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What you can learn from your kid

Babies and their parents are actually changing each other in a multitude of ways.

June 27, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Should the government mandate healthy eating?

If we want to have healthy children, we need to regulate school lunches, according to a recent op-ed by Michelle Obama in the New York Times. Others have responded to the article by saying that regulating what students eat is overstepping government boundaries, leading to a debate on the merits of healthy foods versus the ability to choose your foods.

June 27, 2014 | Bethan Owen Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Does your situation feel hopeless?

By Kim Giles and Lisa Stirland

June 27, 2014 | Kim Giles Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Q&A: Can peer mentoring slash dropout rates?

Daniel Oscar, president and CEO of the Center for Supportive Schools, recently talked in a question-and-answer session about how a new program has slashed dropout rates for male students. The Center for Supportive Schools is a nonprofit group that for over 30 years has been guiding schools on establishing the Peer Group Connection curriculum. The program is now functioning in around 120 U.S. high schools, and in 2009 a study at Rutgers University showed very strong results in improving graduation rates.

June 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics

What about family businesses?

According to research conducted by the Cox Family Enterprise Center, 80 percent of the world's businesses are family-owned, and 60 percent in the U.S. In fact, in this country, family-run businesses account for more than half of the gross domestic product.

June 27, 2014 | John Hoffmire Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Too late now, but your mom was right: Your high school GPA mattered

Mom was right. A new study published in Eastern Economic Journal finds a strong correlation between high school GPA and earnings later in life. Not altogether surprising, but the strength of the connection is very strong.

June 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics

When should you talk to your kids about pornography?

When was the first time you were introduced to pornography? Whether kids are looking for it or not,the oft-cited statistic is that the first age of exposure is 11 years old. Furthermore, studies show that 1 in 5 mobile searches are for pornography. With more and more preteens having a smartphone in the palm of their hand, it's becoming more important for parents to not only discuss pornography with their kids, but also to do it before any of this happens.

June 27, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Could you win the National Spelling Bee? Take the quiz!

The Scripps National Spelling Bee wrapped up on May 29, naming two competitors as co-champions for the first time since 1962. Sriram Hathwar, a 14-year-old New Yorker, and Ansun Sujoe, a 13-year-old Texan, battled for five perfect rounds before the tie was announced.

June 27, 2014 | Grant Olsen Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Rincon all-stars headed to state tournament

The Rincon all-star 8-and-under baseball team is headed to the GRPA state baseball tournament in Cordele from July 8-12. The Rincon team lost their first game last Thursday and battled through the losers' bracket with three wins Friday against Effingham Red, Dublin-Laurens and Twin City.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

New GSU videoboard ready for its debut

Georgia Southern's new videoboard and sound system at Allen E. Paulson Stadium was installed nearly one year exactly to the date of the demolition of the old scoreboard.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | College sports

Growing up a class clown

Either by random chance or cosmic design, Tim Torkildson had his first opportunity to be a clown in kindergarten, and after that he was never the same.

June 26, 2014 | Sara Phelps Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

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June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports

ECSO assists FBI in Operation Cross Country

ATLANTA - During the past week, the FBI Atlanta Field Office, along with its Macon, Augusta, and Savannah Resident Agencies and their associated Child Exploitation Task Forces, conducted law enforcement operations in support of Operation Cross Country VIII to address commercial child sex trafficking throughout the U.S.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports

CNBC rates Georgia tops for business

Gov. Nathan Deal is celebrating the announcement by CNBC that named Georgia as the No. 1 place for business in the nation.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Slight rise in unemployment for Coastal Georgia

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in April. The rate was 8.1 percent in May a year ago.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business

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Meaningful family relationships are forged in life's 'village'

I've always loved that saying, "It takes a village to raise a child."

August 27, 2014 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Perfect parenting expectation affects mental health of parents

Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.

August 27, 2014 | Alyssa Banks Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Faith and fitness: One preacher's journey to becoming both Mr. Universe and man of God

Ron Williams is talking about fat: How it sometimes seems impossible to defeat, clinging stubbornly to bodies despite exercise and calorie control and even prayer.

August 26, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Stupid things men do that women don't understand

I am taking on this subject for the very reason that I am a man, make no mistake about it, and I protest vehemently against the inference that my fellow men and I do stupid things.

August 26, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Vet who simulates homelessness for a month says effects are like PTSD

Tom Rebman, a 53-year-old Florida middle school teacher, spent a month living as though he was homeless. He took on the project, he says, to raise awareness for a local food bank and to inspire the kids that he works with.

August 26, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?

The dinosaurs have been gone a long time, yet we still talk about them, read about them, study them, and make movies about them. They are a perennial favorite in classrooms and theaters.

August 26, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Visiting NYC? Tips to save money on tourist attractions

NEW YORK CITY - New York City is expensive to visit; however, it is possible to have a great city experience on a budget. By taking advantage of these insider options, visiting the Big Apple can be enjoyable and affordable.

August 26, 2014 | Brigham Wilson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Charlie and the Doll Factory? Internet rebuffs Penguin's new cover of beloved book

Penguin Publishing got an earful via social media last week when it unveiled a 50th anniversary edition cover for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" via Facebook.

August 26, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

5 topics to discuss before marriage

It's, without a doubt, an exhilarating feeling when your partner pops the question. Your first reaction is telling your loved ones the good news. Later, you begin to think when it's a good time for the wedding, the preparations and if everything will come together as expected. But have you and your partner discussed life as husband and wife? When it comes to future goals, are you both on the same page? Besides talking about the wedding, it's wise to discuss life as a married couple before moving forward.

August 26, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Watermelons stop bullets in slow motion video

If you're being shot at and find a pile of watermelons, would it be safe to hide behind them?

August 26, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Infographic: Ukraine tries to block Russian humanitarian aid convoy

A huge Russian convoy left Moscow Aug. 12 and is headed for the eastern Ukrainian border. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, it carries humanitarian aid supplies for rebel fighters in Crimea in cooperation with the International Red Cross (IRC). The accompanying infographic shows a rundown of the possible routes and the supplies it carries.

August 25, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Locals in the pros, colleges update


August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

10 things you're not doing that could add up to big savings

Stress and worry over financial issues can cause a lot of problems within the family. Regardless of your financial situation, simply being aware of your money can add a measure of self-control to your life that is priceless. One common theme in most attempts to save money is an element of patience. Challenge yourself to employ these techniques and watch as you become more patient and your finances become more manageable.

August 25, 2014 | Deborah Goodman Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Jobless rate nudges upward

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's preliminary unemployment for July was 6.6 percent, up from June's rate of 6.4 percent. The rate is down from the July 2013 mark of 7.1 percent.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Georgia reaches ‘Hands Across the Border’ to stop DUIs

ATLANTA - Georgia law enforcement and their partners across state lines will be on the lookout in case motorists take their party on the road by driving impaired.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

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