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Becoming a doctor? The costs and the rewards

Recently, I was asked to speak on a topic assignment with a national television news organization with respect to a countrywide breaking story titled: "Nine out of 10 Physicians Unwilling to Recommend Health Care as a Profession, Exacerbating Anticipated Physician Shortage."

In this April 21, 1996 photo, Robin Williams reads to a group of children during a special children's program at the new main library in San Francisco. Williams helped inaugurate the city's new library by reading stories to the children. Williams was everywhere in San Francisco, it seemed, as he made a place for himself in the everyday fabric of a city where he once said he passed for normal. (AP Photo/San Francisco Examiner, Bob McLeod, File)

20 books to enjoy reading with your children

- Deseret News

There are many books that parents will tire of, or not be able to discuss with their children, But here are 20 books both you and your child will enjoy.

The Walt Disney Company announced Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, that it is teaming up with Snapchat to create new shows. (Facebook, Walt Disney Company)

Disney raising ticket prices

- Associated Press

Walt Disney World and Disneyland are increasing single-day tickets at certain times of the year and setting expiration dates on tickets in hopes of preventing overcrowding during the theme parks' busiest times, company officials said Saturday.

Kellyanne Conway

Thank God for Kellyanne Conway

She's one of the smartest, most kind, most thoughtful people you could ever hope to meet. And the mass media are intent on destroying her.

Curtis "Coach Peedy" Monroe leads practice of the Benning Terrace Pop Warner football team in Washington. The coach tried to save Chicquelo Abney from the streets by keeping him involved in football. His Pop Warner football coaches recall that he took his performance on the field - and his appearance - seriously. (J.M. EDDINS JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES/File)

Lawmaker wants to ban tackling in youth football

- Associated Press

Growing evidence of a link between football hits and brain injuries has led all 50 states to pass laws aimed at protecting young people from concussions, but a New York lawmaker wants to go even further - banning tackle football.

Stock your pantry with these basics

As we continue to set aim to make healthy choices - our kitchens are central in helping to promote and support healthy eating. In fact, our refrigerator, freezer and pantry - if not properly stocked with staples - could be contributing to sabotaging our best efforts.

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016, file photo, taken with a fisheye lens, South Korea lines the third baseline and Endwell, N.Y. lines the first baseline during team introductions before the Little League World Series Championship baseball game at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa. Little League International announced mandatory criminal background checks for its volunteer coaches, new eligibility requirements for players and a host of new rules on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, intended to increase the pace of play.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Little League requires criminal background checks

- Associated Press

Little League International announced mandatory criminal background checks for its volunteer coaches, new eligibility requirements for players and a host of new rules on Wednesday intended to increase the pace of play.

Wordoku: Crossword puzzles meet Sudoku

- Deseret News

Word game lovers, attention please. Calliope Games has taken two of America's favorite pastimes, Sudoku and crossword puzzles, and combined them into a fun, new game. In Wordoku, one to six players create words and earn points using wooden letters.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Can third-graders learn from Trump and Clinton?

- Deseret News

The first presidential debate of 2016 confused Owen Machingo, 8, who was watching it with his mom. He'd never be allowed to act that way, he told her. So how come it's OK for the man and woman on TV? It's a good question about role models.

Students at Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto, Ill., push some of the 2,996 American flags into the football field Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, for a Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony in remembrance of the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. Each flag represents one of the people who died in the attack. (John Badman/The Telegraph via AP)

N.J. high school installs flags of victims in honor of 9/11 anniversary

- The Washington Times

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11, students at Cedar Grove High School in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, will install, for the second consecutive year, 2,977 flags on the school's front lawn -- one for each person who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center. The flags will represent the home countries of each of the victims.

Whole wheat pasta

The skinny on pasta

- Deseret News

Italian researchers say that pasta eating is linked to healthy body weight. But use your noodle before you ramp up the linguini, and follow this advice to make pasta a healthier dish for your family.