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Mom calls out Target for selling 'too-short' girls clothing

PHILADELPHIA -- Stephanie Giese is a mom of three, Target lover and the writer behind the blog Binkies and Briefcases. When she discovered her favorite store was making extremely small clothing for toddlers and girls, she decided to call it out on the most public forum she could think of: the internet.

October 12, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | National


Trimming the bite off of college costs

Liza Jeswald took awhile finding her stride in college.

October 12, 2014 | Nathan Wuorio Deseret News | National


A Halloween party for young children

A British mother once asked me how to celebrate Halloween without witches and creepsters that frightened her little child. I suggested switching the iconic witch with Mother Goose who has been entertaining children for centuries. Why include witches, monsters and "things that go bump in the night" when you can have fun with friendly and familiar faces that don't scare your little ones?

October 12, 2014 | Pam McMurtry FamilyShare | National


29-year-old bride says she's chosen to die soon

In her September 2012 wedding picture, available online, Brittany Maynard looks young, vibrant and happy, as she also does in a candid shot relaxing at her home in San Francisco with Charley, her dog.

October 12, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


The Clean Cut:

A YouTube rapper, Prince Ea, has become famous for his raps that share positive messages and encourage social reform. His most recent video makes viewers think about their use of social media and new technology.

October 12, 2014 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | National


'Remake' poses interesting questions about value of family

"REMAKE," by Ilima Todd, Shadow Mountain, $17.99, 288 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)

October 12, 2014 | Jana Stocks Brown Deseret News | National


Fun 'Alexander' suffers from unrealized potential

"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" is a pretty distinctive title, but for anyone who grew up reading Judith Viorst's children's book of the same title, it also packs a lot of nostalgia.

October 12, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National


'Dracula Untold' sinks some fun into a muddled plot

Here's a multiple-choice question: Which of the following would accurately describe the 15th-century figure "Vlad the Impaler?"

October 12, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National


Amid controversial remarks, Down syndrome advocacy videos go viral

Two recent YouTube videos advocating for civil treatment of and nondiscrimination against people with Down syndrome have become popular on the Internet, following controversial remarks by a well-known atheist who called it an immoral choice to knowingly give birth to a child with the condition.

October 12, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News | National


Domestic abuse in the digital age

The recent hacking of personal files of media figures such as Jennifer Lawrence and the subsequent exploitation of these celebrities has renewed attention on online privacy issues.

October 12, 2014 | Sara Jarman KSL | National


Thelma J. Miller-Johnson

Thelma J. Miller-Johnson, 78, of East Hartford, beloved wife of Psalm Johnson passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born September 23, 1936 in Camden, SC daughter of Blanche (Whitaker) Miller of Hamden, CT and the late Willis Miller. She grew up in Camden, SC and graduated from Maher Academy, Camden, SC. She continued her education at Greater Hartford Community College for nursing. She retired from Southern New England Telephone after 24 ½ years of employment. While living in New Haven, CT she was a member of the Pocahontas Temple #55, and member of the Knickerbocker Golf ...

October 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth M. (Ballas) Nichols

Elizabeth M. (Ballas) Nichols, age 96, of Erie and a former resident at the Regency at South Shore, died at St. Mary's at Asbury Ridge, Sunday, October 5, 2014. Born in McKeesport, Pa., July 2, 1918, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Tkach) Ballas.

October 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


Brown wins $50 first prize money

In a weekend of upsets in college football last Saturday, Barbara Brown did not let all that upset her picks as she missed the mark on just three games to win last weekend's Chronicle-Independent football contest.

October 10, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Knights lock down 4AA crown

The green and gold machine keeps on churning, this time to another region volleyball title.

October 10, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Things are tight atop the FF

It can be argued that this is the greatest time of the year.

October 10, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


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'The Best of Me' saves Sparks' worst for last

Imagine that someone pulled a drain plug on a majestic mountain lake. At first, you wouldn't notice anything amiss, save for a low gurgle echoing from deep under the water. But as the water line dropped, exposing the soggy shore, your heart would drop, and by the time the lake vanished away, leaving sludge and long-forgotten trash and desperate fish flopping around gasping for life, you'd realize the tragedy before you.

