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5 must-teaches to prepare your kids for adulthood

We teach our children to walk, talk, chew 32 times, brush their teeth, pick up their clothes and be kind to others. We teach them to turn off the lights when they leave a room and not to play with matches. We teach them to drive cars and send out thank-you notes. The list is endless. We teach them so much more than the schools they attend. We prepare them for life.

September 16, 2014 | Becky Rickman FamilyShare | National

Top colleges that take rich and poor kids

As students flood the campuses of the country's elite colleges this fall, those schools remain, mostly, enclaves of privilege. This persists despite the fact that there are many high schoolers from low-income families that make top grades and test scores in numbers that are twice the percentage in the general population as at prestigious universities.

September 16, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National

Bridging the gap: Can empathy be taught?

Every semester since 2006, Kevin Blair has taught an introductory course on poverty at Niagara University. And every semester, he finds a business student who is only enrolled in the class to fulfill a social science elective, or simply needed three more credits to graduate -- not because the student is interested in poverty.

September 16, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News | National

Woman's happiness most important to having a successful marriage

How happy a woman believes her marriage is has a direct impact on the quality of her husband's life, according to research in the Journal of Marriage and Family. And that holds "no matter how he feels about their nuptials."

September 16, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National

Life-affirming lessons learned in an airport

I recently flew across the U.S. from Oregon to Massachusetts via California. Spending several hours traveling allowed me to indulge in one of my favorite pastimes -- people watching. And while you might think a cross-country overnight flight would bring out the worst in people, the opposite was true. I observed several moments that proved to me the world is inherently good, and I can be a part of it. Let me tell you about 6 brief experiences that inspired me.

September 16, 2014 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National

One little girl learns the true meaning of delete

For little children, it is the small things in life that can completely destroy their day. When one little girl deletes a picture on the camera, tears quickly come. It can break our heart to see children cry over the smallest details but do we often find ourselves doing the same thing? Has your mood ever quickly changed because your favorite pair of pants are too tight and you're mad at yourself for putting on a few extra pounds? Do you find that you quickly lose patience when your child constantly whines? Or, do the tears start to come ...

September 16, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | National

The day the chase ended

OK, I admit it: I had a crush on JoAnn.

September 16, 2014 | Joe Walker Deseret News | National

When it comes to TV's future, Millennials hold the remote

It was a landmark week for the showdown between big cable, who tie online services to network subscriptions, and Millennial viewers, who prefer to watch much of their TV online and a la carte.

September 16, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National

An experiment proves one secret to a happy family

It is no secret that parenting is hard. No matter whether your children are young, teenagers or even adults, your children need and deserve a parent who cares. Spending time with your children is important but it isn't just the amount of time you spend that matters, it is the quality of time. By making an effort to truly be present in your child's life, your relationship will grow and parenting may seem just a tad easier.

September 16, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | National

'I am Adam Lanza's Mother'

In December 2012, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 27 people, including his mother and 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the nation reeled with grief. Liza Long, a mother in Boise, Idaho, asked herself: What if my son is capable of that?

September 16, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National

6 science-fiction and fantasy movies inspired by the Bible

Faith's influence in the realm of science-fiction isn't anything new. Some of the most popular moves in recent years, like the 2013 summer hit "Man of Steel," have actually taken cues from faithful stories and used them as a way to promote a powerful message.

September 16, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

Teaching your daughter about body image

Question:

September 16, 2014 | Kim Giles KSL | National

Rap vs. religion

Lil Wayne halted the hounding sounds of the crowd with a single finger. Then he spoke quickly into a microphone placed between his tattooed hands and said, "Before we go, we have to do four things."

September 16, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

Did your child not get the "right" teacher this year?

Conversation heard between two parents standing in line at Giganto-Mart:

September 16, 2014 | Davison Cheney FamilyShare | National

Is the 3-D experience worth the cost?

One doesn't have to wear 3-D glasses to see how big 3-D has gotten.

September 16, 2014 | Bill Gephardt KSL | National

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Education and election year politics

Back when I was working on my master's degree, a professor in an administration class I was taking told us that if we didn't observe and understand what was going on around us politically, we wouldn't be effective administrators. I remember wondering what politics had to do with working with students, but I was young and naïve back then. What I have learned since then is that professor was 100 percent right.

September 15, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns

L-E will try to take Goodman-less WF offense

Usually, when a team loses a quarterback to injury, their following week opponent is left to wonder what they will be going up against with a new face under center.

September 12, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

New-look Spartans give NC cause for concern

When Camden Military headed to North Central last season, it was a trip into the great unknown for the visitors who were playing with an almost totally revamped roster and without a game under its belt.

September 12, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

L-EHS teacher cadets get lesson on books from Norma Young

In preparation for an upcoming assignment, Ms. Anne Lemieux and Mrs. Wendy Mullis invited Mrs. Norma Young, retired media specialist, to speak to the Teacher Cadets Class about the characteristics of effective children's books.

September 10, 2014 | | Localife

Landscapes & Jazz Greats opens at FAC’s Bassett Gallery Thursday

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will open its 2014-15 Bassett Gallery season with an exhibition of the works of Michael Story. Landscapes & Jazz Greats will open with a catered reception Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. just prior to the Mary Tatum Piano Room Dedication and Concert.

September 10, 2014 | | Localife

Leslie M. Stover Middle School honors beloved 8th grade teacher with ‘Rush Week’ celebration

Along with easing into a new school year, Leslie M. Stover Middle School students, faculty and staff had to learn to cope with the passing of beloved 8th grade social studies teacher, Mike Rush.

September 10, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Localife

Ariail for September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 | | Ariail

Truett Cathy

Folks in Kershaw County were excited a year or so ago when Chick-fil-A opened a store between Camden and Lugoff. The fast-food restaurant is one of the favorite quick eateries in the United States, especially in the South, where fried chicken has been a staple for centuries. We note that Truett Cathy, the founder of the 1,800-outlet chain, died recently at the age of 93.

September 10, 2014 | | Editorials

Yesteryear for Sept. 10, 2014

United way campaign kicks off with agency fair

September 10, 2014 | | Yesteryear

Congress’ whopper of a mess

Customers can be so demanding.

September 10, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Kershaw treasure

About two weeks ago, my son was married in Kershaw County. The Southern hospitality that was extended to our family was exceptional. I have been to weddings in many states and this location here was one of the best venues I have ever seen. The location was Rock Bottom Pond -- they have a great website (rockbottompondadventures.com) that shows what they have to offer. Instead of people going to Columbia, Florence or Charleston, spending their money in another county, I believe they would find it right here. George Speedy and his lovely wife, Donna, streamlined the process with Donna coordinating ...

September 10, 2014 | Carl and Jackie Smith Sumter | Letters

Gators, politicians and oil

As I write these words, I'm sitting on a rustic dock overlooking a beautiful, placid pond on a coastal South Carolina island. I'm surrounded by nothing but God's creations and natural beauty.

September 10, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Have You Seen This?

AN IKEA NEAR YOU -- Ikea is known for selling gobs of affordable Swedish-style furniture and giving odd names to all its products, but it isn't particularly known for clever advertising.

September 10, 2014 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National

'Stolen Innocence' film to shine light on child trafficking in India

In 2011, Casey Allred was teaching at a school that he helped start in a small village in India, and he noticed that girls -- especially girls around 12 or 13 -- started disappearing from the rolls. He went in search of them without much luck, until he finally talked to a local attorney.

September 10, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National

Dave Ramsey:

Dear Dave,

September 10, 2014 | Dave Ramsey Deseret News | National

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