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Humor: 8 Tips on What to Do With a Black Hole

Things are going along pretty nicely when suddenly you wake up one morning to find a Black Hole in your backyard. There's no need to panic or call 911; this is a common, everyday occurrence around the world. People have been dealing with Black Holes in their back yards for many years without turning so much as a hair, and you can too. Now if it was a Black Hole in your FRONT yard that would be a true catastrophe. But, as we say, most Black Holes pop up overnight in the backyard, and here are 8 tips on ...

October 12, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | National


Are you wasting your money?

Ever since I was a child, I have been tight with money. I learned from an early age to work hard for my living, and I became very cautious about what I spent my hard-earned money on. I would drive my parents crazy by walking through every store in the mall to ensure I was getting the best deal and to make sure there wasn't something better out there. I knew what I wanted, and I didn't want "buyer's remorse." This trait has served me well into adulthood. I am not an expert with money, but I ...

October 12, 2014 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | National


Is marriage the new monster under the bed in entertainment?

Quick: Picture the last truly happy married TV or movie couple.

October 12, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


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


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How to overcome your fitness insecurities

A former star athlete sits parked outside the local fitness center, afraid to walk in and find he can no longer bench press what he used to.

October 23, 2014 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | National


How to use humor to avoid an argument

According to the dictionary, humor is defined as a "condition of the mind, mental state, disposition, temperament or feeling." In other words, humor can be good or bad; however, there is no doubt that an attitude of seeing life with good humor helps us in our everyday routines. Good humor helps family life, love life and professional life.

October 23, 2014 | Chris Ayres FamilyShare | National


Pumpkin Spice Granola is a healthy fall treat

It seems as soon as the fall season comes around, the pumpkin recipes are everywhere. While I love the pumpkin cakes and cookies as much or more as the next person, sometimes I want to have my pumpkin and feel good about eating it, too.

October 23, 2014 | Tara Creel Deseret News | National


'How to Hug a Hedgehog' empowers parents to help teens

"HOW TO HUG A HEDGEHOG," by Brad Wilcox and Jerrick Robbins, Familius, $14.95, 144 pages (nf)

October 23, 2014 | Wendy Jessen Deseret News | National


Siblings help boys learn sympathy, study finds

Boys benefit just as much as girls from the sibling relationship, which can help them develop sympathy and prosocial behaviors in ways other relationships can't, a new study found.

October 23, 2014 | Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | National


Lower gas prices could mean economic impact down the road

Prices at the pump have dropped to four-year lows, saving consumers cash but making economists uneasy.

October 23, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


'Still Life' ends Books of Elsewhere series with rapid-fire adventures

"STILL LIFE: The Books of Elsewhere, Vol. 5," by Jacqueline West, illustrated by Poly Bernatene, Dial Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 330 pages (f) (ages 10 and up)

October 23, 2014 | Marilou Sorensen Deseret News | National


Three family friendly frightening films

With Halloween just around the corner, here are three films that will give viewers a fright without gratuitous violence.

October 23, 2014 | | National


Bionic eye lets blind see light

DURHAM, N.C. -- A video of a man seeing light for the first time in 30 years is bringing tears to the eyes of many.

October 23, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National


Charlotte Prosser Looney

A memorial service for Charlotte Prosser Looney, 86, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, SC. Rev. Frank Griffith will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the Music Room. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Looney's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Kershaw Co. Sheriff’s Foundation announces 2015 board openings

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors will have open seats in 2015 and the public is invited to apply if interested in serving on the KCSF board.

October 22, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Golf tourney benefits Camden High baseball program

The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.

October 22, 2014 | | Sports


L-E wrestlers tune up for season

With the start of practice for the upcoming season only a few weeks away, members of the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team are getting in some pre-season work by competing in pre-season tournaments.

October 22, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Camden area residents attends American Legion Auxiliary’s 94th National Convention

Teresia Hayes of Camden, Sanders Stoney Unit 203, was one of nearly 2,000 delegates, alternates and distinguished guests from across the country who attended the 94th American Legion Auxiliary National Convention August 22-28 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

October 22, 2014 | | Camden


KC volleyball teams at home for playoff openers

All three Kershaw County volleyball teams will be in post-season action over the next two nights.

October 22, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


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