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Hand-drawn 'Princess' stands apart from other Oscar nominees

- Associated Press

The princess laughs and floats in sumie-brush sketches of faint pastel, a lush landscape that animated film director Isao Takahata has painstakingly depicted to relay his gentle message of faith in this world.

President Barack Obama hugs Susan Selke next to Richard Selke, left, the parents of Clay Hunt, after signing into law the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, named for Clay Hunt, which calls for evaluation of existing Veterans Affairs mental health and suicide prevention programs and expands the reach of these programs for veterans, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at the White House in Washington. The bill is named for Clay Hunt of Texas, a Marine Corps combat veteran who struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and who killed himself in March 2011 at the age of 28.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama signs veterans suicide prevention bill

- Associated Press

Acknowledging the struggles of the nation's veterans, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation intended to reduce the high rate of suicide that is claiming the lives of soldiers and former members of the military by the day.

In this Oct. 1, 2014 photo, students meditate during Mindful Studies class at Wilson High School in Portland, Ore. College students on some campuses are investigating meditation as well. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

The rise of meditation on college campuses

- Deseret News

Meditation has quietly been taking place on college campuses since the 1970s but it has been spreading in higher education on a larger scale in the last five years.

When parents and newly adult children disagree about life choices, experts advise parents to shift to a "consulting" role to maintain the relationship, since other choices (like issuing ultimatums) can result in estrangement. (Illustration by Donna Grethen)

Parent-child estrangements: Whose life is it, anyway?

- Deseret News

Every day older children, from teens through fully grown adults, diverge from the path their parents thought they would travel. The future of the relationship typically rests on how parents handle the conflict, experts say.