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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 low-income families that make top grades and test scores in numbers that are twice the percentage in the general population as at prestigious universities.

September 21, 2014 | Lane Anderson 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 might think a cross-country overnight flight would bring out the worst in people, the opposite was true. I observed several moments that proved to me the world is inherently good, and I can be a part of it. Let me tell you about 6 brief experiences that inspired me.

September 21, 2014 | Amy Peterson 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 feels about their nuptials."

September 21, 2014 | Lois M. Collins 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?

September 20, 2014 | Joe Walker 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 children cry over the smallest details but do we often find ourselves doing the same thing? Has your mood ever quickly changed because your favorite pair of pants are too tight and you're mad at yourself for putting on a few extra pounds? Do you find that you quickly lose patience when your child constantly whines? Or, do the tears start to come ...

September 20, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson 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 important but it isn't just the amount of time you spend that matters, it is the quality of time. By making an effort to truly be present in your child's life, your relationship will grow and parenting may seem just a tad easier.

September 20, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson 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.

September 20, 2014 | Chandra Johnson 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:

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

Teaching your daughter about body image

Question:

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

Wearable robot boosts human strength

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A soft, wearable robot that mimics leg muscles could soon help soldiers and people with physical disabilities.

September 19, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Is the 3-D experience worth the cost?

One doesn't have to wear 3-D glasses to see how big 3-D has gotten.

September 19, 2014 | Bill Gephardt Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Missouri suspends former ECHS star Gant

A former Effingham County High School basketball star has been arrested for assault and has been suspended from the University of Missouri's team.

September 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | College sports

State jobless rate rises to 8.1 percent for August

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 8.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.7 percent in July. The rate in August of last year was 8.2 percent.

September 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business

10 things parents and kids should know about the SnapChat app

As more parents and grandparents embrace Facebook, teens seem to gravitate towards newer forms of social media. They are weary of mom posting old photos of them and telling family stories, no matter how cute and adorable their parents think they are.

September 18, 2014 | Stephanie Abney Deseret News National | Hot Topics

How to survive as a widow

There has been much written about single parents in recent weeks. But what does it take to survive as a widow, who is not a single parent by choice but by the cruel hands of fate?

September 18, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics

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'Becoming Lady Lockwood' is a twist on a Regency love story

"BECOMING LADY LOCKWOOD," by Jennifer Moore, Covenant Communications,$14.99, 199 pages (f)

August 01, 2014 | Christine Rappleye Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Promise Zones offer new hope to high poverty areas

Sara-Jane Smallwood had made her way to the top: a bachelor's degree in Indian American studies, a master's in public policy from Indiana University and a job on the Hill, working as a policy analyst for her U.S. senator.

August 01, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Raising kids in a digital age

Everywhere you look kids and adults are glued to their iPhones, iPads, or some other electronic device. We were visiting a relative recently and there on the couch were four teenage cousins, boys and girls, all on digital devices, laughing and sharing youtube videos.

August 01, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics

5 steps to go from a dreamer to a doer

We all have a dreamer in us. Oftentimes, it is easier to envision things as oppose to putting our best foot forward to bring that vision to light. Many of our dreams require money or we believe we do not have what it takes. So, we continue to dream. But is it fair?

August 01, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko Deseret News National | Hot Topics

3 Errol Flynn films new to DVD

Errol Flynn stars in three films making their DVD debut this week, including his final swashbuckler. (All films here are available online at warnerarchive.com.)

August 01, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics

The Mac-and-Cheese Manual

There's only one true way to eat mac-and-cheese, and that's with your bare hands, slavering over every creamy mouthful like a wolf pup. However, since some persnickety people look down on such earthy behavior, we shall humor their overparticular sensibilities and advise our readers to use a fork.

August 01, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Finding love in the cyber world

Now that people conduct so much of their social lives online, it's becoming standard to hang out at a favorite virtual watering hole and check out dating possibilities. Whether you're looking for an activity partner or a lifetime partnership, the online matchmaking universe has no shortage of candidates. Since you will eventually meet up in the real world, however, it's important to follow some basic safety rules. Here's a quick overview of what you need to know before you plan face time with that exciting person you've been chatting with online.

August 01, 2014 | April Adams Deseret News National | Hot Topics

4 Fair Fighting Tips for a Happy Marriage

Let's face it. Every couple fights. And despite how unpleasant fighting is, sometimes it just needs to happen so that you and your spouse can fix some things and get back on track. But sometimes the fighting doesn't get things back on track. And the fighting can cause even more problems.

August 01, 2014 | Aaron Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

How to pull off being your own general contractor

Recently, we had a conversation with a construction manager for large commercial projects about home remodeling and construction.

July 31, 2014 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Full Throttle races to title

Full Throttle, a team out of Effingham County, won the Top Gun Summer national championship in Concord, N.C.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

Guyton Animal Hospital opens its doors

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday for the new Guyton Animal Hospital.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Sanders to shoot live video at the Mars

Josh Sanders, a singer/songwriter from Faulkville, will record a live video at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 12. Sanders recently opened for Corey Smith at the Music Vault and Red June at the Mars Theatre.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Barrow sets two job fairs in the district

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will hold his annual jobs fairs in the 12th District during the August district work period. The jobs fairs are part of a series of events that will be held while Congress in away from Washington for the month of August.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education

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