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Education and election year politics

Back when I was working on my master's degree, a professor in an administration class I was taking told us that if we didn't observe and understand what was going on around us politically, we wouldn't be effective administrators. I remember wondering what politics had to do with working with students, but I was young and naïve back then. What I have learned since then is that professor was 100 percent right.

September 15, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Modern-day slavery in Africa illustrates ugly problem

We all know poverty wreaks havoc on families, but rarely do we see the corrosive effects extreme poverty has on even the strongest of bonds, such as those between parents and children.

September 09, 2014 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | National


Infographic: iPhone 6 a threat to Samsung

Over the last 12 months, Samsung has lost 7 percent of its market share globally. With the announcement of the iPhone 6 expected Sept. 9, that market share may slip even more. The accompanying infographic shows how the two companies' stock prices have fared over the last three months.

September 09, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News | National


Colleges don't prepare students for real-life challenges, new book argues

The authors of a stinging 2011 book castigating colleges for leaving students adrift on campus are back with a new book, based on a survey of 1,000 recent graduates, that finds they are doing little better now that they have graduated.

September 09, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy served sandwiches with a side of faith

Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy's death at age 93 early Monday caused chicken sandwich fans and Christians alike to mourn the loss of a man whose faith was essential to the restaurant's business model.

September 09, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


How you can change the world right now

Question:

September 09, 2014 | Kim Giles KSL | National


Map reveals obesity rates for each state

Researchers used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to analyze obesity rates in each state and create a map. Mississippi and West Virginia had the highest rates of obesity, tied at 35.1 percent, according to the report. Colorado had the lowest rate at 21.3 percent.

September 09, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National


Video: Rappelling into an active volcano

VANUATU -- Volcanoes are one of the most intriguing world wonders. Who hasn't dreamed of getting close to a volcano to see its beauty?

September 09, 2014 | | National


How to prevent Facebook from draining your data plan

Videos might be great to watch on Facebook, but they could chew up your data plan. By default, every video will automatically play as you scroll through your feed.

September 09, 2014 | Bill Gephardt KSL | National


Bill Murray gives cast suggestions for all-female Ghostbusters

GHOSTBUSTER LAND - "Ghostbusters" was recently re-released in theaters to celebrate its 30-year anniversary, and hype around the movie has been high lately. On top of the re-release we're also getting a special Blu-ray release, and rumors of a new movie are picking up more and more steam.

September 09, 2014 | John Clyde OK.com | National


Cut the comparisons between stay-at-home and working moms

Mothers everywhere are relishing in a few quiet moments as their kids head back to school. For me, the start of preschool next week and school this week means I get to work during daylight hours instead of typing late at night in the office like the woman from the crypt. I also lose my helper, and my 4-year-old loses her best big sister playmate all day, which means I am subjected to a lot more playing "Frozen "and doll house and "I'm-the-cat, you're-the-owner" type shenanigans.

September 09, 2014 | Erin Stewart Deseret News | National


Here's 10 ways sex can help your marriage

Married couples are finding benefits from loyalty, honesty and communication.

September 09, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


The Clean Cut:

The Ohio State marching band celebrated its team's home opener with a nine-minute halftime-show tribute to classic TV series.

September 09, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | National


For the sake of the children

You don't want to think about it – but then it happens. Divorce. It can be ugly. It can be a relief. But when you've got kids the post-earthquake shocks can feel off the Richter. But it doesn't have to be that way.

September 09, 2014 | | National


12 ways to bring up religion on a date

Religion is a near inescapable topic when it comes to dating.

September 09, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


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6 science-fiction and fantasy movies inspired by the Bible

Faith's influence in the realm of science-fiction isn't anything new. Some of the most popular moves in recent years, like the 2013 summer hit "Man of Steel," have actually taken cues from faithful stories and used them as a way to promote a powerful message.

September 16, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Teaching your daughter about body image

Question:

September 16, 2014 | Kim Giles KSL | National


Rap vs. religion

Lil Wayne halted the hounding sounds of the crowd with a single finger. Then he spoke quickly into a microphone placed between his tattooed hands and said, "Before we go, we have to do four things."

September 16, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Did your child not get the "right" teacher this year?

Conversation heard between two parents standing in line at Giganto-Mart:

September 16, 2014 | Davison Cheney FamilyShare | National


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 16, 2014 | Bill Gephardt KSL | National


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 16, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National


Newest trailer for 'Mockingjay' shows more than before

PANEM -- Lionsgate keeps feeding its hungry audience with snippets of the newest installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, and the newest trailer has been the biggest tease so far, showing more of the underground District 13 as well as the embattled districts.

September 16, 2014 | Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | National


Cookbook review:

"GOOD CHEAP EATS: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less," by Jessica Fisher, Harvard Common Press, $16.95, 320 pages

September 15, 2014 | Landon Walters Deseret News | National


'Dolphin Tale 2': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Dolphin Tale 2."

September 15, 2014 | Shawn O'Neill Deseret News | National


Low stakes undermine mediocre 'Dolphin Tale' sequel

"Dolphin Tale 2" is a harmless, family-friendly film that offers a few nice moments but lacks the follow-through to make you remember it a week after you watch it. In other words, it's a telling example of the state of September 2014 cinema.

September 15, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National


Welcome to City of Iron: a board game review

The best board games have a blended combination of great theme and great mechanics that create an engrossing gaming experience. That's what you will find in City of Iron, a board game for two to four players by Red Raven Games.

September 15, 2014 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | National


5 movie gadgets we wish were real

TECH CITY -- With the announcement of the next iPhone and the Apple Watch, we thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the best high-tech gadgets from the movies.

September 15, 2014 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | National


Leonard Maltin’s newly published ‘2015 Movie Guide’ is his last

The news has apparently been floating around the Internet for a week or two, but I didn't realize until I opened Leonard Maltin's newly published "2015 Movie Guide" and read his introduction that this one will be the last.

September 15, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


All in the family

Four-year-old Hailiee Davis disappears behind her father Brady's leg when Wonder Woman asks to see her costume.

September 15, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Have You Seen This?

EIGHTIES NATION - An Internet-based musician covered 1980s hit "99 Luftballoons" (or "99 Red Balloons") using nothing more than actual red balloons, and it's making all your '80s dreams come true.

September 15, 2014 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National


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