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The latest wedding trend? Botox for that perfect ring selfie

Social media has brought attention to an issue more women are turning to plastic surgery to remedy: Ugly hands in engagement ring selfies.

May 25, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


How to break bad habits

A month ago, I was at wit's end.

May 25, 2014 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Why Facebook's new feature is creepy, and what that means for Facebook

Wondering if your crush is in a relationship?

May 25, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Frustration over mounting student debt reaches a new high

Thirty-seven percent of households "headed by an adult younger than 40" now have student debt, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.

May 25, 2014 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Should you exercise when sick?

Nothing derails exercise plans much more than getting sick. One second, you are looking forward to going to your fitness class or going for that long run, and the next, you find yourself barely having the energy to get out of bed.

May 25, 2014 | Arianne Brown | Hot Topics


What being American and poor is really like

Not having a job isn't the only way to get thrust into poverty.

May 25, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Technology can empower or enslave

Technology in the world is quickly advancing into better, faster means of "connecting" to just about anything you could possible want or need. Though this means greater accessibility for many good things, the opposite is also true. There are many downfalls of excessive or inappropriate use of technology. Know the difference and choose wisely. Randall Ridd, a leader over a worldwide youth organization stated, "Your choices determine whether technology will empower you or enslave you."

May 24, 2014 | Wendy Jessen Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Life hacks for organized people

Several years ago, my husband's family was having a lively discussion about everyone's quirks. When it was my turn to be discussed, I felt a little nervous; I didn't want any of my major flaws brought to light in front of my in-laws. Imagine my delight when my biggest quirk turned out to be my amazing penchant for organization. I realize, however, that not everyone shares my talent. Adopt some of these life hacks and you'll find yourself on top of your game.

May 24, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Mom goes to war

Stacy Keyte had just re-enlisted in the National Guard in 2004 when she got pregnant with her son, Caleb. He was a year old when she got a call at her job at a local bank. She was being deployed to Iraq.

May 24, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Does a mother's education matter?

Mothers who have at least some college education are better equipped to help their children achieve their life goals. Jenet Jacob Erickson, a university teacher, told of her summer experience in a mountain village in Guatemala teaching health and sanitation to schoolchildren. It didn't take her long to realize the real need. She said, "To improve the health and wellbeing of a community, the education of children is helpful. But the education of mothers - those who inculcate values and practices into the hearts and minds of the next generation-is vital."

May 24, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Mom on strike

If you've ever had children who were such picky eaters that you've been ready to throw up your hands and quit feeding them, read on.

May 24, 2014 | Linda and Richard Eyre Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Should we lower the hoop for our kids?

After a lengthy and well-orchestrated campaign by my two young sons, I finally purchased a basketball standard for the driveway. It's the typical rolling model with height adjustment for the rim and a large base to fill with water or sand.

May 24, 2014 | Jason Wright Deseret News National | Hot Topics


'The Paris Architect' is a story of courage during WWII

"THE PARIS ARCHITECT," by Charles Belfoure, Sourcebook Landmark, $25.99, 384 pages (f)

May 23, 2014 | Angela Carter Deseret News National | Hot Topics


The ultimate cheapskate's guide

Who couldn't use more money? None of us likes to admit that we're wasting money, but it's easy to overlook ways to save money on everyday purchases. Whether you're looking for ways to jumpstart your new frugal lifestyle or you're a veteran cheap skate looking for even more ways to save some cash, check out these ten ways to start saving money today.

May 23, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Student loan debt increased by $31 billion in first quarter

It's the time of year to celebrate the accomplishments of those students who have finished their studies and are graduating.

May 23, 2014 | Kirby Brown Deseret News National | Hot Topics


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Infographic: More than half the world’s people live in cities

A recent United Nations World Urbanization Prospects Report shows that more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas. The accompanying infographic shows how the proportions have changed since 1950 and will continue to change by 2050.

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


Chamber collecting school supplies for students in need

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.

July 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Stay-at-home mothers are on the rise

Some women make the choice to be a stay-at-home mother, to work or to do both.

July 25, 2014 | Emilee Eagar Deseret News National | Hot Topics


A runner's eye view

My dad has run more marathons than I or he can count. A significant portion of my childhood was spent at one marathon finish line or another. While I'm nowhere near the runner he is, I have dabbled in this tortuous pastime myself and discovered a few things about my dad that make more sense to me taking the runner's eye view.

July 25, 2014 | Megan James Deseret News National | Hot Topics


It's a husband/wife thing: 5 tips when your spouse won’t open his mouth

There is one piece of marriage advice that can clear up numerous marital problems: communicate. While communication is crucial for the success of any marriage, it can be a lot easier said than done, especially if one partner does not have any desire to sit down and talk.

July 25, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Adolescent depression: how to respond to your children's misery

When Cheryl Cobb's daughter Mary was a teenager, she started simply refusing to go to school or church. Family friends advised Cobb to force Mary to do what was expected, saying that the young woman was being defiant. It didn't work out well.

July 25, 2014 | Emily Hales Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Infographic: U.S. national anthem is 200 years old

This year commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, written on the night of Sept. 13, 1814, by Francis Scott Key. The accompanying infographic shows some key facts about the development of the poem that has become a key part of American culture.

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


Dad begins parenting experiment focused on compassion

In the wake of numerous school shootings, "viral humiliation" and teen suicide, one dad has decided to launch his family on a social experiment he hopes will serve them - and society - well.

July 25, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics


4 movies about growing up

No one said growing up is easy, but here are four movies that just might inspire kids and make the struggle a little easier. Adults might even learn something too.

July 25, 2014 | Sarah Bringhurst Deseret News National | Hot Topics


ECHS softball team starting bat girl program this season

Girls in grades second through fifth will have the opportunity to participate in one of the Effingham County High School softball team's home games this year as the bat girl. The bat girl will sit in the dugout with the Lady Rebel softball team and will assist in getting bats and chasing foul balls.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Season 2' shares behind-the-scenes peek at 'Downton Abbey'

Editor's note: For fans of the British period drama "Downton Abbey," the fifth season can't come too soon. In the meantime, this is one of a half a dozen books - both novels and nonfiction - that have crossed our desks that have an upstairs/downstairs drama, are set in a similar era or may be of interest to fans of the historical series.

July 24, 2014 | Christine Rappleye Deseret News National | Hot Topics


State DNR sets July 31 deadline for gator quota

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunting alligators may be an experience unlike any other adventure. To participate, however, you need to get your online quota application in before midnight July 31.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Questions aplenty for Sun Belt newcomer

NEW ORLEANS - The one word that was thrown around all day was "unknown."

July 24, 2014 | By Matt Yogus | College sports


Jailer admits to improper contact with inmate

A former Effingham County Jail officer has been arrested for improper contact with an inmate following a six-month-long probe conducted by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Effingham students earn ABAC scholarships

TIFTON - Austin Dixon of Rincon and Leslie Lamb of Guyton have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2014-15 academic year.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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