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Yes, you should try to change your spouse

Just for fun, Google this question: "Can I change my spouse?"

September 26, 2014 | Jason Wright Deseret News National | Hot Topics


6 ways to prepare for retirement

While retirement living can appeal to the nine-to-fiver with dreams of relaxing, traveling or buying a beach house, saving for retirement often breeds fear.

September 26, 2014 | Nicole Shepard Deseret News National | Hot Topics


University president takes pay cut to boost worker salary

Kentucky State University's president has decided to take a $90,000 pay cut from $350,000 so that two dozen workers at KSU can see their hourly wage rise to $10.25, Slate reported.

September 26, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Calls from parents distract teen drivers, study finds

If a teenager is talking on the phone while driving, chances are good that they're talking to a parent.

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


ECSO issues warning on new form of "acid"

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public of a new form of LSD being sold in the region.

September 25, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Do you procrastinate at work?

Question:

September 25, 2014 | Kim Giles Deseret News National | Hot Topics


No sweats allowed

Shortly after having my kids (boy and girl twins) I went back to working full time. It was easy to keep up my appearance. I needed to look put together and professional and yoga pants and mom jeans were not allowed in the office. Now that I am a stay-at-home mom it is not so easy. The first thing I think of when I wake up is my kids. I go straight to their room and get them ready for the day. Then it's making breakfast, cleaning the house, entertaining two-year-olds and the list goes on and on. Before ...

September 25, 2014 | Megan Shauri Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Are you raising nice kids or mean kids?

Good parents want their children to grow up to be nice people. They don't set out to raise a meanie. However, they may be inadvertently doing exactly that. What parents reinforce in their children is what they become. A news report of a study by the Making Caring Common project found that "About 80 percent of the youth in the study said their parents were more concerned with their achievement or happiness than whether they cared for others. The interviewees were also three times more likely to agree that 'My parents are prouder if I get good grades in ...

September 25, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Fun and creative ways to teach kids to manage money

My 5-year-old stared at me through suspicious eyes while I explained to him why we couldn't just go to dinner. It wasn't in the budget. He pointed to my purse and said, "You have a card, right? Can't you just use the card?" That's when I knew I had missed a very important point while teaching my children about money. I set to work researching the subject of money and kids. Here is what I learned.

September 25, 2014 | Shannon Symonds & Erin Oscarson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


No bond for two men indicted in armed robbery attempts

Two men indicted connection with two commercial armed robberies also have been denied bond by an Effingham County Superior Court judge.

September 24, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Choate to build Medient's first phase

Medient Studios, Inc. has announced it has engaged Choate Construction Company as the construction manager for its studioplex project in Effingham County.

September 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Low vitamin D level may double risk of Alzheimer's disease

Increasing one's vitamin D levels may reduce the risk of illnesses that cause dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, according to international research led by the University of Exeter.

September 24, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Fabulous family traditions for every season

Family traditions are a fabulous way to unify your family. Whether your kids are one or 18, now is the time to start planning.

September 24, 2014 | Shannon Symonds & Erin Oscarson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


The do's and don'ts of kid competition

Kids have a natural love of competition. Tovah Klein, author of "How Toddlers Thrive," told NPR that the drive to compete develops in children around the ages of 4 or 5, when they start learning how to categorize.

September 24, 2014 | Emily Hales Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Spot a narcissist with one simple question, study says

A new study, published in PLOS ONE, reveals one simple trick to tell if someone is a narcissist - and all you have to do is ask. Apparently, narcissists love to tell people they are narcissistic.

September 24, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder Deseret News National | Hot Topics


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Parents see adoption as chance to help others at home, abroad

Ashley and Nick Nabors are a family of two. But in a matter of time, they'll be a family of four.

November 26, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


High school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Be thankful — there's a theology of gratitude

In her mid-20s, Sara Hagerty didn't seem to have much to be grateful for.

November 26, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


4 unexpected health risks of smartphone use

Smartphones - and the apps, photos and texts that come with them - are hard to resist. Americans log more than an hour of screen time on the devices each day, according to a December 2013 data analysis from Nielsen.

November 26, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Insurance office states case for safe cooking

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to use caution with holiday cooking, and when they heat up leftovers on the stove after the holidays.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


G-P, school system honor STEM graduates

More than 300 high school students in Effingham County were honored last week for completing Georgia-Pacific's STEM Scholars program.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Drivers reminded to buckle up, drive safely

The busiest travel period of the year is under way, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Law enforcement agencies across the state are joining in a national effort to reach all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Olde Effingham Christmas set for Dec. 13

Olde Effingham Christmas will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Springfield, with shopping, music, arts and crafts and more.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Remembering piney woods rooters

Do you remember piney woods rooters? If so, you are probably elderly. This was the name given to feral hogs many years ago. They were called this because they rooted around the base of trees in search of nourishment.

November 25, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Doing public relations when it’s too late

A few years back, someone I knew ever so slightly died. Though I didn't know him well, I knew him to be mean, egotistical, and quite a bully.

November 25, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Help your community on Small Business Saturday

Gallup did a survey this summer. It asked people how much confidence they had in various institutions.

November 25, 2014 | By Kyle Jackson | Opinion


Preparing to ‘downsize’ means not everything can go with us

I have too many clothes.

November 25, 2014 | By Robert Williams Jr. | Opinion


Rec director glad for support of central park

Dear Editor,

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


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