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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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Twelve-year-old athlete cries foul on Dick's Sporting Goods

Women have made great strides since Title IX banned sex discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funding. This piece of legislation signed by President Nixon in 1972 encouraged thousands of young women, once sidelined, to lace up their shoes, grab their gear and change history.

October 15, 2014 | J'Nel Wright FamilyShare | National


Notre Dame offers same-sex couples employee benefits

One of the nation's most recognized Roman Catholic Church-affiliated universities is extending employee benefits to spouses in same-sex marriages. The move comes in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision not to step into the gay marriage debate and appears to contradict current Catholic teaching that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."

October 15, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


Catholic synod's new openness toward gays represents tremors rather than earthquake

On Monday, news broke that Catholic leaders might be warming up to homosexual church members. Rather than use the language of disorder and sin, the Synod of Bishops on the family's midterm report said that "homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community."

October 15, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


Put down your camera and see a mongoose

I've traveled often throughout my life, but my recent 4,000-mile road trip across the West took me through some of the most gorgeous terrain I've ever seen.

October 15, 2014 | Jason Wright Deseret News | National


Five reasons cheapskates make better husbands

There are cheapskates, and then there are extreme cheapskates. It's easy to see a legitimate problem with a family who shares the same bath water or a couple who dumpster dives behind the grocery store for expired food. However, there's nothing wrong with being frugal, even if it means doing things that are out of the ordinary to save.

October 15, 2014 | | National


Everyone is a critic, and that's too many

They say "everyone's a critic." If that is the case, there are a lot of critics in the world. And if each of those critics were to pronounce their opinion two to three times a day, that adds up to a lot of criticism.

October 15, 2014 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | National


How to get ready for flu season

Grab the tissues and cough drops -- flu season is almost here! Influenza is a contagious respiratory disease caused by viruses. If your family has ever been hit with the flu bug, you know how awful it can be. I don't know whether it's due to good luck or preparation, but it's been several years since my family has been stricken. Get your family in fighting mode against the flu and other germs by doing these six things.

October 15, 2014 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National


'Ghostbusters' theme song to be released on marshmallow-scented vinyl

NEW YORK CITY -- Something strange will be coming to your neighborhood Oct. 21 when the "Ghostbusters" theme song is released on a marshmallow-scented vinyl record, marking the 30th anniversary of the cult comedy film.

October 15, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen KSL | National


Best time to view fall leaves depicted on interactive map

Gazing upon a bright landscape dotted with shades of orange and red is easily one of the best parts of fall.

October 15, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National


White House dumped emojis after failing to reach Millennials

In a move less catchy than "Yes we can" and more akin to "We'll try anything once," the White House last week tried integrating emoji into graphics and campaign propaganda to appeal to Millennial voters.

October 15, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


CASA volunteers step in to help abused

As she waited for her nursing shift to begin, Sharon Aikman scanned her local Indiana newspaper and felt a pang of sadness as she read the headline, "Three children abused by mother and boyfriend."

October 15, 2014 | Nathan Sorensen Deseret News | National


'Tetris: The Movie' is on its way

In its never-ending quest to find familiar brands to turn into box office hits, Hollywood has looked in some pretty strange places.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National


Netflix’s ‘Crouching Tiger 2’ takes on theaters

According to a surprise announcement, the Weinstein Company's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend," a sequel to Ang Lee's Oscar-winning martial arts epic from 2000, will premiere simultaneously in IMAX theaters and on Netflix in the first day-and-date release of its kind.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National


Pizza Hut brings back Book It program

For children growing up in the late '80s and '90s, Pizza Hut's Book It program was a win-win: Read books, collect stickers, earn a free pizza.

October 15, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Colonel Keith Andrew Barlow

A memorial graveside service with full military honors for Colonel Keith Andrew Barlow, US Army, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC. Rev. James Barnhill will officiate. Memorials may be made in Colonel Barlow's memory to the charity of one's choice.

October 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


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