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Invisible ‘air umbrella’ pushes away rain

NANJING, China - A new product may eliminate the stress of having umbrellas rendered useless by strong gusts of wind.

October 24, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Churches have important role to play in boosting breast cancer awareness among African-Americans

"Think pink" is America's mantra in October, as breast cancer awareness takes center stage in sports stadiums, advertising campaigns and even religious worship services.

October 24, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News National | Hot Topics

8 tips for a smooth family morning routine

Ah, mornings. Sometimes they go smoothly and my day is lovely. Other times, I feel like I'm behind before I've even begun. If your house feels like a staging zone for a major event as you try to get everyone ready and out the door each day, these ideas for changing your family's routine will leave you smiling.

October 24, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

How daydreaming helped one woman go from receptionist to music executive in three years

Erica Grayson got a job as a receptionist in the music industry when she was 20. By the time she turned 23, she was a record executive leading the way in entertainment.

October 24, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Man charged with molesting three young children

A Savannah man was arrested Wednesday on charges he sexually assaulted three young children in Effingham County.

October 23, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Effingham jobless rate drops to 6.1 percent

ATLANTA – Effingham County's unemployment rate shrank in September, even as the labor force grew, according to Georgia Department of Labor statistics.

October 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Spencer, well-traveled flag find a home at Moon River

The flag has been in Trenton Spencer's go bag all across the globe.

October 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Resiliency in children: Helping your child foster inner grit

Resiliency is a fascinating subject of study pertinent to parenting. Children who are able to rebound from adversities are healthier psychologically and show better outcomes academically and socially, so it's in their best interest to develop a sense of inner grit.

October 23, 2014 | Whitney Barrell Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms

For the past five years, Mitch Hescox has served as president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. For 18 years before that, he served as a local church pastor. And for 14 years before that, he worked in America's coal industry.

October 23, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News National | Hot Topics

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

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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

Water, sewer work on 9th Street to lead to road closure

Y-Delta Construction will be working along 9th Street in Rincon, starting next week, on the 9th Street water and sewer project. The contractor is scheduling a road closure starting on Monday at 7 a.m.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

NAACP swears in new officers

The Effingham County NAACP recently swore in its slate of officers.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

What did you learn about work-life balance this summer?

The calendar might not agree, but if you ask my children, they'll tell you today is the last day of summer.

August 21, 2014 | Greg Kratz Deseret News National | Hot Topics

School system enrollment tops 11,000

The Effingham County School System's enrollment has topped 11,000 students.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

County turns down request for groundwater use

Effingham County commissioners voted not to cede any of its groundwater withdrawal permit so a proposed development could install a well and water tank that the county eventually would operate.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Oh, that’s cold!

Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl never expected his duties to include being doused by a bucket of ice water.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

Area economy back on the fast track

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - As director of Armstrong State University's Center for Regional Analysis, Michael Toma has been a bearer of grim economic tidings over the last several years. But Thursday morning, his remarks on the region's outlook appeared to be much more well-received.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

IDA waits for answers on Medient master plan

While Effingham Industrial Development Authority members expect to get the master plan for Medient Studios' project, they also still have a slew of questions.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Have You Seen This? Mind-bending projection mapping

TOKYO - Projection mapping isn't a new technology, but it's still in the phase of boggling minds. So projection mapping with real-time tracking might truly mess with your head.

August 21, 2014 | Martha Ostergar Deseret News National | Hot Topics

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