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Movies to get you excited for football season

THE GRIDIRON - Football season is right around the corner. NFL preseason is already underway, college football is just over a week and a half away and some high schools have already kicked off.

August 23, 2014 | John Clyde Deseret News National | Hot Topics


12 women to put on dollar bills

Maryam Mirzakhani made history this week. She became the first woman to win the Fields Medal, which has been called the "Nobel Prize of math."

August 23, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Learning from past parenting mistakes

Parenting is a learning process and unfortunately, even the best minds in the world have not produced a manual that encompasses everything a person needs to know. Only through the harsh mentoring of experience can a person learn what it takes to be a good parent and by then, the kids have already moved out. To help you, I've listed a few learning experiences of my own that have helped me be a better parent.

August 23, 2014 | Sean Fletcher Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Best exercise for older adults

Maintaining a healthy exercise routine is a fundamental part of life for all ages. Each age group stands to benefit from the advantages regular exercise can bring to one's overall health. This is especially true for older adults who are 50 years and older.

August 23, 2014 | Amy Cook Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Infographic: Islamic State extremists group continues to expand its territory

Reports about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have been quieter lately, but the extremist group is continuing to expand its territory in both Iraq and Syria. The accompanying infographic shows how the militants have gradually expanded their presence.

August 23, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics


7 reasons why prayer is good for you

If you pray, you may be opening yourself up to some unknown benefits.

August 23, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Getting last-minute financial aid.

Fall semester for college students starts up in just a couple weeks, but if you haven't figured out exactly how to pay for tuition, don't worry. Here are three last-minute financial aid options.

August 22, 2014 | Nicole Shepard Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Have You Seen This? 'World record' soccer punch

ALAND ISLANDS - Soccer - or futbol - fans understand the difficulty of goalkeeping.

August 22, 2014 | Rachel Konishi Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Preparing for your second marriage? Here are some tips

Your first marriage was great - for a while. But then things turned south and you divorced. Maybe there were things that you wished you had seen from the beginning or maybe you just didn't know quite what to expect. Either way, you're all the wiser now and you feel like you're ready to get married again. Good for you! There's nothing that takes more courage than remarrying after you've seen some of the bad things that can happen in a marriage.

August 22, 2014 | Aaron Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Worth the wait: Learning how to delay pleasure

My daughter, like many 4-year-olds, loves candy. After receiving a bag of candy from a birthday party, she wanted to eat it all immediately. I gave her one piece and told her we were going to save the rest. The next day we had a long car ride. She asked for her candy the minute we got in the car. I gave her one piece and then asked her to wait as long as possible, up to an hour, for her next piece. Four minutes later, she asked for the next piece of candy. My husband and I looked at ...

August 22, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Renovation solutions: Top remodeling challenges decoded

We recently saw an interesting survey of homeowners posted on Houzz.com titled "Transforming the American Home: Findings from the 2014 Houzz and Home Survey." Houzz is a website that posts literally millions of pictures of homes and everything to do with them, including the kitchen sink. It is a great resource for gathering and communicating ideas if you are considering building or remodeling a home.

August 22, 2014 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Couple opens coffee shop staffed by the homeless

When Seth and Kelly Kelley went to a heated neighborhood meeting, they were surprised by the negative reaction some had to plans for a new low-income housing project for the homeless. The Colorado couple decided to do something about it.

August 22, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News National | Hot Topics


'The Honorable Woman' debuts amid new conflict in Israel

In entertainment, they say timing is everything. So for British screenwriter Hugo Blick, it's either extremely convenient or very unfortunate that the thriller he penned 18 months ago for TV, "The Honorable Woman," is set in Israel.

August 22, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Giving your life 'meme'ing

Every day is a meme day online. You can't use social media without coming across inspirational quotes and heart stopping pictures that move you to do something new and different, be a better spouse or parent or just try a little longer and a little harder.

August 22, 2014 | Shannon Symonds Deseret News National | Hot Topics


New left-turn signal in effect at 21/275

New traffic signals designed to improve safety and increase traffic flow - especially for left turns - have been installed this week on Highway 21.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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10 powerful mantras to help you when you're down

Ultimately, each of us is responsible for our own happiness. Sometimes it's easy to be happy, but the challenges of life often make happiness seem elusive. One way to keep going even when things are difficult is to think positively. Mantras can help. Here are 10 phrases to motivate and lift you when you're feeling down.

October 23, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Mom calls out Toys R Us for selling fake drugs with 'Breaking Bad' action figures

Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, Florida, has created a petition against the popular toy store Toys R Us for selling action figures of the characters from AMC's "Breaking Bad."

October 23, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Ask a therapist: How to find a good counselor

As a therapist and as owner of The Marriage and Family Clinic in Denver, CO, I get a lot of calls from people who want to set up appointments. Sometimes, people call just to set up an appointment and don't have many questions. Other times, people call because they've had a bad experience and want to change counselors. And, sometimes, people call just to get information.

October 22, 2014 | Aaron Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Have a soda — and a 50-minute run

A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other "treats" would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you drink a soda, then you'd need to run for 50 minutes to burn the calories off.

October 22, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Harnessing what happens when curiosity lights up the brain

Arousing a person's curiosity lights up the brain in ways that appear to enhance both learning and memory, according to researchers at the University of California at Davis, offering help to parents and teachers as they work with children.

October 22, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics


3 reasons why “because I said so” is the wrong answer

As a parent, it can be exasperating when your kids question your authority. You have a set of rules and you expect them to be followed, but there's no avoiding the inevitable question, "why?" In fact, you're lucky if that's all the defiance you get. In a more likely scenario, you might find tantrums, shouting matches or maybe even threats to run away.

October 22, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics


GOHS offers '5 to Drive' for teen driver safety week

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State jobless rate dips to 7.9 percent

ATLANTA - The state Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 7.9 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 8.0 percent.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Room for agreement for Barrow, Allen

STATESBORO - During Thursday night's debate in Statesboro, Republican challenger Rick Allen and the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Rep. John Barrow, came out verbally swinging, each accusing the other of misrepresenting his own and the other's past and positions.

October 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Georgia's elected


Voting next week for Rincon scarecrow contest

A sure sign of fall in Effingham County each year is the city of Rincon's scarecrow contest.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Malpass Brothers to bring retro sound to the Mars Theatre

Get ready for some authentic, down-home country music with the Malpass Brothers on Friday at as they bring their classic old-time country and bluegrass sound to the Mars Theatre.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Tillotson, Crews earn work-based learning awards

Two students were recognized as 2014 Work-Based Students of the Year at the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Advisory Committees Meeting dinner held Oct. 7 at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern University taking part in national alcohol awareness week

This is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong to host Pirate Preview

Armstrong State University will host an open house event for prospective students and their parents.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Churches, members make commitment to Family Promise

Note: Family Promise Week was celebrated Oct. 12-19.

October 21, 2014 | By Nancy Gould | Around Town


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