October 17, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National


Can raising breast cancer awareness also trivialize the disease?

With glib slogans like, "Set the tatas free," National No Bra Day's aim is, according to related breast cancer awareness campaign Save the Tatas, "to fight breast cancer using laughter and fun."

October 17, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


‘Peabody & Sherman’ on Blu-ray, DVD

An animated box-office hit from early in the year finally comes to DVD and Blu-ray this week.

October 17, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


A black and white Halloween: Classic suspense films

When choosing what to watch this Halloween season, consider broadening your horizons to include the black-and-white era. You won't find zombies around the corner, but there's plenty of classic suspense with these five Halloween-worthy flicks from the 1940s. Movies are listed by year, not by greatness. All the films listed are appropriate for those 12 and older.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Reid Deseret News | National


Stay-at-home moms: They're doing more than what you think

I have to admit that, before I became a stay-at-home mom, I had some preconceived ideas of what that job would be like: dinner on the table by 6PM, time spent making crafts and cherished pieces of artwork with the little ones, the house completely organized and just general peace and order all around. Needless to say, I was in for a rude awakening when I actually got the privilege of becoming a stay-at-home mom. I would describe my days now as beautiful chaos. As much as I try to have some semblance of order in the home, it doesn ...

October 17, 2014 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | National


Holy Blu-ray! 'Batman' arrives on DVD!

The fall television season is flush with comic book adaptations, including the premiere of the Batman prequel "Gotham" and the latest version of "The Flash," and returning favorites "Arrow" and "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." I've seen them all, and they're all chock full of geeky goodness.

October 17, 2014 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | National


Classic themes get a visual flair in 'Book of Life'

The Halloween season has already served up one macabre option for kids and animation fans in the creepy Olde English quirk-fest "The Boxtrolls." Now there's a second option on the table, this time with a flair of south-of-the-border bravado -- a visually captivating trip to the underworld and back called "The Book of Life."

October 17, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National


Too much screen time can lead to health problems for your children

Recent studies show too much screen time can be more harmful to children than many people thought. But how much is too much, and how can parents best reduce it if they need to?

October 17, 2014 | Paul Nelson KSL | National


Five ways adult children hurt their parents without realizing it

Most people love and appreciate their parents. We don't doubt that. The problem is, parents can't tell this unless you show it by the way you treat them. Sometimes adult children can bring heartache to their parents without realizing what they're doing. We've boiled it down to 5 main ways this happens. If you are a parent of adult children, you may recognize some of these. If you're the adult child, you may be in for an awakening. As parents age, their physical needs may change but their need for your love never does. Check ...

October 17, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg FamilyShare | National


Three secrets to a lasting marriage

The reality is marriage isn't always bliss. Marriage is about ups and downs. Some couples are ready to give up on each other when times are too difficult. They believe walking away from the marriage is easier than confronting the problems as a team. But if the love is pure and strong, then love can overcome anything. And if you have children, walking away from marriage without trying to make it work can set a bad example for them.

October 17, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | National


How to break up with your Netflix addiction

"Next episode playing in 12 seconds…11…10…"

October 17, 2014 | Leah Perri Deseret News | National


Three reasons you’ll almost love 'The Book of Life'

"The Book of Life" has been a project I've been pulling for since I first heard Guillermo del Toro was attached to a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) project. The colors and beautiful philosophy behind the holiday have always felt like a great setting for storytellers, and del Toro's history of fantastical visuals and his own personal love for the traditions set up all the right ingredients for a potentially amazing animated adventure.

October 17, 2014 | Travis Poppleton KSL | National


Midway School’s Annual reunion is approaching

Midway School will hold its annual reunion at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 in the Midway School cafeteria.

October 17, 2014 | | Localife


Historical Society & Camden Archives co-sponsor program

The Kershaw County Historical Society will observe its 60th anniversary with a program co-sponsored by the Camden Archives at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at the archive and museum. The public is welcome. Exhibits will open for viewing at 2 p.m.

October 17, 2014 | | Localife


Historic Camden presents Revolutionary War Field Days

Historic Camden will present its 44th annual Revolutionary War Field Days 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1-2 at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.

October 17, 2014 | | Localife


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