As a marriage counselor, I see all sorts of couples in my office. They come to me with problems ranging from infidelity to not putting the cap back on the toothpaste. When they decide to go to marriage counseling, most couples have decided that their problems are so big that they need to get it sorted out - or else. However, there are a lot of problems couples have that aren't really problems at all. They're small enough that it's not really worth the argument.
July 23, 2014 | Aaron Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The second season of the critical/fan-favorite sci-fi series "Orphan Black" has been released on Blu-ray and DVD, and Andie MacDowell's "Cedar Cove" is also out this week.
July 23, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics
July 23, 2014 | Marilou Sorensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Editor's note: For fans of the British period drama "Downton Abbey," the fifth season can't come too soon. In the meantime, this is one of half a dozen books - both novels and nonfiction - that have crossed our desks that have an upstairs/downstairs drama, are set in a similar era or may be of interest to fans of the historical series.
July 23, 2014 | Alexis Jones Deseret News National | Hot Topics
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2014 runoff results
July 22, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected
When we hear the term "a strong marriage" we associate it to a perfect marriage. Just like anything else in life, nothing is perfect. We are not perfect. We have flaws. Moreover, the key to a strong marriage is to love each other through the happy and sad times and to work in unison even when you do not always agree.
July 22, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Have you noticed that Western Civilization is rapidly running out of steam? I can tell you why in just two words:
July 22, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
JAPAN - Now is your chance to own a pair of "the only jeans on earth designed by dangerous animals."
July 22, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics
OK, hold your breath and try to take in all the AARP action stars of "The Expendables 3," which opens on Aug. 15. They are, in descending order of age: Harrison Ford (72), Sylvester Stallone (68), Arnold Schwarzenegger (66), Mel Gibson (58), Dolph Lundgren (56), Antonio Banderas (53), Wesley Snipes (51) and Jet Li (51), along with Jason Statham and Terry Crews, a pair of young pups still in their 40s.
July 22, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics
It's no secret that Nintendo's Wii U console has struggled to find its footing, particularly in an industry crowded with more high-tech next-gen gadgets from companies like Microsoft and Sony.
July 22, 2014 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
What if the solution to homelessness was simply giving people a place to live?
July 22, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
One of the surprise worldwide box-office successes of the 1980s was "The Gods Must Be Crazy," a South African slapstick comedy that leads new movies on DVD this week.
July 22, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics
"PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE" - 2 1/2 - the voices of Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Teri Hatcher, Hal Holbrook, John Michael Higgins, Wes Studi; PG (action and some peril); in general release
July 22, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A mobile home where eight people lived was damaged in a fire Monday that appears to have been intentionally set, according to investigators.
July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports
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The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about a telephone scam.
May 28, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports
We all know that motherhood is selfless, yet satisfying. But it's also a grimy, painful and sometimes thankless job.
May 28, 2014 | Megan Gladwell Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Imagine talking to your deceased grandmother about the summer you spent at the lake together. Or asking a departed Holocaust survivor about remaking his life after enduring the horrors of Nazi labor camps.
May 28, 2014 | Kandra Polatis Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Anyone who's listened to a long, fantastical story from a child knows their imaginations are wonderful. Secret worlds, unique animals and characters with interesting names all live in the minds of children. As we age, we tend to let our imaginations dwindle. If your child seems stymied, bored or lacking in wonderment, he might need a boost of imagination power. Spark it in one of these 6 ways.
May 28, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
In many ways, I am my mother's son.
May 28, 2014 | Greg Kratz Deseret News National | Hot Topics
In light of the accusations of waiting lists and other problems at Veterans Administration hospitals and facilities across the country, state Sen. Jack Hill said the nation needs to make taking care of its veterans one of its top priorities.
May 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town
Sifting through engagement photos, Blaine Whipple points to his favorite.
May 28, 2014 | Emilee Eagar Deseret News National | Hot Topics
They created you, they love you, and they raised you, but if there's one place your parents don't belong, it's in the middle of your marriage. It's one thing to learn from the successes and failures of your parents' marriage, but when parents become overly involved in the marriages of their children, it creates discord and tension. If you're facing parental meddling in your otherwise happy household, set some boundaries now and restore the peace.
May 28, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics
You experienced a nightmare of a day. You hope for a better day tomorrow, but you're not overly optimistic about it. When the alarm goes off, you expect the worst – today is will be a continuation of yesterday. You begin the day with a negative mindset, not allowing the day to unfold.
May 28, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko Deseret News National | Hot Topics
More than 65 million Americans serve as caregivers for loved ones. They perform numerous tasks: meal preparation, transportation, help with medications, child care, household maintenance and legal and medical assistance. This unpaid job can be just a few hours a week, or be a full time commitment. According to USA Today, One in five caregivers provides more than 40 hours a week in care.
May 28, 2014 | Carrie Rogers-Whitehead Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Spencer Simons said he sends at least 30 texts an hour, checks Facebook at least 20 times a day, and sends or receives a Snapchat message as many as 40 times a day.
May 27, 2014 | Madeleine Brown Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Jim Gaffigan is back with a new comedy special on DVD and Blu-ray, leading a variety of TV shows new to video this week ranging from British crime-solver "Father Brown" to the eighth season of "Dynasty."
May 27, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Long ago, "24" provided the Bennett family with our first experience in television binge-watching.
May 27, 2014 | Jim Bennett Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Some things you just don't forget. One of those things for me was lining up with my siblings before leaving for school. There was one thing we had to do before running out the door to catch the bus. Let me explain. My mother was involved. She held a large bottle in one hand and a tablespoon in the other. That's right, a tablespoon, not a teaspoon.
May 27, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The Georgia Department of Labor will help Matchconverge, a private employment agency, recruit 15 temporary retail workers for a new store opening in June in Effingham County.
May 27, 2014 | Staff report | Business