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Violence on film rises with access to the real thing

In the opening of "Fury," the story of an American tank crew in the final days of World War II, Brad Pitt's character stabs a German soldier in the head before casually wiping his blade clean on his enemy's uniform.

October 17, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Bound together: marriage rates and the American dream

The American "retreat from marriage" may portend harm for the American Dream, says National Marriage Project director W. Bradford Wilcox, who outlines policies that hamper rather than help children's future stability in a commentary for the Heritage Foundation.

October 17, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Ten things nobody told you about being married

You've heard that marriage isn't easy, that there are going to be trials, surprises and changes of plans along the way. People also tell you it's a blast and the best decision they've ever made. But did anyone tell you being married is also awkward? And sweaty? Being married is a lot of things, some of which no one tells you about ahead of time. Here's a head's up of a few things you probably haven't heard before.

October 17, 2014 | Katie Nielsen FamilyShare | National


'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


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MARGARET SMYTH MCKISSICK DAVIS

Margaret Smyth McKissick Davis -- wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, equestrian, businesswoman, hostess and consummate southern lady -- died peacefully in her home on Tuesday. She was with ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


DON FARROW

Don Farrow, 79, of Camden, husband of Naomi Farrow, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jan. 8, 2018. A private service will be ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


BRYCE DALE JOYNER

A service to celebrate the life of Bryce Dale Joyner, 75, will be held on Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


MECHELLE VARN KING

Mechelle Scott Varn King, 52, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 after a long illness, surrounded by her family in her Mount Pleasant, South ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


ROSA LEE OSBORNE

Funeral service for Mrs. Rosa Lee Osborne, 88, of 7995 Osborne Road in Rembert, will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11 a.m. at ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


DAVID JACKSON “JACK” WATKINS

David Jackson "Jack" Watkins, 87, of Columbia, died Sunday, January 07, 2018. He was a son of the late Nettie Henrietta Hall Watkins and James ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


DMES’ Catoe becomes state early learning/literacy director

Ginger Catoe is leaving her position as principal at Doby's Mill Elementary School to become the S.C. Department of Education's director of ...

January 12, 2018 | | Education


Volleyball instructional series to be hosted at Lugoff-Elgin

Volleyball players who were unable to participate in club volleyball this past season or, who just want to receive invaluable instruction and "extra touches," there ...

January 09, 2018 | | Sports


L-E archery team holds yard sale, meet and greet Saturday, Jan. 20

The Lugoff-Elgin High School archery team will host a "meet and greet" yard and bake sale on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 7 a.m. until ...

January 09, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Fisher sits in catbird’s seat with two Eclipse finalists

All the Way Jose, Mr. Hot Stuff and Scorpiancer are the finalists for the 2017 Eclipse Award for Steeplechase Horse as announced by the National ...

January 09, 2018 | | Equine


Knights of Columbus hosts free throw event in Camden

All boys and girls between the ages of nine through 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2018 Knights ...

January 09, 2018 | | Sports


SCTOBA Awards Banquet to be held at NSM on Jan. 20

The South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Annual Awards Banquet will be held at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden on Saturday, Jan. 20.

January 09, 2018 | | Equine


Ariail - Jan. 9, 2018

January 09, 2018 | | Ariail


Legislative luncheon

Readers will notice a story by Senior Writer Martin L. Cahn on today's front page about the annual Legislative Luncheon, held last week at ...

January 09, 2018 | | Editorials


Like a child

WASHINGTON - I'm almost beginning to feel sorry for him.

January 09, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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