Recent Articles by Lois M. Collins
Published: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 1:28 pm MDT
Experts and parents agree that social and emotional learning — so-called "emotional intelligence" — is the key to success in many of life's arenas. Developing it is a process that starts early and t...
Published: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:33 am MDT
Summer’s a killer. It’s prime time for injury deaths — by definition, preventable deaths, says Utah's chief medical examiner, Dr. Todd Grey. Keeping kids safe is everyone’s job.
Published: Sunday, May 24, 2015 3:46 am MDT
The Census Bureau decision to drop questions about marriage from its survey created a flurry of protests from researchers, academics and others. Now the plan is to keep those questions.
Published: Friday, May 22, 2015 11:38 am MDT
A company that specializes in forecasting marriage and fertility trends said the U.S. marriage rate has hit a record low and is not done declining. But it may be bottoming out.
Published: Thursday, May 21, 2015 1:04 pm MDT
At the end of WWII, the United States, Italy and Germany each had about the same elderly population. Now a new Pew report examines what family support looks like in each of them — and what America mi...
Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 2:36 am MDT
When Clarence Blackmon asked for help, his needs were met quickly and with great generosity. But it's more than a heart-warming story; it's a reminder of the invisible who live among us and the need to really s...
Published: Sunday, May 17, 2015 3:38 pm MDT
Where you grow up may have a bit of an effect on the chances that you'll be married by age 26, according to a New York Times analysis of data from Harvard economists who study upward mobility.
Published: Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:49 pm MDT
Could personality traits really hinge on your place in the family birth order? Not everyone agrees, but there are tantalizing bits of consensus, experts say.
Published: Saturday, May 16, 2015 5:08 am MDT
When 1-800-Flowers asked adult women about their moms, they found amusement, love and a little bit of distance.
Published: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 5:17 pm MDT
The World Congress of Families will be held in Salt Lake City in October, marking the first time the international celebration of "the natural family" has been held in the United States.