a reading specialist, while their classmates are at recess. They read the book’s title together, carefully enunciating each word: “A Nut in a Cup.”
When it comes to school, young people’s lives are not the same as they were 40, 30 or 20 years ago, according to a study released last month by the National Center for Education Statistics. Opportunities, expectations and enrollment rates — at least in the realm of education — are higher than ever.
The New York Times, the study spent 20 years tracking 2.5 million students (grades 3 through 8) in a large urban school district. The authors concluded that, “Teachers’ impacts on students are substantial. Replacing a teacher whose true (value-added) is in the bottom 5 percent with a teacher of average quality would generate lifetime earnings gains worth more than $250,000 for the average classroom.”
In recent months, the Salt Lake Valley has benefited from holiday sales on popular grocery items, keeping prices relatively stable. This month, the cost of the Deseret News’ fantasy shopping spree dipped again, this time by 3 percent.