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Paws cause: Springfield hosts dog expo

Revitalize Springfield recently hosted its first dog expo at Ulmer Park.

November 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

Faith Equestrian takes home medals from state horse show

Four athletes from Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center won a total of 10 medals at the state Special Olympics horse show in Gainesville.

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Stand for something, stand for yourself

Our parents, teachers and leaders admonish us to stand for something. We are supposed to be vertical for our values, our flag and our school fight song. Politicians tell us every couple of years what they stand for - a grand vision for America, a noble cause - and they stand against the invading horde of the enemy, the other party.

November 24, 2014 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Fitness app lets charities cash in on your daily workout

Gene Gurkoff started running marathons to raise money for Parkinson's disease when his grandfather was diagnosed with the disease. He ran a lot - eventually he would complete over 30 marathons. And yet, while he raised some money from friends and family, he could never raise big cash from corporate sponsors the way that a celebrity or sports star could.

November 24, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Restaurant to thank customers before closing doors

It will be customer appreciation day at Baibry's Wednesday, as its owners and staff thank its legion of loyal patrons.

November 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Why you should allow your kids to make mistakes

Children commit various levels of mistakes – tying their shoelaces wrong, hurting a friend's feelings, cheating on an exam, lying to parents or physically putting themselves in danger.

November 24, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko Deseret News National | Hot Topics

How 'The Hunger Games' prepares kids to deal with terrorism

Since she volunteered as tribute in Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" in 2008, Katniss Everdeen has been called many things.

November 24, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

When low-income housing is converted into luxury apartments

A high-rise near Wrigley Field in Chicago had tiny rooms with peeling paint, but it offered a home to those who were too poor to pass a credit check, save up first and last month's rent, or make the other stiff qualifications that make it difficult to get into housing in an urban market.

November 23, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Stunning video pits science against music

NEW YORK CITY - When science and music come together, it can be a beautiful sight.

November 23, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics

3 things the Pope is saying about your family

Over 350 religious leaders, scholars and thinkers gathered at the Vatican in November for an interfaith conference emphasizing the importance of families to global societies.

November 23, 2014 | Megan Wallgren Deseret News National | Hot Topics

'Normal Barbie' comes with cellulite, acne and stretch marks

PITTSBURGH - The "Normal Barbie" is now available for purchase, and children can soon add stretch marks, acne and a touch of cellulite to their dolls.

November 23, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics

The making of a peace activist: What psychology tells us about solving the Israel-Palestine conflict

On a recent fall afternoon, a crowd of Arabs and Jews gathered in front of the concrete wall that divides Israel from the Palestinian territories, holding signs reading, "Revenge is not a political plan" and "Stop the violence! Yes to coexistence!"

November 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Stuart Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Have You Seen This? Paint-covered brothers are adorable and hilarious

CURIOSITY TOWN - Kids are curious, which is how it should be. Curiosity helps kids as they're learning to negotiate the world around them.

November 22, 2014 | Martha Ostergar Deseret News National | Hot Topics

'VeggieTales' spin-off debuts on Netflix Nov. 26

After 21 years, Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato are leaving the kitchen counter to explore the rest of the house in the spin-off series

November 22, 2014 | Ginny Romney Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Simple gratitude leads to big changes

It's been said that gratitude is the beginning of all virtues, and there's a reason. With a grateful heart we open our souls to what is and what can be, and embrace the best of what has been. But surprisingly, even small changes can create significant life shifts.

November 22, 2014 | Connie Sokol Deseret News National | Hot Topics

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ECSO issues warning on new form of "acid"

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public of a new form of LSD being sold in the region.

September 25, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Do you procrastinate at work?

Question:

September 25, 2014 | Kim Giles Deseret News National | Hot Topics

No sweats allowed

Shortly after having my kids (boy and girl twins) I went back to working full time. It was easy to keep up my appearance. I needed to look put together and professional and yoga pants and mom jeans were not allowed in the office. Now that I am a stay-at-home mom it is not so easy. The first thing I think of when I wake up is my kids. I go straight to their room and get them ready for the day. Then it's making breakfast, cleaning the house, entertaining two-year-olds and the list goes on and on. Before ...

September 25, 2014 | Megan Shauri Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Are you raising nice kids or mean kids?

Good parents want their children to grow up to be nice people. They don't set out to raise a meanie. However, they may be inadvertently doing exactly that. What parents reinforce in their children is what they become. A news report of a study by the Making Caring Common project found that "About 80 percent of the youth in the study said their parents were more concerned with their achievement or happiness than whether they cared for others. The interviewees were also three times more likely to agree that 'My parents are prouder if I get good grades in ...

September 25, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Fun and creative ways to teach kids to manage money

My 5-year-old stared at me through suspicious eyes while I explained to him why we couldn't just go to dinner. It wasn't in the budget. He pointed to my purse and said, "You have a card, right? Can't you just use the card?" That's when I knew I had missed a very important point while teaching my children about money. I set to work researching the subject of money and kids. Here is what I learned.

September 25, 2014 | Shannon Symonds & Erin Oscarson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

No bond for two men indicted in armed robbery attempts

Two men indicted connection with two commercial armed robberies also have been denied bond by an Effingham County Superior Court judge.

September 24, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Choate to build Medient's first phase

Medient Studios, Inc. has announced it has engaged Choate Construction Company as the construction manager for its studioplex project in Effingham County.

September 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Low vitamin D level may double risk of Alzheimer's disease

Increasing one's vitamin D levels may reduce the risk of illnesses that cause dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, according to international research led by the University of Exeter.

September 24, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Fabulous family traditions for every season

Family traditions are a fabulous way to unify your family. Whether your kids are one or 18, now is the time to start planning.

September 24, 2014 | Shannon Symonds & Erin Oscarson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

The do's and don'ts of kid competition

Kids have a natural love of competition. Tovah Klein, author of "How Toddlers Thrive," told NPR that the drive to compete develops in children around the ages of 4 or 5, when they start learning how to categorize.

September 24, 2014 | Emily Hales Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Spot a narcissist with one simple question, study says

A new study, published in PLOS ONE, reveals one simple trick to tell if someone is a narcissist - and all you have to do is ask. Apparently, narcissists love to tell people they are narcissistic.

September 24, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Is a separate education budget a good thing?

In two previous columns, we have looked at the close-by example of a separate education budget, the state of Alabama's two-budget system.

September 23, 2014 | By state Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

Alternatives to thinning the Jekyll deer herd

I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. One day I am advising world leaders on the nuances of international monetary policy. The next day I am consoling a distraught reader who thinks I need to "look within myself spiritually." The last time I looked within myself, I saw my navel. It was full of lint. Never again.

September 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

State’s great experiment didn’t work

Over the past 10 years, Georgia has served as the location for a wide-ranging experiment in economic theory.

September 23, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Making concrete blocks in Springfield

In 1946, Ijon Tigleth Webb and his two sons, Ijon Thomas and George Henry, got a permit and built a building to manufacture concrete block. See accompanying photo of the permit. The brothers were known as Tom and Henry. Ijon Tigleth died in 1951. The building was located behind what is now City Hall in Springfield, adjacent to the railroad siding track from which they received the materials to manufacture concrete blocks.

September 23, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

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