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As expectations rise, schools scramble to help students clear test hurdles

The good news in Columbus, Ohio, schools this summer is that 87 percent of its third-graders passed the reading test and can move on to the next grade, WBNS 10-TV reports. The bad news is that 599, or 13 percent, did not.

June 29, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National

We found proof catching the bouquet actually works

Say what you want about catching the wedding bouquet, but it may actually spread good fortune.

June 29, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

Book review: 'The Heir' takes readers into another Selection

"THE HEIR: The Selection, Vol. 4," by Kiera Cass, HarperTeen, $18.99, 342 pages (f) (ages 12 and up)

June 29, 2015 | Sharon Haddock Deseret News | National

How charity fraud happens — and how to make sure it doesn't happen to you

Earlier this month, federal authorities cracked down on four cancer charities that had bilked millions of dollars from donors, and Propublica investigations came down hard on the Red Cross, questioning its use of the half-billion dollars it raised for Haiti relief.

June 29, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National

Why kindness is key to a healthy office environment

Office workers should come to the water cooler armed with conversation topics and a spirit of kindness, according to experts on office environments.

June 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National

Product review: Outdoor gear for the summer

Warm weather is upon us and summer outings are in full swing. From breathable trail runners to high-performance life jackets, this article looks at a diverse selection of outdoor products that can handle the rigors of summer use.

June 29, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | National

Book reviews: 2 books share story of Cleveland kidnappings, rescue

HOPE: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland,” by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus with Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, Viking, $28.95, 336 pages (nf)

June 29, 2015 | Caresa Alexander Randall Deseret News | National

Is a Two-Income Family a Bad Financial Move?

If one spouse makes $50,000 a year and the nonworking spouse joins the labor force with another $50,000 job, then the household is twice as well off, right? Not always. While adding a second income to a household means there is more money to pay the bills, there are also more bills.

June 29, 2015 | Don Milne FamilyShare | National

Have You Seen This? Biggest great white shark caught on film

THE BRINY SEA — About a year ago, The Discovery Channel aired a video as part of Shark Week showing what is believed to be one the biggest great white sharks caught on film.

June 29, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National

The ‘holy hush’ that's plaguing churches right now

Nancy Nason-Clark, a professor at the University of New Brunswick, has some choice words for churches when it comes to domestic violence.

June 29, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

What makes a couch potato? La-z-boys and living in these states

Do you watch TV a lot, own a La-z-boy, like soap operas and crave frozen pizza? If you answered yes to all of these questions, a new study says you might be a couch potato.

June 29, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | National

MOMentity: 4 strategies to avoiding summertime overwhelm

We stopped nagging our children about their homework weeks before school actually ended and keeping a decent bedtime is increasingly more difficult as the sun stays in the sky just a bit longer each night.

June 29, 2015 | Nicole Carpenter KSL | National

Why do men want 'strong' daughters but 'sweet' wives?

There is no doubt in my mind that my husband has an enormous influence on who and what our daughters will become.

June 29, 2015 | Erin Stewart Deseret News | National

A night and a tournament to remember

The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.

June 29, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

King’s 2-out single in 12th helps H’ville trump Post 17

This was the unkindest cut of all.

June 29, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

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Parker: A time to grieve

WASHINGTON -- Unspeakable, unimaginable, incomprehensible and unthinkable are the words we've heard and used to describe the horrific murders of nine African-Americans as they prayed in a Charleston, South Carolina, church, shot by a hate-filled racist on a genocidal purge.

June 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Leroy Stover II

Mr. Leroy Stover, II, 74, of Camden, died Thursday, June 18, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

June 22, 2015 | | Obituaries

Albert Spears

Albert Preston "Al" Spears, 91, of Huntsville, passed away at home Thursday morning, June 18, 2015 surrounded by family.

June 22, 2015 | | Obituaries

Bobby Shannon

A funeral service celebrating the life of Bobby Shannon, 80, of Lugoff, SC, will be held today, June 22, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Rev. Chuck Everett will officiate, with burial to follow in Midway Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, June 21, from 4 -6 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.

June 22, 2015 | | Obituaries

Margy Elizabeth Harrell

Funeral service for Margy Elizabeth Harrell, 90, will be held today, June 22 at 11 a.m. at Blaney Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Phillip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Blaney Baptist Church 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

June 22, 2015 | | Obituaries

7 things you wish your children knew about drug addiction

It is difficult to put the words “children” and “drug addiction” in the same sentence, but if we want to protect our kids from drug and alcohol abuse we need to educate them. Teens and even younger kids should know why they need to avoid substances and make smart choices.

June 21, 2015 | Kitt Wakeley KSL | National

How to defeat the green-eyed MOMster

You see her almost every day -- at the park, picking up her kids from school or right next door. You know the type -- the mom who appears to have it all together. The mom jogging with her 3-day-old baby while rocking her pre-maternity skinny jeans; the mom who finds time to volunteer in her kids' classroom 40 hours a week; or the mom whose lawn, garden and home are always immaculate (even when you try to sneak a surprise pop-in at the most hectic time of day).

June 21, 2015 | Becky Squire FamilyShare | National

Beyond granite: What kind of home are you building?

House hunting brings out a side of me that I don’t love. We are moving out West this summer and I thought I would be pretty laid back when it came to finding a home. I didn’t have a bunch of must-have items or strong opinions on granite or a Pinterest board labeled “Dream Home.”

June 21, 2015 | Erin Stewart Deseret News | National

10 Pinterest quotes to help you cope with Pinterest stress

Pinterest may be inspiring some people in more ways than cake decorating and home decor. According to a new survey, it's causing stress in about 42 percent of users hoping for the picture-perfect hacks and crafts seemingly achieved so easily by fellow pinners.

June 21, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National

Top dog: 15 best breeds for families with kids

When deciding which dog breed is best for your family, don't risk anyone getting hurt. Though there's always a possibility that the dog you choose might be too rough with your children, with proper obedience training, your dog can be a trusted companion.

June 21, 2015 | Kylie Whetstone FamilyShare | National

7 ways to cherish the freedom of "Mommy alone time"

Hallelujah! The baby is asleep; That darling girl at the end of the block is only charging you five dollars an hour; You just sent the kids off to basketball camp; Your wonderful husband has offered to watch the kids so you can have the evening off; It doesn’t matter how this blessing has befallen you, but mommy is finally having alone time.

June 21, 2015 | Emily Sanders FamilyShare | National

The SAT's changing, for better or for worse

The SAT, or the Scholastic Aptitude Test, has been undergoing a lot of changes.

June 21, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | National

Remarrying and the blended family: Tips on making it work

After being divorced and getting remarried, it can be tricky to navigate your new life together — especially if one or both of you have children. Not only is it a new relationship, but a new family.

June 21, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | National

Universal taps big talent for Transformers think tank

Fans of the Transformers movies could be getting a lot more of the battling bad-guy and good-guy robots. Plans for a shared cinematic universe based on Hasbro’s classic 1980s toy line are starting to take shape at Universal, and already it’s attracting some big talent.

June 21, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National

Negativity begets negativity: How to stop the cycle

It is true that we all have needs. According to Abraham Maslow (an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs), theorized that people's psychological health was based on fulfilling natural human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization. Maslow's novel theory opened up a new view for looking at human behavior and thinking. Specifically, the idea that human behavior, good or bad, could be motivated by the desire to satisfy a genuine need that is common to all. We all require shelter, food, water and relationships. However, our relational and psychological needs can ...

June 21, 2015 | Dan Bates FamilyShare | National

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