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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


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


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Churches have important role in breast cancer awareness among African-Americans

"Think pink" is America's mantra in October, as breast cancer awareness takes center stage in sports stadiums, advertising campaigns and even religious worship services.

October 21, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


$3,650 will makes you one of the world's wealthiest

Someone with at least $3,650 in net worth -- including the value of their home, car and investments, but excluding debt -- is among the world's wealthiest half, while the other half owns less than 1 percent of total global wealth, according to this year's Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse.

October 21, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


Mom calls out Toys 'R' Us

Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, Florida, has created a petition against the popular toy store Toys 'R' Us for selling action figures of the characters from AMC's "Breaking Bad."

October 21, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | National


Ministers sue over same-sex marriage enforcement

A new debate over same-sex marriage in Idaho may come down to a single point: whether ordained Christian pastors can only be protected when they perform marriage ceremonies in a church.

October 21, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


'Illusions of Fate' twists together choices, magic

"ILLUSIONS OF FATE," by Kiersten White, HarperTeen, $17.99, 275 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)

October 21, 2014 | Christine Rappleye Deseret News | National


Amid sermon subpoena debate, 'church autonomy' issue rises

One day after news that Houston city attorneys had subpoenaed sermons and emails from church leaders presumably opposed to a local human rights ordinance, the civil liberties questions remain.

October 20, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


Have a soda — and a 50-minute run

A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other "treats" would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you drink a soda, then you'd need to run for 50 minutes to burn the calories off.

October 20, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus?

Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus? In the U.S. there has been three patients with the disease. Reading the headlines one gets the impression that the whole nation is overrun with this horrific modern day plague. Sadly, we know that Ebola kills at a frightful rate. Unfortunately we overlook the danger of rumors.

October 20, 2014 | Joseph Cramer, MD KSL | National


Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms

For the past five years, Mitch Hescox has served as president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. For 18 years before that, he served as a local church pastor. And for 14 years before that, he worked in America's coal industry.

October 20, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


Playing favorites can increase chance child will use drugs, alcohol

Parents who favor one child over another may increase the chance at least one of their children will abuse substances, according to new research that also says a child's perception of favoritism matters more than whether it's actually true.

October 20, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Films with women leads are scarce

This past summer, women ruled at the box office. Hits like "Lucy," "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Maleficent," each earned north of $40 million during their respective opening weekends, Box Office Mojo reports.

October 20, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Wage gender gap might be hurting women's retirement plan

Women save a larger percentage of their incomes for retirement than men, but men end up saving more, says a new study by Vanguard. But no matter the gender, Interest.com found that only Nevada retirees are collectively prepared for retirement.

October 20, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | National


Are small high schools showing performance boost?

New York City's small high schools apparently boost graduation rates and college admission rates, and do so at a lower per pupil cost than traditional high schools, according to a study just released by MDRC, a major nonprofit education policy research firm.

October 20, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Eight tips for a smooth family morning routine

Ah, mornings. Sometimes they go smoothly and my day is lovely. Other times, I feel like I'm behind before I've even begun. If your house feels like a staging zone for a major event as you try to get everyone ready and out the door each day, these ideas for changing your family's routine will leave you smiling.

October 20, 2014 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National


Poorest in many Third World countries send kids to private school

When the Pakistani Taliban survivor Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize this month, it was widely noted that she was an education advocate and that her father was a "headmaster." But the Western media ignored an intriguing angle on this story, argues James Tooley, a professor at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

October 20, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


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