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Year-round school calendar: Will it benefit students?

It's mid-September, and most schools have barely begun classes, but students at Rosa Parks Elementary School are getting ready for vacation. Fall break for the Portland, Oregon, elementary school s...

September 22, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics

5 simple ways to make your husband’s day a better one

Chances are your husband is not expecting a dozen red roses from you. However, he wouldn't mind hearing words of appreciation. Telling your husband how thankful you are for the things he has done o...

September 22, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko Deseret News National | Hot Topics

5 must-teaches to prepare your kids for adulthood

We teach our children to walk, talk, chew 32 times, brush their teeth, pick up their clothes and be kind to others. We teach them to turn off the lights when they leave a room and not to play with ...

September 22, 2014 | Becky Rickman Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Rincon Police reports

Sept. 1 Burglary Theft by taking A couple told officers they noticed several weapons had been taken from their gun cabinet. They said there had been disputes over the firearms, and a family memb...

September 21, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

Sept. 13 Simple assault A man said his father-in-law had contacted him over CB radio and told him to pull over, "I'm going to kill you" and "I will kill you." He also stated his father-in-law tol...

September 21, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Top colleges that take rich and poor kids

As students flood the campuses of the country's elite colleges this fall, those schools remain, mostly, enclaves of privilege. This persists despite the fact that there are many high schoolers from...

September 21, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Bridging the gap: Can empathy be taught?

Every semester since 2006, Kevin Blair has taught an introductory course on poverty at Niagara University. And every semester, he finds a business student who is only enrolled in the class to fulfi...

September 21, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Woman's happiness most important to having a successful marriage

How happy a woman believes her marriage is has a direct impact on the quality of her husband's life, according to research in the Journal of Marriage and Family. And that holds "no matter how he fe...

September 21, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Life-affirming lessons learned in an airport

I recently flew across the U.S. from Oregon to Massachusetts via California. Spending several hours traveling allowed me to indulge in one of my favorite pastimes - people watching. And while you m...

September 21, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

One little girl learns the true meaning of delete

For little children, it is the small things in life that can completely destroy their day. When one little girl deletes a picture on the camera, tears quickly come. It can break our heart to see ch...

September 20, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

The day the chase ended

So what? Every boy in the fifth grade had a crush on her. Why should I be any different? Of course, none of us let on that we liked her. I mean, she was … you know … a girl. Never mi...

September 20, 2014 | Joe Walker Deseret News National | Hot Topics

When it comes to TV's future, Millennials hold the remote

It was a landmark week for the showdown between big cable, who tie online services to network subscriptions, and Millennial viewers, who prefer to watch much of their TV online and a la carte. At ...

September 20, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

An experiment proves one secret to a happy family

It is no secret that parenting is hard. No matter whether your children are young, teenagers or even adults, your children need and deserve a parent who cares. Spending time with your children is i...

September 20, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Teaching your daughter about body image

Question: My daughter is 12, she is such a fun and bright girl, but she is starting to more and more put her physical body under the microscope. She thinks her nose is too big, her tummy isn't flat...

September 19, 2014 | Kim Giles Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Did your child not get the "right" teacher this year?

Conversation heard between two parents standing in line at Giganto-Mart: Parent one: So did Emily get Mrs. Lebi? Mrs. Lebi was a wonderful teacher with Braden. Parent two: No, she got Mr. Johnson...

September 19, 2014 | Davison Cheney Deseret News National | Hot Topics

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